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Thursday 23 November 2017

Webber hails Monaco victory as Red Bull celebrate one-two England batter Aussies to win Twenty20 Lee eyes bigger names after Thiam quits

MOTORSPORT: Mark Webber is expecting several sore heads within the Red Bull Racing team today after his Monaco Grand Prix victory.

With Vettel runner-up, for Red Bull's second one-two this year, the duo are tied at the top of the championship on 78 points.

It was Webber's second successive win after Barcelona last week, and in celebration he and Vettel jumped into Monaco harbour.

"I'm predicting some very bad headaches this morning, but the team deserves it. You have to enjoy your victories," said Webber.

Meanwhile, Jenson Button was left bemoaning a "human error" after a stray cooling cover caused his engine to overheat in lap two.



Hanson seals third title despite penalty

GOLF: Peter Hanson's third European Tour victory will not be forgotten by him in a hurry. But not for the par with which he beat Spaniard Alejandro Canizares at the first play-off hole in Majorca yesterday.

Hanson was penalised for a double hit on a chip by the 12th green of his closing 66. However, he made a 25-footer for bogey on 14 and, from a position of two behind, sank birdie putts of 12 and 30 feet at the 15th and 17th. He then got up and down from a bunker at the last to tie, and Canizares could not do the same after going into the same trap at the start of sudden death. "It feels absolutely fantastic after all that happened there," stated Hanson.



England batter Aussies to win Twenty20

CRICKET: Three South Africans, one Englishman and an Irishman saw England past Australia in Barbados as they waltzed to their first ever limited-overs title, the world Twenty20 crown.

The win, with three overs remaining when captain Paul Collingwood struck the winning run, was, by any standards, a hammering.

After opting to field, England restricted Australia to 147-6. After the early loss of Michael Lumb, South African-born duo Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen shared a partnership of 111. Kieswetter hit 63 and Pietersen struck 47. Both men fell in quick succession, but Dubliner Eoin Morgan (15no) and Collingwood (12no) steered England home.



Lee eyes bigger names after Thiam quits

BOXING: Saturday's big fight in Limerick may have ended after two rounds when the Senegalese middleweight Mamadou Thiam pulled out with a back injury at the University Sports Arena but Andy Lee was glad of the quick win and wants to move on.

"It was an easy fight but I've had my share of tough ones, too, in the past," said Lee, who has now won 21 of his 22 fights. "I want to get bigger names and move up the ratings, both European and world."

ATHLETICS: Tyson Gay's speedy dash in Manchester earned him the 200m world record on a straight track, with Ireland's Paul Hession in third. The American ran 19.41 to win ahead of Kim Collins and Hession.

Meanwhile, long jump specialist Kelly Proper took the Woodie's DIY AAI Games' 200m title in a time of 23.2.

TENNIS: Roger Federer shrugged off his Madrid Open final defeat by Rafael Nadal as irrelevant, saying his clay court season would be defined by his run at the French Open.

"Rafa's and my clay court seasons are decided at the French Open," Federer said. But Nadal countered: "That's a respectable opinion I don't share," Nadal said after his 6-4 7-6 defeat of the Swiss.

MLB: NY Yankees 3 Minnesota 6, Detroit 5 Boston 1, Toronto 5 Texas 2, Florida 10 NY Mets 8, Cincinnati 7 St Louis 2, Baltimore 1 Cleveland 5, Atlanta 13 Arizona 1, Tampa Bay 2 Seattle 1, Kansas City 5 Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 4 Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 2 Washington 1, LA Angels 4 Oakland 0, San Diego 0 LA Dodgers 1, San Francisco 4 Houston 3, Milwaukee 2 Philadelphia 4.

NBA playoffs: Orlando 88 Boston 92 (Boston lead best-of-seven series 1-0)

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