Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineups For 10/25/2016

October, 25th 2016

Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineups For 10/25/2016

Draftkings Basketball Daily Fantasy Lineups

Daily Fantasy Basketball
Daily Fantasy Basketball

Fanduel Basketball Daily Fantasy Lineups

Daily Fantasy Basketball
Daily Fantasy Basketball

If you haven’t already be sure to become a MEMBER of our site FreeDFSPicks.com!

Our FAN Membership automatically enters members into our Free giveaways, a shot at our pop up prizes and possible contest enters. Free Line ups from some of experts on designated days.

Subscription deals to some of the best DFS sites on the web. Updates on Big Money FreeRolls and High PAY OUT tournaments on our affiliate sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

FreeDFSPicks.com will publish top daily fantasy picks for Fanduel.com and DraftKings.com from the highest percentage of WINNING DFS research sites available on the web.

Our team aggregates all the data from the top DFS subscription based sites, Players, and Experts to give you our picks for FREE. Why go to a bunch of sites and waste time doing research our team has done for you. We are the best start to your DFS research for the day.

Video: 10 Most Stunning Female Golfers

Female Golfers
September 9, 2016

The 10 Most Stunning Female Golfers

Golf is a lot harder than it looks. It takes brains, focus, toughness, physical prowess, and a lot of patience. A LOT. No seriously, it does. If you don’t respect golf, then you will likely change your mind after perusing these following 10 most popular ladies who are taking the game by storm. They are getting the job done via spectacular fitness and raw talent for the sport. And yes, they happen to be physically stunning in nature. Let’s review The 10 Most Stunning Female Golfers.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Lexi Thompson

Not many people can qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open at age 12. Subsequently, she was ready to turn professional at age 15. She then went on to set a new record as the youngest winner of an LPGA tournament, while only 16. She won the Dubai Ladies Masters by a whopping 4 strokes in December of 2011, then proceeded to capture her first major title at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship. In 2013, she reached a world ranking of number 9.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Kathleen Ekey

This 28 year old Cleveland native is as cute as a button. It’s corny sounding but true. After spending her first two years at Furman University, she transferred to Alabama where she would graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies. After college, Ekey turned professional in 2009 and joined the Futures Tour that same year. She finished at the very top of the Futures Tour money list, earning the title of Player of the Year.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Sharmila Nicollet

The native of Bangalore, India, Sharmila Nicollet is one of the tallest golfers on the Ladies European Tour, standing at 6’1″. Nicollet turned professional in 2009 at the age of 18, and is the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for Ladies European Tour. A fun fact about Sharmila? She is a former national sub-junior swimming champion, winning over 70 gold and silver medals in both state and national aquatic meets.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Cheyenne Woods

Yes, there’s something in the name. Cheyenne is the niece of some guy named Tiger. At 25 years of age, the youngster is now a full-fledged member of the LPGA Tour. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 2012 where she won more than 30 amateur tournaments. Her first professional victory came at the SunCoast Ladies Series in August 2012. Her mother is white, and her father is a combination of Asian, Native American, and African-American descent. Cheyenne has stated that “an African American woman has never won on the LPGA, so in general I just feel that golf needs to be more accessible and more inclusive.”

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Natalie Gulbis

This American golfer, of Latvian descent, is a seasoned veteran on the LPGA Tour. She’s only 32 years of age, but she has been on the tour since 2002. She has also boosted her celebrity cred by appearing in Celebrity Apprentice, where she tried to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Her telvision appearances haven’t stopped there, as she appeared in the tenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Oh, and in case you’re interested, she was in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is pictured wearing only body paint, if you’re into that sort of thing.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Paige Spirinac

Paige is the definition of ‘going viral.’ The SDSU graduate gained acclaim through her visually pleasing Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Since her social media presence became big news, she has landed herself on a bevy of sports websites and has been interviewed by Esquire. In addition to helping her team win the Mountain West Conference golf championship, she is also a self-professed comic book nerd (calm down guys), and a trick shot artist in her own right. Just check out Youtube to watch her catalog of creative shots.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Anna Rawson

The beauty from Adelaide is not only a fantastic golfer, but she has the brains to boot. A graduate of USC, Rawson later received her Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Golf wise, she competed on the Futures Tour, Ladies European Tour, and eventually the LPGA Tour. The 34 year old might be past her golfing days, but with that Columbia MBA she’s likely to go and have an extraordinary “second” career after golf.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Blair O’neal

She’s been playing golf since the age of 11, and has never set down her clubs since beginning training. By 13, she had started competing for the American Junior Golf Association, traveling worldwide and earning a spot on the Ryder Cup Team in Spain. After attending Arizona State University, Blair received a request from the Golf Channel to appear on the reality television program, Big Break. Despite minimal preparation, she finished in 2nd place, helping to boost her confidence for her pro career. And shockingly, she models as well. Golf.com, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, and Golf Digest are among her many publications. Also, the header on BlairO’Neal.com describes her as a “Golfer and Model.” Way to be multi-talented.

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Sophie Horn

Sophie has shown a great deal of talent from an early age. She has been crowned Norfolk County Champion at least 3 times, and also won the Under-21 title at only 15 years old. Horn’s skills far exceed her golf course prowess. She is a qualified Personal Trainer having reached Premier Training Level 3. If you’d like to see her in other places besides this article, check out Sport Magazine, Maxim, Golf Punk, Loaded, and Sports Illustrated. Yes, she’s appeared in Maxim AND Sports Illustrated. How’s that for talent?

10 Most Stunning Female Golfers: Sadena Parks

Parks became the first African American to earn her Tour card through the Symetra Tour and just the fifth African American to earn an LPGA Tour card.

If you haven’t already be sure to become a MEMBER of our site FreeDFSPicks.com!

Our FAN Membership automatically enters members into our Free giveaways, a shot at our pop up prizes and possible contest enters. Free Line ups from some of experts on designated days.

Subscription deals to some of the best DFS sites on the web. Updates on Big Money FreeRolls and High PAY OUT tournaments on our affiliate sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

FreeDFSPicks.com will publish top daily fantasy picks for Fanduel.com and DraftKings.com from the highest percentage of WINNING DFS research sites available on the web.

Our team aggregates all the data from the top DFS subscription based sites, Players, and Experts to give you our picks for FREE. Why go to a bunch of sites and waste time doing research our team has done for you. We are the best start to your DFS research for the day.

Credit Fit Style Life

Photo Credit: Instagram, Twitter, Golf.com, Esquire

Iggy Azalea Issues Severe Warning To Nick Young

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young's relationship appears to have survived through the incident, and she very candidly discussed her stance on the leaked video
April 11, 2016

Iggy Azalea issues a severe warning to Nick Young

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young’s relationship appears to have survived through the incident, and she very candidly discussed her stance on the leaked video during a radio interview with Tampa Bay’s Wild 94.1 last Friday.

Lakers guard Nick Young hasn’t played a NBA game since March 8th, and head coach Byron Scott said last week that he likely won’t play as “he’s not here with us mentally” following a leaked video that went viral. Young’s rookie teammate D’Angelo Russell filmed a conversation in which Young appears to confess to cheating on his fiancee Iggy Azalea. Russell apologized and said he felt “sick” about the incident, and was concerned that he put Young and Azalea’s relationship “in jeopardy.”

“I guess with me the bigger thing is, whatever ‘bro code’ is or whatever unspoken code that is, I don’t really care because I have an actual spoken commitment that ‘you’re going to get married to me,’ and that involves not doing any of those other things. Screw guy code, I’m not really concerned about guy code. How about what this person said in the video, that’s what I care about sitting at home, obviously. I don’t really care about D’Angelo Russell.”

I don’t know if it was this, but I do I think they all kind of joke around on each other – and I don’t know about secretly filming each other – but they do kind of like to catch each other doing dumb stuff. But usually it’s just like taking a dump, running through the hall naked, the regular guy stuff.”

Iggy Azalea explained that she chose to remain with Young because there was no actual proof of infidelity, but she did give him a rather shocking warning.

“No, I’m not cool with it, you will have half a penis. I already said, I was like ‘one more video, one more thing, and you will lose a quarter of your meat.’

But you have no idea if it was even true.

Well that’s why he got to slide this time. I was like ‘just let me get some real evidence.'”

Fox Sports

Photo Getty

Ed Snider, Flyers Founder, Dies

Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died.
April 11, 2016

Ed Snider, Founder Of Philadelphia Flyers, Dies At 83

Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose “Broad Street Bullies” became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.

The Flyers said he died early Monday morning.

“Our Dad was loved and admired for his big heart, generosity of spirit, and dedication to his family. Despite his considerable business achievements and public profile, he was first and foremost a family man,” the Snider family said in a statement. “Unrivaled, however, was his love for the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club, the team he created 50 years ago and to which he remained fiercely devoted through his final days.”

With Snider ailing, the Flyers clinched a playoff spot on Saturday and dedicated the playoff push to him.

Snider watched Lauren Hart sing “God Bless America” on FaceTime as the team’s longtime anthem singer held out her phone during her performance. She blew kisses after the song.

“You get a little emotional when you start to think about it,” Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. “We know he’s happy we made the playoffs.”

Ed Snider was arguably the most influential executive in Philadelphia sports. He was chairman of the 76ers, was once a part-owner of the Eagles and had a hand in founding both Comcast’s local sports channel and the city’s largest sport-talk radio station.

Ed Snider, chairman of the Flyers’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

“Ed Snider was the soul and the spirit of the Flyers, who have reflected his competitiveness, his passion for hockey and his love for the fans from the moment he brought NHL hockey to Philadelphia in 1967,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said.

Ed Snider, who built his fortune with a record company, arrived in Philadelphia in 1964 as a part owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. He bought the team with builder Jerry Wolman and Earl Foreman, an attorney who married Snider’s sister. Snider served as the team’s treasurer.

Upon hearing that the National Hockey League was going to expand from its original six teams to 12, Snider petitioned the league and was awarded an expansion club in 1966. The Flyers played their first game in October 1967, a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in front of 7,800 people.

Ed Snider was confident hockey would be a hit in blue-collar Philadelphia.

“I just had the belief that if you’re a regular guy and know what regular guys like, you can’t be wrong,” Ed Snider said.

The Flyers won the West Division in their first season. The next year, they were dominated by the St. Louis Blues and swept out of the playoffs in the first round. Ed Snider then directed his general manager to acquire bigger, tougher players.

Five seasons later, the Broad Street Bullies won the Stanley Cup, beating the Boston Bruins. They repeated as champions in 1975 — the team’s last title.

Ed Snider assumed control of the Spectrum, the home arena for the Flyers and Sixers, in 1971. Three years later, he established Spectacor, a management company that controlled the Flyers and Spectrum. Snider and the Flyers enjoyed their greatest success in the since-demolished Spectrum.

“When the officials made a bad call in my mind, everybody would look back and I’d be standing up screaming, so they’d all be standing up and screaming,” Snider said. “I had a great connection with the fans and I miss that tremendously.”

Spectacor went on to establish or buy other business, including Philadelphia-area cable channel Prism and WIP-AM. Ed Snider’s company picked up the radio station around the time it transitioned to an all-sports format — one of the first in the nation to do so.

He also developed the Wachovia Center, which opened as the new home of the Flyers and Sixers in 1996. That same year, Ed Snider merged Spectacor with Comcast Corp., bringing together the Flyers, Sixers, Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League, the Wachovia Center and Spectrum.

The company joined with the Philadelphia Phillies to form the regional sports channel Comcast SportsNet, and now runs arenas and stadiums around the country.

Under Ed Snider, the Sixers drafted Allen Iverson and the team reached the NBA Finals in 2001. Comcast-Spectacor sold the team in 2011.

“I’ve adopted the Sixers and I love the Sixers. I really do,” Snider said when he owned the Sixers. “But in hockey, I started from scratch. We named it, we created it. It didn’t exist. Now it’s a worldwide emblem recognized everywhere. It’s my baby. It doesn’t mean it’s my favorite. It means it’s my baby. I enjoy both of them.”

Born in Washington, D.C., Ed Snider grew up working with his father in the family’s grocery store business. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Snider became a partner in the record company Edge Ltd. before joining the group who bought the Philadelphia Eagles. He sold his stake in the team in 1967.

Ed Snider’s deepest pride came from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation he started in 2005. The foundation promotes life skills and hockey through after-school, recreational, and supplemental educational activities for children and families in Philadelphia. Snider hockey programs are provided at no cost and are focused on underserved boys and girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to play.

“I really want it to be my legacy,” he said.

He is survived by his wife Lin and daughters Lindy, Tina and Sarena, sons Craig, Jay and Samuel, and several grandchildren. He was married three other times.

Fox Sports

Photo Getty

Junior Dos Santos Dominates Ben Rothwell

Junior Dos Santos put on a masterful, five round clinic to batter Ben Rothwell over 25 minutes to win a lopsided unanimous decision to cap off the UFC's first trip to Croatia.
April 11, 2016

Junior Dos Santos dominates Ben Rothwell en route to lopsided victory

Junior Dos Santos put on a masterful, five round clinic to batter Ben Rothwell over 25 minutes to win a lopsided unanimous decision to cap off the UFC’s first trip to Croatia.

It was a must win situation for Junior Dos Santos after suffering a loss to Alistair Overeem in his last fight but now the former champion can reclaim his spot in the top five and begin stalking a title shot again in the future.

While Junior Dos Santos certainly harnesses one punch finishing power in his hands, it was his speed and footwork that put him in a position to not only win but virtually pitch a shutout over the No. 4 ranked fighter in the world at heavyweight.

Recognizing the power Rothwell possesses, Junior Dos Santos circled and stayed on the outside at all times throughout the first round while peppering away with body shots and quick stinging jabs.

Rothwell stalked the former champion across the Octagon while constantly looking to slam home a knockout shot to put a stop to the fight.

Junior-dos-Santos

While Rothwell landed with power, it was Junior Dos Santos’ quickness that continued to win him the exchanges in the early going as he got in and got out before taking too much damage.

Junior Dos Santos continued to pop shot Rothwell in the second round with straight punches that opened a cut over the Wisconsin native’s right eye.

Junior Dos Santos’ confidence roared as the minutes ticked away and with a matter of seconds left in the round, he unleashed a vicious right hand that hurt Rothwell before landing a front kick that put the big heavyweight on the ground.

The horn sounded before Junior Dos Santos could follow up, but it was clear that the former heavyweight champion was surging after the first 10 minutes.

Junior Dos Santos continued his assault in the third round with constant movement to keep Rothwell guessing before cracking the No. 4 ranked fighter with quick punches to the body and head before circling away again.

It was clear Junior Dos Santos was landing the better shots and he finally planted a big left hand that wobbled Rothwell on the feet. If he was truly hurt, Rothwell refused to show it after a moment as he regained his balance and went right back after Junior Dos Santos in the center of the Octagon.

Rothwell aggressively lunged at Junior Dos Santos again and again, but the Brazilian was masterful at backing up just enough to land a counter shot and turn away from the cage.

As the fifth and final round got underway it was clear Junior Dos Santos was up big on the scorecards, but he didn’t turn defensive in an attempt to run out time on the clock.

Junior Dos Santos was surgical with punches to the body and head over and over again while Rothwell simply couldn’t catch up to him on the feet.

As the round wore on, Rothwell’s face was painted red with blood as the punishment mounted and Dos Santos put on a clinic over five rounds. In the end, Junior Dos Santos out landed Rothwell 157-78 in total strikes through 25 minutes in the cage together.

The judges all agreed and returned unanimous 50-45 scores to give Junior Dos Santos the victory while Rothwell faces defeat for the first time in five fights.

“I think we did the right strategy because you can’t go against a guy that size, he’s too big so I used my footwork to move a lot and throw some hard punches on him,” Dos Santos said after his hand was raised. “I used my boxing because guys forget about jiu-jitsu and wrestling, I’m a boxing guy!”

Junior Dos Santos looked better than ever while bouncing back from one of the most devastating setbacks in his career after suffering a knockout to Alistair Overeem in his last fight.

This time around, Dos Santos was very smart with his strategy to stick and move constantly over five rounds and Rothwell simply couldn’t catch up with him.

With the win, Dos Santos now positions himself back into the top five of the heavyweight division and considering he holds wins over both champion Fabricio Werdum and top contender Stipe Miocic, he can’t be too far away from title contention again.

As for Rothwell, there’s no shame in losing to someone like Dos Santos but it’s still a nasty pill to swallow considering the momentum he built in his last four fights. This setback will certainly derail Rothwell’s plans to fight for the title in 2016 but considering his desire to stay active, there’s a good chance he’ll be back this summer to try and reclaim his spot amongst the best heavyweight fighters in the world.

Fox Sports

Photo Zuffa

Cardell Hayes Suspect In Will Smith Death

Tyler Gamble on Sunday identified Cardell Hayes, 28, as a suspect in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith.
April 11, 2016

Cardell Hayes Suspect in Will Smith shooting death was former prep star

New Orleans Police Department spokesman Tyler Gamble on Sunday identified Cardell Hayes, 28, as a suspect in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith.

Gamble said the investigation was ongoing but did not release further details. Online court records show Cardell Hayes pleaded guilty in 2014 to one count each of possessing an illegal weapon and possessing drug paraphernalia.

According to NOLA.com, Cardell Hayes was a former Louisiana prep football player, who starred at Warren Easton High School and played for a developmental team locally as recently as last year.

He was considered one of the state’s top prospects during his high school days, but his freshman season would have come in 2005 and likely disrupted by Hurricane Katrina.

Cardell Hayes also sued the New Orleans Police Department in 2005 over his father’s shooting death at the hands of police. The high-profile suit was settled in 2011, and one of the officers named as a defendant was having dinner with Smith just before the shooting occurred, according to The Advocate.

Here’s an image of retired police captain William Ceravolo with former Saints RB Pierre Thomas and Smith, purportedly to be from their dinner shortly before the shooting.

Cardell Hayes’ attorney in that suit said Hayes received a “large” settlement in that case, in confirming this story to The Advocate. He apparently is not representing Hayes now, however.

While Hayes asked for $4 million in that suit, NOLA.com says the terms being discussed just before the settlement were much lower. Theiir report says the city offered $80,000 apiece for Hayes and his sister and the pair countered with a demand for $125,000 each.

Cardell Hayes used the nickname “Bear” on his Facebook page and recently posted photos that claimed he was an extra — as a football player in a stadium scene — in the movie “22 Jump Street,” according to the New York Daily News.

Smith, the former defensive end for the Saints, was driving in a Mercedes late Saturday through an upscale part of the city called the Lower Garden District when his vehicle was hit from behind by Hayes’ vehicle, an orange Hummer H2, police said.

That caused Smith’s vehicle to hit a gray Chevrolet Impala in front of him. Two acquaintances of Smith’s were in the Impala but not injured.

At some point in the ensuing incident, Smith and Hayes — the driver of the Hummer — exchanged words, police said. That’s when police say Hayes pulled out a gun and shot Smith multiple times. He also shot Smith’s wife in the leg, but she was taken for treatment at a local hospital.

Police said they recovered the weapon and took Cardell Hayes into custody. NOLA.com says he’s been charged with second-degree murder.

In New Orleans and around the NFL, tributes to Smith poured in early Sunday.

Fox Sports

Photo Associated Press

Warriors Tie Bulls’ Mark With 72nd Win

The Golden State Warriors got an historic victory in the one place they hadn't won in nearly two decades.
April 11, 2016

Warriors tie Bulls’ mark with 72nd win, hand Spurs first home loss

SAN ANTONIO — The Golden State Warriors got an historic victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades.

Stephen Curry had 37 points and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 Sunday night for their 72nd win, tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the season record.

The Warriors will finish their regular season at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

The Spurs had won 48 consecutive regular-season games at home, including an NBA-record 39 straight to begin this season. Golden State ended a 33-game skid in San Antonio that dated to 1997.

San Antonio sat Tim Duncan for rest and was without an injured Boris Diaw. It had not lost at home since March 2015.

The Warriors dominated the fourth quarter. Curry controlled the action with a series of layups when San Antonio’s defense attempted to run him off the 3-point line.

In their lone victory over Golden State this season, the Spurs managed to slow the game down. San Antonio tried to match the Warriors’ pace Sunday, though, leading to a tense and at times sloppy game.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points to lead the Spurs, who have lost three straight for the first time this season. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points but shot 7 for 22 from the field while continually being harried by Draymond Green.

Green got a technical for charging directly toward Monty McCutcheon at the scorer’s table after the official ruled he fouled Leonard in the first half. With Andrew Bogut screaming from the Warriors’ bench for teammates to grab Green, the Warriors’ energetic forward followed McCutcheon across the court to continue his argument. A second technical was not issued.

Green finished with 11 points and Klay Thompson added 14 for Golden State.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Golden State’s previous victory in San Antonio was Feb. 14, 1997. Latrell Sprewell had 32 points in leading the Warriors to a 108-94 victory. The Spurs were without injured David Robinson and were months away from drafting Duncan. … Curry made a 3-pointer in his 151st straight regular-season game, extending his own NBA record. Curry was 4 for 9 on 3-pointers and also banked in a shot from the opposite 3-point line to close the third quarter, but the attempt came after the buzzer.

Spurs: Duncan has missed 20 games this season, including 10 for rest. San Antonio is 16-4 without Duncan, who turns 40 on April 25. … Duncan averaged 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 13.5 minutes in two games against Golden State this season. He missed the team’s initial meeting with a sore right knee. … San Antonio trailed for only 11:13 in 468 minutes played in the fourth quarter entering Sunday’s game.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Host Memphis on Wednesday night.

Fox Sports

Photo Getty Images

Danny Willett Captures Masters

Danny Willett in a green jacket was hard to believe considering he wasn't even sure he could play the Masters two weeks ago.
April 11, 2016

Danny Willett captures Masters after Jordan Spieth’s collapse

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Danny Willett in a green jacket was hard to believe considering he wasn’t even sure he could play the Masters two weeks ago.

No one was more stunned than Jordan Spieth.

Nine holes away from another wire-to-wire victory, the defending Masters champion threw it away Sunday with a collapse around Amen Corner that was shocking even by Augusta National standards. With a five-shot lead heading to the 10th tee, he dropped six shots in three holes and could never catch up.

“It was a really tough 30 minutes for me that hopefully I never experience again,” Spieth said.

Even more painful for Spieth?

He had to go to Butler Cabin and to the 18th green ceremony to present the green jacket to Willett.

“I feel very fortunate to be standing here, and you not putting the jacket on yourself again,” Danny Willett said to Spieth at the trophy presentation.

Danny Willett always had this Sunday circled on his calendar — the due date of his first child. He wasn’t planning to be at Augusta National until his wife gave birth to their son, Zachariah James, on March 30 and sent the 28-year-old Englishman on an improbable path to becoming a major champion.

It was a comeback that ranks among the most surprising at the Masters.

Five shots behind with six holes to play, Danny Willett birdied three of his last six holes to polish off a round that might not get its due because of the unforgettable images of Spieth’s meltdown. Danny Willett closed with a 5-under 67, with no bogeys on his card, to match the best score of the weekend.

He won by three shots at 5-under 283, the highest winning score at the Masters in nine years.

It already was early Monday in England — his wife Nicole’s 28th birthday.

“We talk about fate, talk about everything else that goes with it,” Willett said. “It’s just a crazy, crazy week.”

Danny Willett ended Europe’s 17-year drought at Augusta National, and he became the first player from England in a green jacket since Nick Faldo in 1996.

How fitting.

Twenty years ago, Faldo also shot a bogey-free 67 in a final round remembered just as much for Greg Norman throwing away a six-shot lead.

Spieth was trying to become only the fourth back-to-back winner of the Masters, and the first player in 156 years of championship golf to go wire-to-wire in successive years in a major. And it looked inevitable when he ran off four straight birdies to end the front nine and build a five-shot lead.

This didn’t look like one of those Masters that would start on the back nine Sunday.

But it did — quickly.

Spieth made bogey from the bunker on No. 10. A tee shot into the trees on the 11th, missing an 8-foot par putt. He still had a two-shot lead and only needed to get past the dangerous par-3 12th to settle himself, especially with two par 5s in front of him.

His 9-iron sailed to the right, bounded off the slope and into the water. His wedge from the drop area was fat, and Spieth turned his head as the ball plopped into the water again. He had to get up-and-down from a bunker just to make a quadruple-bogey 7.

“It was a lack of discipline to hit it over the bunker coming off two bogeys, instead of recognizing I was still leading the Masters,” Spieth said.

The turnaround left him dazed. Spieth was five shots ahead on the 10th tee and three shots behind when he walked to the 13th tee.

Danny Willett poured it on with a shot into the 14th to about 4 feet, and a tee shot on the par-3 16th to 7 feet for a birdie that stretched his lead. Spieth still had a chance when he birdied both par 5s to get within two shots, and then hit his tee shot to 8 feet behind the hole on the 16th. But he missed the birdie putt, and when he hit into a bunker and failed to save par on the 17th, it was over.

Spieth had led after seven straight rounds at the Masters, a streak that ended in a most cruel fashion. He shot 41 on the back nine for a 73, and was runner-up for the second time in three years.

Lee Westwood, playing with Willett, closed with a 69. He made eagle on the 15th hole to get within one shot of the lead, and then three-putted the 16th hole to fall away. Westwood has played in 72 majors without winning.

Dustin Johnson also had an outside chance, even after four putts for a double bogey on the fifth hole. He missed eagle putts from 15 feet and 20 feet on the par 5s on the back nine, and then took double bogey on the 17th. Johnson closed with a 71 and tied for fourth with Paul Casey (67) and J.B. Holmes (68).

Smylie Kaufman, one shot out of the lead in his Masters debut, closed with an 81.

Danny Willett moves to No. 9 in the world. He once was the leading amateur in the world, only for his professional career to be slowed by back injuries. But he began to show his form on a big stage last year in the Match Play, and by winning in Dubai this year.

Fox Sports

Photo: USA Today Sports

Sharapova Failed Drug Test

Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open. A five-time major champion made the announcement at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles.

March 7, 2016

Sharapova Says Failed Drug Test at the Australian Open; penalty unknown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open.

The five-time major champion made the announcement at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles.

Sharapova said she tested positive for meldonium, which she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. Meldonium became a banned substance this year.

The WTA has not announced a penalty.

Sharapova, currently sidelined with a forearm injury, hasn’t competed since losing to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January.

If you haven’t already be sure to become a MEMBER of our site FreeDFSPicks.com!

Our FAN Membership automatically enters members into our Free giveaways, a shot at our pop up prizes and possible contest enters. Free Line ups from some of experts on designated days.

Subscription deals to some of the best DFS sites on the web. Updates on Big Money FreeRolls and High PAY OUT tournaments on our affiliate sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

FreeDFSPicks.com will publish top daily fantasy picks for Fanduel.com and DraftKings.com from the highest percentage of WINNING DFS research sites available on the web.

Our team aggregates all the data from the top DFS subscription based sites, Players, and Experts to give you our picks for FREE. Why go to a bunch of sites and waste time doing research our team has done for you. We are the best start to your DFS research for the day.

Fox Sports

Photos: USA Today Sports

Gonzaga The March To Madness

Gonzaga The March To Madness Episode #4 debuts on Tuesday March 8th on HBO at 10pm ET/PT

March 7, 2016

Gonzaga The March To Madness March 8th

Gonzaga The March To Madness Episode #4 debuts on Tuesday March 8th on HBO at 10pm ET/PT

As the West Coast Conference Tournament gets underway in Las Vegas, the second-seeded Zags look to secure their fourth straight conference championship, which would bring them an automatic invite to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Other HBO playdates: March 8 (2:05 a.m.), 9 (5:30 a.m.), 10 (2:30 p.m., 5:05 a.m.), 12 (11:15 a.m.) and 14 (1:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: March 9 (5:00 p.m.), 11 (11:30 a.m.), 12 (5:00 a.m.), 13 (9:00 a.m.) and 19 (7:30 p.m.)

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

If you haven’t already be sure to become a MEMBER of our site FreeDFSPicks.com!

Our FAN Membership automatically enters members into our Free giveaways, a shot at our pop up prizes and possible contest enters. Free Line ups from some of experts on designated days.

Subscription deals to some of the best DFS sites on the web. Updates on Big Money FreeRolls and High PAY OUT tournaments on our affiliate sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

FreeDFSPicks.com will publish top daily fantasy picks for Fanduel.com and DraftKings.com from the highest percentage of WINNING DFS research sites available on the web.

Our team aggregates all the data from the top DFS subscription based sites, Players, and Experts to give you our picks for FREE. Why go to a bunch of sites and waste time doing research our team has done for you. We are the best start to your DFS research for the day.

HBO

Photo: HBO