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Author: 0 Cubs' Baez returns to lineup day after outfield collision

It just got uglier for the home team after that as Chicago roughed up a tired bullpen. "He insisted he was good, but I wasn't convinced. It was kind of purple today, but I'm good". And I loved the delivery, I loved the command. That's the thing. He didn't hit 95 or 96 or whatever, but he knew where the fastball was going. "Much prefer that over velocity".

Author: 0 Garcia finally proves his majors mettle with Masters triumph

Sergio Garcia claimed a sensational maiden major title at the 74th attempt after edging out Justin Rose in a play-off on a memorable final day the the 81st Masters . Garcia said Olazabal sent him a note of encouragement earlier in the week, noting that he didn't share his locker in the Champions Locker Room with anyone and that he'd like to share it with Garcia.

Sport 'Walking' Messi defended ahead of Juventus v Barcelona
Author: 0 'Walking' Messi defended ahead of Juventus v Barcelona

Higuain opened the scoring in the 23rd minute after fellow Argentine Paulo Dybala burst down the right and pulled the ball back into the area. "They didn't show me respect". Instead, Allegri said on Monday, he would throw on all his best attacking players in an attempt to outscore his opponents in the first leg at the Juventus stadium.

Sport Sergio Garcia wins playoff, finally dons green jacket
Author: 0 Sergio Garcia wins playoff, finally dons green jacket

When that 14-footer went in for eagle at the same time Rose was making birdie, the two were tied. "Other than that I had it won". "I knew what I was capable of doing, and I believed that I could do it", he said. Garcia and Rose were tied at the turn after nine holes on Sunday. But he was the best player all week. At the tee box on 18, we hear a roar from the green.

Author: 0 Bournemouth vs Chelsea Preview: Cherries look to halt Blues' march to title

Between them they have scored 30 goals this season in the Premier League, 13 for Hazard and 17 for Costa, both players have 5 assists. But Alonso settled the visitors' nerves with 22 minutes to go, the Spanish wing-back arcing a sumptuous free-kick over the wall and into the top-right corner, leaving Boruc rooted to the spot.

Author: 0 Justin Rose ties Sergio Garcia for lead

Perhaps the most daunting name at Augusta National is Jordan Spieth, who began this Masters with a quadruple-bogey 9 on the 15th hole of the opening round and was 10 shots out of the lead when he trudged off the course Thursday. I'd like to win three or four green jackets, but one would be enough, you know. "(Today) is a huge day", Rose said. Rose reached the top with a run of five birdies over his last seven holes.

Sport Garcia no favourite for U.S. Open, despite Masters win
Author: 0 Garcia no favourite for U.S. Open, despite Masters win

On a day the stars all pointed towards Garcia, the emotional Spaniard was forced to take a tense route as Olympic champion Justin Rose made him work hard for his first Major win in 74 appearances. He carried that attitude all the way to the 18th and when he missed a 5-footer that would've given him a win in regulation, he simply redoubled his effort.

Sport Bradley misses game with injured knee, hopes to avoid DL
Author: 0 Bradley misses game with injured knee, hopes to avoid DL

Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez owes those guys a beer. Boston activated right-hander Matt Barnes from the bereavement list and optioned righty Noe Ramirez to Triple-A Pawtucket. As for the rest of the team that has been lucky enough to not get sick, they will continue to go to work and help carry the team until the Sox are fully healthy.

Sport Alabama governor booked on misdemeanors, expected to resign
Author: 0 Alabama governor booked on misdemeanors, expected to resign

In addition, he must forfeit all the money in his campaign account - which is in excess of $36,000 - to the state. Legislative leaders had been carefully noncommittal about impeachment since House members first pushed a resolution through past year, but the Ethics Commission report , combined with the impeachment proceeding, pushed Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston and House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, both called for Bentley's resignation last week.

Author: 0 Westbrook poised to break Robertson's record for triple-doubles

Tonight, Russell Westbrook scored 12 points, grabbed 13 rebounds , and handed out 13 assists in a rout of the listless Milwaukee Bucks. Russell Westbrook didn't record a triple-double Wednesday night, meaning he has only four more games to set the National Basketball Association single-season record.

Author: 0 Guardiola: 6-0 thrashing of Steaua showed Manchester City have attacking problems

We said "wow" and were so happy because the primary goal will be to qualify. Kompany wants City to finish the season on a high by securing Champions League qualification and reaching the FA Cup final. "Getting to the Champions League is so important". It wasn't easy. But when you play against City, it's normal to suffer in some parts of the game.

Author: 0 Japan issues 'strong protest' over N.Korea missile launch

South Korea has been developing ballistic missiles with a 500-mile range since 2012, the Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman said. The North is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the UN. North Korea now has the strength to "wipe out" the United States "in a moment" with an H-bomb, the editorial said. The North has fired missiles when South Korea hosted the 2010 Group of 20 summit and other events, and while top US officials were traveling in the region.

Author: 0 Arsenal 0-3 Crystal Palace Match Report: hello darkness, my old friend

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to discuss his future after the Gunners plunged deeper into crisis with a crushing defeat at resurgent Crystal Palace. "We knew what we would face. It's nearly like he is standing in quicksand and everything is going against him, but Arsenal are still in a good position to finish in the top four and that would be consolation for a disappointing season".

Sport Patrick Mahomes II: 2017 NFL Draft Player Profile
Author: 0 Patrick Mahomes II: 2017 NFL Draft Player Profile

Jacksonville reportedly made Doug Marrone the team's permanent head coach following the regular season with the belief that Bortles could still develop into a franchise quarterback, but that surely doesn't mean Jacksonville's front office won't begin putting a succession plan in place.

Sport Former New Orleans Saints team captain Junior Galette arrested in Biloxi
Author: 0 Former New Orleans Saints team captain Junior Galette arrested in Biloxi

After an investigation, those charges were dropped. He was one of 52 arrests made during Biloxi Black Beach Weekend in Mississippi. He was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply . With the turmoil involving Washington's front office this offseason, this incident certainly won't help matters, nor will it help Galette return to the field in 2017.

Author: 0 Javier Baez leaves game after ugly collision, diagnosed with eye contusion

Just one day after colliding with outfielder Jason Heyward , Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez is giving fans a reason to breathe a sigh of relief. Arrieta struck out 10 and walked just two while throwing 98 pitches against the Brewers . A booming leadoff homer to center by Kyle Schwarber in the second extended Chicago's lead to 5-0.

Sport LeBron James, Kyrie Irving ruled out for Cleveland
Author: 0 LeBron James, Kyrie Irving ruled out for Cleveland

It was a shocking loss since the Cavs were up 26 points going into the 4th quarter. Milwaukee rallied from a 28-point deficit in 1977, and the Los Angeles Lakers won despite a 27-point disadvantage in 2002. "I wasn't even thinking, just shoot them", said Tyler Johnson, who scored half of Miami's 16 points in overtime. It's a move that a couple beat guys hinted at, and it's telling about how little the Cavaliers care about seeding that they're willing to punt on the one seed.

Sport Red Sox CF Bradley (knee sprain) put on DL
Author: 0 Red Sox CF Bradley (knee sprain) put on DL

The Red Sox had been hoping Bradley could avoid the DL ever since he stumbled while running the bases Saturday. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said before Monday's series finale that he didn't think the injury was anything of "major effect", but the club obviously wants to be careful so that the ailment doesn't become a long-term issue.

Author: 0 Trio of missed putts come back to haunt Rose

An inner calm and the words of his idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal helped Sergio Garcia join his heroes as a Masters champion on Sunday night, writes Simon Lewis . Or perhaps he was thinking of the 7-footer at the 17th, the one he just didn't hit hard enough, resulting in a bogey that sent him to the 72nd hole tied with Garcia.

Author: 0 Yes, Tottenham Hotspur Will Apply Pressure - Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte

Spurs will end the season on 89 points if they win their last eight games and Conte says his side must win six of their remaining fixtures - which would take them to 90 points - to be sure of the title. A minute into stoppage-time, South Korea forward Son Heung-Min bagged his 16th goal of the season with a clinical finish and there was still time for Christian Eriksen's strike to put the seal on Tottenham's fifth successive win.

Sport Manchester United Target Antoine Griezmann Assures Atletico Madrid of Stay
Author: 0 Manchester United Target Antoine Griezmann Assures Atletico Madrid of Stay

Zinedine Zidane's men lead Barcelona at the top of the table by two points and have a game in hand on their title rivals with Atletico 10 points back in third. Atletico were unsafe on the break, though, and Griezmann forced Keylor Navas into a smart save with a good strike from distance. Oblak made another terrific save to deny Benzema early in the second half, before Pepe opened the scoring.

Sport Arsenal humiliated again in 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Arsenal humiliated again in 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace

Even if we created more risky situations, we were always vulnerable on the counter-attacks because we threw everything forward. We won many second balls as well but in the decisive duels they were stronger, yes. Wenger has been under siege in recent weeks as angry Arsenal fans demanded his resignation and the calls for the Gunners boss to quit will grow even louder after one of the most chastening defeats of his 21-year reign.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticises Marouane Fellaini for 'mistake' vs Everton

In the modern Premier League it is really hard to do it but we need to score goals to win matches. Watford won a second match in succession by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0, with Troy Deeney becoming the first player to score in four straight Premier League games at Vicarage Road.

Author: 0 Game 4 Recap: Brewers 2, Cubs 1

Most of the damage came at the expense of Brewers right-hander Zach Davies as his second start of the season almost turned into a complete meltdown. I still have good feel for everything. Iglesias went two innings to earn his second save. Baez was not in the concussion protocol, the Cubs said.

Sport Lampard: Hazard is the best player in the Premier League
Author: 0 Lampard: Hazard is the best player in the Premier League

Isco's priority is to play more minutes and be in the usual Zidane's line-up and if he does not feel important at Real Madrid, he will leave the Spanish Capital with the aim of having a greater role. After a nightmare campaign previous year, the pair have returned to top form this season and have led the Blues towards the Premier League title as they hold a seven-point lead over their nearest rivals with seven games to go.

Sport 3 takeaways from Monday's NCAA championship game
Author: 0 3 takeaways from Monday's NCAA championship game

This year's championship showcase featured a welter of fouls and missed shots by both teams. You know whether it's to lose in this game again or win tonight. They didn't want to be back-to-back runner-ups, so they put all of their effort throughout the NCAA tournament. Battling back and forth, swapping the lead through the next few minutes a flagrant foul on Karnowski seemed to changed the energy for Gonzaga .

Sport Canada, US and Mexico launch World Cup bid
Author: 0 Canada, US and Mexico launch World Cup bid

Mexico federation president Decio de Maria said in a statement: "If we are selected to host, it will be an honor to welcome everyone with open arms". "And that's in the last few days we've gotten further encouragement on that". And third, we think that in this interesting world in which we live, in the place we're holding this particular press conference, with the Statue of Liberty outside and a whole bunch of things along those lines from a social perspective, it's a positive.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez Would Be Foolish To Leave Now

Ozil has scored six goals and has made six assists in 24 games in the Premier League this season, which is significantly less than the German's 19 assists in the 2015-16 campaign. Ozil was asked how missing out on Champions League football next season - something that seems extremely likely at this point - would affect his decision to remain with the club.

Sport 'Verstappen up there with F1's rain masters'
Author: 0 'Verstappen up there with F1's rain masters'

After overtaking Grosjean, Verstappen had to hold off a late charge from teammate Daniel Ricciardo before finishing the race behind Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. SHANGHAI (AP) - Red Bull's Max Verstappen was down on power due to an engine problem during qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix and finished next to last - an uncharacteristically poor result for one of F1's most promising young drivers.

Sport Wil Myers hits for cycle in Padres win
Author: 0 Wil Myers hits for cycle in Padres win

In 2015, he needed a triple to complete the cycle entering the eighth inning and fell short. What's perhaps as incredible, is the first one happened just two years ago when former Padre - and current Atlanta Brave - Matt Kemp hit for one (also at Coors Field).

Author: 0 Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters

The 18th played the most hard in round three with Justin Rose making one of just five birdies, with 16 bogeys and two doubles leading to an average of 4.283. The Masters' biggest leaderboard logjam in 44 years could begin to get sorted out now that the four co-leaders have teed off. Garcia's sensational eagle on the 15th hole was a major part of his final victory.

Sport France blanks Britain in opening singles of Davis Cup quarterfinals
Author: 0 France blanks Britain in opening singles of Davis Cup quarterfinals

Yes of course we lack depth, that's pretty bloody obvious, and we want to make sure that we find a few more players both on the men's and women's side that are playing on the main tour. "My tactics were clear in my head and my confidence got better and better as the match went on", Chardy said. Great Britain's Davis Cup defeat to France came to a carefree conclusion on Sunday after two dead rubbers were interspersed with frivolity.

Author: 0 Bruins set to start series with Senators on Wednesday

The Bruins lost the chance to control whether they stay in the Atlantic Division for the first round or get bounced out to the second wild card spot. It didn't make much difference to Boston where it slotted. For the first time this season, all of Ottawa's forwards are healthy and available. With 15 players at his disposal, coach Guy Boucher has some tough decisions to make.

Sport Barcelona coach Luis Enrique blasts 'pathetic' Andre Gomes questions
Author: 0 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique blasts 'pathetic' Andre Gomes questions

The front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar failed to build on the unique chemistry between them and created very few chances throughout the game, with the latter receiving a red card midway through the second half. A long winning run is needed for Barca to challenge on all fronts - they are also in the final of the Copa del Rey where Alaves await next month - but Luis Enrique admits it will be hard.

Author: 0 NHL's Oly decision a punch in the gut

After months of negotiations between the NHL, the NHL Players' Association and the International Olympic Committee , the league announced Monday that it will be not be sending its players to Pyeongchang. Many players, including Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin , have expressed a strong desire to compete. "There was no comparison really, as far as energy and excitement to not only be part of a hockey team but being part of a larger group of athletes representing your country".

Author: 0 Coach Allegri to reshuffle for Chievo as Juventus await Barcelona

Despite Barcelona's wealth of attacking talent, Allegri made it clear his team won't be sitting back after announcing that Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado and Gonzalo Higuain will all start on Tuesday. " Juventus must be used to playing in these matches and we certainly are, though we know the difficulties we will encounter". "I am very happy for those who can turn football into a show but, as far as I'm concerned, if you want to see a show, you should go to the circus".

Sport Davis Cup: Australia clinches quarterfinal win over US
Author: 0 Davis Cup: Australia clinches quarterfinal win over US

Australia has charged to 2 games to nil lead over the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Brisbane on Friday. Querrey had beaten Kyrgios last month at the ATP event in Acapulco . After a similar lull in the third set, he fought back from 4-1 down to close the match and the quarter-final 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4. Kyrgios saved a set point at 5-6 in the first after having been down a break of serve at 2-4.

Author: 0 Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

Both of Sunday's attacks were claimed by the Islamic State, which has waged a campaign against Egypt's Christian minority, the largest in the Middle East. It said Malaysia also strongly condemned the bomb attacks at the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in Tanta and St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria on April 9.

Author: 0 Bilic: West Ham are in relegation fight now

The YouTube video entitled "We're Going Down!" might be an opinion shared by a growing number of West Ham supporters at the current moment, with the club now sitting 15th in the Premier League league table, just five points above Swansea City in 18th.

Sport Garcia wins his first major at the Masters
Author: 0 Garcia wins his first major at the Masters

When he missed his putt at 18 it was hard not to recall the missed putt in 2007 at Carnoustie, where Garcia ultimately lost in a playoff. "I feel like my age is still OK, because I can drive it far enough". A few players had a fleeting bit of hope, most notably Matt Kuchar after a hole-in-one at the 16th, but no one seriously challenged the guys out front.

Sport Grichuk walk-off single lifts Cardinals past Cubs
Author: 0 Grichuk walk-off single lifts Cardinals past Cubs

The "automatic" IBB really accomplishes nothing. The entire league will be gunning for the Cubs, and any injuries or signs of regression will have them feeling the heat. But I don't think runners should be doing this. The Cubs flashed some of the fighting spirit they showed a year ago, rallying to tie the game at 3-3 in the ninth inning on Willson Contreras' 3-run homer.

Author: 0 Masters leaderboard: Sergio Garcia wins

No, but he was a class act all week, especially Sunday when, playing alongside Garcia, he showed his appreciation for a number of Garcia's shots. "It's a attractive thing to have". "It's going to sting for sure", he said. So I have plenty more looks, and I feel good about it happening. Rose reached the top with a run of five birdies over his last seven holes.

Author: 0 Brewers need relief help for game vs. Cubs

Nova (1-0) allowed just an unearned run over six innings in his first start since signing a three-year deal in the offseason to stay with the Pirates, who acquired him from the New York Yankees last summer. "Give them credit", Maddon said. He worked seven innings of three-hit, three-run ball to run his record to 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA. One day after making up a four-run deficit, the Orioles came back from being down 4-1 and improved this season to 4-0.

Sport Diego Costa: Chelsea star reveals his biggest change this season
Author: 0 Diego Costa: Chelsea star reveals his biggest change this season

As noted in the report, the 28-year-old was linked with a move to China in January, and although he opted to stay in west London for the remainder of the season, it remains to be seen if he would take that if it were an option again. "But that is something totally different". "I am always very honest with those close to me". "I have two years of my contract left", he told SFR Sport .

Author: 0 In clash of playoff styles, which one will reign supreme?

The Blue Jackets (50-24-8, 108 points) finished just three points behind the Penguins (50-21-11) in the Metropolitan Division standings, but that difference proved critical, as Pittsburgh gets home-ice advantage for the series. West: The Central Division champion Chicago Blackhawks open against the wild-card Nashville Predators, and the Minnesota Wild have home-ice advantage against former coach Mike Yeo and the St.

Sport City end four win-less run to beat Hull City 3-1
Author: 0 City end four win-less run to beat Hull City 3-1

Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City ended a four-match run without a Premier League win by beating Hull City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. I am so lucky to have been playing in the same side as great players but especially David because he is so good. "And he was so right. And he was so right, he's a special player".