Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chips onto the 17th green in third round play during the 2017 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12: Right fielder Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dives but can't catch a ball that went for a single off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy of the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 12, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 09: A general view during the Second Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and Karlsruher SC at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 9, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 08: Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils who recently announced his retirement, skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on April 8, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs loses his bat during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on April 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Brinn Bevan of Great Britain competes on the pommel horse during the men's competition for the iPro Sport World Cup of Gymnastics at The O2 Arena on April 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at White Hart Lane on April 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 11: Chris Owings #16 of the Arizona Diamondbacks makes an off balance throw but not in time to first base to get Eduardo Nunez #10 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the second inning at AT&T Park on April 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - APRIL 10: Mehdi Taremi in action during AFC Asian Champions League match between Persepolis vs Al-Rayyanon April 10, 2017 in Tehran, Iran. (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: JJ Redick #4 of the LA Clippers is fouled by Ben McLemore #23 of the Sacramento Kings as he drives to the basket during the first half at Staples Center on April 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
HASTINGS, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 09: Brooke Neal, Elizabeth Keddell, and Pippa Hayward of New Zealand celebrate a goal during the final match between New Zealand and Japan at the 2017 Festival of Hockey on April 9, 2017 in Hastings, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 10: Dario Saric #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Thaddeus Young #21 of the Indiana Pacers fight for the ball during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on April 10, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pacers won 120-111. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Nicola Adams OBE (R) throws a punch at Virginia Noemi Carcamo during their International Flyweight Contest at Manchester Arena on April 8, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 07: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles is hit with a throw by third baseman Chase Headley #12 of the New York Yankees (not pictured) as he attempts to tag up during the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 7, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Ryan Dzingel #18 of the Ottawa Senators watches a shot by Bobby Ryan #9 (not shown) go in the net against the New York Islanders at 18:54 of the second period at the Barclays Center on April 9, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Starting pitcher Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals makes a stop on a hit by Stephen Drew #10 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Nationals Park on April 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - APRIL 12: Darnell Nurse #25 and goalie Cam Talbot #33 of the Edmonton Oilers defend the net against Tomas Hertl #48 of the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the Western Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on April 12, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Thomas Banks of the Brumbies is tackled during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 07: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs collides with Jason Heyward #22 while chasing a fly ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 7, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 08: Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens crashes into Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period at Joe Louis Arena on April 8, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Sergio Garcia of Spain plays a shot from a bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 09: David Freese #23 of the Pittsburgh Pirates breaks up a double play attempt by Brandon Phillips #4 of the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning at PNC Park on April 9, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 7: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers rallies his teammates prior to the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena on April 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 12: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies swings out of his helmet in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on April 12, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 5-4. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 07: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs tries to tag Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning of a game at Miller Park on April 7, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 10: Players observe a moment of silence for deceased pitcher Yordano Ventura #30 prior to the Royals 2017 home opener against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on April 10, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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