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Augusta National Golf Club will play host to a women's amateur championship the week before the Masters, beginning next year, the new Masters and club chairman Fred Ridley announced Wednesday. Invitations will be extended to winners of the following events: U.S. Women's Amateur, Ladies' British Open Amateur, Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific, U.S.
  • Sumo chief apologizes after women attempting CPR ordered out of ring

    Sumo chief apologizes after women attempting CPR ordered out of ring

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    On Wednesday when Ryozo Tatami, the 67-year-old mayor of Maizuru in northern Kyoto, collapsed during a speech, two women who were apparently had medical experience hurried into the ring to perform CPR. We offer a honest apology", said Hokutoumi, who is also known as Hakkaku, the name of the sumo stable he heads. The gyoji also said, "Gentlemen, please climb up (to the dohyo )", according to municipal government sources and others.
  • Jose Mourinho relying on one player in Premier League title hopes

    Jose Mourinho relying on one player in Premier League title hopes

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    Manchester United are targeting younger fans in a bid to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford. This derby, the 176th competitive clash between City and United , has become an inconvenient distraction for Guardiola, just three days before the crucial return game against Liverpool .
  • Patriots not going to trade for Odell Beckham

    Patriots not going to trade for Odell Beckham

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    Nearly immediately after news was reported that New England had traded Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Rams for a first and sixth-round pick, people started speculating that the Pats could make a run for Odell Beckham Jr . - Giants trading back from the #2 overall pick? The 49ers also have the cap space to handle an extension and could feel the urge to counter the NFC West Division rival Rams' move for Cooks.
  • White: Only Person Stripped Of Title Is Conor

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    The title picture in the UFC's 155-pound division has been a muddled mess ever since McGregor won the belt from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016. "And we'll see how thing plays out, and we'll go from there". "We're not stripping Tony Ferguson", White said. McGregor is not expected to attend this weekend's fight in Brooklyn. The only one that's losing the belt here is Conor.
  • CWG 2018: Record-breaking Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifts 48kg weightlifting gold

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    Her achievements went well past the CWG record of 175kg set by Nigeria's Augustina Nwaokolo in Delhi in 2010. At Glasgow four years earlier, Chanu had finished with a lift of 170 kg, earning her a silver in the same category. Her record of 194kg overall and 80kg in snatch, she proved way too much for her opponents to handle. Chanu had started training at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal in 2007, and her inspiration was none other then Kunjarani Devi, who had won three gold ...
  • Bicycle-kick was my best goal ever, says Cristiano Ronaldo

    Bicycle-kick was my best goal ever, says Cristiano Ronaldo

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    To mention a few of his many Champions League records, Ronaldo holds the all-time record for most goals scored with 119, most assists with 40 and the most goals scored in a single season with 17. "I have to say thank you a lot -grazie - to all the Juventus supporters". The 33-year-old's superb goal even had Juventus fans on their feet, applauding the player they had whistled at just minutes earlier.
  • Still need 'to work like hell' to finish off City, warns Klopp

    Still need 'to work like hell' to finish off City, warns Klopp

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    Dejan Lovren - 7 - The Croatian didn't have much to contend with in the first half, but he had to soak up more pressure in the second, and he excelled at forcing City out wide. Sadio Mane - 7 - Mane scored Liverpool's third of the evening as Liverpool thumped City in the first half. A stray pass from Leroy Sane allowed Liverpool to counter through James Milner's pass down the right flank to Salah, who fed Roberto Firmino down the middle.
  • Brock Lesnar Returning to the UFC

    Brock Lesnar Returning to the UFC

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    One option could be a deal where he works with both the WWE and UFC , but it is unknown if that deal would fly for both White and WWE CEO Vince McMahon. Lesnar resumed his MMA career briefly when he defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200, but the fight was ruled a no-contest after Lesnar's violation of the anti-doping policy was discovered.
  • Charlie Blackmon: Agrees to six-year deal with Rockies

    Charlie Blackmon: Agrees to six-year deal with Rockies

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    The team confirmed an extension to keep Blackmon with the club through 2023, with reports from HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra indicating that the outfielder would be entitled to $108 million. Blackmon is batting.316 with four homers and six RBIs in 19 at-bats this season. Blackmon would be 34 at that point, and $21 million is a lot of money for a player in his mid-30s.
  • Austin Rivers hits go-ahead 3-pointer to help Clippers beat Spurs

    Austin Rivers hits go-ahead 3-pointer to help Clippers beat Spurs

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    Fixes typo to "one" in 15th paragraph. SAN ANTONIO - Coach Mike D'Antoni declared that re-establishing a rhythm is a much bigger priority for the Houston Rockets than resting players for the remainder of the regular season after the team's 11-game winning streak ended with a 100-83 rout by the San Antonio Spurs .
  • Manchester United announce pre-season tour of US

    Manchester United announce pre-season tour of US

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    Docherty is convinced Mourinho doesn't help himself with an arrogant attitude, telling BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme: "If he was made of chocolate he would eat himself". Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Ray Wilkins , who passed away on Wednesday aged 61. "I am deeply saddened to hear that Ray Wilkins has been taken from us at such a young age", said Mourinho.
  • Augusta National to host women's tournament ahead of Masters

    Augusta National to host women's tournament ahead of Masters

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    The three-day, 54-hole, tournament will play the first 36 holes over two days at Champions Retreat Golf Club in August, Georgia. Augusta will host the final round of an amateur women's event in the week preceding the Masters from next year, it has been confirmed.
  • Arsene Wenger told how to play Alexandre Lacazette in final Arsenal games

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

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    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that Alexandre Lacazette is "ready to start" the first leg of the club's Europa League quarter-final tie with CSKA Moscow. Arsenal though invited ridicule by blaming low crowds for recent games against Watford and Stoke on Mother's Day and Easter respectively. The French gaffer told the Evening Standard: " I think they can play together ".
  • Magic take Jacksonville native as first esports pick

    Magic take Jacksonville native as first esports pick

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    Each of the 17 teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, pick six players. All of the players will receiving housing and accommodation provided by their host team. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, NBA TV will broadcast the 2K Draft from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, with NBA commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first gamer selected.
  • Tottenham in 'historic period' as they report record £306m revenue

    Tottenham in 'historic period' as they report record £306m revenue

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    Chelsea took a first-half lead at Stamford Bridge yesterday but after a Christian Eriksen stunner drew the sides level, Tottenham dominated the encounter. Martin Cloake, the co-chair of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, said the results supported the view that gate receipts are increasingly irrelevant to financial success.
  • Sally Pearson out of Commonwealth Games with injury

    Sally Pearson out of Commonwealth Games with injury

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    The 31-year-old has been plagued by injury since she won her second Commonwealth crown in Glasgow in 2014. She did travel to the world indoor championships in Birmingham but was run out in the semi-final. Sally Pearson of Queensland in action during the heats of the women's 100 metre hurdles during day three of the Australian Athletics Championships at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast .
  • The first annual Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship slated for 2019

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    Rounds one and two are, initially at least, to be hosted at the Champions Retreat club in Augusta before the top-30 proceed to Augusta National. "(Club founders) Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts left behind a legacy of always trying to contribute meaningfully to the game of golf", Ridley, the father of three girls, said.
  • Eagles add TE depth, sign Richard Rodgers

    Eagles add TE depth, sign Richard Rodgers

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    Last week, wide receiver and special teams ace Jeff Janis (who caught the Hail Mary to force overtime at Arizona in the 2015 playoffs) left to sign with the Browns. At the same time, the Eagles use their tight ends extensively and Rodgers could find a better fit behind starter Zach Ertz . Standing 6-foot-4, 257 pounds, Rodgers can be moved all around the Eagles offense, from lining up inline, flexed out, or even in the offensive backfield, and could serve as a capable h-back in the ...
  • Klopp calls for attacking football

    Klopp calls for attacking football

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    We go to Manchester City and they want to strike back. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp apologised, saying: "Absolutely, I really don't understand it". The sight of Salah coming off with an injury in the second half was a welcome moment for City and Klopp will be keeping his fingers crossed he is fit for the second leg.
  • Paul Pogba: What I've been going through can make me stronger

    Paul Pogba: What I've been going through can make me stronger

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    He did, however, start and finish Saturday's Premier League victory over Swansea, and when speaking to French broadcaster TF1 he stressed there is no problem between him and Mourinho. "I'm playing less. It's something that's not happened to me before". He will then turn his attention to worldwide matters with France, with Les Bleus among the favourites to go all the way at this summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.
  • Golfer's hole-in-one celebration becomes grisly ankle turn

    Golfer's hole-in-one celebration becomes grisly ankle turn

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    It was as smooth a shot as you can get with the ideal rollback into the hole. He then popped in back in place before gesturing to his family. Golf.com reported that Finau was able to continue his round. "Pretty special, wasn't it?" "Since I'm not playing in the tournament, I thought, 'Let's go for it this year, '" he said afterward. He said: "What I did doesn't make any difference to me.
  • Johnny Manziel says Browns should have done their 'homework' before drafting him

    Johnny Manziel says Browns should have done their 'homework' before drafting him

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    But he might want to be a bit more careful with what he says during interviews about his time in Cleveland. While it's curious for Manziel to be pointing the finger at others given his track record, the quarterback told Patrick that he would look for a chance in the CFL if one in the National Football League doesn't materialize.
  • Julian Edelman takes action to prevent another potential school shooting

    Julian Edelman takes action to prevent another potential school shooting

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    Edelman reportedly told his assistant in Boston , who immediately contacted police. Photo Julian Edelman has played in three Super Bowls with the Patriots . The detectives called police in MI, who immediately drove to the house where the threatening message originated. He told the Times he's looking to reconnect with the tipster to personally thank him.
  • Can Sixers win a playoff series without Joel Embiid?

    Can Sixers win a playoff series without Joel Embiid?

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    The 76ers are above average on the offensive end of the floor. However, only one game separates these three teams. Philadelphia averages 26.7 assists per game, which ranks second in the league. Extending a signature trend during their current surge, the Sixers were again dominant in the third quarter. As a team, the Pistons shot 45 percent from the field and seven of 19 from the three-point line as they cruised to an easy win after dominating the first half by 62-48.
  • Flood risk as Met Eireann issue two separate Status Yellow Weather Warnings

    Flood risk as Met Eireann issue two separate Status Yellow Weather Warnings

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    Tonight will be absolutely baltic in clear and nearly calm conditions, widespread frost is expected as the low temperature warning will remain in place until 9am on Thursday morning. Sunday is expected to be mild and sunny, with some light breezes but heavy showers will develop and there is a risk of thunder and spot flooding. A forecaster said: "Early this afternoon, persistent rain in the east will mostly clear, but cloud and drizzle will linger along the east coast for a time".
  • Ravens agree to one-year deal with Robert Griffin III

    Ravens agree to one-year deal with Robert Griffin III

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    Griffin told ESPN in December that he had received offers to play last season from both the Ravens and the Cardinals, but turned them down because he felt it wasn't the right time to attempt a comeback. "I felt like he really wanted to be here, be a Raven". "When I step on the field the next time, I want to make sure I put my best foot forward and make sure that, obviously, I stay healthy but I get a nice [rapport] with the team and with the athletes and the coaches".
  • Gay people should go to hell - Folau in homophobic slur

    Gay people should go to hell - Folau in homophobic slur

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    Folau initially posted a graphic of " God's plan ", which one user replied to by asking what God's plan was for gay people? But that doesn't extend to his use of social media. Folau sparked a Twitter backlash in September past year when he revealed he would not support the push for same-sex marriage. Last September, he was criticized for comments on same-sex marriage.
  • Conte can't wait to leave Chelsea, affirms Vialli

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    In a strong defence of Conte , Tacchinardi also accused Chelsea of mounting a campaign against the Premier League winning manager and said he wants his friend to leave. Alli controlled Eric Dier's marvellous ball over the top with a sublime first touch and produced a finish to match as he lifted the ball over Caballero and in off the post.
  • When, where will Villanova parade be held?

    When, where will Villanova parade be held?

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    She described the celebration as a big pep rally. And as was the case after the Eagles' recent Super Bowl win, the local street poles were greased to prevent fans from climbing and hurting themselves or others. ET, which should give Philadelphia fans plenty of time to make it to the Phillies' home opener against the Marlins at 3 p.m ET. Parking will be banned on Market Street and JFK Boulevard near the parade route starting at 6 a.m.
  • 'Unbelievable' Salah streak surprises De Bruyne

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    If it's nobody from our team, I think Salah deserves it. De Bruyne has seven Premier League goals and 15 assists to his name this season and has been the driving force behind City's march to the Premier League title. All eyes are likely to be on De Bruyne and Salah, with the pair having clearly been their side's top, respective performer. Kevin De Bruyne believes lining up next to David Silva in Manchester City's midfield has helped him enjoy the most complete season of his career to ...
  • Ray Wilkins dies aged 61 after former Rangers star suffers heart attack

    Ray Wilkins dies aged 61 after former Rangers star suffers heart attack

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    The late player's family said they wanted to "thank St George's staff for the awesome work they have done to care for our beloved Ray". "We're asking for privacy at this hard time". "A wonderful footballer and a delightful man". He received an MBE at Buckingham Palace in 1993, and after hanging up his boots, he would go on to coach at a number of clubs, including Chelsea, Fulham, Watford and the Jordan national team.
  • Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder fight takes giant step forward

    Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder fight takes giant step forward

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    Higgins said he has sounded out Eddie Hearn about bringing his man over to the United Kingdom again in the summer but insists there are plenty of options for the Kiwi fighter to consider. "There is nothing to stop it going ahead". When asked if Joshua is afraid of WBC world champion Anthony Joshua , DiBella claimed that, "I think when everyone around you is afraid, it's gonna make you think too".
  • Obituary for April 2, 2018

    Obituary for April 2, 2018

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    The family suggests memorial contributions to MayDay Inc. through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services , P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Burial will be geld at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence D.
  • Ratings for the Villanova-Michigan championship game were the lowest ever

    Ratings for the Villanova-Michigan championship game were the lowest ever

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    The Wildcats (36-4) found a multitude of ways to outflank and outfinesse another opponent in a 79-62 victory over the Michigan Wolverines before a crowd of 67,831 at the Alamodome on Monday night. After making it to the Final Four in 2009, the Wildcats had a six-season span when they made the NCAA Tournament five times and never got past the first weekend.
  • Pardew leaves West Brom by mutual consent

    Pardew leaves West Brom by mutual consent

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    In an official club statement, West Brom said: "The Club would like to thank Alan and John for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours". They sacked Alan Pardew yesterday and are now looking for a new manager. Gareth Barry , Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill were questioned by police but not arrested.
  • Real Madrid ready shock attempt to sign £60m Chelsea forward

    Real Madrid ready shock attempt to sign £60m Chelsea forward

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    Morata has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge since having signed for the Blues from Real Madrid in July previous year, but he has struggled for both form and fitness in recent weeks. The defending champions are looking to overtake Mauricio Pochettino's side and seal a top-four finish that will ensure Champions League action next season.
  • Chrissy Teigen Checks Bill O'Reilly After He Insults Husband, John Legend

    Chrissy Teigen Checks Bill O'Reilly After He Insults Husband, John Legend

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    Teigen, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, is seen with Legend and their nearly 2-year-old daughter, Luna, as Kanye West's hit "Jesus Walks" plays. "Geez", Teigen took a moment to smite him. After that, Teigen was quick to jump right in and defended her man. The commentary earned a swift and brutal comeback from Teigen, who remarked that the tattoo parlor in question "specializes in coverups that aren't 32 million dollars".
  • Form McIlroy eyes Masters win, career Grand Slam

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    I know a win here and what that would mean and where that would put me in history alongside some of the greatest that have ever played this game, and that would be mean an terrible lot to me. It definitely was a character-builder. I don't think I would have had the career that I've had so far if it wasn't for that day. "I'm very fortunate to be able to do two things that I love doing - playing competitive golf and then having a career that I really do enjoy".