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County Championship round-up: Stunning Somerset comeback, Hampshire go big and snow stops play

Somerset defeated Middlesex at Lord’s in the County Championship (Picture: Getty)Somerset recovered from 89-9 in their first innings and produced a fourth-innings chase of 285 to beat Middlesex and complete a stunning comeback victory in their County Championship opener at Lord’s. Jason Kerr’s side, who reached the Bob Willis Trophy final last summer, trailed Middlesex by 224 when they lost their ninth wicket on day two, but numbers 10 and 11 Marchant de Lange and Jack Leach almost doubled Somerset’s total to stay in contention. Middlesex posted 313 in their first innings – largely thanks to opener Sam Robson’s brilliant 165 – but they were bowled out for just 143 second time around, setting Somerset 285 to win. Captain Tom Abell impressed with 84 and, although Middlesex reduced...

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‘No disrespect’ – Paul Ince claims Mikel Arteta needs to replace ‘three or four’ Arsenal players

Paul Ince believes Mikel Arteta needs to shake up his Arsenal squad (Pictures: Getty)Paul Ince has urged Mikel Arteta to shake up his Arsenal squad and says the Gunners boss needs to replace at least ‘three or four’ players. Arsenal thumped bottom-placed Sheffield United 3-0 on Sunday night but remain just ninth in the Premier League table, ten points behind fourth-placed West Ham. With four teams between them and the Hammers, Arsenal’s top-four hopes are slim with just seven matches of the 2020-21 campaign remaining, although they could still qualify for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League. Ince says Arsenal need to be competing for the top-four but doubts they will do so unless they upgrade Arteta’s squad and replace ‘three of four’ of the team’s defend...

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Mark Hughes urges Manchester United to go ‘all out’ to convince Edinson Cavani to extend stay

Cavani scored another big goal for United against Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)Mark Hughes has urged his former club Manchester United to do all they can to convince Edinson Cavani to pen a new one-year deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford. The Uruguay international has made a sizeable impact since his arrival last summer and proved his worth once again with a diving header to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 2-1 up in their 3-1 comeback win over Tottenham on Sunday. After having a goal ruled out in the first half for an adjudged foul from Scott McTominay on Son Heung-min in the build-up, Cavani eventually found the back of the net after 79 minutes, taking his tally to seven Premier League goals for the season. Solskjaer is hoping Cavani will stay (Picture: Getty Images)The 34-

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North Texas’ Hope Trautwein Threw A Perfect Game By Striking Out Every Batter

Twitter/MeanGreenSB Perfect games, in either baseball or softball, are incredibly rare, but on Sunday North Texas pitcher Hope Trautwein did something in her perfect game that no one in NCAA history has ever done. The Mean Green took on Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Sunday afternoon and Trautwein was absolutely dealing from the rubber. Trautwein became the third player in NCAA D-1 history to throw 21 strikeouts in a 7-inning game, but the first to do so in a perfect game, seeing 21 batters and sending them all back to the dugout without putting the ball in play. Per the Associated Press, the other two 7-inning, 21 strikeout games are Alexis Osorio in 2018 and Michele Granger in 1991 — and Trautwein had a 21 strikeout effort earlier this season in a 6-2 win. NCAA records list two other pi...

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DeMar DeRozan Hit A Stepback Jumper To Beat The Mavs In Dallas

Getty Image The San Antonio Spurs have hit a rough patch recently, dropping eight of their last 10 coming into Sunday, pushing them down to ninth in the Western Conference at 24-26, two games back of the Grizzlies in eighth. The Spurs made the trek across Texas to face the in-state rival Mavs in Dallas on Sunday needing a win to end a five-game skid and keep themselves from slipping closer to the 10-seeded Warriors, and were able to do so thanks to some heroics from DeMar DeRozan. The star guard had 33 points, eight assists, and five rebounds to lead the Spurs on Sunday, outdueling Luka Doncic (29 points, seven assists, three rebounds) down the stretch. It was a back-and-forth affair late, with Doncic tying the game with 20 seconds to play after driving for a floater off a Mavs of...

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Michael Jordan’s $8 Million Yacht, Catch 23, Honors His Air Jordan 3 Sneakers

NBA icon Michael Jordan at a golf event | Mike Ehrmann/PGA of America via Getty ImagesRELATED: Michael Jordan is too big of a basketball star to ever fade from public view. Generations of children who never saw him play still buy his shoes and mimic his game. Fame has a cost, and Jordan’s paying it. His reaction to it all is to live large, embracing his role as an elder statesman. Famously protective of his image, Jordan finally opened up in The Last Dance, planting cameras in his opulent home as he sipped whiskey. It was a glimpse at the lavish lifestyle he leads, which includes owning and regularly using two expensive yachts. Michael Jordan’s yacht, Catch 23 NBA icon Michael Jordan at a golf event | Mike Ehrmann/PGA of America via Getty ImagesRELATED: You Can Buy Seattle Sports

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Hideki Matsuyama’s Historic Win at The Masters Could Lead to an Even Bigger Honor

With his victory at The Masters on Sunday, not only did Hideki Matsuyama become the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National, he’s the first player from the “Land of the Rising Sun” to win any of golf’s four major championships. Before Matsuyama’s historic one-shot victory, the closest any Japanese player had come to winning a major was 51-time Japan Golf Tour winner and World Golf Hall of Famer Isao Aoki, who finished second to Jack Nicklaus at the 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusrol. Now, while it’s obviously a huge honor for Matsuyama to be the first Japanese player to win a major, an even bigger honor may be in store for the 29-year-old a few months down the road. Hideki Matsuyama hung on for a one-shot victory at The Masters Not having won a tournament since the WGC-Bridg

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Watch Bowler Anthony Neuer Pick Up The First 7-10 Split On TV In 30 Years

FS1 There are some extremely rare feats in the world of sports. A perfect game in baseball, a hole in one in golf, a 70-point game in basketball, and so on and so forth, but one that is far more rare than any of those is a bowler picking up a 7-10 split. The dreaded leave of professional and amateur bowlers alike, it is the least converted spare chance of any by far and, while you likely aren’t dialed into bowling every week, it’s something that no pro has converted in 30 years during a televised event. That is until Sunday, when Anthony Neuer stepped up at the U.S. Open staring down a 7-10 split in the 7th frame, trailing by a bunch in his match, and delivered something arguably more memorable than if he’d won the match, as he picked it up by sending the 10 pin flying across the l...

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Masters Disasters: Roberto De Vicenzo’s Scorecard Gaffe Will Always Be Augusta’s Worst Mistake

“I sorry I cause you so much trouble.” Those words, spoken in the broken English of Roberto De Vicenzo to the vice-chairman of the Augusta National rules committee on a Sunday night in 1968, demonstrated the class of The Masters Tournament’s all-time hard-luck loser. The Argentinian golfer’s final round – on his 45th birthday, no less – ended in complete disaster. Yet, he handled it with magnificent composure and dignity. Roberto De Vicenzo had a distinguished career Roberto De Vicenzo at the 1969 British Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes. | Getty ImagesRELATED: Masters Co-Founder Clifford Roberts Tragically Took His Own Life at Augusta National, but Not Before Getting a Haircut Winning a record 229 professional tournaments qualifies Roberto De Vicenzo as one of

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Michael Jordan Played His Entire NBA Career on ‘9 and Three-Quarter Toes’ After a Bloody Childhood Accident

Even though it’s been almost 20 years since he last hit the hardwood, Michael Jordan hasn’t gone anywhere. His Airness is still a major part of pop culture; thanks to his on-court heroics, sneaker brand, and sheer star power, just about everyone knows MJ. Inside of those famous shoes, though, there’s a secret lurking. Given his athletic success, you might assume that Michael Jordan is in peak physical condition. Ever since childhood, though, he’s actually been missing a quarter of his big toe. Michael Jordan was a legendary basketball player who produced at every level RELATED: Michael Jordan Was the Envy of Many NBA Players but Who Was His Basketball Idol? These days, Michael Jordan is as much a brand as anything else. At the end of the day, though, MJ built his reputation

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An Angry Tony Stewart Got Away With Punching a NASCAR Heckler in the Face

Beyond his dominance on the NASCAR track, Tony Stewart is well known for his fiery personality. Stewart hasn’t been one to hold fear about concerning speaking his mind and act on emotions. His brash personality once landed him in a troubling situation where he punched a heckler. Tony Stewart’s NASCAR legacy RELATED: Tony Stewart Stepped into NASCAR Retirement Due to a Childhood Promise He Made to His Dad During his NASCAR career, Tony Stewart was one of the most dominant drivers. Stewart spent two decades behind the wheel on the track, where he earned three Cup Serie championships along with 49 Cup Series wins. He also managed to finish inside the top 10 in the point standings 13 times, including five instances inside the top five. Stewart was a rare breed as a driver as h

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Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Japanese player to win the Masters with one-shot victory

Hideki Matsuyama is the first male Japanese winner of the Masters (Picture: Getty)Hideki Matsuyama made history in Augusta by becoming the first male Japanese to win a major with his victory at the Masters. The 29-year-old held his nerve on the final day to finish 10-under, one stroke ahead of Will Zalatoris in second place. Matsuyama held a three-shot lead going into the fourth round in Georgia but he bogeyed the 18th, leaving him one over for the day. It didn’t matter as the chasing pack failed to take advantage, with Xander Schauffele squandering his chance to apply pressure with a triply bogey on the 16th. Hideki Matsuyama – 2021 Masters champion. #themasters松山英樹-2021年マスターズチャンピオン pic.twitter.com/P3JDVW5RMt— The Masters (@TheMasters) Apr...

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The Clippers Had to Bring in a Secret Weapon to Unlock Kawhi Leonard

The LA Clippers‘ bubble season was a big disappointment. Even owner Steve Ballmer, knowing cameras tend to linger on his face, was visibly upset watching his team implode in the playoffs. Paul George went frigid, and Kawhi Leonard’s load management made it difficult for him to make up the difference. Something had to change. The team may have found the secret weapon: Serge Ibaka. Of the NBA players associated with the Raptors’ upset over the Warriors, he wasn’t a headliner but in more of a support role. Ibaka came in clutch repeatedly, showing synergy with Leonard. Yet what’s most crucial might be what Ibaka provides Leonard not on the court, but in the locker room. Serge Ibaka helped Kawhi Leonard come out of his shell in Toronto Raptors players Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka

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Emotional Dale Earnhardt Jr. Admits He ‘Cried So Hard’ After Josh Berry Captured First Xfinity Series Win in Martinsville

It’s great to see my friend Dale Earnhardt Jr. openly shares his thoughts and feelings on his podcast talking about his JR Motorsports drivers and their experiences on the Xfinity Series. He’s talked a lot about the team’s struggles early in the 2021 season, highlighted by a couple of headline-making events, including Noah Gragson’s post-race fight on pit road and Josh Berry sharing his frustration by flipping a double-bird after another race.  In recent weeks, the tide has turned, and Earnhardt’s team has found success, with Justin Allgaier getting the organization its first win of the season at Atlanta. On Sunday, Berry extended the streak to two with his first career Xfinity Series win. For Earnhardt, who has shepherded the 30-year-old short-track specialist for years now, it was an

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