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Defending champ Willett leads parade exiting Masters early

Willett was the first Englishman to win the Masters since Nick Faldo in 1996 but he suggested that more countrymen are waiting in the wings to become Masters contenders. A year ago on Sunday, of course, was one of the more stunning finishes in Masters history. Mickelson followed that up with a birdie on the par-3 fourth and was at 3-under par, one stroke behind early leader Thomas Pieters, who is 4-under through eight holes. Read More

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Springer's HR in 13 gives Astros 5-3 win over Mariners

Springer's HR in 13 gives Astros 5-3 win over Mariners

Twins 5, Royals 3: Jason Castro and Jorge Polanco hit consecutive RBI doubles in the seventh inning, and Minnesota dented Kansas City's bullpen again to sweep the season-opening series. The Mariners tied the score in a way that is befitting of their current season-starting slump. Marwin Gonzalez added his second homer of the year with a solo shot in the third to put the Astros up 2-1. Read More

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Hughes strong, Twins beat White Sox to improve to 4-0

Hughes strong, Twins beat White Sox to improve to 4-0

This is the Twins' first 3-0 start since 2007 and the 11 time the franchise has won its first three games since relocating to the Twin Cities in 1961. "I think the biggest thing is just go out there and pitch with what you have", Santana said. "That's what wins you games". At the plate , the Twins have a few notable names so far this year. Read More

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'Disrespectful' Rangers boss Caixinha fired Kilmarnock up: Sammon

'Disrespectful' Rangers boss Caixinha fired Kilmarnock up: Sammon

The midfielder knows the Light Blues need a win at Pittodrie if they are to start clawing the gap back to catch the Dons and put pressure on them going into the season run-in. Attackers Barrie McKay, Emerson Hyndman and Tavernier will also cause problems to a strong Aberdeen back line and they will be hoping to feed striker duo Garner and Miller who have 11 league goals between them this season. Read More

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Gonzaga To Vie For Its First NCAA Men's Basketball Title

Gonzaga To Vie For Its First NCAA Men's Basketball Title

Gonzaga players celebrate after the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against South Carolina, Saturday, April 1, 2017 , in Glendale, Ariz . They didn't get the usual production from Thornwell , who missed practice earlier in the week because of a headache and fever. They spread the scoring as six Gamecocks scored in the first 11 minutes before Thornwell cracked the scoresheet. Read More

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Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return

However, two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry is listed as doubtful to face the Pelicans on Saturday because of a bruised knee. The team had hoped to play the pair for the remaining three regular season games to regain the timing lost since Durant went down with a Grade 2 left MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise on February 28th. Read More

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Mourinho: Hernández would have scored 20 goals for me

The Mexico worldwide left Old Trafford after struggling to work his way into Louis van Gaal's plans, but has continued to shine in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen. "I saw matches in previous seasons when teams came to Old Trafford thinking they thought they could win, they played an open game and played an "eye in the eye game" and many times lost with a counter-attack goal". Read More

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LeBron, Cavs bash Boston

Sports/Reuters pic LOS ANGELES , April 6 - LeBron James scored 36 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers pounded rivals Boston to regain control of the Eastern Conference yesterday as Russell Westbrook's bid for National Basketball Association history was delayed. Read More

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Gonzaga to play North Carolina for NCAA championship

Gonzaga to play North Carolina for NCAA championship

He was one of the main reasons that Gonzaga regrouped after blowing a 14-point second half lead to beat SC 77-73. Gonzaga came into the match favored over SC. In truth, Gonzaga stopped being a fun little story four years ago, when it was seeded No. 1 for the first time. PJ Dozier led the Gamecocks with 17 points and Thornwell , the leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament at 25.8 points per game during the first four rounds, finished with 15 on 4-for-12 shooting after starting slow. Read More

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Masters at a glance

Any golfer thinking about Friday's cutline at the Masters better keep an eye on Charley Hoffman. Hoffman s four-stroke lead is the largest at the Masters after 18 holes since 1955, when Jack Burke led by the same margin over Julius Boros . Read More

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Arrieta, Cubs rebound with 2-1 win over St. Louis

After it was over, it's kind of amusing to look back on it since I'm OK. "I have no comment", said Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who is in Washington to watch his team. Now, it wasn't a flawless night for Baez as he did commit two errors on the night. Piscotty signed a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals on Monday. Read More

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Liverpool forward Mane set for knee surgery, out for season

Liverpool forward Mane set for knee surgery, out for season

Klopp tried to ensure Liverpool held on to their lead against Bournemouth by switching to a three-man defence with 25 minutes to go when he replaced the ill Philippe Coutinho with centre-back Joel Matip. 'I have to be clearer in these situations, obviously, but I will find a solution for this. "Impossible that he will play again this season", Klopp told a news conference. Read More

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Ducks close in on Pacific with 4-0 win over resting 'Hawks

After Ritchie's match penalty in the game, that was expected. Ritchie went after the Blackhawks' defenseman in retaliation for Rozsival cross-checking fellow Ducks' forward Corey Perry. Forsling, 20, scored two goals and five points in 36 games with Chicago before he was sent down to Rockford. Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin has had quite a start to his National Hockey League career over the last two seasons, and on Tuesday night he did something that no other player in ... Read More

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Form Tottenham relishing chase of Chelsea

Form Tottenham relishing chase of Chelsea

It seemed Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side had blown any chance of reeling in Chelsea when they trailed Swansea City 1-0 in the 88th minute on Wednesday. They host Hull City on Saturday, needing a victory to maintain their four-point gap over Arsenal and Manchester United, who are fifth and sixth respectively. Read More

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Roethlisberger plans to return in 2017

Roethlisberger plans to return in 2017

Ben Roethlisberger has confirmed he will play a 14th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers later this year. It turns out that, for reasons that remain mysterious, Roethlisberger, or at least the social-media team running his Twitter account, has blocked an terrible lot of sports journalists. Read More

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Griezmann to lead Atletico against Real Madrid in derby

Griezmann to lead Atletico against Real Madrid in derby

Lastly, Real Madrid will get the benefit of having their most important domestic matches - against Atletico and Barcelona - played at the Santiago Bernabeu. Simeone, who had conquered Rafael Benitez's Real Madrid early in the campaign, was unleashing his fury on a team who had beaten his Atletico side to the Champions League trophy in cruel circumstances in May 2014. Read More

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Shakespeare weighs up rest for Leicester stars

Shakespeare weighs up rest for Leicester stars

Morgan has featured eight times for Leicester in their run to the last eight of the Champions League , while also playing 27 times so far in the Premier League. However, there were numerous reports of Everton top-scorer Romelu Lukaku being involved in an on-pitch confrontation with team-mate Williams, having been caught on camera putting his finger to his lips disrespectfully when receiving instructions from the Wales defender. Read More

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India detains Kashmir cricketers for wearing Pakistan's jersey

India detains Kashmir cricketers for wearing Pakistan's jersey

It was previously learnt, prior to the start of the match, the commentator announced through loudspeakers that Pakistani national anthem would be played before the match as a "mark of respect". If indeed a government school organised the match, they can expect serious action. He had said, "We request local population... people who have picked up arms, local boys, if they continue with these acts of terrorism, displaying flags of ISIS and Pakistan, they will be treated as anti-nationals". Read More

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Westbrook has share of triple-double mark

Cleveland moved into a tie with the Celtics atop the Eastern Conference. For comparison, Karl Malone in 1989-90 was the last player in the National Basketball Association to average 30-plus points and 10-plus rebounds in a season, while Tiny Archibald in 1972-73 as the last to average 30-plus points and 10-plus assists for a season. Read More

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Breast Ban? UFC fight in limbo over breast implants

Breast Ban? UFC fight in limbo over breast implants

Gonzalez was supposed to have a strawweight bout against Cynthia Calvillo, and it was the only women's fight on the PPV. On the opposite side of the Octagon, Calvillo will carry some added confidence into Saturday night's showdown after making the most of her UFC debut by submitting Amanda Cooper at last month's UFC 209. Read More

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Barcelona ease victory in Messi Return

Barcelona ease victory in Messi Return

The three points mean Luis Enrique's side remain second, two points behind Real Madrid, who beat Leganes 4-2 on Wednesday. Without a win in five and eliminated from the Uefa Champions League by Leicester City, the Andalusians were on the back foot from the start as Barca frenetically pressed high in a manner with which Sevilla's coach Jorge Sampaoli would approve. Read More

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Senators beat Bruins 2-1 in shootout to pull ahead in chase

The Senators tied the game at 1-1 during the middle portion of the second period, as Adam McQuaid's clearing attempt through the middle of the Bruins' zone was picked off by Alexandre Burrows. Boston has lost their last eight meetings with the Presidents' Trophy winning Capitals. Karlsson, Ottawa's captain, is not expected to play the final two games of the regular season on Saturday and Sunday, which would make three games missed after he injured his right foot Tuesday. Read More

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Improving Man United missing a 'ruthless streak'

Improving Man United missing a 'ruthless streak'

Neville was one of the analysts of the match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday. Meaning Arsenal and United will miss out. And membership of the five-win club is even more exclusive. "I suppose in some ways when you can identify where you're going wrong, your weaknesses and where you need to improve, then I suppose that's a good thing in some way". Read More

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Seahawks CB Richard Sherman goes on vacation amidst trade rumors

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman goes on vacation amidst trade rumors

The report says any renewed trade discussions over a trade with the four-time Pro Bowler will center around the impending 2017 NFL Draft, which will take place between April 27 and 29. Unfortunately, we're not sure if Sherman will be able to stay worry-free once he arrives back in Seattle. Sherman is also under contract through the 2018 season, meaning Seattle is under no pressure to make a move or watch him walk. Read More

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Steve Bannon Not Quitting White House, 'I Love a Gunfight'

Steve Bannon Not Quitting White House, 'I Love a Gunfight'

It also appears to mark a victory by national security adviser Herbert McMaster, who had told some national security experts that he felt he was in a battle to the death with Mr Bannon and others on the White House staff. McMaster reportedly insisted ousting Bannon from the White House Situation Room where the latest information on a military or political situation is discussed. Read More

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Brian Boyle good to go as Leafs try to clinch playoff spot

Some jokes have been made about the Leafs losing a big game to the "Tampa Bay Crunch", but this was a classic case of one team's best players playing better than the other team's best players over 60 minutes of hockey. They played a simple, forechecking game, clogged up the neutral zone". To make matters worse, we got off on the wrong foot during the first month of the season. Read More

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Stuck out! Ball clings to Molina, Cubs rally past Cardinals

Stuck out! Ball clings to Molina, Cubs rally past Cardinals

Matt Szczur reached base for the Cubs today when, in the top of the seventh inning, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was unable to corral a third strike in the dirt. Cardinals: OF Stephen Piscotty did not start, but came into the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning. But at the same time, the realist knows the Cardinals have sixteen more matchups with Chicago. Read More

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NBA says Charlotte is eligible to host 2019 All-Star Game

NBA says Charlotte is eligible to host 2019 All-Star Game

Senate President Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore said in a joint statement. It's incremental change. We were part of the movement, pushing for that change. Silver issued a memo on March 20 to all 30 teams calling the resting of star players "an extremely significant issue for our league". And I'm also proud that we're going back. Read More

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