first_img Struggling powerhouse The struggling powerhouse, which have already been disqualified from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player, will also have to be careful not to be caught by fourth-place Villarreal after Bruno Soriano scored his second of two goals deep into stoppage time to grab a 2-1 victory at Deportivo La Coruna. Benitez’s latest stumble, which arrived after losses at home to Barcelona and away at Sevilla and Villarreal in the last eight rounds, came in his return to a Mestalla Stadium where he established his reputation with two league titles and a UEFA Cup trophy. Benitez’s counterpart, Gary Neville, remained winless in his fourth league game since taking over at Valencia, but his team earned a morale-boosting result. Madrid’s strong start provoked panic in Valencia. Bale started the move with an audacious back-heeled flick to send Benzema’s pass to Cristiano Ronaldo, who slid the ball back for Benzema to slot his shot into the corner of the net. But instead of going for a second goal to finish the hosts off, Madrid let complacency creep in, and Valencia slowly began to push forward through midfielder Andres Gomes and forward Joao Cancelo. A Gomes incursion was only stopped when Pepe tripped him in the area, letting Parejo step up and level the score. Madrid recovered some of their attacking verve after the restart, but it was stalled by Kovacic’s sending-off for a lunging tackle on Cancelo in the 70th. Toni Kroos, however, placed a free kick for Bale to rise up and gracefully head in off the far post to momentarily restore Madrid’s lead. But Valencia charged right back to score when Rodrigo Moreno headed down a pass for Alcacer to nod home. Also Sunday, it was Athletic Bilbao 2, Las Palmas 2; Real Betis 0, Eibar 4; Granada 2, Sevilla 1; and Rayo Vallecano 2, Real Sociedad 2. BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Real Madrid squandered a great opening goal and a chance to catch Barcelona in the Spanish league standings when they slipped to a 2-2 draw at Valencia in a match it ended with 10 men yesterday. Madrid seemed set to romp to an easy victory after Karim Benzema finished off a superb move in the 16th minute, but Valencia’s Dani Parejo levelled from the penalty spot just before half-time. Gareth Bale headed Madrid back in front in the 82nd, despite his team playing a man down after Mateo Kovacic saw a direct red card, only for Paco Alcacer to strike right back for the hosts a minute later to spark a thrilling finish by both teams. Coach Rafa Benitez will face even more scrutiny after Madrid failed to capitalise on Barcelona’s scoreless stalemate at Espanyol on Saturday and remained two points behind the defending champions, which have a game to play. Madrid also fell four points behind provisional leaders Atletico Madrid, the only title contender to win this round. Benitez said: “I can’t stop some people from speculating” about his future. “What I can do is get the team to work hard like they did today,” he said. “We missed an opportunity – only if you look at the result. But the effort that my team made deserves more praise that anything else.”last_img read more

first_imgRegardless of those 2005 memories, Woods’ victory is one for the record books.”If that wasn’t the best day in golf history it was pretty damn close,” wrote ESPN’s Mike Greenberg. Sprint The last time Tiger won The Masters is also the last time LeBron missed the playoffs. Wild.— Boogie Bousins (@bansky) April 14, 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Boost Mobile Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X The last time Tiger won The Masters, Twitter was a year away from being founded.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 14, 2019 The last time Tiger won I had no kids. I just watched him win with my 7 yr old. Great sports moment to share with him. #mastersunday— Nick Wegman (@thechief58831) April 14, 2019 The No. 1 album in America the last time Tiger Woods won the Masters.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 14, 2019 What were you doing the last time Tiger Woods won #TheMasters in 2005?— WFNZ-AM/FM (@wfnz) April 14, 2019 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple iPhone XS Sahara was a great movie. Don’t @ me.— James Baldwin (@ImNoAuthor) April 14, 2019 1 When Tiger Woods last won a Masters in 2005…• George W Bush had just started his 2nd term• Barack Obama had been a senator for 97 days• Sahara, starring Matthew McConaughey, was #1 movie in America• Destiny’s Child had begun its final tour• Rory McIlroy was 15 yrs old— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) April 14, 2019 Now Tiger has officially joined Ali and Jordan…The Comeback…its all that was missing…no longer!— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) April 14, 2019 Bartending and chasin skirts in and out of college lol. Eventually graduated in 2011.— J. Austin Carter (@jaustincarter) April 14, 2019 Comment The last time Tiger Woods won the Masters, Dwyane Wade was wrapping up his second NBA season, LeBron James had never been in a playoff game and the Seattle SuperSonics were division champions.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 14, 2019 Share your voicecenter_img $999 Best Buy See It I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other. Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you buddy.— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 14, 2019 Perspective: 2005 – Tiger’s last Masters win 2007 – The iPhone was first introducedThe iPhone was not around the last time Tiger won the masters….— Russ Rose (@CoachRussRose) April 14, 2019 Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday for the first time since he did it in 2005, ending a long championship drought. It was his first major golf tournament win in over a decade, and it started social media buzzing about what the world was like the last time Woods wore the green jacket. Hint: You couldn’t have tweeted about it on your iPhone, because neither Twitter nor the iPhone existed. See It $999 ✅ Had four back surgeries ✅ Thought he’d never play again ✅ Was ranked 1,199th in the world✅ 11 years since his last Major✅ 14 years since last Masters✅ The greatest comeback everTiger Woods is back 🙌— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 14, 2019 This car was brand new the last time Tiger won the Masters— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) April 14, 2019 $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags The leaderboard packed with the best players in the world. The setting historic. The conditions dramatic. The play exceptional. And in the end, Tiger Woods won. If that wasn’t the best day in golf history it was pretty damn close. #TheMasters— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) April 14, 2019 See it See It Some golf fans used it as an opportunity to reflect on their own life changes since ’05.”The last time Tiger won I had no kids,” Nick Wegman wrote. “I just watched him win with my 7 yr old. Great sports moment to share with him.” Sports Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgIndian stock markets shed early morning gains to end with losses on Tuesday as profit-booking and forecast of a “close call” on Britain’s exit (Brexit) from the European Union closer to the June 23 deadline resulted in sentiments remaining subdued.Shares of SpiceJet, Jet Airways and IndiGo-parent Interglobe Aviation fell on Tuesday after rallying sharply the previous day in response to liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for the civil aviation sector. Interglobe was down 3.09 percent, Jet Airways lost 1.53 percent and SpiceJet ended 3.25 percent lower on the BSE.The BSE S&P Sensex shed 54 points to close at 26,813 while the 50-scrip NSE Nifty ended 19 points lower at 8,220. Top Sensex losers included NTPC, Adani Ports and Axis Bank while ONGC Mahindra & Mahindra and Wipro ended with marginal gains in the range of 0.70 percent to 1.70 percent.”We will go into the vote without high confidence in predicting the outturn in either direction,” JPMorgan researcher Malcolm Barr said in a research note to clients titled “Brexit polling update: It’s close”, reported CNBC-TV18.Hindalco was the biggest gainer on NSE and closed 1.82 percent higher at Rs. 123.25. On the BSE, the Adityla Birla Group company hit a 52-week high of Rs.124.60 before closing at Rs.123.25. Prospects for Hindalco are expected to be bullish over the next few years.Monday’s trading surprised market watchers who had predicted the Sensex to correct sharply in response to RBI governor Raghuram Rajan conveying that a second term for him at the bank was not on the cards.Sentiments got a boost after the Narendra Modi government liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in many sectors, including civil aviation, defence and pharmaceuticals.Domestic institutional investors were net buyers of stocks worth Rs. 724 crore, while foreign institutional investors were net sellers at Rs. 537 crore, according to provisional data provided by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).However, in the absence of any such trigger, markets corrected on Tuesday, despite opening on a positive note tracking Asian equities.Among the BSE500 stocks, Bombay Dyeing was the top gainer at Rs. 48.20 (up 8.19 percent), followed by Trident and Gati.last_img read more