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Ian Poulter, Brian Gay keep cards after PGA Tour re-evaluates criteria

Ian Poulter is keeping his PGA Tour card after all. The Englishman last week believed he had failed in his final attempt to keep his membership for the rest of the season when he missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open and fell short of the money or FedEx Cup point totals necessary to fulfill the criteria of his major medical extension. But Brian Gay — facing a similar scenario — brought to the PGA Tour’s attention how a change in the points structure this year unfairly affected the…

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One-Day Cup: Moeen Ali leads Worcestershire to win over Leicestershire

Moeen Ali made 14 in Worcestershire’s opening One-Day Cup win over Nottinghamshire Royal London One-Day Cup, Fischer County Ground Worcestershire 361-8 (50 overs): Moeen 90, Cox 44, Clarke 42 Leicestershire 319 (47.2 overs): Ali 88, Cosgrove 67; Leach 4-66, Shantry 3-64 Worcestershire won by 42 runs Match scorecard Moeen Ali hit 90 as Worcestershire made it back-to-back One-Day Cup wins with a 42-run victory over Leicestershire. The England all-rounder struck two sixes and 12 fours as he laid the foundation for Worcestershire’s 361-8 after they were put into bat. Leicestershire,…

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One-Day Cup: Tom Westley and Ashar Zaidi lead Essex to victory over Hampshire

Tom Westley struck 10 fours in his innings of 93 for Essex Royal London One-Day Cup, Cloudfm County Ground Essex: 304-7: Westley 93, Zaidi 72*; Dawson 2-40 Hampshire: 279: Vince 68, Bailey 63; Wagner 3-41 Essex (2 pts) beat Hampshire by 25 runs Match scorecard Tom Westley starred as Essex clinched a first One-Day Cup win of the season by beating Hampshire by 25 runs. Westley (93) and Alastair Cook (39) put on 102 runs together before Liam Dawson (2-40) bowled Cook to leave them 103-2. Varun Chopra (26) and…

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All Cycling 

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Belgian rider Serge Pauwels takes overall victory

Serge Pauwels was ninth overall in last year’s Tour de Yorkshire Belgian Serge Pauwels claimed his first career win in the Tour de Yorkshire after winning Sunday’s final stage. The Team Dimension Data rider, 33, timed his push perfectly on the final climbs of the 194.5km stage from Bradford to Fox Valley near Sheffield. Pauwels’ team-mate Omar Fraile finished second and Britain’s Tao Geoghegan-Hart, riding for Team Sky, was fifth. Nacer Bouhanni, Saturday’s stage winner, was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious in a crash. Pauwels attacked at the…

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Premiership: Bath 44-20 Gloucester – BBC Sport

Aled Brew’s strength saw him cross in the corner for Bath’s second try Aviva Premiership Bath: (10) 44 Tries: Faletau 3, Brew, Clark, Fruean Cons: Priestland 4 Pens: Priestland 2 Gloucester (8) 20 Tries: May 2, Halaifonua Con: Hook Pen: Hook A hat-trick from Wales’ Taulupe Faletau helped Bath take the battle for the fourth Premiership play-off spot down to the final day with a bonus-point win that ended Gloucester’s top-six hopes. Faletau and Gloucester’s Jonny May traded tries before Bath took full control of the local derby at the…

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Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup: Britain’s Rachel Atherton extends winning run with victory in Lourdes

Atherton completed a perfect season in 2016 when she won all seven rounds of the World Cup Britain’s Rachel Atherton extended her record winning run to 14 with victory in the opening round of the 2017 UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup. The world champion, 29, set a time of 3 minutes 21.430 seconds in France on Sunday to continue an unbeaten streak in the competition going back to 2015. Fellow Britons Tahnee Seagrave and Manon Carpenter, of Wales, were third and fifth respectively. “I cannot believe it. It’s been…

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Identity of Cleveland Browns’ starting QB still a mystery – Cleveland Browns Blog

Biggest post-draft questions still to be answered by the Cleveland Browns: NFL draft home page: Day 3 recap » • By round: pick-by-pick analysis | By team• Kiper: 2017 NFL Draft Grades• McShay: Best pick for all 32 teams• Nation: Best, riskiest moves for every team• All 32 teams: Analysis for every pick• Seifert: More prospects will skip bowls• Where every QB was picked in ’17 draft• McShay: Top 10 undrafted prospects• Trades: Look back at all 39 trades• Fantasy: Day 2 reaction | Round 1 Are the Browns improved…

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Tour de Romandie: Britain’s Simon Yates second as Richie Porte wins on final stage

Richie Porte rode for Team Sky between 2012 and 2015 Britain’s Simon Yates had to settle for second place overall in the Tour de Romandie after Sunday’s final stage. The Bury-born rider went into the 17.9km time trial leading by 19 seconds from BMC’s Richie Porte after victory on Saturday. But Orica-Scott rider Richie Porte took 40 seconds out of Yates in Lausanne, to clinch the overall title by 21 seconds. Team Sky’s Chris Froome, who fell out of contention on Saturday, finished 18th overall. Australian Porte’s time of 25…

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All Formula 1 

Valtteri Bottas wins as Lewis Hamilton struggles in Russia

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas held off a late charge from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Russian Grand Prix to take his maiden Formula 1 victory. Bottas jumped Vettel and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen at the start from his third position on the grid and dominated the race until the closing stages, when Vettel used a late pit stop to close up and pressure the Finn. The four-time champion closed up to within a second and a half of Bottas with 10 laps top go but the Finn responded and kept Vettel…

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Sunday Night Baseball — Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox

Go inside the numbers and matchups that will decide Sunday night’s showdown between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET), and then vote on the biggest accomplishment of Theo Epstein’s career. Inside the pitching matchup When Kyle Hendricks is on the mound: The 2016 National League ERA champ is off to a rocky start this season, but he did throw six scoreless innings his last time out. He didn’t come out on fire last April either, posting a 3.91 ERA, so there may not yet be…

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