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Rich Beem reflects on Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose's battle at Augusta

Until late Sunday afternoon, Sergio Garcia was firmly in contention for that title, along with Rickey Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey and Matt Kuchar . "I knew I was playing well enough", Garcia said. As images were shown of Angela, 31, walking onto the green and reacting to Garcia's maiden major triumph, Alliss said: "She's got the shortest skirt on the campus".

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Davies looks to rebound in 2nd start as Brewers host Cubs

Sunday the Cubs used the long-ball for a 7-4 win. Arrieta allowed just three hits with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, his only blemish a three-run home run hit by Ryan Braun in the third. "Once the game started going, I started to find my groove a little bit", Hendricks said. An infield single by Hendricks put the Cubs ahead to stay 5-4 in the fifth off reliever Jhan Marinez (0-2).

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Stanley Cup playoffs 2017

For the Leafs, Brian Boyle has suited up for 100, including a pair of Stanley Cup finals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). The Preds (41-29-12) finished fourth in the Central Division with 94 points and are the second wild-card team. However, they do have one of five head coaches in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup in John Tortorella. In that time, Washington was able to move into first place in the division, but it had taken half the season, and the Penguins and the Blue Jackets still weren't ...

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Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid: Lessons learned from the first leg

The French forward is unquestionably the man of the moment in European football, with his first-half penalty - after being tripped outside the box by Marc Albrighton - adding to his goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Mets sweep Phillies 5-4, Wheeler gets 1st win since 2014

Velasquez lasted just five innings as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the New York Mets 5-4 before 28,272 fans at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night. At the plate Franco's grand slam was the second of his career. Franco is hot after a slow start. They have 10 home runs in three road games after hitting a franchise-record 106 homers on the road previous year.

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Robertson honors Westbrook, but Nuggets top Thunder

With his teammates standing around him, along with Thunder owner Clay Bennett and general manager Sam Presti, Westbrook took the microphone and thanked Robertson for attending Wednesday night's ceremony. But it wasn't even Oladipo's best impression of the day. "When Russell was on this journey I felt I had to be here", Robertson said. The Nuggets finished the first quarter down 26-25 behind Beasley's 11 points.

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Sharks Cs Thornton, Couture day to day heading into playoffs

We know their key guys and what they want to do. They are the reigning Western Conference champs. How did we do that? Thornton (knee) has been scratched for Wednesday's Game 1 matchup against the Oilers, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports.

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Heat stays alive in playoff chase with OT victory over Cavaliers

The Cavs were also without Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, and fell a game behind Boston in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference . They block that 34-point first quarter by Kevin Love against Portland, his peak moment as he went on to be named an All-Star for the first time since he joined Cleveland .

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Edmundson's OT winner sends Allen, Blues past Wild 2-1

That's all that matters. Some days, it seems, you just can't win. Edmundson's shot beat Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk on the stick side with 2:12 left in the first extra session. "Keep your head up". The Blues felt they owed it to their goalie to go out and steal a game on the road, and Allen was more than willing to give his teammates a chance to do just that.

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Kyrgios puts Australia in semifinals

BRISBANE , Australia (AP) - Jordan Thompson continued an unbeaten start to his Davis Cup tennis career, upsetting American Jack Sock 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Friday to give Australia a 1-0 lead in their World Group quarterfinal. However, their momentum was snapped when the United States broke to love off Peers' serve, and then snuffed out any chance of an Australian comeback to keep the tie alive.

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Putin Backs Down: Meets Tillerson amid Heightened US-Russia Tensions

The G7 ministers blamed Assad's military for a deadly chemical attack last week. -Russian relations have worsened under American President Donald Trump's watch. Lavrov parried the accusations, noting that Moscow wants United Nations weapons investigators to probe not only Khan Sheikhun but also the Syrian air base that USA missiles hit in response.

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Atletico's Griezmann demonstrates class against Foxes

Griezmann appeared to be still outside the area when he was fouled. Atletico played a deep line to nullify Jamie Vardy's threat after boss Diego Simeone pinpointed him as the main danger before the game. Shakespeare criticized the penalty decision. Alcohol was to blame, according to one fan, who said: "It was just too much drink they've had". It's a definite free-kick but it's out of the box.

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Man U still `fighting` for top-four PL finish, insists Mourinho

Sunderland were effectively dumped out of the contest late in the half when Seb Larsson was given his marching orders for a challenge on Ander Herrera. "At 35 years of age that is not easy because I am 35 and, to be fair, I am a bit exhausted of football and I need some times off to rest, but he seems like he is still enjoying playing football and that he feels good on the pitch".

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Sergio Garcia confident of more glory after Masters triumph

Spain's Sergio Garcia ended almost two decades of Major disappointment when he beat England's Justin Rose in a playoff to win the U.S. Masters on Sunday, donning the Green Jacket on what would have been the 60th birthday of his hero and two-time champion, the late Seve Ballesteros .

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Leafs' Auston Matthews might be built for playoffs — ARTHUR

That should be the motto for the Toronto Maple Leafs. There's no reason both these teams should be facing each other in the first round. They simply need to go out and play with the same energy they did all year and maybe good things will happen.

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Danny Willett serves up traditional Yorkshire menu for Masters champions dinner

It's not a nice feeling to not hit good golf shots when you know what you can do. It would have been an easy left-handed shot but Willett was forced to take his stance virtually on tip toes and in playing the shot, that went right into the crowd, he lost balance falling backwards into the bunker.

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SA caddie helps Garcia to Masters win

Perhaps that is why several of them chimed in to praise Garcia's achievement. "I said it all week". What he found on Sunday, starting with his drive to the golf course, was a calmness he had never felt in the previous three times he played in the final group.

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More to come from Celtic, warns Rodgers

Celtic don't exactly pull up any trees in Europe, bar one or two eye-catching performances, but domestically they have been unstoppable, the earliest side to become champions of Scotland in 88 years with eight games still to go. "I am over the moon for the supporters". "That both Hearts and Rangers have had average seasons did nothing for the competition; however, the reason why the leaders are so far ahead is because they have played some genuinely fantastic football".

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Courtois backs Conte to keep Chelsea focused

In the process he will highlight one of the big differences between United and Chelsea this season: while the Portuguese has made 85 team changes in his Premier League line-ups, Conte has switched personnel just 31 times, an average of one per game and the fewest in the league.

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Mumbai too good as Warner's Sunrisers flop

Shikhar Dhawan might have made 48 (43b, 5x4, 1x6), but this was another knock where the left-hander struggled to find the middle of the bat often enough. Once again a match involving Mumbai Indians saw poor umpiring with the officials failing to notice lack of rotation of strikes between the overs.

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Garcia to return to action at Players Championship

Sergio Garcia believes his popular breakthrough at the Masters can be the springboard to more success after years of major championships near-misses and doubt. However, after taking a penalty drop and pitching out onto the fairway , he got up and down from 90 yards for par and saw Rose unable to hole from six feet for birdie.

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Bulls, Pacers grab last 2 spots in NBA playoffs

That didn't sit well with a fan base that had seen the Bulls go to the playoffs the previous seven seasons under Tom Thibodeau, who was sacked after the 2014-15 season. IN steadily pulled away Wednesday to qualify for the playoffs for a second consecutive season and the 22nd time in the past 28 seasons. "As a competitor, I would love to play", Lin said.

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Neymar sees red as Barcelona shocked by Malaga

Barcelona, the defending champions, is now three points adrift of Madrid at the top of the table, third-place Atletico Madrid is 10 points off the lead. The shock loss leaves Barcelona three points behind leaders Real Madrid - who have played one game fewer - and raises the stakes for Luis Enrique's men in the April 23 showdown against Los Blancos .

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Xavier Thomas on possibly flipping: "No chance"

Instead of a surprise coming from a football game at another place, the jaw-dropping development on this day came from Xavier Thomas' announcement that he committed to Clemson. He was at USC's spring game last weekend. Already in the 2018 class , Clemson has added Thomas and 4-star linebacker Mike Jones Jr . from IMG. One of America's top prep gridiron factories is IMG Academy, a school Clemson has become quite familiar with in recent recruiting cycles.

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Walcott: 'Hard work starts now after letting Arsenal fans down'

Theo Walcott - limp captain for the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace - has now played more Premier League games for Wenger than Thierry Henry and has Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp in his sights. On the pitch you can see it and with the leadership from the top of the club. The latest Selhurst Park cult hero said he would not argue with Benteke the next time Palace are awarded a spot-kick though, adding: "For me, if he wants to shoot, no problem!" He also derided the idea that "at least ...

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Glum Wenger counts cost of Arsenal's latest defeat

Arsene Wenger's future has caused a split in the Arsenal board, with the club now unlikely to reveal whether their manager will stay or go before the end of the season. Arsene controls the footballing situation, he says he would tell us [his decision] "soon" and that it doesn't affect the team. "I don't think my players didn't want it, but we lost duels in decisive moments and that's how games are decided at this level".

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Rookie lefty Garrett stays perfect as Reds sweep Pirates

He worked four innings in his second major league start, allowing a run, two hits and four walks while striking out three. The Reds will go for the series sweep on Wednesday at PNC Park. Glasnow (0-1), making his season debut after locking down the fifth starting spot in spring training, failed to make it out of the second inning as he battled control issues.

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LeBron James: 'We're Just in a Bad Spot Right Now'

In the locker room, James added: "I was a little bit too demonstrative at that point in the game". "I can't show up my teammates, that's for sure, especially double-T [who] works hard for our team and he's a big time player for our team".

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Rose, Garcia lead with Fowler, Spieth looming near top

No Masters victor has ever made a triple bogey the year he won the green jacket. Moments later, he realized the ball had bounced softly enough off the side of the bank to stop halfway down it. "It's win or go home". He finished with a 75 and is five shots back at one under. "Waking up and you have a chance to win your favorite tournament that you've dreamt of winning and competing in since you were a kid, and to be able to have your fourth opportunity now ..." "We wanted to shoot ...

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Inspired by Seve, Garcia joins Spain's greatest generation

Open, British Open or PGA. Garcia overcame a two-shot deficit with six holes to play in the final round - with a stunning eagle on the par 5 15th key to his comeback. "I played well. He made a great comeback". "I would say this one probably is one that slipped by but I can't pick holes in my performance". All week, as he remained among the leaders in the Masters , he spoke of a having better attitude about the course itself and being more willing to absorb the tough breaks that are ...

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Three Detroit Red Wings To Join US Men's Team

We were figuring out what to do, but I think the talent is here. "We have to find a way to get 10 more wins, 20 more points". Blashill will be back with the Red Wings next year, but he might never shake the "shame" of being the coach who saw the end of the streak for some fans.

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Jerry Sullivan's Power Take: Oscar's quintuple triple-double

The Big O did it during the 1961-62 season. "Blessed, very blessed", Westbrook said after his third 50-point triple-double this season. Thunder G Alex Abrines returned after missing three games with a left knee sprain. The former UCLA Bruins ended the night with historical numbers and defeated the Denver Nuggets with a 3 point dagger. Gallinari, who may have played his final home game with the Nuggets, exploded for 22 points in the third quarter to help the Nuggets open a 13-point lead.

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Charlie Nicholas desperate for Arsene Wenger to clarify Arsenal future

Premier League: Crystal Palace 3 (Townsend 17, Cabaye 63, Milivojevic 68-pen) bt Arsenal 0. As soon as the Sky Sports reporter even mentions the words " Arsenal fans singing", Wenger literally winces. We created quite risky situations but defensively I think we were exposed many times. Don't worry Arsenal fans if you don't make the top 4 you'll have more time to focus on the league next year! "The club is Arsene Wenger's from top to bottom because he's been there that long, and ...

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Francesa: Refs Ruined NCAA Championship Game

From there on, it was back and forth for the remainder of the game. That resulted in four straight free throws, a 52-all tie and booing from every corner of the massive University of Phoenix Stadium. Basketball games are most fun when the refs allow the players to play. Hicks went for 13, including that huge late bucket to put UNC up three. For the most part it was a sloppy game in which the two teams combined to miss 86 shots while shooting 34.8% from the field, with Gonzaga ...

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Chelsea boss, Conte want Arsenal star, Alexis Sanchez

When people give interviews in their home countries the interpretation is not what it always what he wanted to say. " A player like him, who has played for Real Madrid and now Arsenal and who knows the Premier League and La Liga, he has his own feeling and experience".


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