Masters 2018: Patrick Reed’s equipment gamble paid off at Augusta

Amid all the talk of estrangement in the wake of Patrick Reed’s Masters victory there emerged another tale of separation to fascinate followers of professional golf. While discussion of Reed’s troubled family background dominated the post-Augusta headlines, another nugget surfaced when he did the US talk show rounds clad in his new green jacket. The 27-year-old, whose […]

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss to drop players for Tottenham FA Cup semi-final

Manchester United players who performed poorly in their Premier League defeat by West Brom will be dropped for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, says boss Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils were beaten 1-0 by bottom side West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, ensuring rivals Manchester City won the title. United play Bournemouth in the league on […]

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German side awarded penalty at half-time by VAR with players already in dressing room

Referee Guido Winkmann had to call back both sets of players while the sprinklers were on for half-time A penalty was awarded after players had already left the pitch for half-time in Mainz’s Bundesliga win over relegation rivals Freiburg on Monday. Referee Guido Winkmann called both sides back from the dressing room after consulting the […]

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Jared Donaldson: World number 51 confronts umpire on court after wrong decision

World number 51 Jared Donaldson confronted an umpire after disagreeing with a call made in his first-round defeat at the Monte Carlo Masters. While 6-3 3-2 down to Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the 21-year-old American became outraged when a serve by the Spaniard was called in by umpire Arnaut Gabas when he believed it was out. Donaldson […]

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Super League: Wakefield Trinity 24-20 St Helens

Liam Finn enjoyed a fine day with the boot to help Wakefield to victory Betfred Super League Wakefield (22) 24 Tries: Jones-Bishop, Lyne, Horo, Tupou Goals: Finn 4 St Helens (14) 20 Tries: Percival 2, Makinson, Douglas Goals: Richardson 2 Wakefield held off a spirited fightback from Super League leaders St Helens to end their run of five defeats. The visitors […]

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Boston Marathon: Desiree Linden becomes first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

Desiree Linden became the first American to win the Boston Marathon women’s race in 33 years as amateur Yuki Kawauchi won the men’s event. Two-time Olympian Linden, 34, crossed the line in two hours 39 minutes 54 seconds in wet conditions. Lisa Larsen Weidenbach had been the last American woman to win the Boston Marathon, […]

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Kenny Miller & Lee Wallace: Rangers to suspend pair after Graeme Murty argument

RBC Heritage final leaderboard -12 S Kodaira (Jap), K Si-woo (Kor); -11 B DeChambeau (US), L List (US); -10 B Horschel (US), W Simpson (US); -9 B-Hun An (Kor), P Cantlay (US), B Haas (US), C Hadley (US), K Kisner (US), I Poulter (Eng), K Streelman (US) Selected others: -8 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -5 M Laird (Sco); -4 R Knox (Sco); E G McDowell (NI) Full leaderboard Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira […]

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Girls to be banned from playing rugby at state schools in Tonga after Minister’s decree

Girls will be banned from playing rugby in state-funded schools in Tonga, after a statement was issued by Education Minister Penisimani Fifita. In his statement, Mr Fifita said he was issuing the ban because it was against Tongan traditions and culture for girls to play rugby. The backlash against the Government has been explosive, with […]

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Lionel Messi sends records tumbling as Barcelona star dismantles Chelsea in Champions League

It seems barely a Barcelona match goes by without Lionel Messi breaking a record or reaching a milestone, and his masterful performance against Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League on Thursday was another such occasion. In what looked before kick-off like a delicately poised tie with the scores level at 1-1 after […]

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South Africa v Australia: Steve Smith says Kagiso Rabada bump was ‘harder than it looked’

Steve Smith believes Kagiso Rabada’s reprieve has created a new standard on physical contact in cricket, with Australia’s skipper struggling to hide his concern about the International Cricket Council’s judicial process. Smith has aired a series of grievances on the eve of the third Test in Cape Town, where South Africa’s spearhead Rabada is free […]

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