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Zach Johnson wins John Deere Classic

Johnson wins John Deere Classic after playoff with Matteson

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UPDATED:

23:58 GMT, 15 July 2012

Local favourite Zach Johnson beat Troy Matteson in a play-off to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois.

Johnson carded a six-under-par 65 to finish 20 under overall alongside Matteson, who had led since day one but could only manage a two-under 69, his worst round of the week, on the final day.

Victory: Zach Johnson lifts the John Deere Classic trophy

Victory: Zach Johnson lifts the John Deere Classic trophy

That took them to a play-off hole on
the 18th which, remarkably given the week's low scoring, both players
contrived to double bogey.

They played the hole again, and this time Johnson birdied, while Matteson could only manage a par four.

The win takes Johnson fifth in the
American Ryder Cup standings, while Matteson, 368th in the world, has
the consolation of taking the final exempt spot in The Open.

To the wire: Johnson won in a sudden death playoff

To the wire: Johnson won in a sudden death playoff

Edged out: His opponent Troy Matteson

Edged out: His opponent Troy Matteson

Delight: Johnson punches the air

Delight: Johnson punches the air

More to follow.

Ian Evatt happy Blackpool is no longer the Charlie Adam Show as West Ham showdown looms

Evatt happy Blackpool is no longer the Charlie Adam Show as West Ham showdown looms

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 16 May 2012

Blackpool defender Ian Evatt has expressed his frustration at what he describes as the ‘Charlie Adam Show’ during Blackpool’s brief stay in the Premier League.

As Ian Holloway’s side bid to reclaim a place in the top-flight by beating West Ham in Saturday’s Championship play-off Final at Wembley, Evatt admitted that the constant transfer speculation about Adam before he finally joined Liverpool in the summer overshadowed Blackpool’s time in the spotlight.

‘I think it did,’ he said. ‘It was frustrating for the rest of the lads because sometimes it was the Charlie Adam Show.

Wembley wonder: Ian Evatt and Blackpool face West Ham on Saturday

Wembley wonder: Ian Evatt and Blackpool face West Ham on Saturday

‘That’s not taking away from what a fantastic player Charlie was for this club. But there were 10 other players in the team who helped Charlie along the way and I don’t think they got the credit they deserved.

‘All everyone seemed to talk about is Charlie Adam this, David Vaughan that. We weren’t a one or two-man team and we’ve proved that now. They left in the summer and we’ve ended up with a higher points total than we did that (promotion) season.’

This will be Evatt’s third playoff final with Blackpool in six years. In fact he has not lost any of his eight playoff games with the club, winning seven and drawing one.

Team effort: Evatt has said last season was the Charlie Adam Show at times

Team effort: Evatt has said last season was the Charlie Adam Show at times

He revealed that this season’s success has forced Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Keith Southern and Brett Ormerod to miss a holiday to Spain that they had booked with their partners.

He added: ‘I said to them at the time, “never do that with us because we’re capable of anything” and it just shows. Needless to say the wives and girlfriends went on their own.’

Sports pictures of the day: May 14

Sports images of the day: Our picture editor's selection

UPDATED:

11:50 GMT, 14 May 2012

Each day, MailOnline sports picture editor Dave Muir will choose his favourite photographs from around the world in the past 24 hours.

Enjoy today's selection right here…


Aisen Chen and Huo Liang of China dive during the Synchronized Men's 10m Platform Final at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center

Aisen Chen and Huo Liang of China dive during the Synchronized Men's 10m Platform Final at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center

Miami Marlins player Emilio Bonifacio hits Giancario Stanton in the face with a shaving cream pie after Stanton hit the ninth-inning game-winning grand slam

Miami Marlins player Emilio Bonifacio hits Giancario Stanton in the face with a shaving cream pie after Stanton hit the ninth-inning game-winning grand slam

Filipino-American Brian Viloria (left) hits Mexican Omar Nino Romero during their WBO flyweight championship boxing fight in Pasig city

Filipino-American Brian Viloria (left) hits Mexican Omar Nino Romero during their WBO flyweight championship boxing fight in Pasig city

Iker Casillas of Real Madrid CF holds up the La Liga trophy as he celebrates with team-mates after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca

Iker Casillas of Real Madrid CF holds up the La Liga trophy as he celebrates with team-mates after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca

Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill fights for a rebound with Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried during Game seven of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series

Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill fights for a rebound with Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried during Game seven of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series

Peyton Manning agrees deal with Denver Broncos

Big bucks Denver deal takes hot property Manning to Broncos

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UPDATED:

18:51 GMT, 20 March 2012

The Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning have agreed to a five-year contract that will pay the 11-time Pro Bowl quarterback $96million (60.5m)

The Broncos have not confirmed the deal but scheduled a news conference where they are expected to introduce the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player as their new franchise quarterback.

Manning was cut by the Indianapolis Colts two weeks ago and his former team was already congratulating the most prolific passer in their franchise's history.

Transfer: A cut-out replica of quarterback Peyton Manning in his new Denver Broncos uniform

Transfer: A cut-out replica of quarterback Peyton Manning in his new Denver Broncos uniform

'I congratulate Peyton as he heads to a tremendous organization in the Denver Broncos,' Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a statement.

'We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his Hall of Fame career.'

There has been widespread speculation about Manning's future plans since he missed the 2011 NFL season and his former team decided to rebuild rather than pay him a $28 million (17.7m) bonus.

Several teams, including the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks, expressed interest in Manning before he narrowed his choices to the Broncos, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers.

Lucrative: Manning's deal is worth over 60million

Lucrative: Manning's deal is worth over 60million

In choosing Denver, Manning remains in the American Football Conference (AFC), the same as the Colts, and join a team that won the AFC West division last season with an 8-8 record.

Indianapolis, who went 2-14 in Manning's absence, own the top pick in next month's draft where highly touted quarterback Andrew Luck is pegged as the top choice.

Signing Manning, who turns 36 this month, would also raise the prospects of Denver trading popular quarterback Tim Tebow, whose unorthodox style led the team to several comeback wins last season and a first-round playoff victory over Pittsburgh, despite struggling with his throwing accuracy.