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England's Youngs to miss November internationals LONDON: England forward Tom Youngs will miss the November internationals after his club Leicester announced on Tuesday that he will be sidelined for three months due to a shoulder problem.Youngs, 27, injured himself in Leicester's 45-0 English Premiership defeat at Bath on Saturday.Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill told a press conference that the hooker would be out until the end of the year, ruling him out of England's games with New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Samoa.Youngs missed England's tour of New Zealand earlier this year after his wife became ill.Leicester have already lost captain Ed Slater for the season after he had to undergo knee surgery, but Tom Croft and Geoff Parling are both fit again after spells on the sidelines.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Watson names 'Big Dog' Bubba top US danger man GLENEAGLES: Reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson was declared the American "big dog" Tuesday by United States captain Tom Watson when asked who Europe would likely target in this week's Ryder Cup.Watson, the oldest Ryder Cup captain at 65 and an eight-time major champion, had declared world number one Rory McIlroy, the British Open and PGA Championship winner, and 2012 Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter as top targets for his players to beat for an extra ...

Lampard could get Chelsea send-off: Pellegrini LONDON: Frank Lampard's loan spell at Manchester City could come to an end with a game at his former club Chelsea on January 31, City manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed on Tuesday.Lampard scored a late equaliser for City in their 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. It was his first appearance against Chelsea since he ended his 13-year association with the club in June.The 36-year-old former England midfielder is due ...

Sun shines as first drugs case hits Asiad INCHEON: Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang stormed past his rivals to an emphatic 400 metres freestyle win on Tuesday as the Asian Games was rocked by its first positive drugs test.The world and Olympic champion hit back from his shock 200m loss to Kosuke Hagino to dominate the Japanese and South Korea's Park Tae-Hwan, winning comfortably by 1.3 seconds.Sun roared in celebration at the win, among six for China on the night as they finally ...

Springbok Serfontein feeling lucky at 13 CAPE TOWN: The emergence of Jan Serfontein in an unfamiliar position has been one of the plus points for South Africa in a Rugby Championship campaign that has otherwise proven disappointing to date.The 21-year-old is set to again be asked to play at outside centre against Australia at Newlands on Saturday, a role in the backline he is enjoying despite early frustrations away from his more natural number 12 inside centre position.Whatever his initial reservations, ...

Murray disappointed over Scottish independence Twitter row LONDON: Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who was abused on social media for tweeting his support for Scottish independence last week, was disappointed over the matter but did not "regret giving an opinion" he told the BBC on Tuesday.The 27-year-old Scot tweeted his support for the Yes campaign a few hours before the polls opened last Thursday, but told the BBC he thought the United Kingdom was now going to be stronger after Scottish voters ...

McDowell hints at fourballs break-up with pal McIlroy GLENEAGLES: Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell has given a strong hint that his Ryder Cup fourballs partnership with world number one Rory McIlroy is a thing of the past.There has been much media speculation suggesting the two Northern Irish friends are not as close as they were, mainly because of the court case surrounding McIlroy's split from the Horizon management camp the pair once shared.McDowell said that, if anything, there was more warmth between ...


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