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Simpson wins Players as Woods falls short – highlights & report

Simpson wins Players as Woods falls short – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device The Players Championship, fourth-round leaderboard-18 W Simpson; -14 C Schwartzel (SA), J Walker (US), X Schauffele (US); -13 J Day (Aus), J Dufner (US); -12 K Bradley (US), H Varner III (US), T Fleetwood (Eng), D Lee (NZ)Selected others: -11 B Koepka (US), J Thomas (US), C Hadley (US), A Scott (Aus), I Poulter (Eng), T Woods (US); -10 A Noren (Swe), D Johnson (US); -9 J Rose (Eng), H Stenson (Swe); -6 J Spieth (US); -5 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Lowry (Ire); -4 M Laird (Sco); E S Garcia (Spa)Tiger Woods' final-round charge fell short as Webb Si...
'Why always Lukaku? You know why now' – Mourinho takes swipe at fringe players

'Why always Lukaku? You know why now' – Mourinho takes swipe at fringe players

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was scathing about some of his fringe players as they lost 1-0 to Brighton.Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial started in a front three following injuries to top scorer Romelu Lukaku and January signing Alexis Sanchez."For 10 months I get asked 'why always Lukaku? Why always Lukaku? Why always this player?'" Mourinho said."'That guy doesn't have a chance to start, the other one is on the bench'. You know why now."Belgium international Lukaku has played the entire 90 minutes in 30 Premier League games this season, scoring 16 times. He suffered an ankle injury against Arsenal last weekend and Sanchez had a knock - but Mourinho hopes they can both return for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, 19 May. Media playback...
The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

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Frank Rijkaard spat at Rudi Voller during the 1990 World CupThursday, April 26, 2018Oh look, now there are just 49 days to go until fans start giving two hoots about England and international football. Ahead of the World Cup Cup in Russia, talkSPORT.com is counting down the days until it begins by looking at the most iconic players to have featured in previous editions.The list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from top scoring aces and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.49) Frank Rijkaard: Netherlands, midfielder 1990, 1994In a shocking Italia '90 moment, this usually, ahem, phlegmatic and cultured Dutch midfielder spat two spectacular
The World Cup's most iconic players: Brazil captain Bellini, the first man who lifted the trophy above his head

The World Cup's most iconic players: Brazil captain Bellini, the first man who lifted the trophy above his head

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Bellini, far right, was the first World Cup captain to lift the trophy above his headTuesday, April 24, 2018The clock is ticking and there are now just 51 days to go until the World Cup in Russia begins and talkSPORT.com is counting them down by looking at the tournament's most wonderful players.This icons list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.51) Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini: Brazil, defender (1958, 1962, 1966)Captain of Brazil's 1958 World Cup-winning side, Bellini (above, far right) provided guidance to his side's blossoming talents such as a 17-year-old Pele, but wasn't
Retired TE Bennett says '89 percent' of players use marijuana

Retired TE Bennett says '89 percent' of players use marijuana

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Recently retired NFL tight end Martellus Bennett said on the NFL Channel on Wednesday that he believes about 90 percent of the players in the National Football League use marijuana. When Bennett was asked if the number of players who use marijuana is over or under 70 percent, he answered with "over" before estimating the actual figure to be somewhere around "89 percent." "There's medical marijuana," said Bennett, who played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers. "So it's like, there's times of the year where your body just hurts so bad that you don't want to just be popping pills all the time. "That sh--, it ruins your liver. There's a lot of these anti-inflammatories that you take for so long that like, it...