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Harrington In Line For Ryder Cup Captaincy As Westwood Withdraws

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Lee Westwood has ruled himself out of the running to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain, leaving Padraig Harrington as the overwhelming favourite. Westwood had previously expressed a desire to captain Europe at Whistling Straits in 2020, but told the Daily Telegraph he would “wait until Rome” hosts the biennial contest in 2022 to make his bid for the role. …

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Graeme McDowell: Ryder Cup Winners Left Egos At Door

Graeme McDowell at the Ryder Cup 2018 in France

Ryder Cup vice-captain Graeme McDowell believes the key to Europe’s success against the United States was that the players treated each other as equals and left their “egos at the door”. Masters champion Patrick Reed criticised the leadership of the US team following their 17.5 to 10.5 defeat in France at the weekend. In comments reported by the New York …

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Top 10 Quotes From A Fantastic Weekend Of Ryder Cup Action

Europe regained the RyderCup from the United States on Sunday with a crushing 17.5 to 10.5 victory at Le Golf National in France. Here, Pundit Arena takes a look at some of the best quotes from the 42nd edition of the matchplay showdown: “It’s disappointing because I went 0-4, and that’s four points to the European team. And I’m one …

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Europe Surge Into Four-Point Lead Over US At Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia withstood a late fightback in a 2 and 1 win over Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau to trigger a sustained European charge in Saturday’s morning fourballs at the Ryder Cup as the hosts stretched their lead over the United States to 8-4. Four-time major champion McIlroy looked a shadow of himself in Friday’s opening fourballs …

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Ryder Cup Veteran Poulter Prepared For US Fans “Hatred”

Ryder Cup veteran Ian Poulter said he is prepared to shut out the “hatred” expected from some USA fans as he bids to maintain his impressive record in the biennial event this week. The 42-year-old Englishman — known as the ‘Postman’ — is licking his lips at re-engaging in the often fraught battle having missed playing in the 2016 edition …

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European Leagues Break New Spending Records In Transfer Window

Europe’s big five leagues spent a record $4.21 billion (3.62 billion euros) in the summer transfer window, according to a study published on Wednesday by FIFA. The total amount of money spent by clubs in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France was up 6.6 percent on the $3.95 billion spent in the same transfer window last year. The English Premier …

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Premier League Preview Part Four: Can Rafa Benitez Work His Magic On Newcastle?

In the latest part of our series previewing the 2017/18 Premier League season, we assess the chances of Newcastle United, Southampton, Stoke City and Swansea. Can Rafa Benitez keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season? Can Stoke cope with the loss of Marko Arnautovic? Will Southampton stop selling all their best players to Liverpool? We try to answer these and more. …

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Watch: Clermont Rugby Players Prove They Cannot Sing

In the true Christmas spirit, five rugby players from Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne got together to absolutely butcher a classic festive song. Charlie Cassang, Camille Gérondeau, Arthur Iturria, Ludovic Radosavljevic and Michaël Simutoga can be seen trying to sing along to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey. They met up at the famous ‘Clermont-Ferrand Opera …

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Big All Blacks Pay Rise Boosts Hopes of Retaining Stars

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 15: Richie McCaw of the New Zealand All Blacks performs the haka prior to The Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 15, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Steve Hansen’s Christmas wish-list to retain his All Blacks stars might come to fruition after the announcement of a €48 million pay increase for New Zealand players over the next three years. A rise in the player payment pool from $121m (NZD) to $191m from 2016 to 2018 was announced by New Zealand Rugby after successful negotiations with the Players’ …

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