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Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis’ unexplained withdrawal from the Tour de France midway through the 12th stage has left the cycling world perplexed, with his team director saying he is “confused and disappointed” by the Australian’s decision. The current world time trial champion, Dennis was among the favorites to win Friday’s stage in Pau, but he walked away…MORE

Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

The rain dripped from the peak of his cap as another vicious squall hit Royal Portrush. From beneath the brim, Tiger Woods pursed his lips and swung through the deluge. The white ball soared into the gun-metal sky, like a tracer round towards the left side of the seventh fairway stretching out below. Woods had…MORE

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Golf is hard. And as if to prove the point, David Duval and Rory McIlroy both showed that even past Open champions can be made to look like weekend hackers. Duval, the winner in 2001, notched up a sizeable 14 on the seventh hole, while 2014 champion McIlroy opened with a four-over-par eight at the…MORE

The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

Not so long ago the notion of staging a huge sporting event such as the Open Championship in a land infamous for bloodshed and violence was unthinkable. The political and social situation during the period known as the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland made it just too difficult and too dangerous. “It was beyond the realms…MORE