Tiger's first-round tee time at the Masters is...

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Tiger's first-round tee time at the Masters is...

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Tiger Woods got a featured time for his first round Thursday in the Masters, playing just behind defending champion Charl Schwartzel and just ahead of No. 1 ranked Luke Donald. Woods will play his first two rounds with Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain and Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea. They are scheduled to tee off on Augusta National at 10:35 a.m. EDT. Two-time champion Phil Mickelson drew the last tee time of the day, playing with Hunter Mahan and Peter Hanson in a 1:53 p.m. pairing. The tournament opens at 7:40 a.m. when Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus tee off as ceremonial starters. They will be joined for the first time by Gary Player.

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants dropping series vs Braves

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants dropping series vs Braves

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SAN FRANCISCO — The kid who raced The Freeze on Thursday night blew a tire as he hit center field, hobbled for about 50 feet, and then went down for good. He still had a better night than the Giants. 

They blew all four tires in the fifth, giving up eight runs in a nightmare frame that turned a two-run lead into a 12-11 loss. The Giants finished 1-7 on the swing through Denver and Atlanta, and they have lost 18 of their last 23 games. 

But, let’s face it, you’re here already. So here are five more things to know from the night … 

—- Matt Cain was hanging in there until the fifth, and then … disaster. The inning started with Brandon Phillips’ solo shot that cut the lead to one. Then it went single, single before Cain was relieved by Bryan Morris. After that, it was single, single, single, sacrifice fly, homer, flyout, walk, single, pitching change, single. 

—- Morris had to wear it in the fifth because the bullpen is short, and boy, did he wear it. Morris gave up five runs on five hits and a walk. His ERA jumped two full points in two-thirds of an inning. 

—- Kyle Crick made his MLB debut in that horrendous bottom of the fifth. The Giants surely did not want to bring him in with runners on, but Bruce Bochy had no choice when Morris blew up. Crick’s first pitch was a 95 mph heater. After giving up a hit in that inning, he pitched a perfect sixth and perfect seventh. Crick topped out at 97 mph. Pretty, pretty good stuff there. He needs to get a long look the rest of this year. 

—- In the second, Buster Posey hit a ball that went 311 feet and had a hit probability of just six percent. Cain hit a ball 357 feet. Posey got a homer that bounced off the top of the wall; Cain just got a double. Baseball is such an odd game.  

—- On a positive note, Javi Lopez, who calls Brandon Belt “Sparky,” repeatedly referred to Posey as Gerald. He’s going to be good at this job. 

Warriors acquire PF Jordan Bell from Bulls in 2017 NBA Draft

Warriors acquire PF Jordan Bell from Bulls in 2017 NBA Draft

OAKLAND -- The Warriors spent the Thursday night hoping for a chance to pounce on a player they liked in the NBA draft. That chance came in the second round.

And, like the 2016 draft, with the 38th overall pick.

Buying the pick from the Bulls, the Warriors wound up with Oregon’s Jordan Bell, a 6-foot-9 center/forward that as a junior in 2016-17 was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Bell possesses a wingspan a fraction shy of 7-feet and bears, by some accounts, similarities to Draymond Green inasmuch as there is a strong desire to defend and a deep reservoir of energy.

The Long Beach Poly product led the conference in field-goal percentage (63.6) while shooting almost exclusively in the paint. Bell was sixth among Pac-12 rebounders at 8.8 per game and 13th in steals at 1.3 per game.

Bell needed only three seasons became the Ducks all-time leader in blocks and during the NCAA Tournament became the first player since Hakeem Olajuwon (in 1985) to snag at least 12 rebounds in five consecutive tournament games.