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Teens lead Australian Masters after 2 rounds

Teens lead Australian Masters after 2 rounds

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Sixteen-year-old Australian amateur Oh Su-hyun and 17-year-old Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn shared the second-round lead Saturday at the Australian Ladies Masters.

Oh shot an eight-under-par 64 on the soggy Royal Pines course hit by more than 16 inches of rain in the past week, while Ariya had a 65. They had two-round totals of 10-under 134 and a one-stroke lead heading into the final round Sunday of the European Ladies Tour's opening event of the season.

Australian Stacey Keating, who shot 67, and last year's Australian Open winner American Jessica Korda (68) were tied for third.

Seven-time Australian Masters champion Karrie Webb (66) and South Korea's Chella Choi (67) were tied for fifth, another stroke back.

Oh eagled the par-5 18th hole, hitting driver and then 3-wood from 190 yards to 15 feet and making the putt.

``I really wanted to hole that because I missed my opportunity on the 15th (where she missed a similar putt and had to settle for birdie) and I really want to get it on the 18th where everybody was so I could fist-pump,'' she said, laughing. ``An eagle at the last, it was just a beautiful way to top off a beautiful round of golf.''

Ariya said the course was proving tough for her, despite her good score, because she didn't have a chance to play a practice round.

``This is just my second round, anybody has a chance to win,'' she said. ``Today my putting helped me a lot, but I still missed some from 3 feet.''

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Isaiah Thomas isn't ready to give up his reputation as a fourth quarter star

Isaiah Thomas isn't ready to give up his reputation as a fourth quarter star

During two dominant years with the Boston Celtics that saw Isaiah Thomas earn two All-Star nods as well as All-NBA honors during the 2016-17 season, the point guard became well-known for his play in the fourth quarter.

Throughout that stretch, Thomas always seemed to shine when the lights were the brightest. He could play well for three quarters, but then it seemed as if he'd find an extra gear. If a bucket was needed late, he was the guy. So much so that those final minutes became known as "IT time".

A few bumpy years removed from those iconic nights, Thomas is now with the Wizards working to make it back to that elite level of play. As for the Celtics, they now have a different point guard coming up clutch late in Kemba Walker. Walker, who signed with Boston in the offseason, is averaging 25 points per game for his 8-1 squad and has been a force down the stretch. His recent play has some in Boston wondering if he now wears the crown when it comes to fourth-quarter heroics. 

Thomas says hold on a minute.

There's no denying that Walker is at the top of his game right now, but Thomas' confidence isn't going anywhere. It's that attitude, always wanting to be the best, that has allowed him to work back to being a starter. Thomas will get a chance to make his point come Wednesday, as he makes his return to the arena he once thrived in when the Wizards visit the Celtics.

If the game is close late, there could be some good action between two guys who know a thing or two about getting a big basket.

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Little League team replicates Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick's clutch and drive celebration

Little League team replicates Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick's clutch and drive celebration

With the Washington Nationals going on a magical run to capture the 2019 World Series, the team will likely serve as an inspiration to young ballplayers everywhere.

Many will strive to swing like Soto and Rendon, and pitch like Scherzer and Strasburg. As it turns out, they want to celebrate like Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick too.

Throughout the 2019 season, Washington introduced plenty of exciting ways to celebrate a good time. From 'Baby Shark' to home run dances to hugs and more, it always seemed to be a party in the dugout. One particular move that caught the attention of many was the clutch and drive celebration by Kendrick and Eaton.

During Game 2 of the World Series, the two were caught on camera sitting down and acting out the motions of driving a car, noises and everything, after an Eaton home run. The act quickly picked up steam, and now seems to have made its way to the Little League level.

The Mount Vernon Mavericks from Alexandria, Virginia, broke out the move at a game and even got the whole team involved. Such an impressive feat that it caught the attention of Eaton.

With the Nationals leaving an impact on the baseball landscape, expect to see more of this in the future.

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