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Jordan Spieth believes he can build on last season’s success, starting at this week’s Northern Trust Open where Rory McIlroy also features. Jared Veldheer Jersey . Spieth narrowly missed out on forcing his way into a play-off at Riviera 12 months ago as James Hahn claimed a maiden PGA Tour title, but has since won six victories worldwide.  The world No 1 hasnt replicated his 2015 dominance since a convincing season-opening victory in Hawaii last month, although showed signs of improvement with a bogey-free final round 66 during last weeks AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Spieth admitted to being physically jaded during a tied-fifth finish in Abu Dhbai, ended runner-up in Singapore despite another off-key putting display and got off to a slow start before on the West Coast last week before his strong finish. Spieth only just made the cut after three rounds at Pebble Beach The 22-year-old tees off for the opening two rounds alongside long-time friend Justin Thomas and former Masters champion Fred Couples, with Spieth remaining confident of having another big season.I think that we have the right balance and the right team, Spieth told a press conference on Tuesday. I think last year kind of proved that we could do it throughout a season and stay in contention in the biggest events, so I have full confidence in that. Sure, youre going to get good breaks and youre going to get bad breaks. For me, the more you look at it as hopefully Im out here for 30 more years, youre going to see a lot of both.I think its all gotten a bit more consistent.  When the pressure comes on, I can now really relate and look back to a lot of key moments where Ive hit shots in the past when the pressure has been on. The world No 1 struggled with his putter in Abu Dhabi and Singapore This weeks par-71 course overlooking the iconic Hollywood sign is a popular destination for Spieth, who is making his fourth appearance in five years at the West Coast Swing finale.Ive probably played this course close to 30 times now, which is a lot compared to other tournaments, Spieth added. Its one of my favourites in the entire world.I love being here. Its one of the very few (courses) with the history that it has ... not only just the champions but all those who have walked these fairways.For me to win on a golf course that I consider one of the top few in the world, I mean, thats always a goal. It would be pretty amazing.Watch the Northern Trust Open throughout the week live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf.  Or watch from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV Also See: Spieth looks to build on success Rory and Spieth meet in Cali 2015 recap: Hahn takes title Golf live on Sky Sports 4 Kareem Martin Jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. Karlos Dansby Jersey . The showiest items on Calgarys lot were forwards Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Both will be unrestricted free agents this summer. . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. Now Green and Plumlee are key cogs in the Suns surprising breakout season. DENVER -- While his counterpart was kept under constant duress, Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask had a relatively breezy night.Very few defensive breakdowns, hardly any penalties and a puck-controlling offense will do that.Rask stopped 21 shots and David Krejci scored in the first period, lifting Boston over the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Sunday night.The difficult-to-solve Rask showed no signs of fatigue despite being in net for a second straight night. He made 31 saves in a 2-1 win over Arizona on Saturday. Rask got his 33rd career shutout and moved to 7-0 on the road this season.Thats how you win a road game -- a pretty much mistake-free game, Rask said. We kept them on the outside and really limited their scoring chances and rushes. And then we kept the puck in the offensive zone and made some plays and created chances.Krejci scored his second goal of the season on a wrist shot midway through the first period -- a big development for a team fighting some exhaustion.We didnt have to overwork, said Rask, whose 10 wins this season are tied with Montreal goaltender Carey Price for the league lead.The Avalanche pulled Semyon Varlamov with about a minute remaining but couldnt generate much offense. Dominic Moore sealed it with an empty-net goal with 27.2 seconds remaining.Varlamov turned out to be the hard-luck loser, stopping a season-high 43 shots.Varly was outstanding, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. He was the best player on the ice.An already struggling Avalanche offense was missing leading scorer Matt Duchene, whos dealing with concussion-like symptoms stemming from a hit against Winnipeg on Friday. It was the fourth time Colorado has been shut out this season.Passed up on a lot of shots early in the game, too much east-west plays, and then we didnt get a lot of our point shots through, a lot of them got blocked, Bednar said. Its kind of Bostons M.O., they do a good job in that regard, but we certainly made it too easy for (Rask).Boston didnt commiit a penalty until midway through the third period, when rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo was called for holding. Jaron Brown Jersey. Recent call-up A.J. Greer tried to wrap in a shot and then slid into the net with Rask. The officials took a quick look at the play on video to see if the puck crossed the line.It didnt.Carlo then had a breakaway out of the penalty box, only to be thwarted by Varlamov.Its frustrating that we didnt win, Varlamov said. It doesnt matter how you play. Im not happy that we lost because we need the two points. Thats the most important thing for us.Boston dominated the second period, outshooting the Avalanche by a 23-7 margin. The only thing keeping this from a blowout was Varlamov. Case in point: a sequence late in the period when Brad Marchand lined a shot that bounced off Varlamovs left pad and back to Marchand. The Bruins left winger quickly lined another shot that Varlamov, who caught it with his glove.Krejci got the best of Varlamov at 9:30 of the opening period off a pass from David Backes. That was all Rask needed.Just another great game. Cant say enough about that guy, Krejci said. Hes been great so far and keeping us in the game every single game. Sometimes, we only need one or two goals to win the game.Game notes Boston is five goals shy of scoring the 20,000th goal in franchise history, according to the team. The Bruins will join Montreal as the only teams in NHL history to reach that milestone. ... Carlo is from Colorado Springs and grew up a big Avalanche fan. ... Avalanche LW Blake Comeau missed a fourth straight game with a groin injury. ... Greer played in his first NHL game after being recalled from San Antonio of the American Hockey League.UP NEXTBruins: At Minnesota on Thursday night to finish a three-game trip.Avalanche: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday night to wrap up a four-game homestand. Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL JerseysNFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '

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