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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.

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