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Jason Day prepared for emotional overload if he wins Masters

Jordan Spieth has time, and history, on his side. You can hear it in his voice. "My mom was telling me, just go out and play and forget about what's going on", Day said. Spieth's enthusiasm got more pronounced when asked specifically what makes this course so appealing to him. "He's day-to-day. He said, 'Some days I have good days; some days I have bad days, '" said O'Meara.

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Chelsea regain title momentum by beating "maybe the best in the league"

Conte's Chelsea side are firmly on their way towards the Premier League title this season and Wednesday night's win over Manchester City further strengthened their position going into the last eight games of the campaign. With some of the results this season we have deserved a lot better. Guardiola said: 'It's been like this all season but in the boxes we are not good enough.

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Klopp wants Liverpool to close out matches like Chelsea

Daniel Sturridge might come back into line for the Stoke game, although he was an unused substitute on Wednesday night, with Klopp judging him as not being fit enough to replace Coutinho on the hour mark. He feels much better, but it doesn't look too good. That is no guarantee with United right now no matter who they play, but no side in the Premier League offers as close to a guarantee than a dismal Sunderland.

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Chelsea looking to build on excellent Conte relationship for long-term future

The Cherries head into Saturday's 5:30pm kick-off on the back of a five-match unbeaten run which has seen them pick up points at Old Trafford and then Liverpool, where Josh King's late strike secured a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night. "Yes, I think this was the right decision", he said. I think now I can see two teams, Chelsea and Tottenham in this race, but anything can happen.

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Tottenham stun Swansea with three late goals

With just two minutes left, Mauricio Pochettino s team were in danger of falling 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, who were on the verge of wrapping up a 2-1 victory against Manchester City. It means that 22-year-old Lopez, a Spain under-21 global on loan from Espanyol , could feature against Watford as Spurs bid to be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1961.

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Diego Costa to face no action after incident with Vincent Kompany

Courtois stopped Hazard's first effort from the line only to see the Belgian convert on his second try and put the Blues ahead 2-1. Also he's growing in his mentality. City had hope, but John Stones spurned a stoppage-time opportunity to equalise. Guardiola's winless run in the league now stands at four matches after this sixth league defeat — the most the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has experienced in a single season.

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Liverpool forward Mane set for knee surgery, out for season

Despite the disappointment of that midweek draw, Liverpool travel to Stoke with confidence fairly high after a five-match unbeaten run. "But we're disappointed with the Premier League for allowing the system to be changed because this would never happen under the old rules".

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Man United make contact with Arsenal star regarding summer move

The United boss is also gearing up for a busy summer with a new forward on the agenda as Wayne Rooney is expected to leave after falling out-of-favour while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to sign a new contract. Sunday's match was once again played out against a backdrop of protests over the future of manager Arsene Wenger, and City twice taking the lead through Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero did little to improve the mood around the ground.

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Vettel's drought-breaker for Ferrari sets up F1 duel in 2017

Under sunny Melbourne skies, the Ferrari driver showed a clean pair of heels against main rival, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton , who struggled with tyres during the race. "It's unbelievable. It's what we needed", said Vettel . "It's much more fun fighting another team". Hamilton added that his discipline has improved in terms of his training and that he is more specific with his diet, sleep, and the other important things.

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Fighter Booted From UFC 210 Card For Having Breast Implants

No word on why they're cracking down on Pearl. However, Gonzalez (6-1) may have a harder time because of this regulation, which could make it more difficult for her (and other fighters with implants) to compete. Calvillo was set to fight on back-to-back PPVs , and she would've been the first fighter to do so since Tito Ortiz did it in 2011. Carvillo (4-0) made her UFC debut last month.

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Own goal: Cristiano Ronaldo unveils disgusting statue of himself

Politicians on the island chose to change the airport's name after Ronaldo's efforts in Portugal's Euro 2016 success - the country's first major global title. "You know how proud I am of my roots, my homeland", Ronaldo said. Back in 2014, Ronaldo unveiled another statue of himself in his hometown of Funchal.

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Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye: We can shock Arsenal

Crystal Palace could be without midfielder Yohan Cabaye when they prepare to take on Arsenal at Selhurst Park on Monday night. The Gunners are now in fifth place and four points behind Man City. The Spanish goalkeeper, who transferred to Riverside from Manchester United when Aitor Karanka was still in charge, has served the Premier League side well this season, even if they now sit in the relegation zone with eight games to play.

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Louis' Piscotty taken out after being hit in head

It was ironic that Baez made two errors on the play which produced St. Louis' only run. St Louis Cardinals player Stephen Piscotty could have been forgiven for have checking if there was a target rather than his name and number on his back following this sequence of events.

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EPL 2016/17: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City, 5 Talking Points

Spurs, now second in the league, completed a remarkable comeback to defeat Swansea City 3-1 on Wednesday, while Chelsea remained on course for their fifth league title with a 2-1 win over fourth-placed Manchester City. "We have to show the same commitment and work-rate as against Manchester City, and also the ability". For this reason to win the title we need 18 points.

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Nick Kyrgios wins a thrilling match against Alexander Zverev

Federer said. "For me, it's hard to say yes to that question". In Miami she put out fifth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the previous round but the confident and in-form Pliskova proved to be a test too far.The win was sweet revenge for Pliskova who had lost to the Croat in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January.

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Rising Pune Supergiants Wins Over Mumbai Indians By 7 Wickets In Pune

Jos Buttler (38) smashed three boundaries and three sixes in his knock. Talking about his leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who took three wickets to restrict Mumbai to 184 for eight, Smith said, "Tahir was magnificent, probably called him on a little bit earlier than I would have liked to".

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Takeaways from the Miami Open final

The former coach of Nick Kyrgios has ranked his Miami Open semi-final showdown against Roger Federer as the greatest non-grand slam match ever played. Said Federer to his rival: "I truly believe you are going to still win this tournament". On this day it went to Federer, 6-3 6-4. "Eventually I got a few important (points) and played the right way like I have so many times this year", the Swiss said.

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Cambridge win the women's University Boat Race but the men lose

Oxford had won the past four but made an unconvincing, stuttering start to allow Cambridge to build a significant early advantage which they did not relinquish. The Cambridge crew included four members of their 2016 complement, who lost to Oxford by 24 lengths after almost sinking to the bottom of the river.

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Malaysia to scrap F1 after 2017: Najib

Malaysia's tourism minister had said in November that the country will stop hosting the racing championships after the current agreement expires in 2018. "Over almost two decades, the Malaysian Formula 1 fans have proven themselves to be some of the sport's most passionate supporters". When Malaysia first held the event in 1999, it was one of only two Formula 1 host countries in east and southeast Asia.

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How to pick the Grand National victor

The horses must run four miles. If one of his quintet wins the race, it will mean Nicholls captures the trainers title from his big rival, Nicky Henderson. Created by VR City, footage will be captured on the day of the race, immediately stitched together and edited on site, into a one-off 360 highlights recap, made available online from the Sunday morning following the race.

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Injured Mane's season is over, Klopp confirms

Senegal global Mane has scored 13 Premier League goals this season but suffered the knee injury during Liverpool's 3-1 win over Everton last weekend. "The big problem in January was not just Sadio being missing", added the Liverpool boss. We have to cope without him. Klopp revealed he would still be without Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson for the trip to the Bet365 Stadium as Liverpool attempt to consolidate their position in the top four.

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Former PM Bob Hawke launches new beer company

The former Labor leader lent his name to the lager on the condition that his share of the profits goes to Landcare, which he set up during his time as PM. "Dave and I were chatting about who, given the chance, we'd most like to have a beer with". Our conversation drifted to what a beer brand with Bob Hawke might look like, which for us was less about the notion that "Bob loves a beer" and more about the values he embodies - like giving back to the community and looking after your mates - and ...

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No. 1-ranked Dustin Johnson out of Masters with back injury

Johnson was set to tee off at 2:03 p.m. Thursday. He walked out to the first hole at Augusta with his partners in the final group of the day - PGA champion Jimmy Walker and two-time Masters victor Bubba Watson - but walked back to the clubhouse without playing a shot.

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Bill to improve weather forecasts heads to Trump's desk

In an alert issued Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va. predicted "hazardous weather" with damaging winds, large hail, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes throughout southeastern Virginia. A 66-year-old woman was killed in SC after strong winds toppled a tree, causing it to fall onto her home. Wind advisories are in effect Friday across much of North and SC, a day after storms moved through the area.

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Tottenham raises pressure on Chelsea with 2-0 win at Burnley

He said: "These are bonus points if you take these boys on and beat them because they are so strong". "Last season there wasn't a problem with our physical condition, the problem was that we switched off in our minds after [drawing 2-2 at] Chelsea , and we conceded second place to Arsenal".

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Luke Maile claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays

Darwin Barney (.054) gets one for reaching base all four times, and Joe Biagini (.092) deserves one for getting five outs in the late innings. The Rays finally strung together three singles in the seventh and scored on Logan Morrison's RBI single to right field, chasing Stroman from the game.

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McIlroy rebounds after slow start to open with 72

The winds are picking up at Augusta National, and it's reflected on the scoreboard. William McGirt, who shot a 3-under 69, is the lone player within five shots of the lead. Most players found scoring hard in the swirling winds and England's Danny Willett made an ugly start to his title defence with a double-bogey six at the first hole, but he fought back strongly to finish on one over.

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Luke Shaw Determined To Fight For His Place At Manchester United

Mourinho accepts that United could have earned more points with a couple of defeats and additional victories rather than going through the run of 20 matches unbeaten, but says he is happy to have a team that is hard to beat. Pic: ReutersManchester United winger Jesse Lingard has signed a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2021, the Premier League club said in a statement on Thursday.

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Dustin Johnson, ranked No. 1, withdraws from Masters after fall down stairs

There are only 11 players in the red. William McGirt, who won at the Memorial a year ago but has missed the cut in three of his previous four major-championship appearances, was the leader at 3-under until Hoffman's late blitz. Wee Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick was atop the famous white scoreboards at 3 under through 17 holes before a double bogey on 18. Justin Rose of England and William McGirt of the USA are 2 under.

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It's a new Day

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.

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Pochettino plays down Tottenham title hopes but 'still believes'

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.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Manchester United will make top four

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".

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U.S. 6-0 Honduras: Three things we learned

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 .

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Roger Federer continues to own 2017 with another win over Rafael Nadal

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.

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Westbrook kept waiting as Thunder down Grizzlies

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.


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