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Joost Luiten holds off Chris Wood to claim inaugural Oman Open

Joost Luiten fired a closing 68 to hold off the challenge of England’s Chris Wood and win the inaugural Oman Open. The Dutchman entered Sunday one shot ahead of Wood in a share of the lead but the two could not be separated at the turn. The duo enjoyed an enthralling nip-and-tuck battle down the back nine but when Luiten holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th to get to 16 under and Wood bogeyed the next, the title was Luiten’s. Billy Mayfair is the reason Tiger is 11-1,…

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Napoli 1-0 SPAL – BBC Sport

Allan scored the only goal of a game that Napoli dominated and should have won by more Napoli beat SPAL for a ninth Serie A win in a row – a club record in a single season – to go top again. Juventus had briefly gone top with a 1-0 win over Torino earlier on Sunday. Allan gave Napoli the lead after a quick one-touch passing move ended with Jose Callejon playing in the Brazilian. Marek Hamsik thought he had doubled their lead when he headed in Allan’s cross, but…

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Bernard Jackman: Dragons v Benetton Rugby

Hallam Amos has won 15 caps for Wales however 14 of them have been on the wing Pro14: Dragons v Benetton Treviso Venue: Rodney Parade Date: Sunday, 18 February Kick-off: 15:30 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live scores. Match report will appear here. Dragons: Hallam Amos; Rio Dyer, Adam Warren, Jack Dixon, Jared Rosser; Zane Kirchner, Dan Babos; Sam Hobbs, Liam Belcher, Lloyd Fairbrother, Joe Davies, Rynard Landman, Harri Keddie (captain), Aaron Wainwright, Lewis Evans. Replacements: Ellis Shipp, Gerard Ellis, Leon Brown, Henri…

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NBA — How to fix the NBA All-Star Game

Let’s call the NBA All-Star Game for what it is: It’s a 2½-hour dunk contest with fancy passes and intermittent 40-footers that results in well over 300 total points. It’s fun! But competitive basketball … it is not. The league, to its credit, has implemented changes (televise the darn draft next year!) to quiet the boo-birds who inhabited New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center last season. But how to make the game itself more competitive? We’ve solved the puzzle. You’re welcome, America! Ramona Shelburne: All right, I’ll start us off here,…

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Olney: Patience doesn’t pay for free agents who sit out spring training – Buster Olney Blog

FT. MYERS, Fla. — An agent paused to consider the list of the many unsigned major leaguers. “Some of these guys are going to get absolutely destroyed,” he said. What he meant is that solid, established players are eventually going to be forced to accept deals for ugly terms, for much less than what they expected to get when they moved into free agency last fall — maybe for half of what they anticipated, maybe even less. Logan Morrison had the best season of his career last year, with 38…

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England coach Trevor Bayliss says Twenty20 internationals should be scrapped

England coach Trevor Bayliss (centre) with bowling coach Chris Silverwood (left) and one-day captain Eoin Morgan International teams should not play Twenty20 cricket, according to England coach Trevor Bayliss. England played their 100th T20 as they beat New Zealand by two runs in Hamilton, but failed to qualify for the tri-series final against Australia. “I wouldn’t play T20 internationals,” Bayliss told Sky Sports. “If you want to play a World Cup every four years, maybe six months before let international teams play T20. I would just let the franchises play.”…

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Family version of New England Patriots’ Tom Brady Super Bowl LI ring sells for record $344,927

A family version of the New England Patriots‘ Super Bowl LI championship ring with “Brady” on it sold Sunday morning for $344,927, a record for a football ring. The ring, which has 265 diamonds compared to the 283 that Tom Brady‘s actual ring has and is about 10 percent smaller, has the same engraving that Brady’s ring would have. The ring comes with a letter of appraisal from its maker, Jostens, for Brady that assesses its jewelry value at $29,700. Ken Goldin, president of Goldin Auctions, which sold the ring,…

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Korean Jin Young Ko claims Australian Open

South Korean golfer Jin Young Ko has completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide. Ko won by three strokes from compatriot Hyejin Choi, with Australian Hannah Green a further shot back in third place. Ko took a first-round lead at the Kooyonga Golf Club and never relinquished, carding three-under on Sunday to finish the LPGA Tour event at 14 under. Ko started the final round with a four-shot buffer from Australia’s Green, who couldn’t make inroads despite shooting three-under. Green’s compatriot Katherine Kirk posted Sunday’s lowest…

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FA Cup: The inside story of Wigan’s win over Manchester City in the 2013 final

Top 50 FA Cup goals: Ben Watson’s winner for Wigan When Manchester City’s players went downstairs on the morning of the 2013 FA Cup final, the televisions in their hotel were showing wall-to-wall coverage of reports that their manager Roberto Mancini was about to be sacked. As far as last-minute preparations for Wembley go, it was not exactly ideal. In contrast, the Wigan squad had woken up to find inspirational messages from their team-mates that had been pushed under the doors of their rooms. It was one of a number…

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Danny Garcia knocks out Brandon Rios in welterweight world title elimination fight

All Danny Garcia had known as a professional fighter was winning. He unified junior welterweight world titles and then moved up in weight and won a welterweight world title in 2016. But in his first defense, a much-anticipated unification fight with Keith Thurman last March, Garcia finally tasted defeat, losing a competitive decision. Garcia took 11 months off, came to grips with the loss and spent time with his family, including his baby daughter. But he embarked on his ring return Saturday night and was a winner again. Garcia outboxed,…

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