When it comes to dinner, Woods wins going away

Tiger vs. Phil. Well, if the challenge is choosing a dinner guest, the players on the European Tour have delivered a resounding decision: Tiger Woods. In a survey of players on the European Tour, 79 percent of those who answered chose Woods over Mickelson when asked: “Would you rather have dinner with Tiger or Phil?” Nine percent chose Mickelson, while 12 percent chose “Table for one, please!” The Golf.com survey of 34 European Tour pros was taken during the Turkish Airlines Open in November. Anonymity was given to the golfers…

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Australian Open 2019: Katie Boulter wins, Heather Watson & Harriet Dart lose in first round

Heather Watson received treatment during her defeat by Martic Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Britain’s Katie Boulter marked her Australian Open debut with a thrilling victory over Ekaterina Makarova to reach the second round. But compatriots Heather Watson and Harriet Dart suffered heavy defeats. Helped by her huge forehands, Boulter held…

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Bendigo Open: Gordon Reid wins men’s doubles wheelchair tennis title

The pair beat French top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer to win the title Britain’s Gordon Reid won the Bendigo Open to claim the first men’s doubles Super Series title of the year. World number seven Reid and Argentine partner Gustavo Fernandez beat French top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 6-3 6-3 on Saturday. The pair were playing in their second tournament together since reaching the final of the 2015 Australian Open. Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne were runners-up in the women’s doubles and quad doubles finals respectively.…

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Hull wins LET season opener; Is major breakthrough on the horizon?

English women didn’t wait long to build on the momentum they created last year. Charley Hull won the Ladies European Tour’s season opener in Abu Dhabi Saturday, going wire to wire to claim the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. Hull’s fast start begs a large question: Is she poised to follow Georgia Hall’s breakthrough and win a major this year? Hall won the Women’s British Open in her native England a year ago, taking the trophy at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. This year’s Women’s British Open will be played…

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Jamie Murray wins doubles title at the Sydney International

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares won three titles together last year Jamie Murray won his 23rd career doubles title at the Sydney International, defeating top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-4 6-3 with partner Bruno Soares. The win came a day after his brother Andy announced his plans to retire this year. Murray and Brazilian Soares eased to victory in just 75 minutes. They now head to the Australian Open, where they won their first Grand Slam title in 2016. Source link

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Super Sandgren: Tennys Wins Maiden Title In Auckland | ATP Tour

What a journey the past year has been for Tennys Sandgren. When the American departed Auckland in 2018, he held two tour-level match wins at 26 years old. This time around, not only does Sandgren have 21 match wins, but he leaves New Zealand with his first ATP Tour title. Sandgren defeated Brit Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 in 79 minutes on Saturday to lift his maiden trophy, completing a tremendous week in which he did not lose a set in five matches. “I’m a little bit at a loss for…

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From Ballboy To Champ: McLachlan Wins Auckland With Struff | ATP Tour

Ben McLachlan may play under the Japanese flag, but he grew up in New Zealand, spending his summers in Japan. He would watch the ASB Classic, an ATP 250 event, in his home country, and even became a ballboy at the tournament. And on Saturday, McLachlan gained a new experience in Auckland: he lifted the title. McLachlan and partner Jan-Lennard Struff defeated 2018 Nitto ATP Finals qualifiers Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-4 to capture the doubles trophy. The pair overcame a break-deficit in the second set to capture…

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Stephane Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally 3rd stage; Nasser Al-Attiyah leads overall

LIMA, Peru — Dakar Rally great Stephane Peterhansel won a drama-filled third stage on Wednesday in which defending champion Carlos Sainz and overnight leader Giniel de Villiers got stuck in the dunes and lost major time. The overall lead changed back to opening-stage winner Nasser Al-Attiyah. Only Razeed Al Rajhi and Peterhansel were within 10 minutes of him. The motorbike standings were also shaken up, as race leader Joan Barreda descended in fog into a basin halfway through the 331-kilometer stage from San Juan de Marcona inland to Arequipa. He…

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Sebastien Loeb wins Dakar Rally 2nd stage, Giniel de Villiers leads overall

LIMA, Peru — Sebastien Loeb won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, showing he can master the Peruvian dunes where he crashed out last year. Giniel de Villiers was fourth and became the overall leader, 28 seconds ahead of Toyota teammate Bernhard Ten Brinke. Nani Roma was third overall, and Loeb was less than two minutes off the pace. Loeb hit the front before the halfway point of the 342-kilometer stage down the Pacific coast between Pisco and San Juan de Marcona, and held off a hard-charging…

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Dynamites, Riders pick up big wins

BPL 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 08 Jan, 2019, 09:45 PM Mashrafe Mortaza’s four-fer helped his side to a commanding win © Getty Dhaka Dynamites vs Khulna Titans After defeating Rajshahi Kings by 83 runs in their first game, Dhaka Dynamites continued their strong start as they hammered Khulna Titans by a massive margin of 105 runs in Dhaka on Tuesday (January 8). Titans’ decision to bowl first backfired as Hazratullah Zazai struck his second successive half-century smashing five sixes in his 36-ball 57. While Sunil Narine departed after…

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