Hoffman is holding the largest lead after the first round since the 1955 Masters, when Jack Burke Jr. opened with 67 and was four shots ahead of Julius Boros and Mike Souchak. "My short game really saved me today, especially on 10, 11 and 12, which were huge", McIlroy said. Following his round, Fred Couples, who once again turned back the clock with an opening 73 that left him tied for 22, was asked about the par-5 15 hole, "There'll be a lot of amusing stories on that hole", he said.
Nadal thanked the crowd in English and Spanish, and congratulated Federer on his remarkable start to the 2017 season. The 30-year-old Nadal still leads the rivalry, 23-14, though Federer now holds a 10-9 advantage in their career hard-court clashes.
He averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists for the Cincinnati Royals in the 1961-62 season. Westbrook did get the six assists he needed to assure that he'd join Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for a season.
The 2017 Major League Baseball season is under way. The tense Midwest competition between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals for dominance in the National League's Central Division has been dramatized in just two games. Matheny opted to start Matt Adams in left field prior to the postponement. When Jake Arrieta retired his first nine batters faced of the season - and 13 of the first 14 - in his first start of what might be his final season with the Cubs Tuesday night, it at ...
The 3-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Wednesday was the result everybody at Arsenal had craved, not least manager Arsene Wenger and, in these fragile times, it was one that the London football club's directors could greet with relief.
Jurgen Klopp's side failed to close out the game against Bournemouth on Wednesday night at Anfield as their inability to deal with crosses into the box came back to haunt them yet again. We will give him all the time . "Lallana is much better but isn't yet back training and we need a few more days because it is a shooting muscle".
Sevilla remained in fourth place, but is 13 points off the lead and virtually out of contention for the title with eight games remaining. Zinedine Zidane's team also has a game in hand. "I understand the people who always want us to win and demand that we deliver a trophy". Messi doubled his tally for the night six minutes later when he volleyed home a loose ball inside the Sevilla area.
But they will all take their place on the bench again - and Rodriguez might not even manage that after his show of petulance when taken off. Cerezo hopes the new stadium, coupled with the team's sustained success on the pitch, will encourage Atletico's best players such as Euro 2016 Golden Boot victor Antoine Griezmann and Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak to remain at the club, bucking a trend set by the likes of Sergio Aguero, Radamel and Costa who all departed while in their prime.
When asked whether that meant he will be at Chelsea next season, Conte said: "Yes, for the next season". "I signed a three-year contract and it is clear I want to stay". Premier League leaders Chelsea now enjoy a seven point lead over Spurs in the Premier League and will be overwhelming favorites to win the League this season with eight games remaining.
No defence: LeBron James apologises after blasting team mate during National Basketball Association thriller
The argument erupted on court, for all the world to see, with less than a minute remaining in the second overtime. The Cavs looked like they had won in the first OT when Smith took a pass from James and hit a left-corner three to put them up 114-113 with 2.8 second left, but things got real insane from there.
The Catalan giants remain two points behind Real Madrid, who also won, and their ruthless display left their outgoing manager Enrique thrilled. For much of the season Sampaoli's side were in the title race but their season collapsed in March, with Leicester City eliminating them from the Champions League and their Liga form suffering too.
Anticipating that Faf du Plessis (53) was going to sweep Mitchell Santner, Latham moved from forward short-leg to his right and stretched his hand fully to pluck the catch to leave South Africa reeling at 190/6. The covers were on all morning at Seddon Park as the final day of the test match between New Zealand and South Africa was abandoned. They have warm-up matches for that tournament against Bangladesh and Ireland in May.
Until now that is. " Chelsea go to the Vitality Stadium at the end of week which saw them respond from the surprise loss to Crystal Palace with victory over Manchester City on Wednesday". "I would have liked to take points, one or three, to be there". So the only message I have given my team is that [to assume] Tottenham must win their last eight games.
A senior White House official, speaking anonymously, said Bannon was no longer needed on the NSC after the departure of Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn , who stepped down in February after getting caught misleading Vice President Mike Pence and others about his contact with Russia's ambassador Sergei Kisylak.
They were in a backs-to-the-wall situation. Ottawa plays twice, a weekend back-to-back with the Rangers at home on Saturday and the Islanders on the road on Sunday. If the Senators, who have two games remaining on their regular-season schedule, can maintain their edge in the standings , they will have home-ice advantage in the first round.
Real Madrid coach Zinedane Zidane made nine changes to the line-up for the contest here on Wednesday night with 17th-place Leganes, resting stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Toni Kroos ahead of the upcoming Champions League quarter-finals.
Willett, who selected a Sunday roast for yesterday's champion's dinner, the traditional meal selected by the previous year's victor, will head out alongside American Kuchar, who won bronze at last year's Olympic Games in Rio, and Australian Luck at 12.24pm local time.
And while he's flourished so far in challenging conditions, he realizes the landscape will change with a more accessible golf course expected on the weekend. There are plenty who fancy the world number two to secure the Green Jacket on Sunday, and with it the career grand slam, with bookmakers installing him as a 10/1 fifth favourite going into the final two rounds.
Russell Westbrook wills in three after clutch three. Kiwi Steven Adams was a strong presence under the rim in pulling down 10 boards, while Spaniard Marc Gasol was the pick of the opposition with 23 points to go with four blocks. Speaking of how long ago Robertson was in his heyday, if it's worth noting Westbrook's usage rate, it's only fair to point out that, in Robertson's era, National Basketball Association games featured a much faster pace and therefore many more possessions.
Sevilla remained in fourth place, but is 11 points off the lead and virtually out of contention for the title. The Argentine also played his part in setting up Luis Suarez s stunning overhead kick to open the scoring. "It was the first-half performance we had dreamed of", said Barca coach Luis Enrique. The 29-year-old has enjoyed a glittering domestic career at the Camp Nou, but has failed to replicate that success with the national team.
A source confirmed to ESPN FC that there was a heated exchange in the tunnel following Chelsea's victory that knocked City out of the Premier League title race on Wednesday night. "Now the situation is clear - eight games left in the league and the [FA Cup] semifinal". "We've been saying it since the beginning of the season: it's one game at a time", he said.
As Chelsea battled to hold on to their slender lead, there were nervous murmurs from the home crowd when news arrived that second-placed Tottenham Hotspur had come from 1-0 down away to Swansea City to win 3-1. "Usually I like to say only who wins write the history". "I think he's playing a really good season". It wasn't easy to reply very well in this game.
It's not a problem of quality at all, it's a problem of luck. "We are not strong enough because we are not winning, we are not good enough to score the goals that we should". "The power is in the Football Association's hands and they are going to make the decision which they think is the best decision". "After the hurricane that he was last season, when he came in, this year is giving him a hell of an experience".
At the close of business hours, the three were clustered with the Bucks and idle Heat for fifth through ninth place in the conference race with just two games separating No. LeBron James and the Cavaliers went into the Celtics' house and delivered a cold dose of reality in a 114-91 shellacking in a game most believed was an Eastern Conference Finals preview.
I'm not 24 anymore so things have to change in a big way and I probably won't play any clay court events except the French. Federer has had a stellar 2017, which began with his outstanding win at the Australian Open final where he beat Nadal to claim his 18th Grand Slam title.
Prediction: Mumbai Indians may lift the victory today as the other team RPS is likely to warm up in the second match of the IPL 10 season. Pune's a nice place to bat. Rahane travelled quickly without taking risks and reached his fifty in the ninth over when he pulled his 27th delivery, a short ball from Hardik Pandya to the fence.
I can not compare. He is a long way behind". "United is a religion and the fans want to see young players given a chance". At least, Mourinho has his leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic back. "I am working harder than ever". "I still have places where I can improve and room to improve". I remember a couple of direct free-kicks hitting the post, so we've seen lots of lovely actions.
As it stands now, following a 103-100 win Wednesday over the Grizzlies, Westbrook is averaging 31.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists through 78 games. Just when you thought NBA fans and basketball historians couldn't get enough, Russell Westbrook has chose to put himself in position to re-write history.
The league, Silver said, will develop an anti-discrimination policy that will have to be signed onto by participating groups in Charlotte. The NBA says it expects to award the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte, North Carolina, after the partial repeal of the so-called bathroom bill.
Spieth ended up quadruple-bogeying the par-5 hole, which he did on last year's par-3 12th in the final round. Not to be overlooked was Thomas Pieters of Belgium, a real threat to become the first Masters rookie since 1979 to leave with a green jacket.
Federer's progression means a meeting with long-time rival Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final remains a possibility. "I had one bad game to start the second set and then it was tough for me", Wawrinka, the reigning US Open champion, said. "I played well in the second and third", Zverev said. The Swiss magician had to call upon all his resources of skill, poise and experience to edge the Czech in a third set tiebreak in front of a frenzied crowd at Crandon Park.
Only 19 times in F1's almost 70-year history has a driver won the opening two Grands Prix of a championship season (and, with the Indianapolis 500's championship status from 1950-60, only 17 times the opening two races of a season). "I think stability of the format is important, and rather than racing on Saturday we should find out why we couldn't drive today, why couldn't the helicopter land, and if that's the case, which hospital could we take in case of an emergency", Wolff told ...
The Coastal Carolina University alumnus withdrew from the Masters on Thursday citing a back injury he suffered while slipping on stairs at his Augusta rental home Wednesday afternoon. "I watched the leaderboard all day, I look up there to see what others are doing and where they are making their birdies". "It would have been great if it'd happened after this week because I have three weeks off".
He scored 25 goals in his first season and increased that to 30 last time . Real Madrid's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Leganes during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Leganes and Real Madrid at the Butarque stadium in Madrid , Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
The reported £100,000-a-week wages have shocked some onlookers, but Mourinho believes it is an important deal to wrap up. "I still think in spite of the bad result - a draw is a bad result - we are strong at home, ' said Mourinho ". "What makes me think we're strong is the way opponents play against us because that's a big change", he said . "Young is injured and there is no more news, because with Mata, Smalling and Jones you already know we are speaking about old injuries." he said ...