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Hot finish lifts McIlroy into tie for lead with Fleetwood at Players

(Reuters) – Nobody from Northern Ireland or England has won the Players Championship, but there is a fair chance that drought will end this weekend after Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood forged a three-shot halfway lead in Florida on Friday. Mar 15, 2019; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jim Furyk chips to the 18th green during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Northern Irishman McIlroy needed a storming finish to catch Englishman Fleetwood (67)…

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Iceland 1-4 Scotland: Shelley Kerr’s side finish second in Algarve Cup group

Kim Little (right) scored one of Scotland’s four goals Scotland recorded a dominant victory over Iceland to secure second place in Group A at the Algarve Cup. Goals from Lizzie Arnot and Erin Cuthbert were Scotland’s reward for near-total first-half supremacy. Kim Little and Arnot again scored either side of a Sara Gunnarsdottir strike to end a run of four consecutive defeats in emphatic fashion. Scotland will play another second-placed side in their play-off match on Wednesday. Their final opponent will be determined by the game between Poland and the…

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NBA notebook: Lakers’ Walton reportedly will finish season

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton “will definitely finish the season,” a source close to the situation told the Los Angeles Times. Walton’s status has been a topic of discussion among fans and the media as the Lakers have slid to 28-29 in an injury-plagued season. FILE PHOTO: Feb 7, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton watches from the sideline during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports But the Times on Wednesday cited…

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Winter likely to finish off some energy firms, analysts say

Image copyright Getty Images More small energy suppliers are likely to go bust this winter, analysts say, leading to potential disruption and higher costs for customers. Economy Energy was the latest to collapse earlier this month, following customer complaints about service including delayed bills and refunds. It followed a string of similar collapses and analysts say five or 10 more could go as winter costs rise. If so, domestic customers’ supply is protected but their tariff is not. When an energy company ceases trading its customers are automatically transferred to…

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd can still finish in the top four after Liverpool loss

Liverpool were ‘better, stronger, faster’ – Mourinho Jose Mourinho says Manchester United can still finish fourth despite falling further behind the Premier League’s pacesetters with defeat at Liverpool on Sunday. United now sit sixth after 17 games, 11 points adrift of Chelsea in fourth and 19 behind leaders Liverpool. “[Can we] win the title? Of course not. But we can still finish fourth,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “It’s not easy but for sure we are going to finish in the top six.” Xherdan Shaqiri’s late double consigned United to their…

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Motorcycling: MotoGP changes finish rule for riders who fall off

FILE PHOTO: Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain celebrates as he wins the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris LONDON (Reuters) – MotoGP riders can be classified as race finishers in future even if they and their motorcycles cross the line separately, the sport’s governing body (FIM) said on Wednesday. Under previous rules, riders had to be still on their machines at the chequered flag to finish and score points but the FIM’s Grand Prix Commission decided a change…

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Big finish bags Nedbank Challenge title for emotional Westwood

SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) – Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years. FILE PHOTO – Golf – European Tour – British Masters – Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, Britain – October 12, 2018 England’s Lee Westwood during the second round Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers Westwood carded a faultless 64 that included an eagle and six birdies for a tournament…

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Golf: Snedeker finish puts him in position for opening event win

(Reuters) – Brandt Snedeker finished with three successive birdies on Saturday to record a three-under-par 69 and take a three-stroke lead into the final day of the Safeway Open in Napa, California. Aug 19, 2018; Greensboro, NC, USA; Brandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Snedeker was not as sharp as he had been his opening two days, but caught fire in the end to surge to 16-under-par that…

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Quiz of the Week: Where’s Kanye going to finish his album?

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world during the past seven days? If you cannot see the quiz, click here. If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here. Picture credits: Getty Images and Stephane Jasmin Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Source link

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Mauricio Pochettino: I’ll help finish construction of new stadium, says Spurs boss

Mauricio Pochettino; “Maybe one or two months means a lot but in the end it is no time because the most important thing is to finish.” Mauricio Pochettino joked he would help builders complete the construction of Tottenham’s new stadium if it made fans happy. The new 62,000-seat arena was supposed to open on 15 September but safety issues led to a delay. Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie against Watford will be played in Milton Keynes because temporary home Wembley Stadium is not ready after the Anthony Joshua fight. He said:…

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