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Sung Hyun Park, Pernilla Lindberg lead ANA Inspiration; Jessica Korda 3 back

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Michelle Wie fought through vertigo, Lexi Thompson battled a balky putter — and Pernilla Lindberg and Sung Hyun Park quietly broke away Friday at the ANA Inspiration. Park and Lindberg shared the lead at a tournament-record 12-under 132, three strokes ahead of Jessica Korda, after two rounds in hot and mostly calm conditions at Mission Hills. Thompson was 4 under after an even-par 72, undone by a series of short missed putts a year after a rules violation cost her four strokes in regulation in an…

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Beau Hossler leads at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas — Beau Hossler was steady while better-known players faltered down the stretch Friday at the Houston Open, leaving him with a one-shot lead heading into the weekend. The 23-year-old Hossler shot a 4-under 68 for a two-day total of 11-under 133, good enough for the second 36-hole lead of his rookie season. He shared the lead with Dustin Johnson at the halfway mark at Pebble Beach before falling out of contention. Hossler opened with a bogey but didn’t drop another shot the rest of the day, finishing with…

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Australia ball-tampering: David Warner ‘resigned’ to not playing for country again

David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were all banned for their role in tampering with the ball Batsman David Warner says he is “resigned to the fact” he may never play for Australia again after his part in the ball-tampering scandal. Warner and Steve Smith were given year-long bans by Cricket Australia after the incident against South Africa. The 31-year-old apologised on Saturday, saying he took “full responsibility for my part in what happened.” He added: “I have only ever wanted to bring glory to my country through playing…

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Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins pay tribute to Stoneman Douglas victims

MIAMI — The Marlins and Cubs held a 17-second moment of silence before their game Friday night, a tribute to the 17 victims in last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, Florida. The teams also hosted survivors of the shooting and families of those killed, four of whom threw out the first pitch. The Marlins and Cubs are wearing patches with the initials “MSD” and 17 stars, and they will host victims’ families and survivors of the Parkland shooting on Friday. “It means a lot…

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Thoroughbred horse named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has qualified for Kentucky Derby

A horse named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is set to race at the Kentucky Derby. The thoroughbred, aptly named Gronkowski, won the Burradon Stakes in England on Friday, qualifying the Kentucky-bred colt for the venerable May 5 race at Churchill Downs. For the first time, the race is allotting one spot in the 20-horse field to a European-based horse. Trained by Jeremy Noseda and ridden by Jamie Spencer, Gronkowski moved ahead of Mendelssohn on the European Derby leaderboard. The Patriots coach said he isn’t going to…

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Kevin Durant says his yearning to win another title causing more technical fouls

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant told ESPN that the reason for his ejection uptick this season is due to a burning desire to repeat as an NBA champion. “It’s just my emotions and passion for the game,” Durant said after Friday’s practice session. “After winning that championship (last season), I learned that much hadn’t changed. I thought it would fill a certain [void]. It didn’t. That’s when I realized in the offseason that the only thing that matters is this game and how much work you…

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Keith Thurman injures left hand in training; May fight off

Unified welterweight world titleholder Keith Thurman, who has been out of action since last March because of right elbow surgery, has another injury that will keep him sidelined a bit longer. Thurman suffered a deep bruise to his left hand and has been forced to pull out of his next fight, scheduled for May 19, a source close to Thurman told ESPN on Friday. Keith “One Time” Thurman’s return to the ring following elbow surgery will be pushed back thanks to a hand injury sustained in training.¬†Al Bello/Getty Images Thurman…

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Ray Wilkins: Ex-England captain in critical condition in London hospital

Ray Wilkins was capped 84 times by England Former England and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins is in a critical condition in a London hospital. St George’s Hospital told BBC Sport that the 61-year-old is a patient and “his family have asked for privacy”. His wife Jackie is quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying he had a cardiac arrest and the situation is “very bad”. Wilkins, who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, has been working as a pundit for Sky Sports and Talksport. Former Chelsea…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I wanted to join LA Galaxy before Man Utd move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained with his LA Galaxy team-mates earlier on Friday LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he wanted to join the Major League Soccer side two years ago, before signing for Manchester United. Ibrahimovic joined the Los Angles club last week after the mutual termination of his Old Trafford contract. The Swede, 36, joined United in 2016 and scored 29 goals in 53 appearances. “[The move] was supposed to happen before Manchester United. My head was here. I wanted to come here,” he said at his first Galaxy news…

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Leon Edwards wants Donald Cerrone or Jorge Masvidal after Darren Till fight in Liverpool failed to come together

English welterweight Leon Edwards won’t face his countryman Darren Till next, despite a two-week campaign for the matchup. Edwards (15-3) badly wanted to face Till at a UFC Fight Night on May 27 in Liverpool, which is Till’s hometown. The UFC, however, opted to pair Till with former title challenger Stephen Thompson instead. With that option off the table for now, Edwards has his sights on a new date, as well as two new potential opponents. “I wanted to fight Darren, he lives one hour away from me in Liverpool,”…

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