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Europe must stop U.S. Ryder Cup march

9:24 AM ET WENTWORTH, U.K. — Padraig Harrington gets it. He understands that the 2018 Ryder Cup is both trivial and also fundamental for European golf; a rich combination of the absurd and the significant. A paradox? Oh, without doubt. A huge one, as big as the Eiffel Tower, which will be used as a backdrop to this year’s match ...

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Ryder Cup 2018: Thomas Bjorn confirms Europe vice-captains for golf showdown with USA

Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington were added to Robert Karlsson to act as skipper Bjorn’s lieutenants at Le Golf National in Paris this autumn. Europe are attempting to regain the trophy lost at Hazeltine two years ago and Bjorn’s newest right-hand men have vast experience with 24 Cup playing appearances between them. Westwood, McDowell and Harrington ...

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Dimi breaks through in Europe

Australian Dimitrios Papadatos secured his maiden European Challenge Tour title with a gritty three-under-par 69 to win the Portuguese Open overnight. The Australian started the final day in Portimão one shot behind overnight leaders José-Filipe Lima and Stuart Manley, but overtook them with two birdies in his first four holes and never looked back. The 26-year-old New South Wales Central ...

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Macpherson sets sights on Europe

Bryden Macpherson has been a dominant figure in golf in China in recent years and is now hoping to parlay that form into a European Tour card. The China Golf Association and European Challenge Tour this week stage the first of three co-sanctioned events for 2018 with money earned counting towards the Road to Oman standings. The top-15 on the ...

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Rugby Europe seeks further details before Belgium – Spain decision

REUTERS: Rugby Europe is seeking more information before taking a decision on the performance of the officials in the Belgium-Spain World Cup qualifier that prompted calls by Spanish rugby authorities for a replay, the governing body said on Monday. Spain’s rugby federation appealed for a replay because of the performance of Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu in the 18-10 defeat by ...

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Best of the rest: the Bundesliga battle for Europe

“No-one wants to be second!” Mario Götze told reporters following Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with Augsburg on Monday night. Between the start of the November and the end of January, no second-placed club managed to hold on to the position behind Bayern for more than one match-day. Borussia Dortmund have now achieved that feat three weeks in a row — but they’ve ...

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