With Chelsea surprisingly losing 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace, Mauricio Pochettino's second placed side closed the gap to seven points on the leaders to set up an enthralling last six weeks of the season. The merits of such social-media snaps were not the only thing gleaned from past year when a young Spurs squad mustered their first title bid. We switched off in our minds after Chelsea and we conceded second place to Arsenal.
But staying true to the course's reputation of having extremely hard, undulating greens, the ball made its way around the bend and headed to the hole. While the patrons at Augusta National were thrilled when Sergio Garcia defeated Justin Rose in a playoff to win the Masters, there's no question that early in the day their rooting interests leaned heavily toward the second-to-last pairing of Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.
All fans in attendance are encouraged to stay for the post-game ceremony, which will welcome current players and more than 50 Red Wings greats to the ice. The fans, in turn, pointed commemorative sticks they were given toward the banner-filled rafters that recognize 11 Stanley Cup titles and retired jerseys of some of the game's greats, such as Gordie Howe and Yzerman.
They wound up tied for the lead Saturday on a tense afternoon that set the stage for a Masters finale still up for grabs. Two years ago, Hoffman was five shots behind Spieth in what turned out to be a runaway for the young Texan. He would have a almost identical approach shot on the 15th hole, though that one had a lot of backspin before stopping within inches of the cup. He had not taken a bogey in 27 holes, since the fourth hole in round two, including an eight-foot par putt Saturday at ...
It was a Ballesteros-style victory, complete with several visits into the Augusta National shrubbery, penalty strokes, choked putts - and just enough spectacular shotmaking. But Rose quickly answered with a birdie of his own to tie the score. No one ever played more majors as a pro - 70 - before winning one for the first time.
He will finish his career with a 22-6 record that includes 16 knockout victories. "It's been on my mind for a while, I gave another venture my word that win, lose or draw this was going to be my last fight". "When you get your academics together, you can come back to the classroom". Referee Dan Murgliatta stopped the contest when he thought Gegard Mousasi had illegally kneed Chris Weidman in the head.
And that's only the start. KEY STATISTIC This is the fourth time Garcia has played in the final group at a major, and the first since the 2007 British Open at Carnoustie. Garcia entered the day with a 74.9 scoring average in third rounds at Augusta, the worst among any player in the last 30 years with at least 10 appearances.
However, Manchester United eased to a comfortable win thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford. Moyes also vowed to fight on despite his team lying 10 points adrift of safety. Mourinho said: "After Liverpool and Manchester City's victories, if we didn't win today it's nearly mathematically impossible [to finish fourth]. He was reading the game well to go to [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan when he was inside", Mourinho said.
Victory saw United close to within four points of Manchester City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth and have played a game more than Mourinho's side. "You could feel the negative feeling around the team". Sunderland , who face an nearly impossible battle against relegation, still tried to gain a foothold in the game despite their man disadvantage, with Jermain Defoe curling over after good work from Didier Ndong.
Daniel Cormier will put his light heavyweight title on the line against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson in a rematch of a fight that ended in favor of the champion the first time around. Johnson (22-5) has won three straight since losing to Cormier, all by KO in under 6 minutes. Jones earned a win in the first meeting with "DC", while the second fight was scratched due to his failed drug test last July.
But he was still in a four-way tie for the lead, and it looked as though he had regained his form when he birdied two of the first four holes Saturday. "One shot lead starting the day doesn't mean much". Rickie Fowler was a shot off the lead after returning a 71, with 2015 champion Jordan Spieth another stroke back alongside compatriots Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman .
It was founded in 1991 by George Soros, the Hungarian-born U.S. financier, to promote a global "open society". The legislation would require the governments of the United States and Hungary to agree on new terms for the university's operations within the next few months.
Riding a seven-game streak of triple-doubles, Westbrook came within one rebound of breaking the record Wednesday night in Memphis in a 103-100 win to which he contributed 45 points and 10 assists. "He was phenomenal down the stretch". "He's doing it over the course of the season", Carter said of Westbrook. T.J. Warren scored 23 for Phoenix. He missed it by two, much the disappointment of the 18,055 in attendance, many of whom headed for the exits when Westbrook exited at the 2:34 mark ...
Thompson continued to scream at James and vice versa, and Thompson stormed off to the scorer's table for the rest of the timeout. Thompson played 43 minutes in the game and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, but he also missed two crucial free throws towards the end of the fourth quarter to help send the game into extra time.
Southgate further stressed the importance of form while selecting his squad, insisting that players will not be selected on name, as evidenced by the return of Defoe into the England squad for the first time since late 2013. "I'm really impressed with his mentality and quality". He has to be playing regularly in the Premier League to have any chance of going to the World Cup.
Westbrook had amassed 32 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists through three quarters. Russell Westbrook didn't have his best game against the tanking Phoenix Suns on Friday night. The Lakers beat the Kings, 98-94 behind Julius Randle's 25 points. The Nuggets are within one game of Portland for the last playoff berth in the West with three games to play.
After Rose could only make bogey, Garcia hit a sublime approach before sinking his first putt to claim the title and the coveted green jacket. It was worth the wait. He eagled the 15th, with Rose birdieing the par-five, bringing the pair together again on 9-under. Instead, the two walked to the ninth tee at eight-under, and no one else within three shots of them.
The Frenchman failed to earn a single break throughout the match , which allowed Nadal to win in straight sets even though he broke Mahut just once. Fabio Fognini defeated Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-2 to become the first unseeded player in 10 years to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open.
Andrea Ranocchia did pull one back late on, as Claudio Bravo let a weak effort trickle past him.Son Heung-Min struck twice as Tottenham Hotspur maintained the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a 40 victory against Watford at a sun-soaked White Hart Lane yesterday.
Sanchez, who is now on global duty and scored during Chile's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Venezuela on Tuesday, told the Publimetro: "I am happy in London and hope to finish my contract there". Reacting to the statement, he said: "In a positive way, there's only one team in London, so he's happy". 'I am 28, I still have a lot in front of me.
Look for Long Beach to provide some clarity. "Today is extra special because Long Beach is a great place", he said. Truly anything is possible at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach . The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion has been competitive all weekend, and will be looking to remain so heading into qualifying. Today's race is at 4 p.m.
Kyrgios pushed eventual champion Roger Federer to the brink in the semi-finals in Miami last week and has made the final four in three of his last four tournaments. The Indians had clinched an unbeatable 3-0 lead on Saturday after Rohan Bopanna and N. Sriram Balaji thrashed Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev in the crucial doubles rubber.
The childhood friends from the Los Angeles area, who were once teammates with the Thunder , have compiled two of the greatest statistical seasons the league has ever seen. "There's no way that he can't get it". Against OKC during the regular season, the Rockets were 3-1 and averaged 115.0 points per game. "If you look at the history, when you have a guy who is nearly averaging a triple-double and his team is winning games, I mean, you can't take that away from him".
The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix victor successfully defended his 205lb title against Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 210. STARSPORT introduce you to the hottest Octagon girls in UFC. Props to DC", he said. Daniel Cormier is an underdog in the main event of UFC 210 . Jones' doping ban expires in July, just days before UFC 213 in Las Vegas, fueling speculation that Jones could meet the Cormier-Johnson victor in a championship bout.
Deadlocked after nine holes, the two friends and rivals produced an enthralling back nine showdown worthy of any Masters champion. It's the first major PGA win for Garcia. Going into Sunday's play it was the two Europeans who were top of the leaderboard with most pundits predicting that the American pairing of Rickie Fowler (-1) and Jordan Spieth (-1) would pressure the top two.
The Davis Cup has a different vibe to many Tour events, with loud and colourful partisan support actively encouraged. Even without its leading trio, France swept aside an Andy Murray-less Britain 3-0 for the loss of one set. "We've had a great couple of ties this year, we've absolutely loved it, the spirit's still really good". What will not be recorded is that a contest that was never serious at one stage saw Evans taking on Benneteau, Nicolas Mahut and French captain Yannick Noah.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that goalkeeper Claudio Bravo's build-up play is as good as that of Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Guardiola said: "I promise you he was so happy". In turn though, his form has attracted attention from elsewhere, and as detailed by The Sun , City have now joined the race for the £25m star while Tottenham have been admirers for some time and are said to have had bids rejected in the last two transfer windows.
From there the choke was locked in and "Rumble" was forced to tap once again in a near mirror image of their first fight. "He better not come in my cage after I win", the 38-year-old told reporters on Thursday. He's recorded three straight knockouts, including a first-round knockout of Uriah Hall on November 19, avenging his loss to Hall a year prior. "I don't know, but as I've said time and time again I can not dictate peoples' feelings".
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso endured another frustrating outing as a mechanical problem with his McLaren forced the Spaniard to retire after 33 laps when running seventh. That gave Hamilton the ability to retain the lead and hold off the pack for the remainder of the race. After Vettel's victory on the Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne, Ferrari showed it can also match Mercedes' pace on a traditional track with long straights following the off-season F1 rule changes that ...
He found the opening goal of the game against Sunderland, taking his tally to 17 league goals this season, the best ever tally from a Man United player since 2013/14. Asked about their situation, he said: "It's still as hard - probably more hard because there's a game less". Ronald Koeman's team grabbed the lead after 30 seconds when Kevin Mirallas broke through from midfield and appeared to be brought down but the referee , wisely, played advantage and the ball fell to Tom Davies who shot ...
Rumours are circulating again regarding interest from Real Madrid, but Mourinho insists that the decision to leave the 26-year-old out, is down to a minor niggle. Mourinho felt the magic provided by Ibrahimovic - who has hit nine goals in his last eight Premier League appearances away from home - helped his side get on course for a good result before Sebastian Larsson's red card made Sunderland's task even tougher.
It is also worth pointing out that Neymar's dismissal was Barca's first red card in 59 games - not that that will stop Gerard Pique from no doubt taking to Twitter to express his disapproval with the officials and their perceived bias towards title rivals Real! The 21-year-old, allowed to leave Camp Nou last summer following seven years of service, beat the offside trap and completely outdid Jeremy Mathieu for pace, running half the length of the pitch and making no mistake up against ...
Costa had not scored in his previous four appearances for Chelsea , but manager Conte had expressed his confidence in the forward as a scorer and creator of goals . "We have seven games to play and we are ready for the seven games". "He must continue to work in this way with great desire and work-rate and I'm sure he can score in every game".
However, at WrestleMania 33, it looked to be the end of the Dead Man. After the defeat, Taker took off his hat, coat and MMA-style gloves and placed them in the middle of the ring - a sign that he has ended his in-ring career. The Undertaker , 52, has been putting his body through the rigors of wrestling for almost 30 years. "Typically, by the time I'm connecting with Superman punches and I hit a spear, it's done".
The Foxes have won all six fixtures since Claudio Ranieri was sacked towards the end of February after flirting with the relegation zone just nine months on from their improbable Premier League title triumph. He said: "I love the way Barkley played today". Shakespeare's side responded positively and were level with just four minutes on the clock. Lukaku struck again, with his 23rd league goal of the season, in the 57th minute, firing home at the back post after Leicester failed to clear ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a late penalty to rescue United's 20-match un- beaten run. We are 20 matches unbeaten in the Premier League which is not enough because we don't win enough matches. "I think we controlled the game, maybe in the first 10-15 minutes United were the better team with one open chance for Ibrahimovic ". "[Shaw] has lots of potential, but the football brain and the professional brain has to be with the talent", Mourinho said.
The United manager might have played to the cameras, but whether he did or not will be irrelevant to Shaw, who will simply be grateful that Mourinho has finally given him a break - and a public one at that. And Mourinho argues: "What is clear is, by playing in the Premier League, in Europe, in the cups, he is having an incredible experience, after the hurricane that he was last season, when he came in, this year is giving him a hell of an experience".
Sunderland, who had Seb Larsson contentiously sent off in the first half, now lie 10 points from safety at the foot of the table and look destined for the Championship. Ibrahimovic's first goal came on the half-hour mark when the Swedish striker, 35, took his tally for the season to 28 with a brilliantly taken effort from the edge of the box.
Don't forget that last season Tottenham fought for the title until the end. And Tottenham is stronger than last season. "I like the pressure, I live off pressure". "Back then sometimes I thought the suspension was unfair and that I was right and the others were wrong, that they were exaggerating". Third-placed Liverpool, six points above fifth-placed Arsenal, can't afford another slip when they face Stoke after allowing Bournemouth a late equaliser in a midweek 2-2 draw.
He still walked off the 18th green with a smile on his face and slapped hands with several youngsters lining his path back toward the clubhouse. Kuchar is now at 5 under, three strokes behind Justin Rose. It figures to be quite a Sunday shootout at the Masters . A one-shot lead starting the day doesn't mean much. Ernie Els may have hit his final shot at the Masters .
Josh King's 42nd-minute goal was by no means against the run of play, although Bournemouth had their own stroke of luck when the Norway international's lash of a right boot deflected off the knee of Luiz and flew into the top right-hand corner of Courtois' goal.
We did not lack anything physically, we lacked concentration, to defend together, with more energy. "I believe in my teammates and the coach", said a bullish Griezmann on Thursday. "In the end we had a bitter taste as we were close to winning the game". As for the away side, there are a lot of injury concerns as the likes of striker Kevin Gameiro, Sime Vrsaljko, Tiago Mendes, substitute goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya and Augusto Fernandez are all sidelined with injuries.
And The Telegraph's Matt Law has since documented how tempers spilled over into an altercation in the Stamford Bridge tunnel. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his first season in the Premier League has not been good enough but promised "in the future I will be better".
The Maple Leafs a year ago finished dead last in the standings. Connor Brown scored the game-winner on a deflection at 17:12 after former Penguin Kasperi Kapanen picked up his first National Hockey League goal at 14:30 courtesy of a no-look pass from Matt Hunwick .
The Frenchman is one of world football's most sought after forwards, with Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea heavily linked with a move for him in the summer. "There's a long way to go and we have to win everything we can to be in the top three". "I can not say yes or no, otherwise I will be in the s--", he said.
Coleman was due to leave hospital in Dublin on Wednesday having undergone surgery to pin his broken tibia and fibula on Saturday morning. Coleman suffered a double leg break against Wales on Friday. "I was just trying to settle and relax him", the Southampton striker would later reveal. "When we were leaving the Aviva, Cody saw two men in front of us looking at their phones at images of Seamus' leg, and he got immediately upset and was still crying when we got back to the auto", Michelle ...
Hill missed 5½ weeks last season with multiple blister issues on the fingers of his left hand. Rich Hill was re-signed as a free agent this past winter after some successful starts with the team including a 1-0 gem against the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series.
Such heartache briefly resulted in the Barca superstar announcing his retirement from global football, although he reversed that decision in a bid to help his nation qualify for 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation but will miss the final qualification matches after being handed a four-game suspension for verbally abusing a match official in the 1-0 win over Chile last month.
Fernando Alonso's hopes of a points finish were dashed by a driveshaft failure, while team mate Stoffel Vandoorne was sidelined with fuel pressure problems. Valtteri Bottas spun under the Safety Car which dropped him to 12. The safety vehicle was called again after Antonio Giovinazzi smashed his Sauber into a wall, allowing Hamilton to take a "free" pit stop to switch to soft tyres and build an early cushion.
Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane reacts as he receives medical attention after picking up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool , north west England on April 1, 2017.