Smart kid, that Curtis. One competitive visit to Augusta has made it Justin Thomas's favourite course. "He's obviously won big tournaments before, so he has the gut to do that", Day said. Four Major victories later, the Northern Irishman has a score to settle with Augusta National, and as he prepares for his ninth Masters appearance, he knows the importance of maintaining discipline.
Tottenham's 2-0 win at Burnley on Saturday, coupled with Chelsea's surprise home defeat to Crystal Palace, moved them to within seven points of the league leaders and nine clear of fifth-placed Manchester United , who have a game in hand.
Phil Jagielka scored from close range midway through the first half to put the visitors on track to bounce back from the disappointment of their derby-day loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. "A little bit more and we will reach the top four I believe", said Ibrahimovic. "Before I was more emotional and deep into my feelings, now it's more that I look at the game and I have trust in my teammates, I have confidence in them".
This was sexy football, American style. His partnership with Clint Dempsey, who hit a hat-trick, and Jozy Altidore was the key to the us picking up their first points of Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup qualifying , putting them into a position where they can move into an automatic qualifying berth when they face Panama on Tuesday .
But a few games later, Federer took a 5-4 lead, and then he served out the match for the victory. In the critical seventh game, the Swiss let another 30-0 lead slip away and let Nadal off the hook at 30-30, leaving a volley right in the middle of the court which Nadal ripped crosscourt to draw an error and set up break point.
With five games left in the regular season, Westbrook is inching closer and closer to a season-long triple-double average as well. Westbrook came into Tuesday needing just 11 rebounds and 29 assists to match that feat (if he plays all 82 games) and finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds , and 13 assists in 27 minutes.
A minute into stoppage-time, South Korea forward Son Heung-Min bagged his 16th goal of the season with a clinical finish and there was still time for Christian Eriksen's strike to put the seal on Tottenham's fifth successive win. "I saw many teams play here with six at the back". The captain made his first Premier League appearance since mid-November at Stamford Bridge, but suffered a 2-1 defeat.
Liverpool are third in the league, six points above fifth-placed Arsenal although they have played two games more than the north London side. The attacker had to be replaced by Divock Origi after it became clear he was not able to walk on the injury having earlier scored in the match.
The team is what it is and we have done I think a great season and we have won two out of five trophies and have two more to play for. On Monday, Mourinho questioned Shaw's commitment and focus. Joel provided a wonderful save to push a Marcus Rashford effort wide of the post in the 17th minute as the pressure from Man United continued, but the offside flag had been raised, which spared the blushes of the England worldwide.
In a raging wind that left most players celebrating anything around par, Hoffman ran off seven birdies over his last 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 65 that gave him a four-shot lead over Masters newcomer William McGirt. The four-shot advantage is the second-largest first-round lead in Masters history. "A little bit lucky", Hoffman said. I landed on my left side.
Johnson warmed up for his 2:03 p.m. starting time but said he couldn't make his normal swing. Wearing only socks, he slipped on the hardwood steps and crashed onto his left elbow and lower back, calling for his brother to help him up. "If you had given me that on the first tee I would have taken your hand off", Lowry said of his 72. But you don't have much depth there, and I obviously wasn't going to hit in the water again.
Numerous players who want to play with Jack said they would do so in order to pick his mind about the course itself. "If it's soft, obviously, it'll definitely help, but with the forecast of wind on Thursday and Friday, the golf course is going to play very hard", Johnson said.
Zinedine Zidane's side also has a game in hand over Barca. "I don't know if it is because he's accustomed to it, but his ambition makes him want to play well in the big games like every player". Messi's last game had been on March 23, when he scored Argentina's victor over Chile in South American qualifying. Atletico defender Juanfran believes his side are far better prepared to face their neighbours than when they last met.
At last they have a vehicle with which they can dispute for the victories against Mercedes and other teams. "Obviously right now it looks like we have equal machinery". Felipe Massa earned points for Williams with a sixth-place finish, while Force India teammates Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon were 7th and 10th in their pink cars and finished either side of Toro Rosso drivers Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat.
In one respect, Chelsea created some of their own problems due to having no discernible plan to escape City's press. Goalkeeping errors contributed to the opening goals as Hazard shot through Willy Caballero and Thibaut Courtois gifted City an equaliser, scored by Sergio Aguero.
It's the problem England face between now and next summer, when, barring a catastrophe of epic proportions, they'll go to the World Cup in Russian Federation having topped their group. "The flip-side is we don't have a huge pool of players to pick from, so we have to balance off a few different things". Defoe was named man of the match at Wembley but Adam Lallana pushed him close.
Bilic added: "Having self-belief and being stubborn has definitely helped him achieve success because in the bad times of course you have to change something, but you don't change your principles and philosophy". We are playing at home against a team, who we can say are playing good but they are five points behind us. We have players back from injuries. West Ham were 4-1 winners over Swansea when the sides met in Wales on Boxing Day and welcome a team who will no doubt be smarting from a 3-1 ...
Lingard's deal is reported to be worth £100,000-a-week and comes after blossoming late at Old Trafford, having been farmed out on loan to Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton and Derby. He tries and tries". "It is not a surprise for me... the second year after the first one". The second year after the first one is hard. "The kid (Rashford) is phenomenal, an wonderful professional".
Their struggles in March will be framed as boredom or the pitfalls of a road-heavy schedule against opponents who care more about the regular season than they do. "No statement. We don't need to have statements for anyone but ourselves, that we need to continue to get better". It doesn't make any sense. Otherwise, they'll face significant problems in the postseason, and not just from the biggest obstacle they'll have to hurdle en route to fulfilling their title hopes.
The Real Madrid striker had an worldwide airport renamed in his honour. Listen, we're not ones for throwing shade at someone's hard work, but a new statue of Cristiano Ronaldo has just been unveiled at Madeira airport and... The 32-year-old player is a local hero in Madeiro where he was born. Initially they were excellent, though, and it did not take long for Portugal to take off, with Ronaldo fittingly the one to land the first blow in the 18th minute.
He got his back worked on Thursday morning and later headed to Augusta National Golf Club. Former champion Jordan Spieth was supposed to exorcise the demons of his quadruple-bogey seven on the 12th in last year's final round, and duly made par.
No word on why the two split - but Olivia has been hanging out with her close friend, Ayesha Curry , over the past few days without Rodgers. Munn and Rodgers' breakup comes two months after the couple fueled engagement rumors in January when she was spotted wearing a diamond sparkler on her left-hand ring finger.
Lukaku gave us his thoughts on how it felt to have won the award and what his targets are for the season. He said: "What I like to see is passion. "I can now create chances to score for myself, and I have scored a free kick this year too", he added. I have been scoring a lot more headers and my overall finishing has improved a lot.
The 34-year-old-striker will no doubt start Tuesday night's game against Panama , and should be looked upon heavily in the coming months as the usa try to dig their way back up to the qualifying spots. But watching Clint from Game 1 to Game 2 to Game 3 with Seattle, it was impressive the way he kept improving", Arena continued. "As long as you know what it's about to play for this team and play for this country you're going to be a part of it, so it's good to have that".
Phil Mickelson broke par for the 50th time at Augusta National on Thursday, overcoming the whipping winds for a one-under-par 71 in the opening round at the U.S. Lee Westwood likely wished he could have kept on playing into the night Thursday after carding a back-nine 31 to finish in third place. Hoffman, who is riding a recent shot of self-belief he received from respected friends in the golf world, wants to see what he's got the rest of the way.
Victoria will be launching her limited edition collection for Target on April. 9. She said: 'I think, rather than eating into my own lines, this is going to bring a whole load of new people to my own website. 'David and I both respect that each of us are very, very busy; we are both running big businesses, but we do put the phones down, and sometimes we just talk.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "I feel that (Ozil) is back physically with focus". They remain stranded in 8th place but will want to avoid a disappointing end to what has been an excellent season so far. The Gunners must claw back a four-point gap to automatically secure Champions League football next season, whereas the east London outfit could be in the Championship unless they break their current streak of results.
Both Henley and Chappell say if the winds stay strong - the National Weather Service has a wind advisory for the area for the rest of Thursday - it will be hard for anyone to get too far ahead. The only other top-ranked player to miss the Masters was Tiger Woods, who did not play in 2014 after back surgery. Four-time major champion McIlroy appeared to be struggling in the wind and was three-over after the front nine.
However, the infraction took place in the third round on Saturday , and Thompson wasn't even told about the four-stroke penalty until after she completed the 12th hole during Sunday's final round. She eventually forced a play-off with another birdie that came after a missed eagle putt at 18 that would have seen the 22-year-old claim an extraordinary victory, only for So Yeon Ryu to win courtesy of a birdie on the first play-off hole.
Winning is normal for a club of Chelsea's stature but that is not necessarily the case at Premier League title rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Blues manager Antonio Conte has said . At the bottom, Sunderland have a tough trip to resurgent champions Leicester City on Tuesday while last but one Middlesbrough have a basement battle against Hull City, who are one place above but four points clear, on Wednesday.
Dustin Johnson will start the Masters on Thursday afternoon despite falling on some stairs and injuring his back at his Augusta rental home on Wednesday. "Obviously, I won last week and I'm feeling confident, but I was just excited to go out there and play and I just feel like I can play well on this course right now".
The German, seeded 16th, will now face Australian Nick Kyrgios, who was impressive in a 7-6 (5) 6-3 win over Belgian David Goffin . Top seed Stan Wawrinka was stunned on his birthday at the Miami Open as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals.
There's not much to separate Manchester United from Manchester City, though that is not a compliment. All the teams in the Premier League are looking for them. I know Guardiola often says in his interviews that they have dropped points because of missed chances but, in reality, he will know that defensively they have got to improve if they are going to win the Premier League next season.
Instead of going to the first tee, he took a sharp right toward the clubhouse and soon was on his way home. Last night (was) ice, heat, ice. I was up all night trying to get ready for today. "It was a very hard day on the golf course". Despite his problems on the 18th, Fitzpatrick will likely go into Friday within striking distance of the leaders after some excellent golf, playing alongside tournament favourite Jordan Spieth and two-time major champion Martin Kaymer.
Over his last two games, he's jogged our memories a bit. The argument erupted on court, for all the world to see, with less than a minute remaining in the second overtime. His wrist clearly wasn't holding him back, but it was Ellis flipping the ball towards the rim instead of Young. In Phoenix, Patrick Beverley scored a career-high 26 points and the Rockets sent the Suns to their 12th straight loss despite not having James Harden in the lineup.