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Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama claims one-shot victory at Augusta National

Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama claims one-shot victory at Augusta National

Sports
-10 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -9 W Zalatoris (US); -7 J Spieth (US), X Schauffele (US); -6 J Rahm (Spa), M Leishman (Aus); -5 J Rose (Eng); -4 P Reed (US), C Conners (Can)Selected others: -2 R MacIntyre (Sco); -1 T Hatton (Eng); Level S Lowry (Ire); +1 P Casey (Eng), I Poulter (Eng); +2 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), M Wallace (Eng); +5 B DeChambeau (US)Hideki Matsuyama held off the field to win the Masters by one stroke at Augusta National and become the first Japanese man to claim a major title.Matsuyama had a four-shot lead heading into the final day and, despite some nervy moments on Sunday, shot a one-over 73 to win on 10 under par.American debutant Will Zalatoris was his closest challenger on nine under.England's Justin Rose, who led for two rounds, faded in the final 18 holes with a two-over 74 to e...
AstraZeneca denies ‘stockpile’ claims, saying 29m doses in factory are for EU and developing countries

AstraZeneca denies ‘stockpile’ claims, saying 29m doses in factory are for EU and developing countries

World
AstraZeneca has hit back after claims of a stockpile of 29 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine at a factory near Rome, saying the jabs are for the EU and developing countries.It follows an inspection of the Catalent plant in Anagni over the weekend by Italian authorities at the request of the European Commission. An official at the French presidency said this week that the destination for those doses "still needs to be clarified," and noted that if the jabs were for export, they could be blocked.The plant is in charge of bottling AstraZeneca vaccines produced at the Halix factory in the Netherlands. Live COVID updates from across the UK and around the world ...
Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal, claims ex-Spurs star Darren Bent ahead of north London derby

Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal, claims ex-Spurs star Darren Bent ahead of north London derby

Sports
Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal. That is according to former Spurs striker Darren Bent, who played against both the Gunners and Blues during his two-year spell at White Hart Lane. Getty Images - Getty Chelsea’s ill-tempered game with Tottenham in 2016 is known as ‘The Battle of the Bridge’ Ahead of Sunday’s north London derby, Bent revealed he always felt more tension when lining up against Chelsea players than Arsenal stars. And he may have a point with Chelsea’s ill-tempered match against Tottenham in 2016, which cost Spurs the Premier League title, being known as the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ where 12 players were booked. And Arsenal fan Bent told talkSPORT: “Spurs and Arsenal fans will always say it’s about the north London der...
Apple investigated in UK over ‘unfair’ App Store claims

Apple investigated in UK over ‘unfair’ App Store claims

Technology
EPAThe UK's Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into whether Apple's terms for app developers are anti-competitive.It follows a series of complaints, including a high-profile one from Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite.Some developers are unhappy that they are forced to distribute apps to iPhones and iPads via the App Store, and the commission Apple takes.Apple said its terms were "fair and equal".The investigation will consider whether Apple has a dominant position in the distribution of apps on its devices and look at whether it imposes unfair terms on developers.Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the CMA said: "Millions of us use apps every day to check the weather, play a game or order a takeaway. So complaints that Apple is using its market position to ...
Google sacks founder of its AI ethics programme amid ‘sexism and discrimination’ claims

Google sacks founder of its AI ethics programme amid ‘sexism and discrimination’ claims

Technology
Tech giant Google has fired the head of its artificial intelligence (AI) ethics programme, claiming she had broken the rules on moving files outside of the company.Margaret Mitchell tweeted the she had been let go by the firm on Friday, with the move coming a month after she had publicly vented about the way her former peer, Timnit Gebru, was dismissed. In a statement, Google said that Ms Mitchell's violations "included the exfiltration of confidential business-sensitive documents and private data of other employees" following an investigation last month. According to some reports, Ms Mitchell had been locked out of her work account for five weeks in the build up to her dismissal, including her emails and the corporate system.Her colleague, Ms Gebru, left Google late last year and says s...