Tiger Woods completes a tale of persistence for the ages at the Masters | Andy Bull

Two years after contemplating retirement Tiger Woods has now eclipsed Ben Hogans remarkable recovery This one was for the sinners, one for the egotists, addicts, idolaters and fornicators, for those who have suffered, those who have recovered and all the rest too, for everyone who ever believed in second chances or who just loves a good comeback story. When Tiger Woods came here in 2010, right after his life started to fall apart, he told his old coach Hank Haney that he had decided one thing for sure: When I play golf again, Im not going to play for my dad or mum, he said, or for his agent, Mark Steinberg, or his caddie, Steve Williams, or his sponsor, Nike, …

Under-fire rugby star Israel Folau refuses to back down over religious comments

(CNN)Australian rugby star Israel Folau has said he stands by homophobic posts he made on social media, speaking after a church service in Sydney on Sunday to reiterate his position. He said the Bible “says that ‘God has no pleasure in the person that’s living in sin’ … He’s a loving God and he wants people to turn away from what they’re living in and he’ll give them life.” Folau looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby Australia, the sport’s national governing body, which said in a statement last week that his comments were unacceptable and that he “did not speak for the game.” The statewide governing body for New South Wales has “stood (Folau) down … from …

UCLAs Katelyn Ohashi out to punctuate viral season with final statement

The 22-year-old UCLA senior is ready to compete for the final time at the NCAA championships at the end of season thats seen her transcend gymnastics Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called This Katelyn Ohashi floor routine from January has generated more than 117m combined views across social media platforms. The routine opens with music from Tina Turner, retains a section from Janet Jackson, and features music and dance moves from Beyonc. The first one featured a medley of songs that also included Earth Wind & Fire, the Jackson 5, and music and dance moves from Michael Jackson. Thats kind of why we decided to, you know, go through with all the women musicians and who runs the world? Girls. …

Government in email privacy blunder

In the email sent on Wednesday, the department said new rules would offer “robust data protection conditions”, adding: “Government has listened carefully to privacy concerns.” A DCMS Spokesperson said: “In sending a news release to journalists an administrative, human error meant email addresses could be seen by others. DCMS takes data privacy extremely seriously and we apologise to those affected.” It is the second time this month a government department has made a mistake of this kind. Exam result details now obtainable for free under GDPR Image Copyright @alexhern @alexhern The Home Office previously admitted breaching data protection rules when it launched the Windrush compensation scheme. It shared the contact details of Windrush migrants in an email about the scheme. …

Caps star Alex Ovechkin knocks out 19-year-old rookie during NHL playoff fight

A barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an ongoing impact on the reigning Stanley Cup champions playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes A barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an ongoing impact on the reigning Stanley Cup champions playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Ovechkin floored Carolina rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a right hook during a fight in the first period of Monday nights 5-0 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 3 of their first-round series. It was a rare fight for Ovechkin, one that knocked the 19-year-old Svechnikov from the game when he banged his helmet on the ice as he fell backward. Svechnikov, who had two goals in …

Luke Walton out as LA Lakers coach after three losing seasons

Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after amassing a 98-148 record with no playoff appearances in three seasons Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Waltons departure Friday, three days after the Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Fans’ anger at 7 ‘rip-off’ Easter egg

‘Embarrassing’ The cardboard sleeve on the £7 egg slides off to reveal a standard Cadbury egg underneath. Also available in the shop is a Bristol City-branded Toblerone bar for £12 which, without the cardboard sleeve, appears to be identical to one bought in a nearby supermarket for £3.50. Fans expressed their anger on social media, labelling the eggs “embarrassing” and a “rip-off”. Image copyright Twitter Wayne Spirrell described the packaging as a “poor effort”.

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Solskjr must chuck out Manchester United chintz or Ole years are doomed | Barney Ronay

Four members of the Manchester United back five run ragged in the Champions League defeat at Barcelona were brought to the club by Sir Alex Ferguson On the stroke of half-time Lionel Messi did something awful, but also quite funny, to Phil Jones. Messi had spent the previous 45 minutes picking up the ball in half-spaces and running in a series of vengeful repetitions at Jones and Chris Smalling. This time Messi took the ball just past the centre circle. He saw the space ahead of him. He also saw Jones ahead of him. As the United man veered back into his path there was a nutmeg so gentle it was almost loving. The Camp Nou let out a roar. …

Pele recovering after kidney stone procedure in Brazil

(CNN)Soccer legend Pel is recovering after a procedure in Brazil to remove kidney stones, doctors said Saturday, according to state-run Agencia Brasil. Known as “The Black Pearl” and simply “The King,” Pelé is one of the best-known names in all of sports, and the only soccer player in history to have won three World Cups. He burst onto the scene as a teenager, helping lead his native Brazil to the 1958 World Cup championship. Pele went on to star on two other World Cup title teams, in 1962 and 1970, in addition to having a breakthrough career with the Brazilian club Santos and later with the New York Cosmos of the now-defunct North American Soccer League. Even after retiring from …

Mohamed Salah wonder-goal sees Liverpool sink Chelsea

(CNN)Liverpool’s hopes of winning the English Premier League title for the first time in 29 years are very much alive thanks a stirring second half performance against Chelsea and a sublime long-range strike from Mohamed Salah. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video Chelsea twice came close to getting back into the game in the second period through Eden Hazard, the Belgian striking the post before being denied by Alisson in the Liverpool goal. Yet the result puts Liverpool back atop the Premier League table, two ahead of a Manchester City side that defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier in the day. City, however, has a game in hand on its title rival. Mohamed Salah: I love the Egyptian King …

Lewis Hamilton claims China GP victory in F1’s 1,000th race

(CNN)Lewis Hamilton ensured the 1,000th race in Formula One history offered up a familiar recent tale as the Mercedes driver outpaced teammate Valtteri Bottas to claim victory at the China GP. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who many expected to challenge Hamilton this year, could only finish third behind Bottas. With just three races of the season gone, the German driver is already 31 points behind Hamilton. His third place finish in Shanghai also came largely thanks to an early team order that allowed him to overtake teammate Charles LeClerc. LeClerc is in his first season with Ferrari and appeared unhappy with the decision. And his mood would have been unlikely to improve when he was denied fourth place by Max Verstappen …

Tiger Woods poised to strike as Francesco Molinari leads Masters

(CNN)If Saturday at the Masters was electric, Sunday could be supercharged. Four-time champion Woods parred his first four holes and was disappearing in the leaders’ rear view mirror, but when he finally engaged gear at the seventh, he, too, roared up the leaderboard. A fifth birdie at the 16th sparked a tumultuous roar as he tied for the lead. By the end of a sun-drenched, dazzling day of golf, Italy’s British Open champion Molinari held a two-shot lead at 13 under over Woods and Finau going into the final round. ‘Great test’ Woods, of course, is trying to pull off a fairytale comeback with a fifth Green Jacket 14 years after his last, and a 15th major 11 years after …

‘Base jumping’ whisky advert banned

The regulator said it received six complaints after the advert was broadcast on TV, video on demand and Instagram in December. It noted that the opening scene in all versions of the ad featured a man running and jumping off a cliff. ‘Extreme risk-taking behaviour’ The ASA said: “We noted that at that point in the ads, there was no suggestion that the male character had any super-human attributes or powers, or that he was part of a mythical world”. It also noted that the character was seen clenching his fists as he peered over the edge of the cliff, giving “the impression that he was nervous about jumping and was building up the courage to do so”. The regulator …

The ultimate fan with a microphone

Image caption Ali’s last commentary was for Middlesbrough’s 2-0 loss to Hull City on 7 November 2015 Ali Brownlee’s passion for his beloved Boro made him a huge hit with fellow fans and at least one England manager during his 33 years commentating on Middlesbrough matches. “He was the narrator for – to date – the most special moments in the club’s history,” says former Boro player and manager and England boss Gareth Southgate. “He found the balance of criticism and support, above all displaying his love for the football club.” “He wore that as a badge of honour,” says Gordon Cox, his best friend and a colleague for many years, adding: “It was a pointless exercise to pretend he …

Here’s A Frame-By-Frame Breakdown Of Tiger Woods Stunting On His Haters

Tiger Woods  Woods via GIPHY Did you hear all those people outside chanting my name?! Did you see that sea of white people reaching out for me on the way here?! They love me! Everybody loves me! I am the greatest ever! via GIPHY ″Who is the next Tiger Woods?” you would ask. Cackle Golly, I have no clue. That really is a tough one. How do I rank any one of my 15 major victories over another? You’re really putting me on the spot here.  via GIPHY Also, watch how I put my hands on my knees when I stand up. It’s because I’m a little sore after carrying this sport for over two decades! Now smile with me. …