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Masters 2018: Tiger Woods says Augusta return is 'crazy'


Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery in April a year ago and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence the following month when he was found asleep at the wheel of his auto. "That's fine with us". We're here to give you a winning DraftKings lineup for the Masters along with tips to consider when constructing your lineup. Read More »

Less chat on the field in this test‚ says Aiden Markram


The home side have a fitness worry as seamer Morne Morkel, playing in his final Test before retirement from worldwide cricket, was forced from the field with a left side strain, but he did return to the pitch after the interval. Having won the last two Tests to take an unassailable 2-1 lead coming into the final match, South Africa were unsurprisingly unchanged. The Austrailina side will be three men down as the team was sanctioned after a ball tampering scandal . Read More »

Former Saints WR Brandin Cooks traded from Patriots to Rams


He has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons with 20 touchdowns over that span. Then again, the departure of Cooks means Julian Edelman , coming off a torn ACL, is now Brady's No. Over the past six weeks, not only have the Rams traded for Aqib Talib , but they also acquired Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters during a February trade with Kansas City. Read More »

England turn to desperate measures to win final Test against New Zealand


Tailender Neil Wagner batted for almost two hours for his seven with Sodhi in tow. Colin de Grandhomme then scored 45 runs with 27 overs remaining. "Series wins have been few and far between for New Zealand Test sides so in terms of history it would be very special", he said. Ross Taylor avoided the hat-trick, was dropped on six by James Vince and progressed to 13 when he saw Leach place Alastair Cook at short backward leg and promptly chipped the ball straight to him. Read More »

'We'll demand Ferguson fight as long as he's alive' - Khabib Nurmagomedov's coach


Now, he'll either get a shot at Holloway who could come into the fight off the back of a loss, or he could go up against Blessed who could have a championship title draped over each shoulder. Now, with the news that the UFC's fourth attempt ended in another injury withdrawal, fans are beginning to wonder if the Ferguson-Nurmagomedov match-up is cursed. Read More »

Mora says Rosen 'needs to be challenged'


Josh Rosen is projected to be one of the first three quarterbacks selected in this year's NFL Draft . And if he's truly the top quarterback in the draft, does it make any sense whatsoever that Mora would pound the table for Darnold, USC's redshirt sophomore and Rosen's biggest collegiate rival? He was instead highly complimentary of Rosen, saying he made both coaches and players around him better. Read More »

Liverpool style can make tie 'unpleasant' for City, says Klopp


The Egyptian forward has earned widespread praise for his displays since arriving at Anfield from Roma last summer, as he remains on course to break the record for the most goals in a 38-game season. There is no doubt that Liverpool's 19-year-old right back Trent Alexander-Arnold is a talented and promising player, but he faces a huge challenge up against the speed and skill of City's German left winger Leroy Sané. Read More »

Man Utd star to sign huge five year contract


Widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, the 27-year old has been on top of Real Madrid's shopping list for years together now, with Los Blancos coming very close to signing him in the summer of 2015, only to see the deal fall through in the wee hours of the transfer window. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees


Justin Smoak finished with two homers and six RBIs on Sunday. The Blue Jays are.500 for the first time since the end of the 2016 season. The Twitter reactions to this were pretty fun, too, with plenty of people blaming Boone for making a big mistake. Read More »

Sodhi, Wagner secure gritty draw giving New Zealand a series win

New Zealand won the first test in Auckland by an innings and 49 runs and are seeking their first series win over England since 1999. Having made 307 in their first innings before dismissing New Zealand for 278, they resumed on 202/3 and pushed cautiously towards a position where they might declare later in the day. Read More »

SA captain Faf du Plessis has a lot on his mind


Those two opted to be resolute and give away nothing. With South Africa leading the series 2-1, their batting effort made sure they would secure their first home series win against Australia since 1969/70, whether or not their bowling options were limited. Read More »

The other guy in last year's Masters still remembers the heartbreak

The patrons had been waiting so much longer. Fast-forward from the previous century and the two leading actors among the elder set are Woods, a winner of four green jackets who is healthy and strong again at 42 after his fourth back surgery; and three-time Masters winner Mickelson, who could surpass Nicklaus as the oldest winner of the green jacket. Read More »

LeBron James' Uninterrupted has copyright issue with Alabama Football


But the show caught the eye (and the ire) of one LeBron James, or at least of the people who run his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted . And his side believes the University of Alabama has infringed upon that territory. Last week, the Alabama football program debuted a new web series called " Shop Talk " featuring former Tide players and head coach Nick Saban discussing a variety of topics in a barbershop setting. Read More »

Deontay Wilder accepts Anthony Joshua's undisputed heavyweight title challenge


Earlier in the night, Alexander Povetkin stopped David Price to secure his WBA mandatory status to challenge Anthony Joshua and Ryan Burnett defeated Yonfrez Parejo to retain his bantamweight world title. The bigger man, ” Parker said. "But I still think in the long term, if Anthony sits down and thinks it through, he may come to the decision that to be a truly global sports star he needs to go to America - not just for the money - but, in terms of the brand value of AJ, fighting in ... Read More »

Henrik, Daniel Sedin To Retire After 17 Seasons With Canucks: 'It's Time'


From their letter, it doesn't seem like that's the case: the brothers are going to do normal dad and husband stuff, which they have definitely earned the right to do. Despite holding 2-0 and 3-2 advantages in the series, the Canucks eventually lost in Game 7 to the Boston Bruins . Their departure from the game comes as the Canucks are struggling on the ice. Read More »

Tiger Woods ahead of Masters: I'm starting to put the pieces together


The first of golf's four major tournaments is just around the corner and it will be as hotly contested as ever this year. The Masters is the only major McIlroy has yet to win. "She's a great role model, how she overcame that and became No. 1 in the world", Schuster said. Third-ranked Jon Rahm of Spain is seeking his first top-20 finish in a major. Read More »

Ravens' 2018 Offseason Workout Program Dates Announced


The Packers will return on April 16 for the start of their 2018 offseason program, the National Football League announced on Monday. The first two weeks of the program are limited to conditioning and physical rehabilitation. The Browns have not announced dates for their rookie minicamp, but it has been held the second weekend after the draft during head coach Hue Jackson's two seasons. Read More »

Needles found at Commonwealth Games village


Indian team officials were warned at the 2014 Glasgow Games about the use of needles and their correct disposal after syringes were found where their wrestlers and a para-athlete were staying. "We have absolute zero tolerance for doping and that means no tolerance". India's team manager Ajay Narang later said a bottle containing syringes had been found on an outside pathway and he had personally delivered it to authorities. Read More »

Gianluca Vialli claims Antonio Conte 'can't wait' to leave Chelsea


To seal their first triumph at Stamford Bridge since 1990, Spurs came from behind through England worldwide Dele Ali, who struck twice for The Lilywhites in quick succession. The 27-year-old did not perform well in Chelsea's 3-1 home defeat to Spurs on Sunday, and Neville discussed on his latest podcast for Sky Sports what he thinks is going wrong for the player who is so important to Chelsea. Read More »

Arsenal have made their final contract decision on Jack Wilshere


The 68-year-old declared during the worldwide break that many of his critics were simply guilty of age discrimination rather than a genuine unhappiness with Arsenal's current position. I admire him immensely. "Jack and Aaron like to go forward, to get into the box, whereas I'm happy to stay back and build the play from a deeper area". Read More »

Ian Poulter tied for the lead at Houston Open


Poulter sank a 20-foot birdie putt at the last hole to force the playoff. Hossler then handed Poulter the tournament at the first extra hole, the par-four 18th, where the American hit his third shot from a greenside bunker into a water hazard. Read More »

A's kick off season with walk-off win over Angels


During the game Trout went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. From the moment Chapman's home run ball left the yard in the second inning, not a single batter reached via base hit. Pirates 1, Tigers 0, 1st Game; Pirates 8, Tigers 6, 2nd Game: Josh Harrison, Starling Marte and David Freese homered as Pittsburgh completed a doubleheader sweep of Detroit. Read More »

Gianluigi Buffon: 'Over-confidence cost Juventus in 2017 final'


Karim Benzema doubled their advantage before Bale grabbed his second of the afternoon to extend Real Madrid's winning streak in the league to four. The Wales worldwide has now scored 11 goals in 15 La Liga games this season - nine of them since the turn of the calendar year. Read More »

Villanova, Michigan coach different styles for NCAA title


It's Monday night. It's on TBS (and the internet - we'll get to that in a second). The loss sent shockwaves through a team whose offensive flow hardly resembled Beilein's trademark offenses. For Michigan , Moritz Wagner is the key player. Villanova is third in the country in 3-pointers made per game at 11.6. The Wolverines have it in them. Read More »

Mariners hold off Indians to take season-opening series


He got his first at-bat of the season, pinch-hitting for Mike Marjama in the bottom of the ninth inning against Indians closer Cody Allen, who has had at least 30 save each of the past three seasons. The Mariners are 1-1 SU and 2-0 ATS. Even though his numbers with Oakland a year ago look mostly positive, I'm skeptical because he strikes out a lot, and at least the Mariners have another first-base option in Daniel Vogelbach, the Cactus League's top hitter. Read More »

Tiger Woods' Augusta return adds more intrigue to this week's Masters

He won the 2013 U.S. Open and a Rio Olympic gold medal in 2016. It has taken four back surgeries but Woods is driving the ball long once again and putting and chipping well enough to challenge. - Rory McIlroy needs a green jacket to complete his collection. "It's not a very demanding course off the tee but, if you can average 14 greens in regulation per round, then you will have an unbelievable chance to wear a Green Jacket and that's what all the stats suggest". Read More »

Beating Chelsea At Stamford Bridge Is A Great Feeling- Dele Alli


Paris Saint-Germain and the Italian national team are the main options for Conte after Chelsea , but in the meantime, the Blues should look to someone who can work with smaller budgets. On the one hand, we must be realistic and understand the teams that stay ahead of us are going very fast, at great speed. Another managerial change at Chelsea , meanwhile, now seems an inevitability no matter what comes of their FA Cup run despite Conte's unconvincing protestations that he "wasn't ... Read More »

Champions League: Klopp predicts Liverpool's clash with Manchester City


The sight of Adam Lallana lying on the ground just minutes after coming on as a substitute was cause for real concern not only for Jurgen Klopp but also for England manager Gareth Southgate. Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has defended his performance against Crystal Palace and insisted he should have been awarded a penalty instead of booked for diving. Read More »

Manchester City sink Everton 3-1, one match away from winning title


City moved to within a derby-day victory of becoming champions after comprehensively beating Everton 3-1 on Saturday to maintain their 16-point lead at the top of the table. "It is usual for us that we need to fight here, especially after a hard start, but it makes it more special at the end", Klopp said. We know that. Read More »

Smoak hits two-run shot and grand slam in Jays' win


With Toronto trailing 4-3, Russell Martin hit a leadoff single against Robertson and went to third on a one-out double by Aledmys Diaz . The Yankees tied the game with two outs in the third when Stanton walked and scored on a double to deep left field by Gregorius. Read More »

Braun's 3-run homer lifts Brewers over Padres


His death at a Florida hospital, which came on baseball's opening day for the 2018 season, was confirmed by the Mets, with whom the left-handed-hitting outfielder did two tours of duty in the 1970s and 1980s. Spangenberg hit a two-run homer to left and Austin Hedges followed with a shot to left. Next up was Chase Hadley, who drove a hard ground ball to third base where Travis Shaw had a 5-2-3 double play to end the inning. Read More »

Holloway steps in for injured Ferguson vs Khabib at UFC 223

Tony Ferguson has been forced to withdraw from his lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 on Saturday after damaging his knee ligaments in a freak incident. "I don't think Conor McGregor could make the weight on six days notice", White said. Holloway, who was medically cleared to spar just two weeks ago after suffering an ankle injury which led to his withdrawal from a title defense against Frankie Edgar in March, returned to O'ahu Saturday after spending the ... Read More »

Notre Dame wins national championship


Give Notre Dame credit for making one more play than State. With scores locked at 58 each with just 3 seconds left on the clock, all MSU had to do to hold on for overtime was to prevent a miracle buzzer beater from happening. But Notre Dame kept at it, ending the quarter on a 16-1 run to tie it at 41. In what amounted to sudden death with the game tied, Ogunbowale did her thing for the second time in three nights in Columbus, Ohio, at the NCAA Women's Basketball Championships. Read More »

Family, friends bid farewell to Stephen Hawking


Eddie Redmayne . who played the role of Professor Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biographical drama The Theory of Everything , gave a reading at Prof Hawking's funeral, with Ecclesiastes 3.1-11 as the chosen text. Family members accompanied his coffin into the college church on Saturday, with many mourners outside the building. There was also a reading by Astronomer Royal Martin Reese and eulogies by one of Hawking's children and a former student. Read More »

Yoenis Cespedes drives in three as Mets best Cardinals


The team will still have its top two picks, the 19th and 43rd overall selections. After Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer off Syndergaard in the second inning to give the Cardinals a 2-1 advantage, the Mets reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the inning when Cespedes hit a two-run single to shallow left field off Carlos Martinez. Read More »

Gareth Bale bags brace as Madrid warm up nicely for Juve showdown


The only worry for Zidane was the sight of Nacho hobbling off in the first half, with what appeared to be a hamstring problem. The former Rayo Vallecano coach has now lost on all nine of his meetings with Madrid , who understandably eased off in the closing stages, with attention turning to Turin and Juventus, and Zidane's only concern will be over the extent of Nacho's injury. Read More »

England takes a big lead, Cook fails yet again


They added 142 runs for the sixth wicket to help New Zealand cut England's lead to 115. "We exposed the conditions really nicely but we could have had a couple more", said Broad . From there, he scored freely in an innings which also included 10 fours. New Zealand recovered from a awful start to frustrate England before the tourists struck late on day two of the second Test in Christchurch. Read More »

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Mauricio Pochettino's side - unbeaten in the league since December - failed to heed those warnings, though, and after Victor Moses forced Lloris into action once more , the same player created the opening goal with a helping hand from the Spurs keeper. Read More »

Salah strikes to seal Pool's comeback win

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he is relishing the first leg of the Reds' Champions League quarter-final tie against Manchester City on Wednesday. "I think the moment you see it is Mo (on the ball) you feel good". Salah has six games left to add to his tally and make the record his own. The visitors capitalized by securing all three points with Salah's 84th-minute effort to maintain their pursuit of a second-place finish. Read More »

Sloane Stephens sees off Jelena Ostapenko to win Miami title


The set came down to a tie-breaker, which Stephens won by retrieving Ostapenko's powerful backhands and eliciting numerous unforced errors into the net. Stephens' confidence in her game obviously comes and goes; few players swing as quickly from peak to valley and back again. "I wasn't expecting a title here or anywhere, really", said Stephens. Read More »

Michigan ends Loyola's run 69-57, advances to NCAA Championship


The Wolverines won a 69-57 game whose final score will always tell a lie. However, Michigan's Moe Wagner (24 points and 15 rebounds) led his team to its second championship game appearance in five years. They led MI by 10 points on two separate occasions during the second half, and seemed generally unfazed by playing on college basketball's biggest stage. Read More »

IPL 2018: Alex Hales to replace David Warner at Sunrisers Hyderabad


Warner was subsequently banned for a year by Cricket Australia and has now been replaced in the IPL by Hales. Alex Hales holds a record for being only English batsman to score a ton in T20i. He recently featured for Islamabad United in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL ) and played a few crucial knocks for his team. Hales said: "I'm excited to be given this opportunity by the Sunrisers to play in arguably the biggest domestic tournament in the world". Read More »

Michigan's shutdown of medical marijuana businesses causing confusion

As the seemingly endless battle between federal and state cannabis laws drags on, officials from four canna-legal states have requested a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Some of those shops say they have a court order which allows them to stay open. "People are going to obtain medicine one way or another", Abel said. Read More »