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Augusta National Will Host Women's Amateur Event

The stroke-play event will be 54 holes, with the field determined by winners of recognized championships and placement on the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking. The announcement of the tournament on Wednesday was the first major change under the club's new chairman, Fred Ridley, who replaced Billy Payne a year ago. Read More »

There's new Woods at Augusta, with Mickelson along for ride

He is playing pain free and recent results suggest he has a lively chance of earning a 15th major title this week, 10 years after his last. "I really hope I'm playing my best golf", Woods said Tuesday. "Not that I'm saying Tiger can't win because I wouldn't say Tiger can't do anything because he will prove you wrong". Fifteen years removed from his 2003 victory, Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., is also in the field as a past champion. Read More »

Arsene Wenger told how to play Alexandre Lacazette in final Arsenal games

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Aubameyang converted it to give them a lead and then added a second one from a volley. At a press conference, Wenger told reporters: "Lacazette is ready to start, yes". But Lacazette stepped up and scored instead. We finally have a world class striker again and the boss is going to play him out of position? Against Stoke, about a third of the stadium wasn't filled. Read More »

EPL: Former Manchester United player blasts Pogba over hairstyles

The France worldwide has been dropped for most of the Red Devils biggest games in recent times, and rumours have surfaced suggesting that his relationship with his manager Jose Mourinho has hit rock bottom. He was fantastic in that style of play and the players around him helped him. "You have to go through these periods to make you stronger". Ask the coach if you want to know why I play less. Read More »

Australian rugby star says gay people will go to hell

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The dual global, who has 337,000 followers on Instagram , made the comment in reply to a question from another user on Tuesday, Folau's 29th birthday. Understandably his now deleted comment, has not gone down well. Sydney's first gay and inclusive rugby club the Convicts said the comment was disappointing. Read More »

Pogba: I have no issue with Mourinho

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I think he is very fine after the injury. "No problems, just a misunderstanding". Mourinho added: "I spoke with him last night - he said I was the king of the coaches, not the king of football". Pogba strengthened his claims for a recall, turning in an impressive performance for France in their 3-1 friendly victory against World Cup hosts Russian Federation in St Petersburg in midweek. Read More »

Watch golfer Tony Finau dislocate ankle after hole-in-one at Masters

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Watson previously won the Par 3 Contest in 1982 and becomes the oldest victor in the tournament's history. After the shot went in on the 7th hole for an ace, Finau ran from the tee box to celebrate the impressive accomplishment. "You know, what I did didn't make any difference to me". That was his first hole-in-one. TOM WATSON rolled back the years to win the Par 3 Contest at Augusta - to the relief of Tommy Fleetwood. Read More »

Dr. J: Simmons: Simmons could be a once-in-a-lifetime player

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In that time, their straight up record is 6-1 with a 11.4 average point differential. Philadelphia was in action at home against the Nets in a matchup of Atlantic Division teams Tuesday night. The Pistons have been up and down offensively, ranking 25 in scoring offense with 103.3 points per game. The Pistons rank 24th in three pointers allowed per game (30.5). Read More »

Robert Griffin III, Ravens, reach agreement on 1-year deal

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He's a very talented quarterback that's had a lot of success in this league early on. "He came in last week, worked out". Former Washington Redskins 2012 first-round draft pick and NFL Rookie of the Year, Robert Griffin III is having a homecoming of sorts. Read More »

Alan Pardew new favourite for Ipswich Town job

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West Bromwich Albion , marooned at the foot of the Premier League and heading for relegation, parted company with manager Alan Pardew and his assistant John Carver on Monday. McCarthy is set to leave Ipswich at the end of the season. "But you know me, I like pissing people off". But they chose to call time on his tenure early after seeing thousands of season ticket-holders staying away and others throwing their tickets on to the pitch in disgust on Saturday. Read More »

Gianluca Vialli: Antonio Conte "looking forward" to leaving Chelsea

He knows that at Chelsea , if you don't win, you get fired. "He's always at a good spot, at the right place and also the defensive work - he digs in, works hard and it's always easy to play in the team with a guy like this". According to The Daily Telegraph , Spurs are willing to make Pochettino one of the best-paid managers in the Premier League to continue the progress they have made in recent seasons. Read More »

A stroke of luck give Bayern Munich the upper hand against Sevilla

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Sevilla , playing in the last eight for the first time in 60 years after overcoming heavily favored Manchester United in the previous round, has never made it to the semifinals in the Champions League . Thiago Alcántara would score in the second half to give Bayern a valuable buffer. Javi Martinez had his close-range shot saved by Soria in the 66th, and two minutes later Alcantara scored the winning goal after a cross by Ribery . Read More »

Wenger reacts to empty seats ahead of CSKA clash

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Cech, who recently got his 200th clean sheet in the Premier League in the 3-0 win at home to Watford before the global break, was out of the home win over Stoke City with a groin injury. Arsenal's players have been urged not to get "wound up" by the prospect of playing CSKA Moscow in the current climate. The squad appeared to be in good spirits 24 hours before the game and looked fiercely competitive as they squared off in the friendly challenge. Read More »

Tributes pour in for former England midfielder Ray Wilkins

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Former team-mates, managers and colleagues all sent tributes and well wishes after news broke on Friday. His passing comes as a major loss to the football world with Wilkins listing Chelsea, Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers and Rangers among his former clubs. Read More »

Player of the Year hopefuls De Bruyne, Salah face each other again

De Bruyne could well have voted for global compatriot Romelu Lukaku up top but we'll just have to wait and see with that, while the Belgian midfielder understandably opted for Liverpool talisman Mo Salah as his Player of the Year. With the statistic how are we going to compare ourselves? De Bruyne and Salah both failed to make the grade at Chelsea, shining in the Bundesliga and Serie A respectively before sealing Premier League returns, but the 26-year-old insists that common experience ... Read More »

Klopp: Salah 100% deserves PFA Player of the Year award

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It's totally different, I played (against Everton) like a defensive midfielder, how you can compare me to an inside forward? The other is plundering an improbable, potentially record-setting amount of goals, with a playing style that has evoked comparisons with Lionel Messi. Read More »

Angels' Shohei Ohtani slugs first major league home run

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Despite being injured for much of the 2017 season, Ohtani was highly coveted in the MLB and was courted by numerous professional baseball teams in the United States before opting for the Angels in December. The dinger came two days after Ohtani turned in a quality start (six innings, three earned runs) and earned the win in his big-league pitching debut, vs. Read More »

Conte can't wait to leave Chelsea, affirms Vialli

Antonio Conte , manager of Chelsea during a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground on March 29, 2018 in Cobham, England. "We must be a bit anxious about this". "I just had to get into the starting 11 and help the team". But Conte wouldn't concede Chelsea are out of the race for the top four. We've thought it for six or seven months. Read More »

Craig Gilroy: Ulster star apologises for 'totally inappropriate' WhatsApp message

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An Ireland and Ulster rugby star has apologised unreservedly for sending a sexually explicit message to a teammate following an incident that would later see the fellow player charged with rape. On Tuesday evening, he published a message on Twitter saying he was "deeply sorry for the hurt [his] message had caused". "I take full responsibly for my actions and in future will ensure that language I use in private or public better reflects who I am and what I stand for". Read More »

De Bruyne: Silva is my POTY!

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This puts Salah as one of the favorites for the prestigious European Golden Shoe for the season of 2017/18. He added: "We came here to play a football game". Not that De Bruyne is faring too badly, himself. "But he's been electrifying and the tough thing when you have to mark him is that he can go both ways". Read More »

Bruins' D Carlo (ankle) out 3-4 months

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The Boston Bruins will officially be without one of their talented young defensemen for the remainder of the season and playoffs. Brayden Point, Victor Hedman, Chris Kunitz and J.T. And the Bruins will pair him with Charlie McAvoy , making his return tonight against Tampa Bay after missing 14 games with a sprained left knee ligament. Read More »

Ronaldo stunning bicycle kick helps Real take charge v Juve

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The goal was greeted by applause even from Juventus fans who only minutes earlier had hounded and insulted Ronaldo when he shot wide. After resting players in their 3-0 La Liga victory over Las Palmas at the weekend - including Cristiano Ronaldo and club captain Sergio Ramos - Zidane has gone full-strength to ensure they achieve a positive result to take back to Spain next week in the second leg. Read More »

Messi: Manolas accepts "there's no way to stop" Barcelona ace

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Messi's latest rescue-act on Saturday, when he came off the bench to inspire a remarkable fightback against Sevilla , has regurgitated the question of Barca's dependency on their number 10. "He is key to our team, maybe not like Messi is, but we miss him a lot". Everything points to Sergi Busquets being available and he will add stability to the Barca midfield, where he will be partnered with Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic. Read More »

Form Salah can destroy any defence, says van Dijk

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As Liverpool prepare to host Manchester City in the Champions League , Virgin van Dijk sends a word of warning to Pep Guardiola's men. "He's that kind of player that you just need to be on your best", Van Dijk said. "I understand full speed why somebody could get it wrong and think differently". "Everybody can see how much quality he has got, how many goals he has been scoring, and that's important. Read More »