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Garcia moves into prime position for green jacket at Augusta

Garcia moves into prime position for green jacket at Augusta

Sergio Garcia, winless in 73 prior Majors, shook off a Masters legacy of third-round setbacks on Saturday to match Rio Olympic champion Justin Rose for the lead entering the final round. Garcia turned to the spectators and threw a kiss with his hand before leaning back and dropping his fists on the green. If there was anyone to lose to it would be Sergio. Read More

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Arsenal fans blast players after Palace loss

Arsenal fans blast players after Palace loss

Arsene Wenger attempts to underplay Arsenal's abysmal performance against Crystal Palace , citing only their lack of scoring. Captain Theo Walcott apologised to fans after Arsenal conceded three goals for a fourth consecutive away league game, and acknowledged: "You could sense from the kick-off, they wanted it more ". Read More

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Anaheim's Honda Center a mountain Calgary must conquer in playoffs

Anaheim's Honda Center a mountain Calgary must conquer in playoffs

But as Anaheim learned previous year in a first-round upset loss to the Nashville Predators , division titles mean nothing once you get to the postseason. Since Nov 15, only Washington, Columbus and Minnesota had more wins than Calgary (40). "Everyone starts at zero". “I said it when we were in Chicago my first year — we nearly had that naive confidence, because none of us had really played in the playoffs. Read More

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Wenger praises Arsenal fans as end of an era looms

Wenger praises Arsenal fans as end of an era looms

Theo Walcott poked in an equaliser and, while parity lasted only 131 seconds, Sergio Aguero restoring City's advantage, Shkodran Mustafi headed home eight minutes into the second half to pull the home side level. However, the error is yet another indicator of the disarray Arsenal now find themselves in, with form on the pitch poor and fan pressure continuing to grow on the shoulders of Wenger. Read More

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Invincibles To Invisibles - Arsenal Demise Met With Fan Fury

All throughout the season there have been reports linking the North London club with a host of Europe's best managers should Wenger depart, with the likes of Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Max Allegri of Juventus two prime targets. He had led Arsenal to top-four finishes in each of his previous 20 seasons at the helm. I'd like him to stay. But they have a lot of quality. However, Palace were perhaps grateful that the error-ridden defender remained on the pitch as his inept ... Read More

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People took my top-four finishes for granted - Wenger

People took my top-four finishes for granted - Wenger

Without a league title since 2003-04 and that drought seemingly set to extend into another season with Arsenal sixth and 18 points off the pace this term, there is a feeling that Wenger's time could be up after 21 years. "In very hard moments our fans, at 1-0 down and 2-1 down, could have turned against us but I think they were absolutely sensational to get us through those hard moments". Read More

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Pakistan surpass India, become second team to win most ODIs

Pakistan surpass India, become second team to win most ODIs

Shoaib Malik hit a majestic six to secure his century and a six-wicket victory as Pakistan swept to a series triumph over West Indies in their third and final one-day global on Tuesday. "The current West Indies team has a lot of new players in the team and it would have been very disappointing if Pakistan had lost the series against this WI team", he said. Read More

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San Bernardino school shooter fired 10 shots, reloaded once

Hundreds joined together for song and prayer at North Park Elementary in San Bernardino, remembering the lives of 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez and educator Karen Smith , who were killed on Monday. Lili Flores, a staff analyst for San Bernardino County, was at work not far from the Inland Regional Center when a husband and wife opened fire on an office holiday party there in 2015, killing 14 people , majority her co-workers. Read More

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Murphy has 5 RBIs in Nats' 8-3 win over Cards

Gonzalez had at least one runner on in each of his six innings on the mound, and he worked around back-to-back singles that started his final inning of work, leaving the game up 1-0 in what ended up a 4-3 loss for the Nationals . "They both walk, they both hit left-handers, both hit right-handers, and so I'd like leave my 3-4 alone and kind of work around that". "You look at their lineup and they're all going about as good as they can go", Lynn said. Read More

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Leafs' loss sets up first-round matchup against Capitals

Leafs head athletic therapist Paul Ayotte eventually helped him to the dressing room. No penalty was called or suspension handed out. "This is a great situation for everyone", Komarov said. With the stakes higher now, he'll be even more in beast mode starting on Thursday. Another handful, including Gardiner, Nazem Kadri, and Tyler Bozak, have just a single playoff series under their belts, that one coming during the Leafs last playoff appearance in 2013. Read More

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Police investigating 'in all directions' in Dortmund blasts

German police said Tuesday that they believe the three explosions that rocked Dortmund's team bus ahead of a Champions League game were directly targeted at the club. Dortmund recommended that fans stay in the stadium and remain calm to facilitate an "orderly departure". "The match has been postponed until Wednesday", NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Berlin. Read More

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Sergio Garcia slays his major demons with triumph at the Masters

But while he has broken through into the ranks of major winners with his 2013 US Open win, and went on to claim last year's Olympic title, Garcia had failed in 73 attempts before Sunday to win a major title. By the same token, it also marked his best finish in one of golf's four big events since the 2014 season. Both hit excellent tee shorts before Rose got a great break with his approach shot to set up a birdie. Read More

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BJYM leader offers reward of Rs.11 lakh for Mamata Banerjee's head

BJYM leader offers reward of Rs.11 lakh for Mamata Banerjee's head

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who shares a tense relationship with the Centre, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking release of funds over Rs 10,000 crore due to the state under various centrally sponsored schemes. A reign of terror is being unleashed in the name of religion in Bengal. "I urge upon the government to condemn this incident". I do not understand - Mamta Banerjee organizes Iftar Party, she argues for the Muslims. Read More

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Spain's Garcia wins The Masters, his first major golf title

A line of successors soon followed - Corey Pavin would go on to win the same tournament Kite had three years later, and Davis Love III finally broke through at the 1997 PGA Championship . WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Police in Georgia are searching for former Atlanta Braves player Otis Nixon, who disappeared over the weekend. Garcia, who only needed two putts from 12 feet on the first extra hole against Rose, crouched when his birdie putt curled in the back of the cup. Read More

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Tigers guard will transfer from Memphis for senior season

Tigers guard will transfer from Memphis for senior season

Memphis lost its three leading scorers and a trio of other players who projected to play a significant role next season. Dedric Lawson may have been the most highly sought-after available transfer in the country this offseason. Memphis is experiencing a mass exodus. His announcement comes less than a week after Memphis announced that Dedric Lawson and K.J. Lawson also were leaving the team . Read More

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Kevin Durant Could Return For Warriors' Final Homestand

Kevin Durant Could Return For Warriors' Final Homestand

Kawhi Leonard was held to 7-of-20 from the field, including 0-for-5 from beyond the arc with five turnovers. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, rallied to top the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95. After beating the Rockets in Houston, Kerr got his 200th win, giving him an overall record of 200-38. The Warriors actually had an bad start, falling behind by as much as 22, before getting in rhythm to have a field day scoring and shutting down the unsafe Spurs team. Read More

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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Ruled Out For Cleveland

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Ruled Out For Cleveland

That, and get some assistance. With the team struggling for the first three quarters Sunday, coach Mike Budenholzer held out starters Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard for the entirety of the fourth quarter and overtime. Three Heat players are close to returning from injury but are not quite there yet: SG Dion Waiters (left ankle), SF Luke Babbitt (right hip) and PF Josh McRoberts (left foot). Read More

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Nets to sit 6 against Bulls, who can make playoffs with victory

The Bulls, however, own the tiebreaker with the Heat , so if those two teams finish tied, Chicago would land the final playoff berth. Beat the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night and advance to the playoffs. The favorite is 34-16-1 ATS in the last 51 meetings, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. Butler scored 33 points versus the Nets and has three 30-plus efforts in five games this month. Read More

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Harden gets 21st triple-double, leads Rockets past Kings

They are battling with the Utah Jazz for home court in that series, so LA should be playing their stars on Wednesday evening. "Our destiny is in our hands", said DeAndre Jordan , who had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Comparing his season's per-36 stats to any of Kobe Bryant's seasons, Westbrook tops all of them, without even taking into account his rebounds and assists. Read More

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Bills release 2017 preseason schedule

Bills release 2017 preseason schedule

Still roughly four months away from football being played, on Monday the NFL gave us a look at who the Buffalo Bills will face off against in the 2017 preseason as they prepare for a new era under head coach Sean McDermott. The Vikings will host San Francisco and Miami in the final two games played in Week 3 and Week 4 . Interesting that the Week 3 game will be nationally-broadcasted. Read More

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Redskins release 2017 preseason schedule

Redskins release 2017 preseason schedule

The Ravens are 51-32 all time in preseason play. The four-game slate is more or less ready, the team announced. The Baltimore Ravens open their preseason at home this August. The only preseason game whose exact date and kickoff time is presently known is Game 3, on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Washington . Two games later the Redskins played in (and won) Super Bowl XVII. Read More

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My future is tied to Wenger's, says Ozil

Ozil, speaking to the Mail on Sunday, via Sky Sports , believes that it's "important for the whole club" that "Le Prof" makes a decision upon his own personal future. Quinn's voice of reason will be welcomed in an increasingly hostile debate over Wenger's future and while the club accepts the time for change has come, they also appreciate that the radical overhaul required at Arsenal may be more successful if Wenger remains in place for now. Read More

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Sharks beat Flames 3-1 in regular-season finale

Sharks beat Flames 3-1 in regular-season finale

In that scenario, the Sharks would meet the Ducks and the Flames would oppose the Oilers. Todd McLellan knows just as well as DeBoer that San Jose's best shutdown pair is Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun, so the former Sharks coach will try and keep his top line away from those two defenders, in all likelihood. Read More

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Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund football team's bus, player hurt

Police Dortmund said in a statement: "In the run-up to the Champions League game between BVB (Dortmund) and AS Monaco, there was just after 1900 tonight an explosion close to the BVB team bus". "Several windows were broken", a police spokesman said. The game was called off shortly before kickoff and rescheduled for Wednesday. The Associated Press reports that the letter allegedly takes responsibility for the blasts. Read More

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'It's mind-boggling': Alan Jones blasts new Super Rugby format

'It's mind-boggling': Alan Jones blasts new Super Rugby format

The decision over which team will be culled would be announced over the next three days, ARU chairman Cameron Clyne told a news conference in Sydney. With SANZAAR first forecasting three franchises - two from South Africa and one from Australia - being removed as part of a restructure to a 15-team competition format in 2018 some seven weeks ago, the delay is becoming nearly unbearable for the Rebels and Force. Read More

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Crystal Palace unsure if Liverpool want to sell Sakho

Crystal Palace unsure if Liverpool want to sell Sakho

The central defender returned to the club in pre-season, but was sent home from a tour of the United States after his attitude was called into question by manager Jurgen Klopp. "I was late, a scenario which occurs in every squad". "From that day onwards he was getting changed in a Portakabin. I have never seen anything like it". Read More

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Bayern grateful to Real for letting Ancelotti go

Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti coached Real to the 2014 Champions League crown and is up against his former assistant from that triumph, Madrids current head coach Zinedine Zidane . The former suffered a double rib fracture in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid, while the latter is out for a month with a hamstring injury. Read More

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Man United defeat 10-man Sunderland 3-0 in EPL

Man United defeat 10-man Sunderland 3-0 in EPL

Leicester, who visit Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, remain 11th. No Sunderland player had touched the ball when Mkhitaryan doubled the lead 45 seconds into the second half with a low shot, while substitute Rashford completed a fine counter-attack to slot his first league goal since 24 September. Read More

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Bucks getting Malcolm Brogdon back; Walker out for Hornets

Giannis Antetokounmpo's stellar performance this year has brought him many accolades: potential award buzz, the cover star of Sports Illustrated, and now it's given him a top-ten selling jersey this year. Giannis Antetokounmpo should become the first player to finish top-20 in all major stats ( read here): Tim Cato of SB Nation wrote about how Giannis is closing in on being the first player in National Basketball Association history to finish in the top-20 in terms of totals for all five ... Read More

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Stars align for Garcia Masters win

Stars align for Garcia Masters win

As well as losing out to Woods at the USPGA in 1999, Garcia was runner-up at the 2007 and 2014 Open Championships and the 2008 PGA. On the 72nd regulation hole, Rose missed an eight-foot birdie putt, leaving Garcia a five-footer to win, but he pushed it wide right. Read More

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