Sport Johnson confirms No.1 status with third-straight win
Author: 0 Johnson confirms No.1 status with third-straight win

It does get him into the PGA Championship and the Players Championship and gives him a two-year exemption. Rahm couldn't make up any more ground on the 17th hole, forcing him to come up with something special on No. It has been quite a week for Hideto Tanihara. But he finally looked beatable against Tanihara. "I like my chances". OddsShark gave Johnson the second-best Masters odds (7-1) behind Jordan Spieth (13-2), but that may change after Sunday.

Sport Ricciardo sorry at Australian grand prix
Author: 0 Ricciardo sorry at Australian grand prix

After crashing out in qualifying, Ricciardo's rebuilt auto ground to a halt on the out-lap from the pits with a gearbox sensor failure that required him to be towed back to the pits. "But it just kind of snowballed from yesterday". Though he failed to get out in time he was able to fire two laps down. "There was nothing, no procedure I could do to stay out there".

Sport Toto Wolff excited for Formula 1 cars ahead of next season
Author: 0 Toto Wolff excited for Formula 1 cars ahead of next season

Oddsmakers have the Briton at 10/11 for Melbourne, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel second favorite at 7/2 and Bottas at 6/1. "This is the first time that Formula One has changed the rules to make the cars faster", he said . Raising anticipation that Ferrari has a vehicle capable of challenging Mercedes, though drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen have played down the "accuracy" of its testing performance, Ricciardo reveals the SF70H was also fast over a race simulation too.

Author: 0 NHLPA, MLBPA offer support to USWNT in dispute with USA Hockey

The rift now resides between the women's team and the USA Hockey federation. "NHL players fully support the U.S. Women's National Team's efforts to reach an equitable agreement with US hockey". In an incredible showing of support, professional and amateur hockey players alike have stood together against USA Hockey. The organization has been radio silent on the issue outside of a few statements made the week of the announced women's boycott.

Sport Dustin Johnson wins World Golf Championship Match Play
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson wins World Golf Championship Match Play

However, unlike his previous six matches, not much is going Rahm's way in the championship match against the world's No. 1-ranked player. Grillo began birdie-par to win the first two holes over Kjeldsen in windy conditions, but the Dane birdied two of the next four holes to square the match.

Author: 0 New Zealand trail by 247 runs vs South Africa in Third Test

If and when the players return to the pitch, the South Africans will consider themselves lucky to still have captain and talisman Faf du Plessis wearing his pads. Matt Henry (2-25) and Colin de Grandhomme (2-43) took the wickets for New Zealand , who are without injured trio Ross Taylor, Trent Boult and Tim Southee.

Sport Ricciardo starts Australian GP from pit-lane
Author: 0 Ricciardo starts Australian GP from pit-lane

However, prior to the race, the team spotted a problem with a gearbox sensor and were faced a race against time to get Ricciardo's auto to the grid. He had been due to start in 10th place on grid but was pushed back to 15th having required a gearbox fix.

Sport England player ratings: Who impressed against Lithuania?
Author: 0 England player ratings: Who impressed against Lithuania?

Defoe has scored 14 goals for bottom club Sunderland in the Premier League this season, but he also owed his recall to injuries suffered by Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge. The world champion leads by five points from Northern Ireland, which defeated Norway 2-0 in Belfast thanks to first-half goals from Jamie Ward and Conor Washington.

Author: 0 DFS NASCAR: Auto Club 400 Playbook & Optimal Lineups

Kyle Larson was second to nobody in his home state. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Larson led four times for 21 laps. The 24-year-old prodigy became just the fourth driver to sweep a race weekend at Fontana. Your guess is as good as mine". On the final restart, Larson - who started on the pole - shot in front and never relinquished the lead in his No. 42 Chevrolet.

Author: 0 FINAL FOUR! USC Beats Florida in to Make History!

The top-seeded 'Zags are a strong choice in their matchup with the seventh-seeded Gamecocks. SC averages 72.6 points per game on offense while allowing 64.9 on defense. They definitely expected us to lose early. The first NCAA Tournament in which Florida's Mike White has ever coached provided plenty of hope for the future of Gators basketball in the post-Billy Donovan era.

Sport Hideto Tanihara makes hole-in-one in Match Play consolation match
Author: 0 Hideto Tanihara makes hole-in-one in Match Play consolation match

He's known as Rahmbo and early on played like Rambo, with too much power and no finesse. Although he didn't advance, Ryan Moore was the only player in the field to halve all three matches in group play. "I like my chances". First, I thought I missed the ball. Rahm finished it off when he almost holed out from the fairway on No. 14. On the 15th, another par 4, Johnson was good from 12 feet for the birdie.

Sport Sprint Car Driver Steele Killed In FL Speedway Crash
Author: 0 Sprint Car Driver Steele Killed In FL Speedway Crash

Medics attempted to treat him but he was pronounced dead, according to the Associated Press. The Bradenton Herald reported that track emergency personnel got to Steele's vehicle "in seconds", yet his death was declared on the track. Upon hearing the tragic news, Desoto Speedway officials took to Facebook and Twitter on Saturday night to mourn the loss of David. Steele also made three starts in the IndyCar Series but didn't finish any races.

Sport Internet troll terminated by Arnold Schwarzenegger for mocking Special Olympics
Author: 0 Internet troll terminated by Arnold Schwarzenegger for mocking Special Olympics

Schwarznegger's fans loved the dig at the troll, with most responding with support of the Special Olympics and/or admiration for the actor. The video was met with an outpouring of support for the athletes - but one fan made a decision to say that the Olympics are for the "best athletes in the entire world", and allowing people with intellectual disabilities to compete was "doing the opposite".

Author: 0 Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Defoe performance for England against Lithuania

Sunderland striker Defoe ended a lengthy global exile with his 20th goal for the Three Lions - four years on from his 19th - by slotting home Raheem Sterling's cutback in the 21st minute of a routine World Cup qualifying victory. "The manager just said he wanted me to be aggressive and keep forcing them back". "It's a pity that it ends like this", said Blind. Jermain Defoe admitted he struggled to contain his emotions even before scoring on his return from England exile in a 2-0 World ...

Author: 0 SC reaches first Final Four in school history

To get there, the Gamecocks had to defeat No. 2 seed Duke in the round of 32, No. 3 seed Baylor on Friday night in the Sweet 16, and the fourth-seeded Gators, with whom they split two regular-season meetings. Three people on the two benches have appeared in an Elite Eight game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have become the third team to grab a bid to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four.

Sport Johnson holds off Tanihara to make Match Play final
Author: 0 Johnson holds off Tanihara to make Match Play final

Rahm, who bagged his first career victory on the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January, welcomed the prospect of a final against Johnson, who he dubbed "the hottest player on Tour". Rahm needed a birdie on the 18th to take the final to extra holes but missed his putt. Mickelson halved his opening hole with an 18-foot par putt, took the lead with an 18-foot birdie and was never seriously challenged in a 4-and-3 victory over Bay Hill victor Marc Leishman of ...

Sport Bears, Packers cornerbacks both arrested in Iowa
Author: 0 Bears, Packers cornerbacks both arrested in Iowa

KWWL says Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and interference, while Dorleant was cited for interference. Any player arrested can be subject to discipline from the NFL. At that point, one of the officers used her stun gun on Hall's left leg "in an effort to get him to comply with orders". One Cedar Falls police officer was even hit in the back of the head with a beer bottle, but he is all right.

Sport Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open
Author: 0 Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open

Sela improved during the second, but he squandered two chances to break Nadal's serve and the left-hander was able to settle for just the one break of his own to secure a 6-3 6-4 win. But Nishikori stepped up in the third, running away with the set to ensure his progress. I made some mistakes when I was up a break. "He's somebody that I get along with great, is a little bit closer to my age as well, and somebody that I can play with on court and put in hard hours with".

Sport Australia to bat first in fourth Test
Author: 0 Australia to bat first in fourth Test

Kohli had said in the pre-match press conference on Friday that he would play the Test only if he is 100 percent fit. And now, that is the case, with Rahane set to captain the team in this series-deciding match, becoming India's 33 Test skipper.

Sport Former LSU QB Haris transferring to UNC
Author: 0 Former LSU QB Haris transferring to UNC

Harris played in four games last season and started two of them. Harris went through roughly a six-week recruiting phase before eventually settling on the Tar Heels. The Tigers started the season 7-0 before losing three consecutive games. Elliott is the only quarterback on the roster with any game experience, completing eight of his nine attempts as a redshirt freshman in 2016 for 55 yards.

Sport Ricciardo receives five-place grid penalty in Melbourne
Author: 0 Ricciardo receives five-place grid penalty in Melbourne

Mercedes star Hamilton will start from pole position in Sunday's season-opening race in Melbourne . The Red Bull driver had the best of the non-Mercedes cars in F1 a year ago, placing third to eventual victor Nico Rosberg and three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Sport Kohli ruled out, Australia bat in Test decider
Author: 0 Kohli ruled out, Australia bat in Test decider

I started playing cricket at the age of eight and then I played first (representative) game for the state team at the age of 13. Kohli has become the world's highest paid water boy in the decisive fourth Test against Australia in Dharamsala, having made the call to not risk his injured shoulder on match eve.

Sport USF football player Hassan Childs injured in road rage-induced shooting
Author: 0 USF football player Hassan Childs injured in road rage-induced shooting

For more, visit the full story from our coverage partners the Tampa Bay Times . Childs was shot once in the torso and twice in the arm. A second email stated that the incident took place off campus and no one else was injured. "Out of respect for the integrity of the investigation, we cannon comment further at this time". He was arrested in February 2012 on misdemeanor charges of opposing an officer without violence, and later pleaded no contest.

Sport California hires assistatnt Wyking Jones as basketball coach
Author: 0 California hires assistatnt Wyking Jones as basketball coach

Rothstein noted Jones was on the staff with Cuonzo Martin, who left the Golden Bears after three seasons to take the head coaching position at the University of Missouri. That starts with point guard Charlie Moore, the Chicago native who just turned in a productive freshman season. The main objective for Jones will be keeping the current roster intact.

Author: 0 Landmarks to go dark Saturday night for 'Earth hour'

Earth Hour is an event in Carrboro encouraging residents to turn their lights off from 8:30-9:30 promote conservation. WWF described Earth Hour as "the world's largest climate change demonstration". Many countries are moving towards renewable energy sources and away from fossil fuels to reduce their carbon emissions. They can also use a new Facebook profile picture frame available on to celebrate Earth Hour on their own personal landmark - their ...

Author: 0 Injured Kohli out of final test against Australia - India batting coach

It is obviously different from how you play at 100% fitness. Kohli has averaged a dismal nine this series with the bat, but that's not the point. "You might be very, very fit but an impact injury is an impact injury". Those are things you need to address when you're going through tests. I am sure everyone's looking at it as probably the game-changing game of their lives.

Author: 0 SC advances to first ever Final Four

The Gamecocks, responsible for the most surprising upset in the bracket (88-81 over title favorite Duke in the second round) have defended and, unpredictably, shot their way into Madison Square Garden's East Regional final. It seemed Thornwell, who scored eight straight points for the Gamecocks, was always where he needed to be including making a steal with 40 seconds left that turned into a 73-68 lead.

Sport Top quotes by Bhagat Singh to commemorate Shaheed Diwas 2017
Author: 0 Top quotes by Bhagat Singh to commemorate Shaheed Diwas 2017

The newly-appointed Chief Minister of Punjab Capatain Amarinder Singh who is skipping the event to mark the day, tweeted, "I salute our great heroes Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru on their martyrdom anniversary,". He said that Bhagat had visited many towns of Punjab to inspire other youngsters to fight for freedom. Abdul Muqadam confessed that he was hearing about Bhagat Singh for the first time.

Author: 0 Gonzaga Is Finally (Finally!) in the Final Four

After Gonzaga punched its ticket to the Final Four with a 83-59 victory vs. Xavier on Saturday, the Bulldogs became the first team from the West Coast to make it to the Final Four since 2008. "But unfortunately for us, he did a great job". South: Kentucky vs. North Carolina, 4 p.m. It knows it has exceeded everybody's wildest expectations to this point, and capping this improbable run with a Final Four berth would be the ultimate cherry on top.

Sport Southgate wants England improvement after Lithuania win
Author: 0 Southgate wants England improvement after Lithuania win

Importantly, of course, thanks to an evergreen act of goal-poaching by Jermain Defoe and an instant reward for that bold double substitution, England were able to claim another three points on their formidable route to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Ireland's Coleman breaks leg in draw with Wales

Coleman was left in a heap after a reckless challenge from Wales left-back Neil Taylor, and Long was one of the first on the scene to comfort the Everton right-back. Koeman said that he hopes to speak to Coleman today and that he knows the Irishman has a strong character and will be supported throughout his recovery.

Author: 0 Australia win toss and bat as Virat Kohli ruled out

Injury couldn't keep Virat Kohli from true action. The four-match series is level at 1-1. "The focus has shifted somewhere else". Gone are the days when the Aussies used to demoralise Indians with their tried and tested mind games and attacks on the players.

Sport Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania 2-0
Author: 0 Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania 2-0

England have not won a major global championship since lifting the 1966 World Cup on home soil, with the Iceland loss one of several knockout defeats they have suffered in recent years. "Going forward we need to ensure we are moving the ball a bit quicker and making more runs in behind", he told ITV Sport . They sit five points clear at the top of Group F ahead of nearest challengers Slovenia facing Scotland at Hampden Park later on Sunday.

Sport Warriors Weekly: Golden State Reclaims West's Top Spot With Winning Streak
Author: 0 Warriors Weekly: Golden State Reclaims West's Top Spot With Winning Streak

Their string of blowouts continued on Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks. But the Warriors have since won five in a row, including a blowout victory over Russell Westbrook and Thunder on Monday night in Oklahoma City. With that in mind, ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Golden State Warriors are getting a great sense of optimism that Durant will be able to return next month prior to the end of the regular season.

Author: 0 Eric Dier wants England fans to be 'respectful'

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has told the London Evening Standard that he believes he has "always" had the qualities necessary to make a successful captain, and admitted that he aspires to wear the armband on a regular basis for England .

Sport IN hires Archie Miller as men's basketball team's next head coach
Author: 0 IN hires Archie Miller as men's basketball team's next head coach

He's taken that step necessary to make himself prepared for IN". Miller got what he wanted, IU athletic director Fred Glass did, too, and for now, all things are possible. Much like his brother, Sean, at Arizona, Miller can now compete for national championships on an annual basis - something he couldn't have done at Dayton, no matter how much talent he could recruit there in the Atlantic 10, or how experienced a group of veteran players could be in the postseason.

Author: 0 Cheteshwar Pujara breaks Gautam Gambhir's eight-year-old record

Rahul had special praise for the 23-year-old Cummins, who is making a comeback to Test cricket after almost six years in the wilderness. Speaking about India's approach in the post-lunch session on day two, Michael Clarke said: "If India do lose this Test match, I'll tell you where they lost it - it's 30 minutes before tea today, on day two".

Author: 0 South Africa 243-7 at lunch on day 2, 3rd test vs

The Du Plessis wicket was particularly noteworthy, Tom Latham taking an incredible catch at short leg. Latham also took two more catches as South Africa finished the morning session on day two at 243/7. While Matt Henry added two more wickets to his tally in the first session, it was Wagner's short-pitched bowling which proved more hard for the lower-order batsman.

Sport Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties
Author: 0 Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties

The move is seen as a response to USA sanctions placed on dozens of Iranian entities in February following an Iranian missile test. Iran's sanctions are unlikely to have much impact as none of the targeted U.S. "Hereby, the Islamic Republic repeats and insists that strengthening and enhancement of the country's defense capabilities, including boosting Iran's missile defense power, remains to be certain and inevitable in a bid to safeguard the country's right to defend itself against any ...

Sport Daniel Ricciardo handed five-place grid drop for gearbox change
Author: 0 Daniel Ricciardo handed five-place grid drop for gearbox change

With safety cars the only hope for Ricciardo catching the pack up, he was left to circulate the track at the back of the field until he retired on lap 28 with an assumed fuel cell problem. If you can't get close to the auto ahead, you'll struggle to overtake. The five [-place] grid penalty sounded bad enough but we had other issues. He will start Sunday's race from 15th place on the grid.

Author: 0 India vs Australia: Injured Virat Kohli misses final test against Australia

India were dealt a big blow with Virat Kohli being ruled out due to an injury, and he handed the captain's reigns to Ajinkya Rahane who became the 33rd Test captain of India . Kohli, who has been compared in the Australian press to US President Donald Trump, has especially come under scrutiny both over his form and his conduct under pressure.

Sport Liverpool legends vs Real Madrid legends
Author: 0 Liverpool legends vs Real Madrid legends

You knew he would play well and be instrumental in all the good that we did. Edwin Congo, Fernando Morientes, and Ruben de La Red scored the Madrid side's goals. "I'm not the first and I won't be the last to say that Anfield is absolutely awesome". With such greats in both line-ups, it was expected to be a cracker of a match.

Author: 0 Lights go out in Russia's Far East for Earth Hour

Meantime, Sen. Sonny Angara yesterday urged young Filipinos to be "environment warriors" beyond Earth Hour . Naomi Hicks, Head of WWF UK's Earth Hour , said: "We are at a real crossroads when it comes to our planet's future". Switching off lights and/or changing one's profile picture (on social media) are symbolic gestures - the first steps towards taking a stand on climate action.

Sport South Africa wins toss, elects to bat in third Test with NZ
Author: 0 South Africa wins toss, elects to bat in third Test with NZ

It wasn't the best of start for the the visitors with overnight batsman Temba Bavuma departing early, getting an edge to a short and wide delivery to the slip fielder. Earlier, Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock top-scored with a quick-fire 90 off 118 balls, thumping 11 boundaries and two sixes before being undone by all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme with a plum LBW in the early-third session.

Sport Mercedes chief Toto Wolff: We're relishing Australian Grand Prix challenge
Author: 0 Mercedes chief Toto Wolff: We're relishing Australian Grand Prix challenge

He also proved his mettle against F1's new golden-haired boy, Max Verstappen. So it's always a big pleasure to go to Australia . It's going to be quite an experience being my first ever Grand Prix. "It's pretty cool to see so many people supporting me and the event itself". The race started, with Red Bull technicians frantically working on his vehicle.

Sport Tiafoe sets up clash with his idol Federer
Author: 0 Tiafoe sets up clash with his idol Federer

Federer picked up where he left off in Indian Wells, winning his first 20 service points on the way to overcoming an impressive effort from Tiafoe, the world number 101. Other second-round winners were 14th seed Roberto Bautista Agut, 16th seed Alexander Zverev , 18th seed John Isner , 22nd seed Sam Querrey, 24th seed Gilles Muller, Argentina's Diego Schwartzman, Tunisian Malek Jaziri and Frenchman Adrian Mannarino .

Sport Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix hopes are over
Author: 0 Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix hopes are over

For Ricciardo though, his problems continue a run of bad luck at his home Grand Prix that included a disqualification in 2014 after finishing second. The vehicle was brought back into pit lane, feverishly worked on while the other 19 cars in the field took the start, and was released into the fray with Ricciardo two laps down and plumb last.

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