Palmer being here, I was not going to miss it". Not only are the soft greens and poor weather conditions going to favour him over the likes of Jordan Spieth and DJ, but the fact that he's been paired with Jon Rahm is also going to be of huge benefit to the world number 3.
They have only won half of those games and are on a three-game draw streak, which isn't the best way to make it up passed their current fourth place ranking on the table. Conte did not go into details about the nature of his discussion with Ranieri, who was sacked by Leicester in February. I was very pleased to see him yesterday in Cobham, to chat.
Johnson became only the fourth world number one to miss a major championship, the first since Rory McIlroy withdrew from the 2015 British Open. Struggling with his ball-striking for the first three months of 2017, 36-year-old Scott opened his 2017 Masters with a bogey at the hard par-4 first hole.
Unfortunately, this was not good enough to defeat the crowd favorite Tar Heels. NOTES: North Carolina appeared in its 11th national championship game, having it won it in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009. They brought steady cascades of boos from the crowd of 76,168, as fans from each side took turns protesting the whistles. It may get lost in the details, but the Tar Heels turned the ball over just four times in the 71-65 win over Gonzaga .
Clement's side had led the match for 77 minutes, from Routledge's opener in the 11th minute, but Alli started Spurs' late comeback in the 88th minute - before Son and Erikssen added to Swansea's misery. "We had one of the best games since I have been here on Tuesday (in the 2-0 win over West Brom), where the players played the way I like and I would have liked to have been able to play against Tottenham with a full team.
Everton, as you may be aware, got turned over by Liverpool at the weekend, and so presumably will be wanting to make some kind of point to themselves, their fans and their manager. The Red Devils have drawn 0-0 at home in seven league games since the start of last season. They were knocked out of the FA Cup with a defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the quarter-finals.
Even with two wins last week, it's been a five-game stretch of substandard play as Milwaukee comes to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night. Nine Thunder players recorded giveaways. "You always see him on TV". The Charlotte Hornets have won six games out of last ten against various teams in this National Basketball Association season.
Three Olympic gold medals notwithstanding, Staley would have been forever incomplete without an NCAA championship. The Bulldogs were falling behind, which was not okay with them. The Gamecocks won both meetings this season before Sunday night, winning 64-61 in a home game during the regular season and then 59-49 in the SEC Tournament championship game.
Last year, Danny Willett took advantage of a collapse by Jordan Spieth and held off a late challenge from compatriot Lee Westwood to become the first Englishman to claim the Green Jacket since Sir Nick Faldo in 1996. It's such a fun week in Napa, with all the great food and the wine. Seventh-ranked Justin Thomas says level par through the three-hole stretch is his goal too.
Federer failed to take advantage of five early break-point chances himself but broke in the next to last game of both sets. Kyrgios' final risky shot backfired - a 128-mph second serve sailed long for a double fault. "Well done. Very happy for you". I already played three finals this year, losing three times with a player that didn't lose a match - only one match that he never would lose in normal conditions in Dubai and that's it.
I really wanted to cap off a good start by him. Even the manager didn't see it coming. Tanaka, who had baseball's lowest ERA in spring training, was tagged for a career-worst seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. It got worse after the first. The Rays forced Tanaka to throw 67 pitches, generating eight hits, two homers and two walks, triggering Tanaka's early exit just 2 2/3 innings into the game.
Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday as they welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium. Multiple reports have claimed that the board have tabled a new two-year contract, for Wenger to extend his 21-year stay in North London .
That might be a good strategy in the Final Four . The North Carolina Tar Heels play their first Final Four game on Saturday but they've been practicing all week - and so have the cheerleaders. So then we're not forced into rotations. Always finds a way to make a big play. "She didn't handle the double and triple teams well tonight, but she found a way to impact the game", Staley said.
In the final eight games he played before being lost for the season with a knee injury, center Chris Boucher averaged 21 minutes, 10.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2 blocks. But they're all old for a sport which tends to skew young. "I think we're turning into a basketball powerhouse". According to Fanatics , a large online retailer of licensed sports apparel, North Carolina is the top-selling Final Four team for merchandise in 25 states.
Despite an out-of-nowhere, 16-0 SC run that threatened to evict Gonzaga from the Final Four after they rolled through the first 30 minutes of the national semifinals, the Bulldogs are moving on to Monday night's championship game after a 77-73 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Today he told us, "They will play in Oakland in the 2017 season". McKibben went so far as to say that the stadium would be better off if the Raiders never played there again. So, if history is any indication, the modern-day Raiders' move could lead to them sinking their franchise and possibly missing out on being the NFL's next dynasty to, well, kind of being the NFL's next dynasty.
ET/3 p.m. PT. Crolla showed great heart throughout the 12-round fight; Linares, however, showed even greater skill, swift footwork, speed and control to win the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring it 118-109. I have come back from worse things before. "I feel extremely prepared for this fight". Crolla had been leading on two scorecards after nine rounds of their first fight, but faded in the closing stages.
Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. "They've been in physical games". The Bulldogs' remarkable consistency gets the benchmark victory needed to validate a top-tier college basketball program.
ATTENDANCE: The game with no West Coast team drew 3,134. This is the first Final Four for both Frank Martin and Mark Few, meaning one of the two will be playing for a national title on Monday night. The big man in the big suit is known for his fiery demeanor and stare-right-through-you eyes on the sideline. This could be the first game since the Pac-12 championship that the Ducks miss the length that Chris Boucher brings to the table.
Just a sidenote, Maye signed early with the Tar Heels, where his dad was a quarterback from 1984-1987. The Tar Heels will take on the Oregon Ducks in the Final Four this coming weekend. Dillon Brooks, Oregon . Plays with an edge, usually comes close to crossing it. Scrappy 5-10 freshman point guard can shoot from range and give the Gamecocks a spark off the bench.
Elimination of that play is created to increase player safety . However, Chancellor and Wagner may be in the minority in their opinions, even in Seattle. "What you're going to have to do now is start having centers raise their face up and get kicked in the face and things that are just risky to the players", Arians said, SB Nation reported .
Jorge Villafaña started at left back in the place of the usual starter, Johnson, and Omar Gonzalez returned to the starting lineup to partner with John Brooks in the center of the United States defense. Speaking from the southernmost Central American country, many American players seemed to be upbeat-even while acknowledging that the team has plenty to do to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
To make this Pacific Northwest thing happen, the Ducks will need to get past North Carolina, who are 5-point favorites, and the Zags (-6.5) will have to get by SC. The junior guard played 33 minutes. Who doesn't like a chance to see a David beat a Goliath? It shows that all of us care and we wanted to win. Just 657 out of 18,797,085 ESPN Tournament Challenge brackets correctly predicted the current Final Four.
Kentucky avenged an earlier-season loss to UCLA in the regional semifinals before falling to the top-seeded Tar Heels in one of the more memorable games in the NCAA Tournament this season. The first time Kentucky and Carolina had played this season, in December, it was 103-100 Kentucky , and Malik Monk made the shot to win the game.
But the sanction didn't matter: Ricciardo's auto got stuck in sixth gear in a warm-up lap, meaning he started from pit lane - some two laps behind his rivals. "Grazie mille. You can't say much more", Vettel said to the Ferrari crew and fans after finishing in 1 hour, 24 minutes and 11.672 seconds, nearly 10 seconds clear of Hamilton .
Raheem Sterling also looked risky when running at the visitors during a lively first-half display, while Michael Keane stepped in admirably for his competitive debut alongside John Stones, and Adam Lallana caused problems. Thanks to Andre Schuerrle's brace, along with goals from Thomas Mueller and Mario Gomez, Group C leaders Germany joined Switzerland as the only two teams with five consecutive wins.
For Australia , Smith scored 111, followed by Warner 56, the second highest scorer for the team. Pat Cummins and new ball colleague Josh Hazlewood were aggressive in the morning session on a pitch which offered wholesome bounce to the pacemen.
SC once again proved why they have advanced this far in the tournament on Sunday, with another show of smothering defense. And that was a good offensive day against SC. There were 14 lead changes and 10 ties. This was just one more example: The Gamecocks clawed back from a 40-33 deficit at intermission, which the Gators built largely by shooting 58 percent from three-point range in the first half, sinking 7 of 12.
Father and son embraced hard for a few seconds , with Dad saying "I love you " and Mike playfully tapping him on the cheek with his right hand as they separated. Players and coaches such as Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes and Kentucky's John Calipari have been vocal about it. We found out then that they were a good team, and SC was ranked when we played them.
And I'm not about that. He's not a one-man backcourt show, but with Vitto Brown and Zak Showalter only occasionally contributing (against Villanova, Brown had his first 10-point game since February 12) Koenig has the green light to play the one-on-one and pick-and-roll game he loves.
New boss Bruce Arena will be desperate to get the team on track in what is his first competitive game in charge since his November reappointment. Clint Dempsey marked his return to the national team with a stunning hat-trick, while Sebastian Lletget , Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic also got in on the scoring act to pace a thoroughly dominant performance.
Butler is 22-14 in the tournament. UNC looked good beating Butler on Friday night as they caught fire in the first half. And those wing players, well, they need to run in and chase down rebounds or risk earning a seat alongside their Hall of Fame coach.
While nothing's guaranteed during March Madness, the Jayhawks are certainly playing like a team that belongs in the Final Four. Jayhawks fans filled Sprint Center, giving their home team a loud ovation when they came out for warm-ups and booing when Purdue came out for its pregame.
So is Xavier, thanks to the work of Mack's mentor. While top teams like defending champion Villanova and the highly-regarded Duke Blue Devils bowed out of with losses over the first weekend, Xavier fought its way to wins over highly-regarded squads to become the lowest-seeded school to qualify for the Sweet 16.
Now, the Ducks will get another chance to play for a Final Four bid, fending off Michigan's March Madness to remember by coming up with some of their own magic to show that one unfortunate injury right before the tournament wasn't going to be enough to end what's been one of the best seasons in OR history.