Johnson looked set to tee off shortly after 2pm local time despite the back injury he suffered in a "serious fall" in his rented house on Wednesday afternoon. It could also be confounding because of wind that always feels stronger than it really is among the Georgia pines, which could be bad news for McIlroy.
On a warm, sunny afternoon in Amen Corner, Jordan Spieth stepped up to No. 12 and stuck it right next to the flag. Spieth was playing only the back nine Tuesday with Bubba Watson, William McGirt and 19-year-old amateur Brad Dalke , and to almost everyone who followed Spieth, it seemed like he was playing only one hole: the 12th.
The equation came down to 10 off three balls, but Smith wasn't going to be beaten - he finished the match with successive sixes off Kieron Pollard. Captain Steve Smith, dished out an unbelievable unbeaten knock of 84 under pressure in a tense last-over finish.
Soccer star Karim Benzema wants definitive talks with France's coach Didier Deschamps about his global future after he was excluded from the national selection and said Thursday that he hasn't given up hope of a recall. I always had so much pressure on me regarding the national team, including before that situation . "What I would like is to have a conversation with the coach, so that he can tell me what he thinks, I have to know".
A Paulinho brace helped Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Uruguay in a clash of the top two teams in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Uruguay had been nearly as impressive, riding an eight-game home winning streak in World Cup qualifications, including six shutouts. Marcelo tried to chest down the ball to his keeper but Cavani nipped in to intercept and was pulled down by Alisson .
Spieth seems to be in a good frame of mind as he enters his fourth career Masters. This should come as no surprise, seeing as how he is the all-time leader in major championships and captured six green jackets in his prime. "I feel for him. You just forget that maybe you should have spent a little bit more time with your family and spending more time with them and just enjoying the love".
In this March 23, 2017 photo, Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a chance to score during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Barcelona have described Lionel Messi's four-match global ban with Argentina as "unfair and totally disproportionate". "The club considers the sanction of four games imposed against Messi unfair and totally disproportionate".
Belief is the most important thing in football. "As the season goes on and things adjust due to results people soon forget that everyone gave us no chance of even being in the division, let alone anything else and now we're doing what we're doing", said manager Sean Dyche.
And there's no reason to believe the league will allow some players to take a leave of absence to play for their flag and country at a time teams are fighting for playoff seeding. "It's just too bad there couldn't have been something that could've been worked out, because I think the fans like it and obviously the players like it".
He was treating it with ice and medication and told to remain immobile. Johnson, who practiced briefly Wednesday before storms closed the course early, is scheduled to tee off in Thursday s final first-round group at 2:03 pm alongside compatriots Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson.
There is a clear gulf between City and Chelsea this season, and Guardiola admits he was nearly at a loss at how to deal with all the quality in their side. City should have leveled matters in stoppage time, but John Stones somehow sco0ped his effort over the crossbar from six-yards out. Palace fell back to earth with a bump after the win at Chelsea , losing 3-1 at Southampton to stay in 16th and back in releagtion trouble.
For his efforts in tonight's game and throughout the tournament, Stroman was named tournament MVP. All in all, it was a good final game for Andrew McCutchen as he heads back to the Pittsburgh Pirates. "This is for those who served our country", Leyland said, before walking away from the interview. Look for a spirited game as these teams are playing for more than just another win, they are playing for Country.
Now in sixth place, Arsenal are just one point above seventh placed Everton and are a huge seven points behind Liverpool, who occupy fourth place on 58 points. But some quarters at the Emirates Stadium believe the club should be challenging for the title again and don't believe Wenger, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is the man to do that.
The Pentagon continues to see signs North Korea is close to conducting another nuclear test, after two tests past year. But in 2012 it reached an agreement with the United States to nearly triple the range of its ballistic missile systems to guard against the North's nuclear threats, and has since been developing missiles with longer ranges.
The departure of the all-time passing leader from the storied franchise has been expected since November, when Romo conceded the job to rookie Dak Prescott after missing 10 weeks with a back injury. Romo never led Dallas past the divisional round of the playoffs. "That relentless spirit that Tony plays with is contagious", Garrett said in a statement.
Y ou've achieved the greatest height in your game. "You feel like you should be able to, and you've done it once, why can't you do it every time you play". "As a friend of his and somebody who's played a lot of golf with him, I know this: It must really, really not be good in order for him not to tee it up", Spieth said.
I think we at least deserved to draw the game but I know football very well and sometimes it can happen this type of game". "If you stay in Tottenham , if you win, it's great but, if you lose.it's not a disaster, no?" But it's very hard to find a reply to this result.
Thompson's 447-consecutive games played streak is the longest in the National Basketball Association. "I'm glad we get to see [the Celtics] again in the regular season and I know they're excited as well", Irving said. Smith was back after missing almost three months following thumb surgery. Thompson's absence ended his streak of consecutive games played at 447 - the longest in team history and the longest active streak in league.
Sports/Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, March 30 - Injured Golden State star forward Kevin Durant could return to the Warriors' lineup before the regular season concludes in two weeks, the National Basketball Association club said yesterday. The ultimate test of that is ahead. The Spurs would still hold a tiebreaker should they tie. Andre Iguodala scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals, while JaVale McGee scored 13 points with five blocks and four rebounds ...
But as of right now, the Shockers are still in the Missouri Valley Conference. Within the last few days, multiple outlets - including ESPN , Sports Illustrated and The Wichita Eagle - have reported a Shocker exit from the Valley is looming.
But Fernandinho's trip on Pedro gave Hazard a chance to restore Chelsea's lead from the spot 10 minutes before half-time, which he took at the second attempt after Willy Caballero saved his penalty. "Otherwise it will be a good season, but not a great season. We have to deal with defeat and go again". "That's why I can't say who is going to be part of the team next season yet".
Westbrook's teammates celebrated postgame by dumping water on him during his on-court interview, and a lot of the crowd hung around to chant "MVP" as he walked off the floor. The Thunder had 29 assists as a team and got 53 boards to Milwaukee's 38. The Bucks trailed 63-39 at the half and just didn't have it. Michael Beasley led the way with 14 points in 12 minutes off the bench.
Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud all found the net after the break to hand the Gunners a 3-0 Premier League success, West Ham's fifth defeat on the bounce. And we were also good on counter-attacks. Wenger said it was possible to reach fourth, adding: "We have players back from injury, we've done it before - in more hard conditions".
The father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball likely was referring to Bryce Alford , T.J. Leaf and Thomas Welsh , three white starters for the Bruins. Whichever team Ball gets selected to play for, he is expected to be a major contributor right from the get go in his first National Basketball Association season.
Federer beat Nadal for the third time this year, 6-3, 6-4, to become the oldest men's champion in the 33-year history of the tournament. Federer erased all four break points he faced, and while he failed to take advantage of five early break-point chances himself, he broke in the next to last game of both sets.
The issue is I just can't swing. "Obviously now at 3-over, I feel like I need to snag something tomorrow", he said. "If I get a good one going tomorrow maybe a couple under tomorrow, it shoots you right around the lead", he added. Thinking he could set up an easy birdie with a good approach, Spieth said he chose a club that would put spin on the ball rather than a club that would not.
Dark storm clouds continue to roll toward Citi Field on Thursday afternoon, and there's a 90 percent chance of rain prior to the game, which is set to start at 7:10 p.m. In just his second season with the Indians, Colon was named to his first of four All-Star teams. With one out, Neil Walker singled and Jay Bruce walked.
We come here to Stamford Bridge and play the way we have, with huge personality. "Now it will be a battle to qualify for the Champions League". "We feel the pressure because we know it's only a month and half to the end of the season and we are in the best position to be in".
After almost two hours of agonizing over video of the moment, LPGA Tour rules official Sue Witters got the unpleasant job of informing Thompson about her penalty after she left the 12th green. Although the penalty dropped her from the lead, Thompson stayed strong and made a birdie on the 13th hole to be tied for the lead with Suzanne Petterson of Sweden.
I was up all night trying to get ready for today. McGirt is two shots ahead of anyone in the clubhouse and hardly looking like a Masters rookie. Hoffman's is the biggest first-round lead at Augusta since 1941. "It sucks. I am playing maybe best golf of my career and this is one of my favorite tournaments". Johnson shed some light on the series of events that led to the injury, explaining that he was coming downstairs in socks to move the auto when he slipped falling hard on his back and ...
Johnson said he was wearing socks when he slipped on three wooden steps while heading out to the garage to move a vehicle at the home that he is renting in Augusta on Wednesday night. "I've only known I've been in this tournament for a couple of days, and next thing you know I'm behind the ceremonial tee shot ", Henley said. Winkle on Tuesday said Johnson was in "as good a shape as I've ever seen him in every aspect of his game and his life".
With a pro-MSU crowd in attendance, millions watching nationally and a watch party at Humphrey Coliseum, the Bulldogs saw their best season in program history end in the title tilt. "Today just wasn't our best day". The Gamecocks, as usual, played very good defense. That blossomed into a four-point lead by the end of the quarter.
US President Donald Trump has told Shinzo Abe that "all options are on the table" regarding US policy towards North Korea, according to the Japanese prime minister. Mr Trump has blasted China for not asking permission on the issue and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has signalled a tougher line than in the past, saying the U.S.
South Korea's defence ministry said the missile - launched days after Pyongyang warned of retaliation if the global community ramps up sanctions - had flown 60 kilometers (about 40 miles). SEOUL, South Korea (AP ) - A North Korean missile test ended in failure Wednesday when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean in a fiery crash, a senior USA defense official said.
The blowout clinched the season series 3-1 for Cleveland, which would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker if the Celtics are able to catch the Cavs again over the final four games. Trade acquisition Kyle Korver recently returned to action from a sore left foot and J.R. Smith was back after missing almost three months following thumb surgery.