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Andy Murray beats Andreas Seppi in Sony Open in Miami

Murray in the box seat after rival Djokovic suffers shock defeat by Haas in Miami

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21:00 GMT, 26 March 2013

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08:15 GMT, 27 March 2013

Two-time defending champion Novak
Djokovic suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Tommy Haas to leave
Andy Murray in the box seat at the Sony Open in Miami.

Veteran German Haas completely
outplayed the world No 1 for a 6-2 6-4 victory meaning Murray, who
earlier beat Andreas Seppi by the same scoreline, is the highest seed
left in the tournament going into the quarter-finals.

In control: Andy Murray was seldom stretched against the No 16 seed

In control: Andy Murray was seldom stretched against the No 16 seed

From 2-1 down in the first set, Haas
won seven straight games to got 6-2 2-0 up and, though Djokovic
eventually broke back to level, the 34-year-old held on for his first
victory against a world No 1 since 1999.

In
distinctly chilly conditions in the late match, there were hints of
what was to come as Haas held his first two service games to love.

Haas then sealed the first break of the match as Djokovic netted, and the Serbian handed him another with a poor shot at net.

Net result: Murray is in to the last eight in Miami

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The 15th seed took the first set in less than half an hour, then kept on rolling with a break to open the second, in part thanks to a double fault from his opponent.

Djokovic saved break points in his next service game too, before holding to stop the rot, then pounced on some rare unforced errors from Haas to seal a break of his own and level at 3-3.

Haas broke again though at 4-4 and it proved decisive as he sealed the match at the second attempt with a forehand winner.

The German’s prize is a last-eight meeting with 11th seed Gilles Simon, who beat Janko Tipsarevic in three sets.

Murray breezed into the quarter-finals, where he will face Marin Cilic, after cruising past 16th seed Seppi.

Murray has yet to drop a set in this tournament and this did not seem likely to change today as he was rarely tested by his Italian opponent, whose sole break point opportunity came in the final game.

The Briton felt the windy conditions worked to his advantage.

'It was swirling a little bit at the start and he made more unforced errors than he usually does,” he told the Independent.

'I was able to track down a lot of his balls because he wasn’t timing his shots that well.

'But he started going for his shots more in the second set and made it tough for me.'

A
limp forehand into the net immediately gave Murray two break points in
the opening game and another unforced error from Seppi gave the world
number three the initiative.

To the exit: Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Tommy Haas

To the exit: Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Tommy Haas

Seppi,
who reached a career-high 18th in the world in January this year, won
just four points on Murray’s serve in the first set and was broken again
in the seventh game as the US Open champion put one foot into the next
round.

The second seed wasted three break point opportunities at the start of the second set before Seppi steadily settled.

The 29-year-old had a slight hope of getting back into the match when Murray found himself 4-3 and 0-30 down on his serve before storming back to level.

Big hit: Tommy Haas of Germany celebrates his win

Big hit: Tommy Haas of Germany celebrates his win

In the very next game, Murray earned his fourth break point opportunity of the set and he would not be denied this time as Seppi crashed a forehand into the net.

The Briton had a bit of a wobble serving out the match and although Seppi had an opportunity to break straight back, Murray sealed victory with his first match point, booking a meeting with ninth seed Cilic who beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-6 (7/4).

There were also wins for the third
and fourth seeds, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych, as well as Richard
Gasquet and Jurgen Melzer.

In
the women’s draw, Serena Williams matched Steffi Graf’s record for the
number of match wins in this tournament, a 6-3 7-6 (7/5) win over
Australian Open finalist Li Na in the quarter-finals seeing the American
claim her 59th victory in the Miami Masters.

'I’m excited,' said the five-time champion in her on-court interview. 'It’s just great.

'Every
day I play here is a surprise for me because I enjoy it so much. I
enjoy the great crowd and I’m just happy to still be here.'

Williams
will next face Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who produced an
astonishing shot in the second set to help her beat Belgium’s Kirsten
Flipkens 4-6 6-4 6-2.

Wrong-footed by a net cord, Radwanska spun more than 180 degrees and stuck out her racquet for an improvised volley winner, leaving her opponent staring in disbelief.

Graham Poll: Celtic were beaten by referee against Juventus

Celtic were beaten by Juve – but they were let down by the referee. Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and Mick McManus were all that was missing from this wrestling extravaganza

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Graham Poll

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09:46 GMT, 13 February 2013

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14:02 GMT, 13 February 2013

Celtic's Champions League dream lies in ruins after a 3-0 defeat by Juventus in the first leg of their last-16 tie but they were not helped by the referee.

Celtic should have had a penalty for the blatant holding at corners which, had they converted, could have put a completely different perspective on the game.

Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenca chose to discipline Hoops striker Gary Hooper and Juve defender Stephan Lichtsteiner when clashes occurred and did so before the corner was taken, meaning a penalty could not be awarded.

Corner chaos: Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon got to grips with Celtic striker Gary Hooper

Corner chaos: Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon got to grips with Celtic striker Gary Hooper

Too close: The tussle between Buffon, Hooper and Stephan Lichtsteiner was like a wrestling match

Too close: The tussle between Buffon, Hooper and Stephan Lichtsteiner was like a wrestling match

Now for the headlock: Hooper is held in the box by Lichsteiner

Now for the headlock: Hooper is held in the box by Lichsteiner

Hands off: Hooper and Lichsteiner carry on their struggles

Hands off: Hooper and Lichsteiner carry on their struggles

Up in arms: Scott Brown gets the treatment too, from Simone Padoin

Up in arms: Scott Brown gets the treatment too, from Simone Padoin

Pushing their luck: Brown has words with Andrea Pirlo after another round of shoving

Pushing their luck: Brown has words with Andrea Pirlo after another round of shoving

That is a good way of letting players know you have seen the holding and blocking and will not tolerate it.

However, when it continues unabated, despite those yellow cards, you have a duty to increase the punishment. Some of it reminded me of the old ITV wrestling days.

King of the ring: Wrestler Mick McManus tries to slam Tommy Cooper in the first show of ABC TV's new series Life with Cooper. Did Juventus watch this

King of the ring: Wrestler Mick McManus tries to slam Tommy Cooper in the first show of ABC TV's new series Life with Cooper. Did Juventus watch this

Two falls, one submission, or a knockout: Big Daddy in typical ITV wrestling pose

Two falls, one submission, or a knockout: Big Daddy in typical ITV wrestling pose

Choker: In tactics Juve might have liked, Giant Haystacks defeats South African champion Danny Voges

Choker: In tactics Juve might have liked, Giant Haystacks defeats South African champion Danny Voges

So either red cards should have been shown or preferably at least one penalty awarded for the blatant holding.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon had every right to feel hard done by.

Appeal: Hooper got nothing out of Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenca - apart from a booking

Appeal: Hooper got nothing out of Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenca – apart from a booking

Fuming: Celtic manager Neil Lennon (right) was raging with referee Mallenca as the Hoops went down to Juve

Fuming: Celtic manager Neil Lennon (right) was raging with referee Mallenca as the Hoops went down to Juve

Ipswich 1 Bristol City 1: Neil Danns, Tommy Smith score

Ipswich 1 Bristol City 1: Smith's stunning strike brightens drab draw

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17:27 GMT, 22 December 2012

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17:27 GMT, 22 December 2012

Ipswich came from behind to earn a point against fellow strugglers Bristol City at Portman Road, a draw which keeps the Tractor Boys five points clear of their opponents.

Derek McInnes' visitors took an early lead through a fine strike from Neil Danns before Tommy Smith acrobatically drew the home side level.

Great strike: Tommy Smith hooks home Ipswich's goal

Great strike: Tommy Smith hooks home Ipswich's goal

Match facts

IPSWICH: Henderson, Orr, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Edwards, N'Daw, Drury, Martin, Murphy (Emmanuel-Thomas 71), Campbell (Chopra 57). Subs not used: Loach, Hewitt, Higginbotham, Hyam, Reo-Coker.

Goals: Smith 32

BRISTOL CITY: Heaton, Foster, Fontaine, McManus, Bates, Cunningham, Adomah, Skuse (Elliott 84), Danns, Anderson (Baldock 84), Stead. Subs not used: Gerken, Wilson, Kilkenny, Davies, Bryan.

Goals: Danns 11

Referee: M Haywood

Att: 17,290

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Neither team could find a crucial winner to shake things up at the foot of the npower Championship in a low-key second half.

A much-changed City side were by far
the brighter team in the opening exchanges as they looked to make it
back-to-back away wins.

Paul Anderson, making his first start
for the club, had an opportunity after just four minutes but his
right-footed shot was blocked by Smith.

And they took a deserved lead in the
11th minute, when the Tractor Boys failed to clear the lines and Danns
took advantage with a fine low left-footed finish into the bottom corner
from the edge of the box.

Five minutes later Tom Heaton made a fantastic save to keep their lead intact.

The former Cardiff keeper denied DJ
Campbell his ninth goal of the season before Liam Fontaine's vital
tackle blocked the QPR loanee's second effort.

Albert Adomah was the late hero at
Sheffield Wednesday in City's last away win but he wasted a great chance
in the 25th minute, firing wide after being found by Jon Stead.

The visitors had not kept a clean
sheet all season coming into this match so it was no surprise to their
240 travelling supporters when Ipswich drew level, Smith hooking Lee
Martin's corner into the top of the net in the 32nd minute.

City started the second half as they
had the first with Adomah forcing Stephen Henderson into a smart stop 30
seconds after the restart.

Adomah then turned provider when he set up Danns but the Leicester loanee's curling effort took a deflection and flew wide.

Town boss Mick McCarthy then
introduced Michael Chopra, who has a fantastic goalscoring record
against the Robins, for Campbell just before the hour mark as they
looked for their fourth win in their last five games.

But the next chance fell to the
visitors, Greg Cunningham, back in the side after a long-term injury,
heading Danns' cross wide when well placed.

At the other end the Championship's
leakiest defence came close to conceding yet again, Chopra's drilled
effort being kept out by Heaton after the former Newcastle man showed
good feet inside the box.

Neither side could carve out a real chance in the final minutes of a forgettable second half.

Andre Villas-Boas in funny pose on touchline

AVBeast! Was Spurs boss firing up his men with Olympic star Blake's growl during Everton defeat

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20:13 GMT, 9 December 2012

Andre Villas-Boas was spotted on the sidelines in a strange pose as he tried to inspire his Tottenham side against Everton.

With a grimace on his face and hands outstretched, the Portuguese boss was animated on the touchline.

Wild: Andre Villas-Boas strikes a funny pose, similar to that of Yohan Blake or Tommy Cooper (below)

Wild: Andre Villas-Boas strikes a funny pose, similar to that of Yohan Blake or Tommy Cooper (below)

Yohan Blake

Tommy Cooper

Maybe he was trying to replicate sprinter Yohan's Blake's 'beast' pose to scare his team into action

Or perhaps he was attempting to conjure some more fire in his Tottenham side, a-la magician Tommy Cooper.

But whatever he was trying, it didn't work as Everton ended up winning with two late goals.

Ireland 46 Argentina 24: Gilroy announces himself as super Ireland thrash lacklustre Pumas

Ireland 46 Argentina 24: Gilroy announces himself as super Ireland thrash tame Pumas

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18:06 GMT, 24 November 2012

Ireland reacted to a potentially critical moment in Declan Kidney's reign as coach by posting a record victory over feeble Argentina at the Aviva Stadium.

The seven-try rout of opposition that clearly had nothing left in the tank after a long year guarantees Ireland's place among the second seeds for the 2015 World Cup draw.

It also concluded their five-Test losing streak – their worst sequence of results since 1998 – and relieved the pressure on under-fire Kidney.

A star is born: Craig Gilroy shone on his Test debut for Ireland

A star is born: Craig Gilroy shone on his Test debut for Ireland

A star was born in the shape of Ulster 21-year-old Craig Gilroy, who capped an outstanding Test debut with a brilliant finish for injury-depleted Ireland's opening try.

Either by using slick footwork or bulldozing through tackles, Gilroy tormented Argentina throughout and was involved in the build-up of three more tries.

Jonathan Sexton crossed twice and skilfully directed a dynamic attacking display by Ireland that will have done his chances of becoming the Lions' Test fly-half no harm.

Two up: Tommy Bowe scores his second try of the game for Ireland

Two up: Tommy Bowe scores his second try of the game for Ireland

Winger Tommy Bowe also finished with two tries and there were further touch downs for hooker Richardt Strauss and full-back Simon Zebo.

The scoreline surpassed Ireland's previous best against Argentina – a 29-9 triumph at the same venue in 2010 – and represented one of their finest moments in one of Test rugby's unlikeliest rivalries.

It was exactly the result and performance they needed after facing criticism for their collapse in their Guinness Series opener against South Africa.

The opening 90 seconds were little indication of what was to come as first Sexton's kick-off failed to travel 10 yards and then they conceded a penalty at the breakdown.

An 11th-minute scrum provided the platform for Ireland to take the lead with Gilroy supplying the magic.

Running the show: Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton scores a try

Running the show: Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton scores a try

The 21-year-old came racing off his wing to take an inside pass from Sexton around the 22 and beat three defenders as he weaved a path to the whitewash.

It was proving a dream debut for Gilroy, who continued to break tackles before Ireland regrouped and redirected their assault down the left flank.

Centre Gordon D'Arcy passed back inside to Sexton and the Leinster fly-half showed strength as he broke two tackles to crash over.

Both conversions were landed by Sexton, but with Sanchez slotting two penalties, Argentina remained in touch.

The Pumas suffered a blow when Sanchez departed for the concussion bin and their situation deteriorated further when Ireland produced a third try.

Slippery: Ireland's Craig Gilroy tries to shake off a tackle

Slippery: Ireland's Craig Gilroy tries to shake off a tackle

Once more it came from the set piece with Strauss coming up with the ball following a line-out drive and touching down in the right corner.

For the first time Ireland came under serious pressure and they responded with Bowe and Zebo executing a try-saving tackle on scrum-half Martin Landajo.

Sanchez, who had returned after passing his concussion test, ensured the attack went rewarded by kicking his third penalty.

Ireland were soon back on the offensive, however, when Bowe caught a high kick to initiate a passage of play that ended when Sexton sent Zebo a missed pass with the Munster full-back diving over in the left corner.

When Sanchez landed his fourth penalty shortly after half-time, a Pumas comeback looked a possibility.

Breaking through: Ireland's Donnacha O'Callaghan crosses the gainline for Ireland

Breaking through: Ireland's Donnacha O'Callaghan crosses the gainline for Ireland

But those hopes were soon dashed as their scrum back-pedalled furiously, presenting Sexton with a shot at goal that he steered between the uprights.

Argentina's collapse continued unchecked as Ireland ran in two more tries in quick succession with Sexton heavily involved in both scores.

First the 27-year-old produced the chip kick that enabled Bowe to gather and touch down before finishing himself with Donnacha Ryan supplying the scoring pass.

Also playing a key role in the tries was the superb Gilroy, whose side-step and ability to break the first tackle set up the initial field position on both occasions.

Frustrated Argentina prop Maximiliano Bustos was sent to the sin bin for throwing the ball into the face of opposite number Cian Healy.

The final Irish try arrived when Bowe pounced on Keith Earls' chip kick, but substitute Tomas Leonardi and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe scored late tries to give Argentina some respectability on the scoreboard.

Ipswich 2 Burnley 1: match report

Ipswich 2 Burnley 1: Mick's dancing to DJ's tune as Campbell strikes late

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17:45 GMT, 10 November 2012

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17:45 GMT, 10 November 2012

DJ Campbell lifted Ipswich off the foot of the npower Championship table as his late goal secured a narrow win over Burnley.

Daryl Murphy had given the Tractor Boys the lead only for Sam Vokes to equalise before Campbell secured all three points with just three minutes remaining.

The result gives Mick McCarthy two wins from three since taking the manager's job at Portman Road while Sean Dyche suffered his first defeat as Burnley boss.

Off the bottom: DJ Campbell's strike earned Ipswich three vital points

Off the bottom: DJ Campbell's strike earned Ipswich three vital points

Match facts

Ipswich: Henderson, Chambers, Higginbotham, Smith, Cresswell, Edwards, N'Daw, Wellens (Emmanuel-Thomas 79), Reo-Coker, Murphy, Campbell (Mohsni 89).

Subs Not Used: Loach, Hewitt, Chopra, Scotland, Drury.

Booked: Reo-Coker.

Goals: Murphy 51, Campbell 87.
Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Lafferty, Wallace (Stanislas 65), Stock (Bartley 65), Marney (Vokes 76), McCann, Paterson, Austin.

Subs Not Used: Jensen, Ings, Edgar, Mee.

Booked: Wallace,Paterson.

Goals: Vokes 80.

Att: 16,297

Ref: Mark Brown (East Yorkshire).

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The home side made two changes with
Tommy Smith and Guirane N'Daw brought into the side to replace Andy
Drury and the suspended Lee Martin.

Danny Lafferty made his first start
of the season for Burnley in place of Ben Mee who sustained a swollen
foot in the match against Leeds.

It was a quiet start but Campbell was
the first man to threaten for Ipswich as his turn and shot in the box
was saved by Lee Grant with N'Daw putting the rebound over the bar.

Martin Paterson tested Stephen
Henderson with a shot from a narrow angle but the goalkeeper made a
smart save with his feet at the near post.

Carlos Edwards and Richie Wellens
then combined well with Wellens' final ball finding Campbell in the
penalty area but Lee Grant made a smart save to tip his shot around the
post.

Grant had his heart in his mouth as
he spilled Aaron Cresswell's cross but the ball was cleared off the line
before referee Mark Brown eventually awarded a free kick for a foul on
the goalkeeper by Murphy.

But just six minutes into the second
half Town took the lead as Grant was not given the benefit of the doubt
in a challenge with the Irish striker.

Wellens put a cross into the box and Murphy and Grant went up together with the former Sunderland man heading home.

Grant felt he was fouled and Burnley
players surrounded the referee but Brown was unmoved and Murphy was
awarded his first strike at Portman Road this season.

The home fans were calling for a red card as Ross Wallace brought down Cresswell but the referee produced a yellow.

Dyche brought on Junior Stanislas and
Marvin Bartley as he attempted to get his side back into the game but
barring a Stanislas shot over the bar, it was Ipswich who remained in control.

Dyche made his final substitution
bringing on Vokes and the striker had an almost instantaneous impact as
he levelled with 10 minutes to go.

Stanislas put a cross into the box and Vokes was credited with the final touch as he rose with Danny Higginbotham to meet the ball.

But in the 86th minute substitute
Jay-Emmanuel Thomas found Edwards who produced a wonderful cross for
Campbell to slot home and secure the win for Town.

Cardiff 4 Burnley 0 – match report

Cardiff 4 Burnley 0: Rampant Bluebirds continue run to move top of the pile

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16:32 GMT, 27 October 2012

Cardiff extended their run of successive home victories to seven and moved to the top of the npower Championship with a comprehensive win over Burnley.

Recalled striker Joe Mason became the first of four players to get his name on the scoresheet after just three minutes after Craig Noone had hit the bar, and the winger grabbed the second himself from long range before the interval.

Matthew Connolly and Aron Gunnarsson both scored in the final eight minutes to wrap up an impressive three points for the in-form Bluebirds.

Early Bluebird: Joe Mason (left) took three minutes to score against Burnely

Early Bluebird: Joe Mason (left) took three minutes to score against Burnely

MATCH FACTS

CARDIFF: Marshall, Taylor, Hudson, Turner, Connolly, Whittingham, Cowie, Kim (Gunnarsson 78), Noone (Frei 83), Mason, Helguson (Gestede 63). Subs Not Used: Lewis, McNaughton, Kiss, Conway.

Goals: Mason 3, Noone 41, Connolly 82, Gunnarsson 85.

BURNLEY: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mills, McCann, Marney, Stock (Stewart 78), Paterson (Ings 72), Stanislas (Vokes 46), Austin. Subs Not Used: Jensen, Lafferty, Edgar, O'Neill.

Booked: Mills.

Attendance: 21,191

Referee: Nigel Miller (Durham).

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Injuries to attackers Craig Bellamy and Tommy Smith meant a full debut for South Korean Kim Bo-kyung and a recall for Mason.

Both sides snatched last-gasp wins on
Tuesday night and Burnley caretaker boss Terry Pashley, having overseen
two victories since Eddie Howe's departure, replaced the suspended Ben
Mee with Joseph Mills.

But that rejigged back four, who came
into this game with the second-worst defensive record in the division,
conceded after just three minutes when Noone's left-footed effort hit
the post and Mason was there to slot the ball home from just inside the
box.

The former Plymouth striker was
inches away from doubling Cardiff's lead when put through by Peter
Whittingham in the 21st minute, but his low drive from the edge of the
box rattled the post with Lee Grant beaten.

Kim, Whittingham and Heidar Helguson
all had opportunities for the Bluebirds as they enjoyed a lively opening
half-hour, while Charlie Austin's first real sniff of goal after 34
minutes was blocked by defender Mark Hudson.

Just seven minutes later a flowing
move from Cardiff saw them deservedly double their lead. Noone let rip
from 25 yards and although Grant got a hand to the former Brighton man's
effort, he could not keep it out and the winger celebrated his second
of the campaign.

Try as he might: Martin Patterson got little change from Ben Turner and Don Cowie

Try as he might: Martin Patterson got little change from Ben Turner and Don Cowie

The Clarets started the second half
the stronger and Austin was close to his 15th league goal of the season
when he thumped a shot towards goal that Hudson did extremely well to
turn over his own crossbar.

At the other end Noone's curling left-footed effort came back off the bar as
Cardiff looked to extend their impressive home record against the
visitors, having not tasted defeat against the Clarets in south Wales
since 2000.

David Marshall had enjoyed a
relatively quiet afternoon for the home side until the 76th minute when
the Scotland international made a fine save to deny half-time substitute
Sam Vokes after he met Danny Ings' low cross.

With eight minutes to go though,
Cardiff grabbed a third when Connolly nodded home Whittingham's
inswinging corner at the far post for this third of the season.

And just two minutes later substitute
Gunnarsson grabbed his second goal of the week in emphatic style after
Whittingham's ball was knocked down by fellow sub Rudy Gestede to wrap
up a thoroughly impressive victory for Malky Mackay's table-topping
team.

Tommy Gainey wins McGladrey Classic

Gainey storms to victory in McGladrey Classic after breaking course record

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Tommy Gainey carded a stunning final-day 60 to claim a one-shot victory in the McGladrey Classic and earn his first PGA Tour title.

Gainey was seemingly out of contention as he began his final round tied for 29th place on six-under-par and seven shots adrift of joint leaders Davis Love and Jim Furyk.

However, the 37-year-old American charged up the leaderboard with brilliant blemish-free round that included eight birdies and an eagle to finish the day on 10 under and 16 under for the tournament.

Incredible: Tommy Gainey stormed to victory at the McGaldrey Classic

Incredible: Tommy Gainey stormed to victory at the McGaldrey Classic

That was enough to clinch victory with David Toms (63) second on 15 under after picking up birdies on four of his final five holes while Furyk (69) was two shots back after finishing with a bogey five on 18.

Gainey's 60 was a course record but he also had a chance to card only the sixth round of 59 in PGA Tour history when he was left with a 20-foot putt for birdie on the final hole.

However, his putt finished just short as he finished with a 60, the sixth player to do so on the tour since 2007.

Get in! Gainey was delighted when he holed a birdie putt on the 16th

Get in! Gainey was delighted when he holed a birdie putt on the 16th

Not your day: Jim Furyk went into the final round holding a joint lead with defeated USA Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III

Not your day: Jim Furyk went into the final round holding a joint lead with defeated USA Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III

The South Carolinan carded birdies on the first, third, fifth and ninth to reach the turn in 31 and get himself into contention, but it was on the back nine where he did most of the damage.

A birdie on 11 was followed by two more on 13 and 14 before he holed from a greenside bunker for eagle on the par-five 15th.

Gainey sank another birdie on the 16th before finishing with back-to-back pars as he just missed out on an historic 59.

Watching and waiting: Crowds gathered round Gainey as he chipped from the fairway on the 18th

Watching and waiting: Crowds gathered round Gainey as he chipped from the fairway on the 18th

Luis Boa Morte signs for Chesterfield

League Two Chesterfield snap-up former Portugal star Boa Morte

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18:36 GMT, 10 October 2012

Former Fulham, Arsenal and West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte has signed for Chesterfield.

The 35-year-old, who played 28 times for Portugal, has agreed to join the Spireites initially until January and, as long as international clearance is received in time, he may make his debut against Dagenham & Redbridge at the Proact Stadium this Saturday.

Boa Morte opened talks with Chesterfield following a chance meeting in London with former Fulham team-mate Mark Crossley, who is assistant to the Derbyshire club's caretaker-manager Tommy Wright.

Star name: Luis Boa Morte played for Fulham for four and a half years

Star name: Luis Boa Morte played for Fulham for four and a half years

He said: 'He asked me if I'd fancy coming up to Chesterfield and it went from there.
'The most important thing for me now is to play football and get going again. I'll be here until the end of January but that doesn't mean that I won't stay until the end of the season.'

Wright added: 'To have a player of Luis' quality coming to Chesterfield is a fantastic coup for us. It's great that a player of his ability wants to play football.

Starting out: Boa Morte got his first taste of English football with Arsenal

Starting out: Boa Morte got his first taste of English football with Arsenal

'The financial aspect of the deal was no worry – he just wanted to come and play.'

Boa Morte has made more than 300 appearances in English football over a 15-year period having arrived at Arsenal from Sporting Lisbon in June 1997 as one of Arsene Wenger's first signings.

Last time out: Boa Morte last English club was West Ham

Last time out: Boa Morte last English club was West Ham

He won the double with the Gunners in 1998 and after a brief spell with Southampton moved to Fulham before spending four-and-a-half years at West Ham before leaving by mutual consent in August 2011.

Boa Morte has been training recently with Fulham following brief spells with South African club Orlando Pirates and MLS outfit Toronto FC.

Ipswich 0 Wolves 2: Tommy Smith own goal heaps misery on Paul Jewell

Ipswich 0 Wolves 2: Smith own goal heaps the misery on boss Jewell

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22:58 GMT, 19 September 2012

A comical own goal from Tommy Smith and a terrific strike from Mali international Tongo Doumbia handed Wolves their first away win under new manager Stale Solbakken.

But it was far from funny for Ipswich boss Paul Jewell. The pressure is mounting on his shoulders as his Tractor Boys remain second from bottom of the npower Championship with the worst goalscoring record in the division.

Smith's own goal arrived in the 66th minute when he inadvertently turned in Bakary Sako's free-kick from the edge of the six-yard box.

Doubled up: Tongo Doumbia celebrates scoring Wolves' second goal

Doubled up: Tongo Doumbia celebrates scoring Wolves' second goal

Match facts

Ipswich: Loach, Edwards, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Martin, N'Daw (Drury 81), Luongo, Murphy (Emmanuel-Thomas 71), Taylor (Scotland 53), Chopra.

Subs Not Used: Lee-Barrett, Hyam, Ainsley, Whight.

Booked: Chopra.

Wolverhampton: Ikeme, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Boukari, Henry (Doumbia 66), Edwards, Sako, Doyle (Margreitter 80), Sigurdarson (Ebanks-Blake 66).

Subs Not Used: De Vries, Peszko, Hunt, Foley.

Booked: Boukari.

Goals: Smith 69 og, Doumbia 77.

Att: 16,540

Ref: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire).

And substitute Doumbia doubled the Molineux men's advantage after 77 minutes when he drilled a delightful right-footed shot beyond the helpless Scott Loach from 22 yards.

Republic of Ireland international Kevin Doyle had twice knocked on the door for Wolves earlier in the half.

First he had a left-foot shot in the 59th minute pushed behind by a full-stretch Loach, and then went even closer three minutes later when his 18-yard drive struck a post.

After a rather uneventful first half, Ipswich had actually made the better start to the second period but Roger Johnson was a tower of strength at the heart of the Wolves rearguard, making two excellent blocks from Lee Martin and Paul Taylor.

The Tractor Boys were then dealt a blow when the lively Taylor hobbled off injured in the 53rd minute, being replaced by striker Jason Scotland.

Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy missed a good chance seconds later when he got on the end of Aaron Creswell's free-kick but sent his shot wide from the centre of the penalty area.

Solbakken left his top scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on the bench until midway through the second half, as a precaution over the striker's tight hamstring. And the men from Molineux certainly missed his pace and movement in the opening 45 minutes.

The visitors tended to hoist long balls towards the front pair of Bjorn Sigurdarson and Doyle but these were too easily mopped up by the Ipswich defence and the contest began to get bogged down in midfield.

Ipswich forward Michael Chopra attempted to liven the proceedings with a left-footed shot from 20 yards in the 26th minute but big centre-back Johnson got in the way.

Ipswich did manage to finish the half in the ascendancy and Martin's mazy 30-yard dribble was only ended by a decent save from Carl Ikeme in the Wolves goal, and the visiting keeper denied Martin again from close range two minutes later.

Solbakken said: 'Their player was unlucky. There was not a great deal of difference between the sides.'