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The Masters 2017: 5 things we learnt after the first round

Having waited a lifetime to get into the Masters the 37-year-old is determined to embrace every moment. One of the biggest stories from the first round on Thursday was Charley Hoffman's impressive outing. Player, who jokingly asked for a mulligan at age 81, drilled one down the middle. He ended the first round with nine birdies. A mettle many believed he lacked. Read More

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Masters 2017: Five things we learned Thursday at Augusta

This was Spieth's fourth straight over-par round at Augusta National, a course where he led wire-to-wire en route to a record-tying 18-under score in 2015, and where past year he shot an opening-round 66 and took a two-shot lead. "I was a bit surprised at how loud the cheer was", Spieth said, chuckling, "when my ball landed about 35 feet away from the hole". It was jarring to see Koepka start addressing his ball with the group ahead still up on the green. Read More

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Fox scores career-high 39 points to lead Wildcats past UCLA

Even with star freshman forward Bam Adebayo ineffective as a scorer in the post (two points, four rebounds, five assists), Kentucky's weapons were far too much for UCLA's problematic defense to handle. Luke Maye added his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Carolina (30-7) rolled to a hot start. 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 ... Read More

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Mississippi State makes point by ending UConn win streak

Mississippi State makes point by ending UConn win streak

Mississippi State put up an incredible fight against SC, but as the fourth quarter trailed on, it was clear the team that upset UConn and Baylor had run out of gas. Schaefer and the Bulldogs are here because he's been right, repeatedly, on kids who other teams passed on. "I'm going to say it's Morgan William ", fellow guard Victoria Vivians said. Read More

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Bilic: Public support from West Ham board not necessary

Bilic: Public support from West Ham board not necessary

The Gunners now sit sixth in the Premier League standings, seven points adrift of fourth place Manchester City but with two games in hand on third place Liverpool who are eight points in front. The Croatian opined about the incredible recovery of Sakho, as the Senegalese international's fitness has drastically improved, from likely being out for the rest of the season after back surgery to possibly being in the 18 against Arsenal . Read More

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Conte unsure whether Chelsea man will face Man City

Jesus' campaign looked to have abruptly ended when he suffered a metatarsal injury during the 2-0 victory over the Cherries on February 13, but it appears he could be back before the end of the season. First meeting of the season between these two teams on Etihad went Chelsea's way, 3:1 on December 16 but the last match in the league on Stamford Bridge went Manchester City's way, 0:3 on April 16 past year. Read More

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Barcelona vs. Valencia: Score and Reaction from 2017 La Liga Match

Barcelona vs. Valencia: Score and Reaction from 2017 La Liga Match

For starters, Andres Iniesta completed his first 90 minutes since the start of January, while Andre Gomes, victim of boo-birds and a former Valencia player, scored his first goal for the club right at the death. The defeat capped a miserable week for Sevilla after they were dumped out of the Champions League by Leicester on Tuesday. It's a shootout at the Camp Nou today as Barcelona and Valencia are playing a very entertaining match. Read More

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Roger Federer edges out Nick Kyrgios in thriller at Miami Open

Roger Federer edges out Nick Kyrgios in thriller at Miami Open

His win at the Australian Open came in a phenomenal five set match against Rafael Nadal . Nadal's semifinal match against Fabio Fognini was rather straightforward, while Federer's win over Nick Kyrgios was as drama-packed as it gets. There were equal chants of "Vamos, Rafa!" as "Go Roger!" and late in the second half, the Federer fans sang: "Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole!" "That's a long time ago". Read More

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Roger Federer Edges Nick Kyrgios In Miami Open Thriller

Roger Federer Edges Nick Kyrgios In Miami Open Thriller

Nadal has had an interesting road to the final. "That's great news for me". The final score was of 7 to 6, 6 to 7 and 7 to 6. Then he faced his toughest opponent of the tournament in the next round, America's Jack Sock. After fighting off two match points to get past tenth seeded Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinal, Federer was pushed to a five-setter by Nick Kyrgios on Friday. Read More

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Adam Lallana injury: How will Liverpool line up without him?

Adam Lallana injury: How will Liverpool line up without him?

JURGEN Klopp is unhappy about losing influential midfielder Adam Lallana to injury on global duty - but he doesn't blame England manager Gareth Southgate. Jurgen Klopp's side host Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday at 12:30 BST. However, there is a chance that club captain Jordan Henderson could be back for the visit of the Toffees this weekend, but Daniel Sturridge remains absent with a hip problem. Read More

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Liverpool investigated for approach on academy prospect

Liverpool investigated for approach on academy prospect

However, the boy can not sign for another club until Stoke have received a compensation fee of £49,000 from Liverpool and, in the meantime, the parents have been left liable for school fees that are believed to run into the thousands. Liverpool are declining to comment on reports they could face a transfer ban on academy players after allegations "tapping up" a Stoke youngster . Read More

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Tottenham cut Chelsea's lead to seven points

Tottenham cut Chelsea's lead to seven points

Tottenham, who were knocked out of the Champions league group stage previous year, head into Saturday's game 10 points behind Chelsea, having beaten Southampton 2-1 last time out. Chelsea are striving to win it and got beat today. The longer this term has gone on, the more time opposition managers have had to study Burnley and study the best way to try and ensure they leave Turf Moor with a victory. Read More

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Without Anthony and Rose, Knicks top Heat 98-94

While the Heat are in a crowded playoff field, the Knicks were unable to get consecutive wins for the first time since December 20-22 and were officially eliminated from playoff contention. But both Anthony and the Knicks need to make sure that's permanent ink they're writing with on the proverbial wall. Miami G Dion Waiters (sprained left ankle) missed his sixth straight game. Read More

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Winless Johnson, Hamlin look for turnaround at Martinsville

Winless Johnson, Hamlin look for turnaround at Martinsville

The field for the STP 500 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be set by the rule book. I know Larson won a race past year, but not regularly, let's say, like the JGR bunch or the HMS bunch. Chase Elliott will start alongside Larson on the front row, with Martin Truex Jr. third, Brad Keselowski fourth and Joey Logano fifth. Finally, some sleepers I could see possibly stealing a win or finishing upfront include Ryan Blaney, Clint Boyer, Jamie McMurray and AJ Allmendinger. Read More

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte plays down 'normal' rumours about 'happy' Eden Hazard

Don't look too far forward, it's very risky. (Andros) Townsend is another player I like a lot, (Yohan) Cabaye, (Jason) Puncheon, a lot of great players. Chelsea are 10 points clear at the top of the table with 10 games left, but Conte is not taking the remaining fixtures for granted. Chelsea are also in the FA Cup semi-final, where they play Tottenham on April 22. Read More

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Chelsea v Crystal Palace preview

If you ask me why they stay in this position, I don't know. 'It's important for my players to focus on the present. Reports claim the new contract could see him earning £300,000-per-week at Chelsea . For sure, our opponents don't want to accept that Chelsea are champions. "For this reason, I want to keep our feet on the ground". Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce: "Wilfried Zaha's in a very, very good place, and that's all I'm concerned about". Read More

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