Day seeks out Tiger for killer edge

World No.2 Jason Day sought out council from Tiger Woods in an effort to regain his killer instinct after his slow start to season 2015-2016.Day enters this week's World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship, the 16th event of the new season, with just three starts to his name.Playing scarcely in the early goings is not new for Day, who takes the fall series off, but in 2015 he came to Trump National Doral with a win and two further top four finishes from four starts under his belt.This year he was 10th in Hawaii, but 15 strokes behind winner Jordan Spieth, missed the cut in his title defence at Torrey Pines while struggling with illness before being T11 at Pebble Beach.It leaves him ranked 133rd on the season points list."It's obviously…
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Wildcats hold edge in NBL GF series

Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson insists his team aren't getting carried away just yet despite taking a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three grand final series against New Zealand.The Wildcats are just one win away from securing a record seventh NBL crown after posting an 82-76 win over the Breakers at Perth Arena on Wednesday night.Game two will be held at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland on Friday night, with the Breakers needing to win in order to send the series to a decider in Perth on Sunday.The Breakers flew out of Perth straight after Wednesday night's loss, with the Wildcats scheduled to make the 5340km trek to Auckland on Thursday morning.How both teams cope with the short break between games and the long flight is set to play…
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Norway denies poor treatment of Breivik

Norway has said it is not violating mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's human rights by keeping him in isolation, ahead of a lawsuit he is bringing to change the conditions of his detention.Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and shooting spree in 2011, argues his effective solitary confinement makes him a victim of cruel and inhuman treatment."There is no evidence that the plaintiff has physical or mental problems as a result of prison conditions," the Office of the Attorney General, the Norwegian state's legal office in civil lawsuits, wrote in a document sent to the Oslo District Court and released on Wednesday.The Norwegian Correctional Service denies Breivik is held in solitary confinement, preferring the phrase "excluded from the company of other prisoners".There is no maximum time for…
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Piers Morgan defends Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a "right-wing Richard Branson" who would be "an awful lot more moderate" in the White House than he is on the campaign trail, his friend Piers Morgan has said.Trump looks set to storm to victory in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee after winning a string of endorsements on Super Tuesday.But the property tycoon turned politician has sparked widespread outrage with some of his more controversial policies, which include building a wall to stop illegal immigration from Mexico, and a short-term ban on Muslim immigrants.Morgan, who struck up a close friendship with the Republican after appearing on his show The Apprentice in America, compared Trump to the popular British entrepreneur.He told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "I read Trump is going to be the…
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Bottas tops the timesheets at F1 test

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas topped pre-season testing ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday, although he was using faster tires than the two-time defending world champion.Bottas, who was .361 seconds quicker than Hamilton, was on the super-soft option, while Hamilton used softs in slightly cooler morning conditions - again underlining how much Mercedes has in reserve in terms of speed.Danish driver Kevin Magnussen was third fastest for Renault, while four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was fourth and completed a massive 151 laps on a good day for Ferrari, the day after Kimi Raikkonen had gear box problems.Williams is showing excellent consistency, with Bottas having been second-fastest on Tuesday behind the other Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.Rosberg was only ninth fastest this time, but the German driver was running a race simulation…
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Rory McIlroy switches up putting stroke

Rory McIlroy is shaking up his putting technique by going to a cross-handed grip for the Cadillac Championship, and he plans to stick with it.McIlroy posted a video on Instagram that showed him putting with the left hand low, and then he confirmed Wednesday in his news conference that it was worth a try. He said he typically practices that way to make sure he keeps the right hand from influencing the putting stroke."It's a drill that I've always done," he said. "And I've putted a lot just with my left hand. It's one of those things where the drill started to feel a little bit better than the real thing, so I'm just going to stick with it."The catalyst for change was the Honda Classic, where McIlroy missed the…
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The Republican establishment waited too long to stop Donald Trump. Now they probably can’t

Correct.All of the talk on Tuesday night (and into Wednesday) of the establishment, finally, organizing a super PAC designed to take to down Trump overlooks this one uncomfortable fact: It's likely already too late. As of Wednesday morning, Trump has won 10 of the 15 total contests held so far. He has won in the Northeast (Vermont and Massachusetts). He has won in the South (Alabama and Tennessee). He has won in the mid-Atlantic (Virginia.) And he has won in the West (Nevada).Trump now has 316 delegates to his name as compared to Ted Cruz at 226 and Marco Rubio at 106. (More on Cruz shortly.) While polling is scarce for the states that vote either over the weekend, next Tuesday or in 13 days' time on March 15, what…
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US, Russian astronauts return to Earth after year in space

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars.The 340-day mission saw Kelly break the record for the longest single stay in space by a US astronaut, while Kornienko is now fifth on the list for lengthiest mission by a Russian cosmonaut."We have landing," Russian Mission Control confirmed after the trio touched down southeast of the settlement of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan at around 0430 GMT. After 340 days in space, @StationCDRKelly is back on Earth from his #YearInSpace mission. 杭州桑拿,杭州夜生活,/KX5g7yYnYG 杭州桑拿,杭州夜生活,/dhCfP1M6tZ— NASA (@NASA) March 2, 2016After returning from his lengthy stint in space Kelly was clearly in high spirits as he was lowered to the ground by burly Russian…
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Finance News Update, what you need to know

WORLD FINANCE UPDATE:The Australian dollar has become the best performing currency overnight and is now targeting 73 US cents after surprisingly positive growth data.At 0700 AEDT on Thursday, the local unit was trading at 72.96 US cents, up from 72.40 cents on Wednesday.And the Australian share market looks set to open higher as the recent recovery in oil prices and a batch of positive economic data from Australia to the US calms fears of a global economic slowdown.At 0645 AEDT on Thursday, the share price index futures contract was up 15 points at 5.029.ELSEWHERE:WASHINGTON - US businesses added a healthy 214,000 jobs last month, another sign that the US job market remains resilient despite economic weakness overseas and tumult in financial markets.WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve says the economy was…
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Greece to help 150,000 stranded migrants

Greece is preparing to help as many as 150,000 stranded migrants as international pressure on Balkan countries led to Macedonia briefly opening its border for just a few hundred refugees."In my opinion, we have to consider the border closed," Greek Migration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas said."And for as long as the border crossing is closed, and until the European relocation and resettlement system is up and running, these people will stay in our country for some time."At the moment, about 30,000 refugees and other migrants are stranded in Greece, with 10,000 at the Idomeni border crossing to Macedonia.On Wednesday, hundreds of more people continued to arrive at two official camps by the border that are so full that thousands have set up tents in surrounding fields.Greek police helped one man who…
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