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Park, Lindberg to continue ANA Inspiration playoff on Monday

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:41pm
(Reuters) - The ANA Inspiration will be decided in a Monday finish after South Korean Park In-bee and Swede Pernilla Lindberg remained deadlocked through four extra holes in California on Sunday.

Ohtani soars for Angels in Major League pitching debut

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:40pm
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani was impressive in his pitching debut on Sunday, conceding three runs in six innings in a 7-4 road victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Poulter wins Houston playoff to secure final Masters spot

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 9:24pm
(Reuters) - Ian Poulter resurrected his stagnant career by winning the Houston Open in a playoff on Sunday, the victory coming with an added bonus of earning the final invitation to the U.S. Masters and throwing his hat into the ring for Europe's Ryder Cup team.

Park, Song, Lindberg in playoff at ANA Inspiration

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 8:19pm
(Reuters) - Park In-bee, Jennifer Song and Pernilla Lindberg will need a sudden-death playoff to decide who wins the first women's major of the season after the trio finished tied for the lead after the fourth round at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday.

'Goal accomplished' in Houston, Spieth sets sights on Masters

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 6:49pm
(Reuters) - It was "goal accomplished" for an upbeat Jordan Spieth as he headed off to Augusta National after finishing in a share of third at the Houston Open on Sunday.

Poulter beats Hossler in Houston playoff to take final Masters spot

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 6:46pm
(Reuters) - Ian Poulter beat PGA Tour rookie Beau Hossler in a playoff to win the Houston Open on Sunday and earn the final invitation to the U.S. Masters.

Garcia not taking superstitions into Masters title defence

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 6:43pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - After earning a long-awaited maiden major title at last year's Masters, Sergio Garcia would be forgiven for allowing a few superstitions to creep in at Augusta National Golf Club next week.

Johnson taking proper steps in quest for Masters triumph

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 6:42pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson is once again in fine form heading into next week's U.S. Masters and is not leaving anything to chance in his latest quest for the Green Jacket that so many expected him to slip into last year.

Another Masters moment beckons Woods as he makes major return

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 6:38pm
Augusta, Georgia (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has produced a collection of magical feats at the U.S. Masters but the 14-times major champion has set the stage for what could be one of golf's greatest moments as he takes his comeback to Augusta National Golf Club next week.

Pressure won't decide whether McIlroy completes grand slam

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 6:36pm
(Reuters) - Whether or not Rory McIlroy completes the career grand slam at the U.S. Masters next Sunday, he will be impervious to the pressure of being the favorite, according to two former players who will call the action from Augusta National.

Poulter beats Hossler in Houston playoff to earn final Masters spot

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 5:48pm
(Reuters) - Veteran Ian Poulter beat PGA Tour rookie Beau Hossler in a playoff at the Houston Open on Sunday, earning the final invitation to next week's U.S. Masters.

Isner outlasts Zverev for first Miami title

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 3:25pm
(Reuters) - John Isner found new energy and outlasted Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 at the Miami Open on Sunday for the biggest title of his career.

Cycling: Terpstra adds Flanders to Paris-Roubaix in style

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:34am
OUDENAARDE, Belgium (Reuters) - Dutchman Niki Terpstra claimed an impressive solo victory on Sunday to add the Tour of Flanders to his 2014 Paris-Roubaix title for his second triumph in a 'Monument' classic.

In Easter sermons, Australian church leaders urge forgiveness for disgraced cricketers

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 2:13am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A cheating scandal that has ripped through the core of Australia's most venerated pastime, cricket, prompted church leaders to provide guidance over the Easter weekend on how to emerge from the moral tailspin.

Golf: Lindberg holds steady, Park folds at ANA Inspiration

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 9:01pm
(Reuters) - Swede Pernilla Lindberg powered three shots clear at the ANA Inspiration on Saturday while South Korea's Park Sung-hyun suffered a shocking back nine collapse in the third round of the first women's major of the year.

Joshua calls out Wilder after beating Parker on points

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 7:32pm
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua moved a step closer to becoming undisputed heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday after beating New Zealander Joseph Parker on a unanimous points decision in their title unification bout.

Joshua looks to Wilder after seeing off Parker on points

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 6:42pm
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua beat New Zealander Joseph Parker on a unanimous points decision in their world heavyweight title unification bout on Saturday and warned American Deontay Wilder that he wanted him next.

Poulter shares Houston lead as he bids for Masters invite

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 5:59pm
(Reuters) - Ian Poulter kept his hopes alive for a U.S. Masters invitation as the Englishman shot a seven-under-par 65 to share a two-stroke lead with American Beau Hossler after the third round of the Houston Open on Saturday.

Stephens sees off Ostapenko to win Miami title

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 3:39pm
(Reuters) - American Sloane Stephens kept intact her streak of never having lost a final as she defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 7-6(5) 6-1 to claim the Miami Open title on Saturday.

Double amputee Monger on podium after F3 debut

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 2:56pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British teenager Billy Monger drew plaudits from Formula One and across the world of motorsport on Saturday after finishing third on his F3 debut less than a year after his legs were amputated.