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England’s summer test: How to rebuild the team after Ashes humiliation, Graeme Swann’s retirement, Jonathan Trott’s burnout and Kevin Pietersen’s…
Jack and Arnie went to the first tee shortly after 7.30am, leaving behind them a trail of footprints on polished turf saturated by dew. On the clubhouse balcony golfing grandees gathered to watch the ceremonial start to the Masters. Among their number a cherubic tyro leaned across the balustrade with a sweater tied around his shoulders to protect against the early April nip
Players like the Davis Cup because it offers team competition in what is usually an individual sport but Andy Murray is doing his best to turn Britain’s World Group quarter-final against Italy into a one-man show. The 26-year-old Scot yesterday put his team into a 2-1 lead in Naples by winning his opening singles rubber against Andreas Seppi 6-4 7-5 6-3 and then partnering Colin Fleming to a 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-5 victory over Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli.
Steve McClaren predicted a weekend of celebration in Derby following the biggest victory over their east Midlands rivals, Nottingham Forest, for 116 years. Craig Bryson scored his club’s first hat-trick against Forest since Steve Bloomer’s treble in 1898, with Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell sealing a 5-0 Championship home win. “We knew if we kept doing the right things the end product would come and there’s no better way to do it than in front of 33,000 fans.” said McClaren, whose side had not scored in just over six hours prior to yesterday’s derby triumph.
‘Andy Murray’s new coach has to give him confidence,’ says the man whose academy launched the Scot’s career