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Spieth takes first major with historic Masters win AUGUSTA: Jordan Spieth won a historic Masters triumph for the ages Sunday, the 21-year-old American deftly handling the final-round tension to hold off Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose and win his first major title by four shots.Writing an epic conclusion to a week of domination at Augusta National, Spieth fired a two-under par 70 to finish on 18-under 270, matching the 72-hole tournament record set by Tiger Woods in 1997."This was arguably the greatest day of my life," Spieth said. "It's incredible. "It's a dream come true."Spieth claimed the green jacket symbolic of Masters supremacy and the top prize of $1.8 million at the $10 million event by denying two of golf's top major champions another crown."It was very nerve-wracking today," Spieth said. "With two major champions right behind me, I couldn't let up."England's Rose, the 2013 US Open winner and Spieth's last-pair playing partner, shot 70 to share second ...

Sock lifts first ATP title at Houston HOUSTON: Jack Sock captured his first ATP Tour title on Sunday, holding off eighth-seeded Sam Querrey 7-6 (11/9), 7-6 (7/2) in an all-American final in Houston."It feels incredible," the 22-year-old Sock said. "It feels surreal. It feels incredible, and to have friends and family here to share it with me feels even better."Sock had knocked off three seeded players en route to the first final of his career, and is now projected to break into ...

Bucks seal bounce-back season with playoff berth MILWAUKEE: The Milwaukee Bucks completed a remarkable turnaround on Sunday, clinching an NBA playoff berth a year season after posting the league's worst record.The Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-73 to punch their post-season ticket, becoming the first team since the 2008-09 Miami Heat to make the playoffs a season after finishing with the worst record.Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points, O.J. Mayo added 17 and Khris Middleton chipped in 16 for the Bucks, who secured ...

Taylor's ton run continues on Championship debut LONDON: Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor marked his County Championship debut for Nottinghamshire with a hundred against Middlesex at Lord's on Sunday.The 29-year-old rounded off his international career by making back-to-back hundreds against Ireland and India at the recent World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and then made 105 on his debut appearance for Nottinghamshire against Loughborough MCC University.His rich vein of form continued at the 'home of cricket' on Sunday as Taylor, for ...

Rory versus Tiger an afterthought at Masters AUGUSTA: It was a match within the contest -- a clash of titans -- Rory McIlroy versus Tiger Woods, together at last on Sunday at the Masters.Only fly in the ointment was that it looked like it would be for second place at best -- with McIlroy and Woods both a whopping 10 shots behind third round leader Jordan Spieth.That left them needing the greatest comeback in Masters history to stop Spieth, surpassing the record ...

Kerber out-lasts Keys for Charleston WTA title CHARLESTON: Angelique Kerber ended her WTA dry spell with a gritty three-set victory over rising US talent Madison Keys on Sunday for the Charleston claycourt crown.Kerber, a former world number five, battled back from 4-1 down in the third set to defeat 20-year-old Keys 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.The 27-year-old German withstood 49 winners from Keys, belting a modest 17 winners herself but keeping mistakes to a minimum with just 21 unforced errors."I feel great," said Kerber, ...

Lazio rout Empoli, leapfrog Roma into second MILAN: Miroslav Klose and Felipe Anderson starred as Lazio completed their third 4-0 rout of the season, over Empoli on Sunday, to leapfrog city rivals Roma into second place in Serie A.Roma travelled to Torino hoping to close the gap on leaders Juventus to 11 points after the defending champions slipped up on their way to a shock 1-0 defeat at Parma on Saturday.However a tight match finished 1-1. After taking a 57th minute lead ...


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