Author: 0 Dustin Johnson remains on course to create history in Texas

At the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he stated that the hard work at ingraining the alterations were finally starting to click and he was optimistic that he'd start seeing the results. "It just depends if I'm walking up a steep hill". It didn't hit anything, and went through to 100 yards. "Anything can happen. I like the way I'm playing".

Author: 0 US Women's Hockey Team Signs New Contract, Avoids World Championship Boycott

The boycotting players and US hockey reached a deal just days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan , ensuring they'll be on the ice - and paid for their efforts. We're thankful for your support in every way . "It is important that the best American women players be on the ice for the World Championship and the notion of seeking replacement players will only serve to make relations, now and in the future, much worse", the NHL Players Association said.

Sport Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double
Author: 0 Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double

They're just 3-4 in their last seven games including three losses to potential playoff opponents - the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs. "You've just got to make those shots as tough as you can, try to show him bodies and crowd him as much as possible and make him take as tough of shots as you can".

Author: 0 Wolves whipped by Golden State 121-107

The timing is curious, with the Warriors having clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and homecourt throughout the playoffs on Wednesday. His eventual return to contact drills and practice will be predicated upon his return to the increased intensity of his workouts, and a return to game action prior to the end of the regular season remains a possibility.

Sport Bangladesh crush Sri Lanka in Mortaza's farewell
Author: 0 Bangladesh crush Sri Lanka in Mortaza's farewell

Soumya Sarkar, Shakib and Imrul Kayes got into the 30s, but nobody kicked on to get a big score on the board. Chamara Kapugedera's 50 from just 35 deliveries was ultimately in vain for Sri Lanka , with Mortaza leading his side off following an emphatic victory in which he took a wicket after being dismissed first ball as Malinga claimed three victims in as many balls.

Author: 0 Host of questions remain after NHL decides to skip Olympics

The IIHF's Lichtner predicted that others players could follow. Let's hope the National Hockey League changes its stance and changes its ways. Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche, who won gold with Canada in Sochi, suggested it could simply be "posturing".

Sport Even in defeat, SC gave us all one more wonderful run
Author: 0 Even in defeat, SC gave us all one more wonderful run

When Gonzaga took a 65-51 lead over SC with just under 11 minutes remaining in Saturday's national semifinal game at sold-out University of Phoenix Stadium, the Zags appeared on their way to an easy win over the Gamecocks and a spot in Monday night's championship game against North Carolina or Oregon.

Author: 0 We can learn from Chelsea - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

We have to move forward and make sure that the things that went less [well] don't happen again and just try and take as many points as possible". It's one point more which is good. Liverpool has dropped out of the EPL title race this season, lying third after a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth early on Thursday morning, but still have huge pulling power with a large fan base in Australia.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson 'up and moving around,' hopeful to start Masters

Dustin Johnson of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the tenth hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. Johnson has tied for sixth and tied for fourth in the past two years at Augusta National Golf Club and was the betting favorite this week. Danny Willett of England outlasted last year's field when Spieth-who had a five-shot lead as he began play on the back-nine in the ...

Sport Dem says Nunes should step down from intel panel
Author: 0 Dem says Nunes should step down from intel panel

He wrote that there were "further constraints" on testimony she could provide, and said the Justice Department took the position that her actions while serving as deputy attorney general were "client confidences" about which she could not testify without written approval.

Author: 0 Hernandez-inspired Hull eye safety after thumping 'Boro

It's a record at KCOM Stadium that could keep Silva's team up, with the win seeing Hull climb out of the relegation zone at Swansea's expense. The Portuguese boss, 39, was hired in January following the sacking of Mike Phelan - who lasted three months in his permanent role at the helm.

Sport LeBron, Cavs bash Boston
Author: 0 LeBron, Cavs bash Boston

That's because, even with this impressive win in Boston, Cleveland is still only 20-19 in away games . AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Kyle Lowry erupted for 27 points and 10 assists in his first game since the All-Star break, and the Toronto Raptors erased a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to down the Detroit Pistons 105-102 on Wednesday night at The Palace.

Author: 0 Looking at Tony Romo's career against the Vikings

The ending to his career could have, would have, should have been completely different. I understand the challenges ahead. Tony Romo never won a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. Let's just call all that talk what it is, talk. "Will he better in Year 2 than he is in Year 1? Yes". There's the firing of Head Coach Jimmy Johnson after multiple Super Bowl victories.

Author: 0 All the President's predators: Trump and O'Reilly lead the pack

On Wednesday , President Donald Trump defended the TV host , telling the Times , "I don't think Bill did anything wrong". "I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person". According to the Times' investigation, one of the women actually had recorded conversations with O'Reilly, which prompted the settlement - bound by a confidentiality agreement.

Author: 0 Hazard double returns Chelsea to winning path with City win

It marked an ideal response to last weekend's shock defeat by the same scoreline against Crystal Palace and preserved Chelsea's seven-point advantage at the summit. Tottenham kept their title ambitions alive by staging an extraordinary late show at relegation-threatened Swansea. The Blues will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley later this month, while Manchester City will take on Arsenal.

Sport Murder suspect raises unprecedented $35M bail via friends
Author: 0 Murder suspect raises unprecedented $35M bail via friends

But that jumped to $66 million, as California courts require twice the bail amount if property is used instead of cash. On Thursday, however, Li is expected to be released from jail after almost 20 friends, family and business associates offered to put up their properties as a collateral for her bail, said her attorney Geoffrey Carr.

Author: 0 The 'nuclear' option: Gorsuch showdown is at hand

After the failed cloture vote , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell initiated a series of procedural moves to change the interpretation of Senate rules about the number of votes needed to invoke cloture on Supreme Court nominations - from three-fifths of the Senate, or 60 votes, down to a simple majority.

Sport Swansea's Clement eager to capitalise on West Ham's woes
Author: 0 Swansea's Clement eager to capitalise on West Ham's woes

He has been the right man for so many years and I am listening to what people are saying. (Most) Arsenal fans haven't been acting like their team is about to be relegated; they simply want more than another gallant battle for Champions League qualification having been told since 2004 that their team is capable of winning a Premier League.

Author: 0 Lingard agrees new £100000-a-week United deal

Lingard joined United as an eight-year-old and has made 70 appearances and won four England caps. It is understood the 24-year-old will sign a four-year deal and his wages will treble to around £100,000-a-week. Lingard has made 70 appearances for United's first-team, scoring 11 goals, including the victor in last season's FA Cup final and another strike in the EFL Cup final this term.

Sport Russia's Supreme Court upholds ban on Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: 0 Russia's Supreme Court upholds ban on Jehovah's Witnesses

The USCIRF said that if the court sides with the justice ministry it would constitute the first time Russian Federation has banned an organized religious organization. The government has cracked down on the group in recent years, imposing fines on congregations and occasionally arresting leaders perceived to be stoking anti-government sentiment.

Author: 0 Identity of St. Petersburg blast suspect confirmed with DNA test

Russian investigators on Thursday arrested several people suspected of links to a suicide bomber accused of attacking the city's subway earlier this week, and found elements of an explosive device in the apartment where they lived. While most Central Asian migrants in Russia have work permits or work illegally, thousands of them have received Russian citizenship in the past decades.

Author: 0 As Supreme Court clash nears, senator ends all-night speech

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) vowed to speak for as long as possible in protest of the looming Supreme Court confirmation of President Trump's pick , Judge Neil Gorsuch, beginning just before 7pm Tuesday night-the OR senator has held the floor for over 14 hours .

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson hurt in Masters eve mishap

Rory McIlroy admits he would "think twice" before agreeing to another round of golf with United States President Donald Trump following the backlash he has received. Spieth took a five-shot lead into the back nine last year in his bid to become the first player to lead from start to finish at Augusta National in successive years.

Author: 0 Tillerson's terse words seen as tactical change over North Korea

But Trump's early retreat on Taiwan already has chipped away at his standing with Beijing, and another bluff could leave him looking the way he hates most: Weak. Trump discussed the issue Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. August 3, 2016: North Korea fires two missiles, one of them landing in Japan's economic exclusion zone.

Author: 0 1 golfer Dustin Johnson uncertain for Masters after injuring back in fall

But Spieth's brashness is based in reality. Dustin Johnson fell down the stairs on Wednesday, sustaining a back injury just one day before the start of the Masters. Golf finally returned to the Olympics a year ago in Rio de Janeiro, but the thought of staging the Olympics at the home of the Masters came up again Wednesday.

Sport Kentucky falls to UNC in Elite Eight battle
Author: 0 Kentucky falls to UNC in Elite Eight battle

North Carolina will play the second Final Four game against OR in Phoenix on April 1. Fox (one) and Monk (two) made three shots from distance in the final 49 seconds to enable the Wildcats to twist a 70-64 deficit into a 73-73 tie. But this was just the fourth time these blue bloods have met in a regional final. It was a shot that could have haunted North Carolina , especially considering Monk's 47 points in Kentucky's 103-100 win over North Carolina Dec.

Author: 0 With NHL out, Russia wants players back in KHL for Olympics

The NHL wanted a way to make money off of the Olympics, the ability to sell Olympic-related merchandise and compensation for the interruption of their season and loan of their players. Will players be allowed to play? "We'd be thrilled to have our players participate because then it doesn't affect our season", he added. While this seems to be more about politics, money and ongoing negotiations than anything-we'll believe National Hockey League players won't be there when we see it-a return ...

Sport Arsenal Ozil the difference to ease pressure on Wenger
Author: 0 Arsenal Ozil the difference to ease pressure on Wenger

Wenger's side went into the clash at the Emirates Stadium having won just three of their last 10 matches in all competitions, but second-half goals from the Germany global, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud got them back on track. Despite a tiresome display from the 2014 FIFA World Cup victor, Ozil's assist for Arsenal's 2-2 equaliser was his 50th since joining the Gunners.

Sport Tar Heels take sixth title
Author: 0 Tar Heels take sixth title

The players were selected after no one played particularly well in what Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said was an "ugly" 71-65 win for North Carolina over Gonzaga. Both teams were in the bonus. Somehow, Collins was the only player to foul out . Instead the referees awarded the ball to North Carolina , who extended the lead to three on an Isaiah Hicks bucket.

Sport Arnold Palmer looms large at 1st Masters since his death
Author: 0 Arnold Palmer looms large at 1st Masters since his death

Now those are some of the reasons why Johnson is No. 1 in the world, and why he is such a strong favorite to win the Masters. "I don't feel like I can fly under the radar anymore, but at the same time, it's sort of felt that way to me and it's been nice to be able to prepare and just go about my business and try to get ready for this tournament".

Sport North Carolina downs Gonzaga, 71-65, for NCAA national championship
Author: 0 North Carolina downs Gonzaga, 71-65, for NCAA national championship

And like coach said, we don't do any of that. "It came down to the last second, but we're national champs now". Moreover, the NCAA might have considered a second award for Berry: Most Gallant Player. But we got three because I've got these guys with me and that's all I care about right now - my guys". At least some of that could be attributable to the ankle injuries.

Sport I believe in Diego Costa - Antonio Conte
Author: 0 I believe in Diego Costa - Antonio Conte

The Gunners, however, surprised many with their gritty display, twice fighting back from a goal down to equalise in a thrilling game which had plenty of end-to-end action. That win laid down a huge marker to the rest of the Premier League but their recent defeat to Palace proves they are not unbeatable. "With the high line, we're protecting each other from the back".

Author: 0 NCAA Returning To North Carolina After Partial Repeal Of 'Bathroom Bill'

Events for the 2017-18 season that have already been awarded to the state - such as opening-weekend men's basketball tournament games in Charlotte - will remain in place. 'But it is important that they recognized progress in this legislation, and they recognized that even though it wasn't everything they wanted, that it was enough for them to come back and to join us in the fight to continue to improve our laws so people can be protected from discrimination'.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy finding out, golf and politics rarely mix

As prominent as WGC events might be, they are certainly not majors, and Johnson withdrew from last week's Houston Open, citing fatigue. DEFENDING CHAMP: Danny Willett hasn't been much of a factor since winning the green jacket a year ago with a bogey-free 67 in the final round.

Sport Veteran NASA spacewoman getting 3 extra months in orbit
Author: 0 Veteran NASA spacewoman getting 3 extra months in orbit

Assuming a landing September 3, she will have logged 289 days aloft since launch last November, pushing her cumulative total to a US record 666 days over three missions. Whitson, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry, is one of NASA's most experienced astronauts, making her third visit to the space station. "Having three more months to squeeze is just what I would wish for".

Sport Final Four: Three takeaways from Gonzaga's thrilling win over SC
Author: 0 Final Four: Three takeaways from Gonzaga's thrilling win over SC

Thornwell made the first free throw and line-drived the second for a deliberate miss, but the rebound stayed near the rim, allowing Gonzaga backup post player Killian Tillie to grab it before he was fouled. But I thought getting those blocked shots would help us. The normally strong SC defense was exploited, especially in the paint. But Gonzaga will also have to find a way to score against Thornwell and the Gamecocks, too.

Author: 0 Diego Costa to face no action after incident with Vincent Kompany

It's a subjective call but he puts his foot and doesn't really follow through. "It wasn't the easiest game to get back into but what I would say, in terms of advice to younger players, is I could have stood back and moaned and complained that I wasn't playing but I never did", he told BT Sport , after Eden Hazard's first-half brace either side of Sergio Aguero's equaliser proved decisive at Stamford Bridge.

Author: 0 Kentucky beats UCLA to reach Elite 8

The Wildcats rank ninth in defensive rating (87.01), though you wouldn't know it judging by their December 3 meeting against UCLA , in which the Bruins scored 97 points in a road win. Lonzo had 14 points , seven assists and six rebounds but also had six turnovers and was 5-of-12 from the field. UCLA freshman T.J. Leaf scored 17 points , but just four in the second half.

Sport North Korea's latest Missile Test amidst US-China talks
Author: 0 North Korea's latest Missile Test amidst US-China talks

In Tokyo , Mr Abe said Mr Trump had reaffirmed that all options are available in dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. "The United States has seen China for 25-plus years say that they are concerned about North Korea, but we haven't seen them act like they're concerned about North Korea.

Sport Al-Qaeda suspect killed in drone strike
Author: 0 Al-Qaeda suspect killed in drone strike

Russia's health minister said the death toll as of Tuesday stood at 14, including the bomber. In Wednesday's sweep in St. Petersburg, law enforcement agencies arrested seven Central Asian migrants who are suspected of acting as recruiters for the Islamic State and the al-Qaida's branch in Syria.

Sport West Stam? - Reading boss Jaap 'aware' of Hammers link
Author: 0 West Stam? - Reading boss Jaap 'aware' of Hammers link

On Saturday, they slumped to a 2-1 defeat against lowly Hull City - their third successive loss in all competitions. Some fans are unhappy with the way Bilic has let results slide after a good season past year, but the West Ham hierarchy moved to back the former Croatia coach on Sunday.

Sport JJ Watt live streams surprise for 4th grade teacher who inspired him
Author: 0 JJ Watt live streams surprise for 4th grade teacher who inspired him

I guess when J.J. Watt shows up bearing gifts, you don't question it. My 4th grade teacher Mrs. Keefe is retiring after 41 years of teaching. It's also awesome to see all the students cheering - although Watt's far away from his native Wisconsin, he's still important to everyone there.

Author: 0 South Africa take New Zealand series after being saved by rain

About 32mm rain had splattered Seddon Park by lunch on Wednesday, with at least another 17mm expected before 6pm and the prospects of sunshine bleak. "It's not easy to do at times in Test cricket, against one of the best nations and the contributions from all the boys throughout this match were fantastic".

Sport Notre Dame coach suggests DeShone Kizer not ready to start in NFL
Author: 0 Notre Dame coach suggests DeShone Kizer not ready to start in NFL

Kizer is usually one of the first ones chosen, along with Mitchell Trubisky of North Carolina, which often leaves the Chiefs linked with Clemson's Deshaun Watson or Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes. If you're a Notre Dame fan, Kelly's handling of this situation should bother you. We'll leave that up to Battle Red Blog to debate over the next few months because you can rest assured knowing that the Texans will draft a quarterback and face that exact quandary.

Author: 0 With the Raiders leaving, the A's are staking their claim to Oakland

It was registered in 1998 to Mark Davis , which happens to be the name of the owner of the Raiders team . I feel helpless. There's nothing we can do about this. Again, Davis had options. Schaaf said the city presented a $1.3 billion plan for a stadium that would be ready by 2021. The Rams and Chargers are preparing to co-exist near the old Hollywood Park grounds.

Sport Frank Martin Named Jim Phelan National Coach Of The Year
Author: 0 Frank Martin Named Jim Phelan National Coach Of The Year

SC defeated Mississippi State 67-55 to claim their first National Championship. Staley is even more larger than life than ever. The Jim Phelan award, presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach, is named in honor of a legendary bow-tied coach who spent his entire career at Mount Saint Mary's University.

Sport Willett goes back to basics with roast beef Masters dinner
Author: 0 Willett goes back to basics with roast beef Masters dinner

Watson owns two green jackets and even though he hasn't been on form for much of the past year, there's something about Augusta that brings out the best in Bubba. Spieth had stood on the 10th tee with a lead of 5 strokes. Danny Willett, of England, smiles on the driving range during practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 3, 2017, in Augusta , Ga.

Author: 0 Tony Romo leaves door slightly open to future return as NFL QB

Draft a QB: With the No. 25 pick in the draft, it won't be easy for the Texans to trade up if they see the guys they want falling off the board. It seems all but certain the Texans walk away with a quarterback, but I suppose O'Brien could decide he can work some magic on Savage.

Sport Gilbert restores Belgian pride with Tour of Flanders win
Author: 0 Gilbert restores Belgian pride with Tour of Flanders win

Van Avermaet managed to finish second after holding off Dutchman Niki Terpstra in a sprint to the line. Pre-race favourites Peter Sagan, the world champion, and Greg van Avermaet, the Olympic champion, crashed with Oliver Naesen 17km from the finish when Slovakian Sagan hit a barrier on the side of the road.

Author: 0 Koeman: The Everton family will help Seamus recover

Ex Liverpool player Didi Hamann has had his say on Twitter about Bale's awful challenge on John O'Shea, just minutes before Neil Taylor's leg breaking tackle on Seamus Coleman, claiming that anyone who thinks the Real Madrid star went for the ball in the tackle is a "moron".