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Masters leaderboard 2021: Live golf scores, results from Thursday’s Round 1

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Masters leaderboard 2021: Live golf scores, results from Thursday's Round 1

It’s back to being a tradition unlike any other, like all the others. The Masters, postponed in 2020 and played in the fall for the first time in history, returns to its familiar place on the spring sports calendar with a semblance of normalcy.

Five months ago, Dustin Johnson accepted the first green jacket of his career from Tiger Woods under unusual COVID-19 circumstances, without fans on a rain-scrunched November weekend. Fans are back at Augusta National in a limited capacity, but Woods is not. Golf’s 44-year-old superstar is recovering from a life-threatening car accident in February and will miss his first Masters since 2017.

Johnson, ranked No. 1 in the world, enters the weekend as a co-favorite to win along with Bryson DeChambeau atop the 88-player field. There hasn’t been a repeat winner in back-to-back years at the Masters since Woods in 2001-02. DeChambeau, who finished T-34th in 2020’s tournament, has not placed higher than T-21st at Augusta.

Jordan Spieth (+1200) also has momentum on his side thanks to a win at the Valero Texas Open last weekend, stirring the hopes of his supporters. The three-time major winner took golf by storm in 2015 by capturing the Masters and the U.S. Open, but he hadn’t won much of anything since the 2017 British Open.

Jon Rahm (+1200), Justin Thomas (+1200) and Rory McIlroy (+1900) are expected to be among the other top challengers to accept a green jacket from Johnson this weekend.

Follow live scores from each round of the 2021 Masters with our leaderboard, along with updated tee times and TV coverage.

MORE: Watch the Masters live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Masters leaderboard 2021

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How to watch the Masters

ESPN and CBS will split live coverage of the Masters in 2021. The tournament starts on ESPN for Rounds 1-2 on Thursday and Friday (3-7:30 p.m. ET). CBS resumes coverage with Round 3 on Saturday (3-7 p.m. ET) and concludes with Round 4 on Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET). As is tradition at Augusta, Masters.com is the only place to watch morning coverage of each round before network coverage begins.

You can also stream the Masters on ESPN+ or via fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Here is the full breakdown for the Masters TV schedule (all times Eastern):

Date Time (ET) TV channel
Thursday, April 8 3-7:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Friday, April 9 3-7:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Saturday, April 10 3-7 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Sunday, April 11 2-7 p.m. CBS, fuboTV

Click here to learn more about different pricing options with the ESPN+ platform.

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• Phil Mickelson has a good reason for wearing sunglasses on the golf course

Masters tee times

Here are the complete Masters tee times for Rounds 1-2 on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, Round 1

Tee time (ET) Group
8 a.m. Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford
8:12 a.m. Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Dylan Frittelli
8:24 a.m. Ian Woosnam, Jim Herman, Stewart Cink
8:36 a.m. Sebastian Munoz, Henrik Stenson, Robert Streb
8:48 a.m. Bernhard Langer, Will Zalatoris, Joe Long
9 a.m. Brian Harman, Ian Poulter, Brendon Todd
9:12 a.m. Charl Schwartzel, Si Woo Kim, Corey Conners
9:24 a.m. Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Kisner
9:36 a.m. Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ
9:48 a.m. Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Abraham Ancer
10:06 a.m. Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland
10:18 a.m. Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
10:30 a.m. Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci
10:42 a.m. Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy
10:54 a.m. Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey
11:06 a.m. Vijay Singh, Martin Laird
11:18 a.m. Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay
11:30 a.m. Carlos Ortiz, Mackenzie Hughes, Bernd Wiesberger
11:42 a.m. Mike Weir, C.T. Pan, Robert MacIntyre
11:54 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal, Matt Wallace, Lanto Griffin
12:12 p.m. Victor Perez, Jason Kovrak, Marc Leishman
12:24 p.m. Fred Couples, Francesco Molinari, Charles Osborne
12:36 p.m. Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
12:48 p.m. Shane Rose, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar
1 p.m. Billy Horschel, Tyrell Hatton, Ryan Palmer
1:12 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler
1:24 p.m. Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im, Matt Fitzpatrick
1:36 p.m. Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
1:48 p.m. Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas
2 p.m. Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa

Friday, Round 2

Tee time (ET) Group
8 a.m. Vijay Singh, Martin Laird
8:12 a.m. Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay
8:24 a.m. Carlos Ortiz, Mackenzie Hughes, Bernd Wiesberger
8:36 a.m. Mike Weir, C.T. Pan, Robert MacIntyre
8:48 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal, Matt Wallace, Lanto Griffin
9 a.m. Victor Perez, Jason Kovrak, Marc Leishman
9:12 a.m. Fred Couples, Francesco Molinari, Charles Osborne
9:24 a.m. Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
9:36 a.m. Shane Rose, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar
9:48 a.m. Billy Horschel, Tyrell Hatton, Ryan Palmer
10:06 a.m. Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler
10:18 a.m. Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im, Matt Fitzpatrick
10:30 a.m. Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
10:42 a.m. Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas
10:54 a.m. Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa
11:06 a.m. Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford
11:18 a.m. Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Dylan Frittelli
11:30 a.m. Ian Woosnam, Jim Herman, Stewart Cink
11:42 a.m. Sebastian Munoz, Henrik Stenson, Robert Streb
11:54 a.m. Bernhard Langer, Will Zalatoris, Joe Long
12:12 p.m. Brian Harman, Ian Poulter, Brendon Todd
12:24 p.m. Charl Schwartzel, Si Woo Kim, Corey Conners
12:36 p.m. Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Kisner
12:48 p.m. Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ
1 p.m. Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Abraham Ancer
1:12 p.m. Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland
1:24 p.m. Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
1:36 p.m. Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci
1:48 p.m. Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy
2 p.m. Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey

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White Sox’s Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in 9th to HBP

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White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in 9th to HBP

Carlos Rodon went through elbow surgery two years ago and shoulder issues last year. The White Sox non-tendered him last offseason and then re-signed him about two weeks before the start of spring training.

He was perfectly healthy for his second start of 2021, to the point he almost made history.

Rodon on Wednesday threw a no-hitter against Cleveland, beating the Tribe 8-0 on a 45-degree night in Chicago. He was two outs away from becoming the 24th MLB pitcher to throw a nine-inning perfect game.

MORE: Teams’ most recent no-hitters

Unfortunately for him, he lost the perfecto when he hit Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez on the foot with a breaking ball with one out in the ninth. Perez did not make much of an effort to avoid the pitch but there was no argument from the White Sox.

After that, the 28-year-old left-hander struck out Yu Chang and retired Jordan Luplow on a ground ball to third baseman Yoan Moncada to complete the no-hitter. Rodon threw 114 pitches (75 strikes), his highest pitch count since throwing 116 on July 29, 2018 (per Baseball-reference.com). 

Rodon almost lost his perfecto bid on the first batter of the ninth. Josh Naylor hit a slow bouncer to first baseman Jose Abreu, who slid into the bag to barely beat a diving Naylor. First base umpire Brian Knight, who was no Jim Joyce on this night, called Naylor out. A rapid replay review upheld the call.

“That was a hell of a play, man, hell of a play,” Rodon told the White Sox TV crew in an on-field interview.

Rodon rejoined the Sox on Feb. 1 — he said it was a “pretty easy” decision to come back, knowing that Chicago was set up to win now — and then pitched his way into the rotation in spring training. Wednesday’s start was just his fourth since suffering the elbow injury that led to Tommy John surgery in May 2019. He threw 95 pitches over five innings in his 2021 debut, April 5 vs. the Mariners.

He almost became the fourth White Sox pitcher to throw a perfect game; he would have joined Philip Humber (2012), Mark Buehrle (2009) and Charlie Robertson (1922). Instead, he completed the 20th no-hitter in franchise history (rotation mate Lucas Giolito no-hit the Pirates last Aug. 25).

And he threw the second no-no in MLB in less than a week. Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter in Padres history Friday night against the Rangers in Texas.

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PSG star Neymar wants to be professional poker player when he retires from football

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PSG star Neymar has expressed his desire to become a professional poker player when he retires from football.

The 29-year-old started playing poker during the 2014 World Cup and has developed a passion for the game since then. 

Neymar said he played with Gerard Pique during his time at Barcelona and now counts Keylor Navas and Leandro Paredes among his poker rivals at PSG.

What was said?

When asked by CNEWS if his goal was to be a professional poker player when he retires from football, Neymar said: “It’s true, it’s true. It’s one of the things I love to do the most. 

“I feel very comfortable and I think that after playing football I will be able to do tournaments, travel to play tournaments that I have always wanted to participate in and could not do because of my agenda and my career. 

“So when I finish my football career, that’s one of the things I’m going to do, travel to play this type of tournament.

“Among the similarities between poker and football, I think focus is one of them. The way you read your opponent and the game is also very important. 

“I think one of the most important things in football, and what I do on the pitch, is to read the game, read your opponent, and see where you can attack, where you can move to create a chance for your team. 

“And in poker it’s the same, you have to read the game, read your opponents and know the right time to attack your opponent.”

What’s next for Neymar?

The Brazilian still has plenty to accomplish on the pitch before his playing days are over, starting with his quest for a treble with PSG this season.

Neymar helped PSG past Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week, setting up a semi-final clash with Manchester City.

PSG are also three points back of first-place Lille in Ligue 1, while they have a French Cup quarter-final date with Angers later this month.

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‘Heading into one’s arm is not punishable’ – Dortmund boss Terzic slams penalty decision vs Man City

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'Heading into one's arm is not punishable' - Dortmund boss Terzic slams penalty decision vs Man City

Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic hit out at a crucial penalty call that went against his side on Wednesday in their Champions League elimination against Manchester City.

With Dortmund leading 1-0 on the night and poised to advance to the semi-finals on away goals, Emre Can was whistled for a handball in the box 10 minutes into the second half. 

Can headed the ball off his outstretched arm, which Terzic insisted meant the spot kick should not have been awarded. Riyad Mahrez would convert the ensuing penalty to send City on their way to the last four.

What was said?

“To be fair, you have to congratulate Man City,” Terzic told Sky Germany. “They played brilliantly and deservedly go one round further.

“After three of four halves, however, we were through – then it’s annoying that we end up conceding two goals like this. At the referee training it is clearly stated that heading into one’s arm is not punishable.

“Let me put it this way: We weren’t very lucky with decisions in the two games. We had a big dream, it is now unfortunately over.”

What other decisions went against Dortmund?

Jude Bellingham had what appeared to be a valid goal taken away in the first leg after he stole the ball from Ederson and rolled it into an empty net.

The referee ruled the teenager had fouled Ederson and blew his whistle before Bellingham put the ball into an empty net, meaning the play could not be reviewed by VAR. 

Replays showed that Bellingham had robbed the ball in mid-air from Ederson while hardly making contact with the goalkeeper.

What happened after Mahrez’s goal?

The Algerian drew City level on the night after Bellingham’s opener for Dortmund, and his spot kick put City ahead 3-2 on aggregate. 

City would then go on to control possession as they looked to take away the Germans’ chances of equalising.

With 15 minutes to play, Phil Foden then grabbed another goal to put the tie out of reach for Dortmund as City advanced with a 4-2 aggregate win.

What’s next for both teams?

Dortmund will face Werder Bremen on Sunday as they continue their pursuit of a top-four spot in the Bundesliga, currently sitting in fifth place. 

City take on Chelsea in a FA Cup semi-final on Saturday before they face PSG in the Champions League semi-finals later in April.

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