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Ten­nis

Or­gan­is­ers of the Ital­ian Open and Tour of­fi­cials came un­der fire on so­cial me­dia af­ter it emerged that Rome men’s cham­pion No­vak Djokovic took home €10 more in prize money than women’s win­ner Si­mona Halep. Djokovic, who beat Diego Schwartz­man 7-5, 6-3, re­ceived €205,200 for his tri­umph, while Halep won €10 less for seal­ing the WTA Premier 5 ti­tle af­ter Karolina

Pliskova re­tired from the fi­nal with in­jury when she was trail­ing 6-0, 2-1. “Peo­ple who made a pay gap in cents are misog­y­nists,” was just one ad­verse com­ment writ­ten on Twit­ter.

Rugby Union

Sara­cens will have Michael Rhodes avail­able for their Cham­pi­ons Cup semi-fi­nal against Rac­ing 92 in Paris this week­end af­ter a cit­ing com­plaint against the flanker was dis­missed last night. Rhodes was al­leged to have struck Le­in­ster cen­tre Rob­bie Hen­shaw with his head dur­ing Sara­cens’ quar­ter-fi­nal against Le­in­ster last Satur­day. An in­de­pen­dent dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee de­cided that Rhodes had com­mit­ted a foul, but it could not be proven to the re­quired stan­dard that con­tact had been made with Hen­shaw’s head.

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