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Phil Mickelson wins PGA Championship to become oldest major champion in history

Phil Mickelson wins PGA Championship to become oldest major champion in history

But there was certainly a nervous ending for the 50-year-old as he carded three bogeys on holes 13, 14 and 17.

It gave Koepka some hope heading into the final hole with two shots between the pair of them.

And Mickelson sent his drive out left into the baying crowd while Koepka perfectly placed his in the fairway.

There were wild scenes as course officials attempted to hold back the overzealous crowd before Mickelson sent a marvellous shot into the middle of the green to all-but seal his sixth major.

Koepka putted out for par, leaving Mickelson to himself on the green with hundreds of spectators watching on, holding in their incoming cheers.

And they let roar when Mickelson holed out for par with the American holding his arms alot in celebration before embracing his brother and caddie, Tim Mickelson, in a touching moment.

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Max Verstappen sends Red Bull warning after Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

Max Verstappen sends Red Bull warning after Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

“Already at the end with the softs he was faster, and then when we were put on the mediums he clearly had a lot more pace, he could just stay within one second.

“There was not much we could have done.

“They went for another stop and then I knew it was over because I was already struggling with the tyres and you could see every lap he was getting closer and closer. I was just a sitting duck.

“We were just clearly lacking pace. I tried everything I could.

“We are not where we want to be. We have to push hard and catch up because at the moment we are a little bit slower.”

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San Diego State golfer wins Mountain West tournament and is named to Arnold Palmer Cup team

San Diego State golfer wins Mountain West tournament and is named to Arnold Palmer Cup team

A week after taking home the Mountain West Conference Golf tournament trophy, Puwit Anupansuebsai was named to the International team for the second time.

SAN DIEGO — It’s official. The Aztecs have themselves one heck of a golfer.
During last week’s Mountain West Conference Golf Tournament, Puwit Anupansuebsai shot a 6-under-par 66 in the final round to join a four-man playoff at 7-under 209. He then birdied the second playoff hole to capture SDSU’s first MW Championship in 20 years!
Over the last three tournaments of the season, Anupansuebsai has finished tied for second (Wyoming Cowboy Classic), tied for first (lost in a playoff at Western Intercollegiate) and first (won playoff at MW Championship). He leads San Diego State with a 71.05 scoring average and rounds in the 60s and rounds below par!
On top of all of that Anupansuebsai was recently named to the International team for the Arnold Palmer Cup. Anupansuebsai, from Thailand, will play for the International team for the second straight year.
In 2020, Anupansuebsai led the Internationals to a dominating 21-point win over the United States. He went 3-0 for the week as the Internationals retained the cup in a 40.5-19.5 victory.
Anupansuebsai is the third Aztec to be named to an Arnold Palmer Cup team, joining Aaron Goldberg and Nahum Mendoza III, who represented the United States in 2008 and 2016, respectively.
The Arnold Palmer Cup was established in 1997 and originally featured the top eight collegiate golfers from the United States against Great Britain and Ireland. Following the 2002 tournament, the American opponent was enlarged to include all European players, while roster size for both sides was increased to 10 competitors in 2013. In 2018, the Arnold Palmer Cup was expanded once again to include United States men’s and women’s teams against collegiate golfers from around the world.
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Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev slams racket

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev slams racket

Surface tension boiled over for Daniil Medvedev as the world number three admitted he dd not want to play on clay in an outburst at the Madrid Open – only to make a mockery of his predicament by reaching the round of 16.

Aggravated Medvedev, who had never won at the tournament but advanced from the first round courtesy of a bye, must have feared the worst as he lost the first set 6-4 to Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

The Russian contender smashed his racket on the floor and could be heard exclaiming “I don’t want to play here on this surface” during one change of ends, before battling back commendably to secure his first career win at the Madrid Open.

After advancing 4-6 6-4 6-2 in little over two hours, Medvedev was able to celebrate a landmark victory, cheekily signing a TV camera “love clay” following his first win on the surface he clearly detests since April 2019.

His eventful day continued in the doubles, where he departed with partner Marcelo Demoliner at the round of 16 stage after losing a decisive tie-break.

Should he find a taste for clay and spring a surprise by clinching the Madrid title, Medvedev could dethrone Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings should he also reach the semifinals in Rome alongside favorable results elsewhere.

That would also require him to win for the first time in the tournament in Italy, which would give him the ideal springboard for the French Open at the end of the month.

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Lina Hidalgo wins national award from prominent Democratic fundraising group

Lina Hidalgo wins national award from prominent Democratic fundraising group

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Medina Spirit wins 147th Kentucky Derby

Medina Spirit wins 147th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit has won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

This is a breaking news update. More information will be added as it becomes available.

The bourbon is flowing again, flowery hats and humans are on the scene and 19 horses are ready to run the most chaotic race of their lives. After being disrupted by a pandemic, the Kentucky Derby is back with many of its traditions intact.

America’s longest continuously held sporting event returns to its traditional spot on the calendar – the first Saturday in May. The 147th edition comes less than eight months after it was run without spectators last September because of COVID-19, making it the shortest time between Derbies in history.

“I was hoping to enjoy my Derby win a little longer,” joked trainer Bob Baffert, who earned his sixth last year with Authentic.

The eerie silence that settled over Churchill Downs last year when no spectators were allowed is being replaced by attendance of about 45,000 – some 100,000 less than usual. Masks are required. Food and drinks are all-inclusive to lessen long lines and separate payments for every transaction.

With the Derby restored to its usual day, last year’s upside down Triple Crown has been righted. The Preakness follows on May 15 and the Belmont, which kicked off the series a year ago, concludes it on June 5.

Essential Quality is the early 2-1 favorite on Saturday and has the bona fides. The striking gray colt was last year’s 2-year-old champion. He comes in undefeated in five career starts. The last unbeaten colt to win the Derby was Justify in 2018, and he went on to sweep the Triple Crown.

Essential Quality is owned and bred by Godolphin Racing, the stable of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum, who is 0-for-11 in his decades-long quest to win America’s greatest race. A victory by Essential Quality would bring extra scrutiny of human rights issues involving the sheikh, who won’t be among the limited fans in attendance.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission received a complaint this week from a group of human rights attorneys and students at the University of Louisville seeking to have Sheikh Mohammed banned from the Derby over alleged human rights abuses. A judge in England ruled that he orchestrated the abductions of two of his adult daughters.

Essential Quality’s jockey, Luis Saez, is seeking his first Derby win after crossing the finish line first aboard Maximum Security in 2019 only to have his colt disqualified.

“Essential Quality is a deserving favorite,” trainer Todd Pletcher said, “but I think it’s a wide-open race.”

Pletcher, a two-time Derby winner, saddles four starters, led by 6-1 shot Known Agenda. His others are listed at double-digit odds: 20-1 Dynamic One, 30-1 Bourbonic and 50-1 Sainthood.

The biggest question for these 3-year-olds is whether they can handle the 1 1/4 miles while getting jostled in a field of 19. King Fury spiked a fever on Friday and trainer Ken McPeek said he would be scratched. As a result, the four horses to the outside of the colt’s No. 16 post will move in one spot in the starting gate. They’ll be running in front of a noisy crowd for the first time since the pandemic forced tracks to close to the public last year.

Besides Essential Quality, the other undefeated horses in the field are 5-1 Rock Your World and 50-1 Helium, both 3-0. Rock Your World won his first two starts on turf before switching to dirt and winning the Santa Anita Derby.

Two-time Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill goes for another with 8-1 shot Hot Rod Charlie, a colt co-owned by his nephew Patrick O’Neill and four of his former Brown University football teammates. “It’s going to be the race of a lifetime for these guys,” Doug O’Neill said.

For all its tradition, this year’s Derby is one of firsts:

  • It’s the first to be run without Lasix. Previously allowed on race day, the anti-bleeding medication has been banned by Churchill Downs and the other Triple Crown tracks.

 

  • Brad Cox attempts to become the first Louisville-born trainer to win. Besides saddling Essential Quality, he has 15-1 shot Mandaloun, whose Juddmonte Farms owner Saudi Prince Khalid bin Abdullah died in January. Cox says a victory would make him “a pretty good ‘Jeopardy!’ question that nobody will answer.”
  • Kendrick Carmouche, aboard Bourbonic, could be the first Black jockey to win in 119 years. The Derby was won by Black riders in 15 of its first 28 editions.
  • Vicki Oliver saddles 50-1 shot Hidden Stash in a bid to become the first female trainer to win. Shelley Riley finished second with Casual Lies in 1992.
  • Baffert, tied with Ben Jones for the most Derby wins at six, goes for a record seventh with Medina Spirit, a 15-1 shot, after his other hopefuls were derailed along the Derby trail. “I’m coming in there quiet, but I need luck,” he said.
  • Mike Smith, aboard 20-1 shot Midnight Bourbon, would be the oldest jockey to win at age 55.

Saturday’s forecast calls for sunshine, low humidity and a high of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).

Post time is 6:57 p.m. EDT.

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Chloé Zhao makes history, wins best director Oscar for 'Nomadland'

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Chloé Zhao makes history, wins best director Oscar for 'Nomadland'

Zhao won the Oscar for best director for “Nomadland,” becoming just the second woman and the first woman of color to win the award.

LOS ANGELES — Chloé Zhao has made history at the 2021 Academy Awards, becoming the first woman of color to win best director and just the second woman to win the award.

Zhao won the directing Oscar for “ Nomadland,” joining Kathryn Bigelow, who won in 2009 for “The Hurt Locker.”

This was the only year in the 93-year Oscar history with two female nominees: Zhao and “Promising Young Woman” director Emerald Fennell. Only seven women have ever been nominated.

Zhao’s film — starring Frances McDormand — tells a story about a woman in her 60s and other transient workers in the American West.

The film is nominated for a total six awards including best actress for McDormand and best picture.

While wearing braids and sporting white tennis shoes, Zhao thanked her entire cast and crew. She called the process of creating the project a “once-in-a lifetime journey we’ve all been on together.”

Zhao paid homage to those who inspired her to “keep going.”

“This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold onto the goodness in themselves and hold onto to the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that,” she said during her acceptance speech. “This is for you. You inspire me to keep going.”

The director talked about how a game she used to play with her father challenged her.

“I’ve been thinking a lot lately of how I keep going when things get hard,” she said. “I think it goes back to when I was a kid, when I was growing up in China, my dad and I used to play this game. We would memorize Chinese poems and texts. We would recite them together and try to finish each other’s sentences.”

It was the first Oscar for the 39-year-old Zhao, who was born in Beijing and went to college and film school in the United States. “Nomadland” was her third feature.

Zhao said she was also inspired by phrase that comes from a Chinese text “The Three Character Classic,” which she said translated to “People at birth are inherently good.” She said that phrase had a major impact on her as a kid, as she still stands firm on the words.

“I still truly believe them today, even though sometimes it may seem like the opposite is true,” she said. “But I have always found goodness in the people I met, everywhere I went in the world.”

The other nominees were Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari,” Thomas Vinterberg for “Another Round,” and David Fincher for “Mank.”

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In Oscars upset, Anthony Hopkins wins best actor for 'The Father'

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In Oscars upset, Anthony Hopkins wins best actor for 'The Father'

Many had expected Chadwick Boseman to win. In a very rare move from the academy, best actor was the last award handed out this year instead of best picture.

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Hopkins has won his first Oscar since he took one home for playing Hannibal Lecter.

Despite his pedigree, Hopkins was a surprise winner.

The late Chadwick Boseman was expected to win the award, which in a very rare move from the academy was the last to be handed out this year instead of best picture.

It was also an anti-climax on a show where Hopkins wasn’t present to accept the trophy. Joaquin Phoenix’s reading of his name was the last dramatic moment of a most unusual ceremony.

The second Oscar for Hopkins comes nearly 30 years after his first in 1992, for playing Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs.” He’s been nominated four times since without a win.

The 83-year-old Hopkins won the Oscar Sunday night for his role as a man who battles with dementia opposite Olivia Colman in the film directed by Florian Zeller.

With his win, Hopkins became the oldest person to win an acting award at the Oscars.

In addition to Boseman, he beat out fellow nominees Riz Ahmed, Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun.

Boseman was the first Black performer ever nominated posthumously for an Oscar. 

Frances McDormand wins Oscar for best actress

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Frances McDormand wins Oscar for best actress

It’s the third best actress Oscar for McDormand, who also won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and in 1996 for “Fargo.”

LOS ANGELES — Frances McDormand has two more Oscars. She may hang on to them a little more tightly.

She won best actress Sunday night for her performance in “Nomadland,” which also nabbed best picture. As a producer on the movie, she collected a trophy as well.

McDormand kissed her director-husband, Joel Coen, and rose from their table inside Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to make her way to the stage for one of the shortest speeches of the night.

“I have no words,” she said. “My voice is in my sword. We know the sword is our work and I like work. Thank you for knowing that and thanks for this.”

In “Nomadland,” McDormand plays Fern, who hits the road after the death of her husband and loss of her job at a plant that is shut down. She buys a van and seeks seasonal work, meeting fellow nomads and learning survival skills along the way.

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The 63-year-old actor now has three best-actress Oscars. She won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and had her trophy briefly stolen during the post-show Governors Ball. It was quickly recovered. Her first Oscar came in 1996 for “Fargo.”

Only Katharine Hepburn, a four-time winner, has won best actress more times.

McDormand won over front-runner Carey Mulligan of “Promising Young Woman” and Viola Davis of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Andra Day of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” and Vanessa Kirby of “Pieces of a Woman” were first-time nominees.

Daniel Kaluuya wins for best supporting actor

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Daniel Kaluuya wins for best supporting actor

Kaluuya won his first Academy Award for playing one of the two title roles in “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

LOS ANGELES — Daniel Kaluuya used a lead role to win a best supporting actor Oscar. He’ll take it.

Kaluuya won his first Academy Award on Sunday night for playing one of the two title roles in “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

“I’d like to thank my mom,” Kaluuya said, as his mother teared up while watching. “You gave me everything. You gave me your factory settings. So I could stand at my fullest height.”

Kaluuya played Chicago Blank Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was killed in an FBI raid in 1969.

In an odd quirk of the nominating process, LaKeith Stanfield, who played the “Judas” of the title, an FBI informant who got close to Hampton, was also nominated for best supporting actor.

It was Kaluuya’s second nomination. The first came for his breakout role in “Get Out” in 2018.

“My mum, my dad, they had sex, it’s amazing,” Kaluuya said as the camera panned to his mom and sister who looked shocked.

The other nominees were Paul Raci, Leslie Odom Jr. and Sacha Baron Cohen.

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