13 April 2019 • 12:26am Full Masters 2019 leaderboard Paul Hayward: DeChambeau's mad science betrays him Oliver Brown: Ian Poulter is saving grace for Britain Tiger Woods overcame being slide-tackled by a security guard to fight his way into contention here in the second round at the 83rd Masters. The incident was as bizarre as it sounds and in typical Woods fashion he responded with two remarkable birdies. The 43-year-old - looking for his first major in 11 years and his first green-jacket in 14 years - was playing the 14th when the guard slipped on a wet bank as he kept an eye on the huge galleries swarming to see the 14-time major champion after he played a fine recovery from the trees. The guard lost his feet and clattered into Woods, who somehow managed to stay on his feet. But the clash evidently hurt as Woods jumped around clutching his ankle. Woods proceeded to limp up the fairway before holing from 28 feet on the birdie. On the … [Read more...] about Francesco Molinari in four-way tie for the Masters lead as Tiger Woods revives the roar to move one behind
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Protester Kathryn Wade, of Antioch, center, chants slogans outside the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse before a hearing by Contra Costa County Judge Charles S. Treat regarding the new law, Senate Bill 1421, during a court hearing in Martinez, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Wade stated that her son Malad Baldwin was beaten by Antioch Police in 2014. Seven police unions are trying to block their employers from releasing disciplinary and use of force cases as mandated by Senate Bill 1421. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Contra Costa County Judge Charles S.Treat listens intently to a lawyer speak concerning the new law, Senate Bill 1421, during a court hearing at the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Seven police unions are trying to block their employers from releasing disciplinary and use of force cases as mandated by Senate Bill 1421. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Protester Frank Sterling, of Antioch, chants slogans … [Read more...] about Contra Costa County judge rules in favor of releasing police records
If I were writing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, I would certainly include one that accuses him of violating his Oath of Office. Other members of the federal government take oaths when they are sworn in. But the president is the only one who repeats an oath that is actually part of the text of the Constitution itself: Article 2, section 1, Clause 8: Oath or affirmation: “Before he enters the Execution of his Office, [the president-elect] shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’” I don’t know if Donald Trump had his fingers crossed when he took that oath. But he acts like it. He doesn’t protect or defend the Constitution. He doesn’t faithfully execute the powers of the presidency. He assumes into … [Read more...] about ‘Acting’ officials: Another way Trump gets around Congress is detailed in WaPo article
Nobody seems to be having much fun this offseason, so let's take a break from the endless Bryce Harper and Manny Machado speculation and repeat an exercise we tried around this time the past two years: our third annual way-too-early All-Star teams. Last year, I successfully slated J.D. Martinez to start at DH for the American League! I picked Blake Snell as a breakout and all he did was win the Cy Young Award! I went out on the limb with Javier Baez and he finished second in the MVP voting. I also had Eric Hosmer returning to the Royals and winning the fan vote as the AL starter. Oops. Remember the rules: 32-man rosters (20 position players, 12 pitchers) and at least one rep for each team. The projected starters are in bold. And don't forget to factor in Harper and Machado ... J.T. Realmuto , Reds; Willson Contreras , Cubs Molina, a nine-time All-Star, hasn't started the All-Star Game since 2013 but gets voted back in this season. He's now 36 but continues to show remarkable … [Read more...] about Way-too-early 2019 All-Stars: Manny Machado and Bryce Harper will start for …?
Beto O’Rourke passed through Colorado during the middle of last month on a solo five-state road trip the Democrat documented in online posts that reminded some people of Jack Kerouac and others of something else. Maybe an old-style blog, when people just rambled.“Have been stuck lately. In and out of a funk,” the former Texas congressman wrote in one of four articles he uploaded to Medium that were easy to parody, invited plenty of mocking.He lost a close race in Texas for the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Cruz. Since then, he’s been thinking about running for president. Raised a lot of money from small donors, polls well in early surveys. Posted an Instagram video of his visit to the dentist.“Maybe if I get moving, on the road, meet people, learn about what’s going on where they live, have some adventure, go where I don’t know and I’m not known, it’ll clear my head, reset, I’ll think new thoughts, break out of the loops … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke stops in Colorado while on the road — a lonely, crowded road