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Saturday 18 August 2018

Harrington flying at Northern Trust

GOLF: Pádraig Harrington lay just one stroke off the lead at the Northern Trust Open following an opening round three-under-par in California.

The Dubliner went into the clubhouse last night tied for 10th among a group of five players, which included world number nine Luke Donald and Vijay Singh.

Scotland's Martin Laird shot a four-under-par 67 to hold a share of the lead with eight other players.

Meanwhile, Robert-Jan Derksen retained his lead after the first round of the Avantha Masters with a six-under 66.

SNOOKER: Stephen Hendry's record-equalling 10th maximum break of his career could not prevent his 4-2 loss to Stephen Maguire at the Wyldecrest Park Homes Welsh Open.

Graeme Dott avenged his loss to Neil Robertson in last year's World Championship final with a 4-1 win. Ali Carter, Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens and Ding Junhui join him in the quarter-finals.

BOXING: Katie Taylor today meets Natasha Jones in the semi-finals of the Strandja Multi-Nations after a 7-0 win over Danuse Dilhofava of the Czech Republic in Pazardjik, Bulgaria, yesterday.

Dublin middleweight Sinead Kavanagh received a bye into the last four and will face Tamara Garcia of Spain at the 22-nation men's and women's tournament.

Formula One: Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed a decision on whether the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix goes ahead will be made next week, as the sport waits to see if the political unrest in the kingdom eases.

"We'll have to keep our eye on things and make a decision quickly," said Ecclestone.

RUGBY: Cistercian College Roscrea are deservedly in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final after shocking Terenure College 15-11 at Donnybrook yesterday.

NBA: Chicago 109 San Antonio 99, Phoenix 106 Dallas 112.

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