Sport in brief
Becker tribute as Doohan dies
Australian Peter Doohan, who beat Boris Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, has died aged 56. Though his career singles ranking peaked at No 43, Doohan was unbeaten in Davis Cup ties and earned the nickname “The Becker Wrecker” after his 7-6 4-6 6-2 6-4 win. Doohan died from an aggressive form of motor neurone disease after a short illness. Becker posted a photograph of the two of them on Twitter and wrote: “RIP mate! You were the better player...
Maglione, 81, gets third term
Julio Maglione has been re-elected for a third term as president of FINA, swimming’s world governing body. Term limits were extended in 2015 and an age cap changed, permitting the 81-year-old Uruguayan to stand.
Castleford on the brink
Castleford head coach Daryl Powell was delighted with his side’s 32-24 win at Catalans Dragons which all but confirmed the Super League leaders a semi-final spot in the end of season play-offs. Castleford were reduced to 11 men at one point following the sin-binning of Kevin Larroyer (unsportsmanlike behaviour) and Mike McMeeken (holding down in the tackle) but did enough to cope with that double setback. “I think it is a big win for us,” he said..
Collins just misses out
Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the last two holes for an 11-under 60 in the Barbasol Championship.
Irish hockey joy
Ireland have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 following a 1-0 win over New Zealand. The Green Machine booked their place at the finals in India next year when Alan Sothern claimed the only goal of their World League 3 play-off with 11 minutes remaining. The victory was enough for fifth place in Johannesburg and a long-awaited spot at the premier competition.