Smith’s three-under closer was matched by Im as they shared second place with world No 3 Justin Thomas, who eagled the 15th but cost himself the chance of an outright runner-up finish with a bogey at 17 as he closed with a 70.McIlroy wrote off his chances on Saturday evening as he contemplated being eight shots off the pace, although he did get to within five of the leader with his third birdie of the day at the eighth, but he managed only one more at the 13th and settled for a 69 and a tie for fifth on 11-under par. How DJ won The Masters Relive a record-breaking display from Dustin Johnson at Augusta National.
(REUTERS) – England batsman Joe Root believes his team can draw confidence from their run to the 2016 World Twenty20 final as they attempt to win their first 50-over World Cup.England, who face Australia in the semi-finals on Thursday, were beaten by West Indies in the World T20 final three years ago and the hosts have 10 members from that squad playing in this year’s World Cup.“It’s been a long time since we’ve got to this stage,” Root told the BBC ahead of England’s first 50-over World Cup semi-final since 1992.“But there’s a big crossover of guys who were in that World T20 final and they’ll draw experience from that.”If England beat Australia, they face a final clash against India or New Zealand who meet in the first semi-final on Tuesday.Australia and India have won seven of the past nine 50-over World Cups between them, while England have not won a knockout match at the tournament since finishing runners-up to Pakistan in 1992.After consecutive group-stage defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia left England’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages hanging in the balance, the pre-tournament favourites rallied to beat India and New Zealand and make the last four.“What will hold us in good stead is that our last two group games were must-win games,” Root added. “We have been playing with that knockout intensity for a period now.“It comes down to us playing in the manner we have in those last two games and, if we do that, we’ll be a very hard side to beat.”
North Carolina guard Cole Anthony became an instant star Wednesday, but his mind is already on to the next game.Anthony set an ACC freshman-debut record with 34 points as the No. 9 Tar Heels (1-0, 1-0 ACC) dropped Notre Dame (0-1, 0-1) 76-65 in the schools’ season and conference openers in Chapel Hill. “We’ve got practice (Thursday). We’ve got to clock back in. We’ve got a game on Friday (at UNC Wilmington),” he said.Cole Anthony on his unreal debut #Humble pic.twitter.com/n1SZ5d4lPo— Joe Mazur (@joemazurabc11) November 7, 2019That Anthony is eager to get back on the court so quickly after playing 37 minutes has to be music to the ears of Roy Williams. The UNC coach appears intent on riding a player who is expected to be a high lottery pick, if not the first overall selection, in next year’s NBA Draft. UNC coach Roy Williams being asked about Cole Anthony playing almost all the minutes in early season games:“I don’t believe in this load management crap in the NBA. You pay me $25 million a year and my load is going to be pretty light.”— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 7, 2019Williams, suffice it to say, isn’t a fan of how NBA teams pick and choose when their stars play. Anthony isn’t making millions yet, so he can look forward to a full workload for as long as he’s playing for Williams. It sounds as though the kid is ready for the challenge. NBA MOCK DRAFT: Anthony No. 1 on SN’s boardWhat a debut for Cole Anthony! He finishes with 34 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists as @UNC_Basketball picks up the win.#ACCMBBpic.twitter.com/obVfgUsUoJ— ACC Men’s Basketball (@accmbb) November 7, 2019Afterward, the son of former UNLV and NBA guard Greg Anthony displayed a pro-game influence.
0Shares0000FC Nantes supporters gather in front of a portrait of late Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala prior to the French L1 football match against Nimes Olympique at the La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France on February 10, 2019LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Premier League club Cardiff have requested a meeting with French outfit Nantes to resolve their dispute over Emiliano Sala’s transfer fee, the Welsh-based side said on Wednesday.Cardiff also obtained from world governing body FIFA — to whom Nantes had referred the case — an extension to the Wednesday deadline for the two clubs to hand over evidence, so they could rule on it, to April 15. Sala, 28, died along with the pilot David Ibbotson when the Piper Malibu aircraft they were travelling in came down in the English Channel on January 21, two days after Cardiff had signed the Argentinian striker for a club record £15million ($19.7million) from Nantes.Since the tragedy both clubs have engaged in an unedifying war of words over the fee with a source close to Cardiff telling The Daily Telegraph last week they do not owe anything as they consider the contract to be “null and void”.The Daily Telegraph said Sala signed a contract with Cardiff that was rejected by the Premier League and died before a revised one could be signed, adding there is a dispute about whether he had agreed to sign a new deal.The Premier League club sounded a more conciliatory note on Wednesday issuing a statement to say they were willing to talk directly to the French side.“Cardiff City has requested and been granted an extension to the deadline to respond to Fifa on this matter.“Cardiff City recently wrote to FC Nantes proposing a meeting to discuss issues surrounding the Emiliano Sala tragedy and planned transfer, in line with Fifa’s request for our two clubs to come to a resolution directly.“To date, Cardiff City has not received a response from FC Nantes.”Nantes reportedly plan to dispute Cardiff’s case, saying the club completed the required paperwork.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
Demba Ba was allegedly the victim of racial abuse in a Chinese Super League game on Saturday.The former Chelsea and Newcastle striker reacted furiously to comments made by Zhang Li in Shanghai Shenhua’s 1-1 draw with Changchun Yatai. gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal Demba Ba is offended by racism wordings from Changchun Yatai player Zhang Li. CFA should take serious disciplinary actions!! #saynotoracism pic.twitter.com/xqGJ54LWrw— Shanghai Shenhua FC (@shanghaishenhua) August 4, 2018His club called for serious disciplinary actions against Li with growing pressure from fans to for a serious punishment.They tweeted: “Demba Ba is offended by racist words from Changchun Yatai player Zhang Li.“CFA should take serious disciplinary actions!! #saynotoracism.” You are not alone @dembabafoot #NoToRacism pic.twitter.com/CdyivOazjO— Beşiktaş JK English (@BesiktasEnglish) August 5, 2018Besiktas, Ba’s former club, showed their support for the striker and added: “#NoToRacism, You’re not alone.” possible xi How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1 who plays? ALTERED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? NEW ERA Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Ba grabbed his opponent and almost lifted him off the ground before explaining to officials and players what had happened.After the match, Shenhua manager Wu Jingui said of the incident: “The Chinese Super League has players of many different skin colours.“We should respect our opponents and there should be no discrimination.“I cannot calm down now. I feel great regret about the lack of respect to a player.”It is alleged that the player repeatedly shouted “you black” towards Ba. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings Ba reacted angrily highlights