"I guess the computers are making (the decision), I don't know. I don’t get any of it but what can I do? I’m not going to complain about it because I have zero power." — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams, who is certainly complaining here because manager Gabe Kapler likes to use analytics to make decisions. Probably not a great way to get back into the lineup.

Tony Finau is about to steal America's heart


You probably saw the video on Wednesday. It was pretty gross. American golfer Tony Finau dislocated his ankle celebrating a hole in one. He popped it back into place. And he's now tied for second after Day 1 of the Masters at 4-under par.


Great question. He’s got a badly sprained ankle that was tightly wrapped on Thursday. He couldn’t put full weight on his foot. Yet he still outplayed 85 of the best golfers in the world.

Who else played well?

The top 10 (and full leaderboard):

  • Jordan Spieth, -6
  • Tony Finau, -4
  • Matt Kuchar, -4
  • Henrik Stenson, -3
  • Adam Hadwin, -3
  • Patrick Reed -3
  • Charley Hoffman, -3
  • Hao-Tong Li, -3
  • Rory McIlroy, -3
  • Rafael Cabrera-Bello, -3

Who didn't play well?

Sergio Garcia. The defending Masters champ tied a tournament record for worst score ever on the 15th hole with 13 strokes. He put 5 balls in the water. See, the pros are just like us.

What about Tiger?

Tiger Woods shot 1-over par, tied for 29th. That would be good enough to make the cut to play on the weekend.

Conor McGregor has gone off the fookin' rails


Thursday, UFC star Conor McGregor stormed a UFC press conference and attacked a bus carrying other fighters. He even hurled a dolly through the bus window.

McGregor turned himself into police and is charged with three counts of assault.

Why’d he do that?

McGregor’s friend and teammate Artem Lobov got into a minor scuffle with Khabib Nurmagomedov at a hotel earlier this week. Both were supposed to fight at UFC 223 on Saturday in different bouts.

So McGregor stormed the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and hurled stuff at the bus with Lobov and a few others as revenge. A few fighters were injured. Lobov’s been pulled from Saturday’s fight. In total, 3 fights on UFC's Saturday card are off because of the incident.

What’s wrong with this guy?

The Irishman has always been on the cusp of insanity. But McGregor seemed self-aware enough to not jeopardize his career because of antics like this. Part of the insanity seemed sincere, but there was enough schtick that it wasn't dangerous to his future or others.

What’s next?

UFC prez Dana White called it the most disgusting event in UFC history. He said McGregor probably won't be back with UFC.

McGregor hasn’t fought in UFC since he won the lightweight belt in November of 2016. He got his biggest payday for losing to Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in August of 2017.

McGregor may fight again — there are alternate mixed martial arts “leagues” like Bellator — but his UFC days seem ov.

The Celtics are screwed


The Boston Celtics announced that guard Kyrie Irving will miss 4-5 months with a second knee surgery. That rules him out for the playoffs.

What’s it mean for the Celtics?

Boston's odds of winning the NBA title fell from 20-1 to 80-1. A huge drop. They’ll still make the postseason, but this gives them little chance of getting past the Raptors or Cavaliers, Irving’s former team. Irving isn't the only injury they're dealing with.

The Celtics rank 7th in offensive efficiency with Irving on the court, and 24th without him.

Last night's stars


The Nashville Predators clinched the Central Division, Western Conference, and won the President's Trophy (best record in the league) last night, all for the first time in franchise history.

Jake Evans, Notre Dame: The Irish captain scored with 5.7 seconds left to beat Michigan 4-3 in the Frozen Four semifinals. ND will play Minnesota-Duluth in the finals on Saturday.


Tim Tebow: The ex-Florida football star and now New York Mets minor leaguer hit a home run in his first at bat at the AA level.

Phil Coyne, Pittsburgh Pirates: Coyne retired as an usher for the Pirates after 81 years on the job. 81 years! He's been there since 1936! Coyne turns 100 in 3 weeks. Congrats on an amazing career, Phil.

Stat of the day


Some guy did the math on the probability of a pitcher hitting a bird with a pitch during a game, like Randy Johnson did in 2001. There was about a 3.2 percent chance it would happen just once in 140 years of baseball. So not very high. But it happened anyway.

See it


A bald eagle lands on Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton, who is Canadian, before their game against the Minnesota Twins. That's one way to throw off the opposing starter.

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