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Immelman hails rollercoaster win
14 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

Trevor Immelman has described his Masters victory at Augusta as "the ultimate rollercoaster". The 28-year-old South African beat Tiger Woods by three shots to claim his first major victory, only four months after having a benign tumour removed. "This has been the ultimate rollercoaster ride, and I hate rollercoasters," Immelman said. "Here I am, after missing the cut last week, Masters champion. It is the craziest thing I have ever heard." Before the weekend, Immelman's best stroke play fi ...


Kenyan Lel sets new London record
14 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

Mikitenko, who used to run for her native Kazakhstan before moving to Germany in 1998, was running only her second race over the marathon distance after her switch from the long distance track events. She finished second to Wami in the Berlin Marathon last year, but the Ethiopian race favourite fell badly at a feeding station by Canary Wharf and was left limping for the remainder of the race. Mikitenko looked strong throughout and made the decisive break with 5km to go as the rain fell. "I ...


Immelman crowned Masters champion
14 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

Immelman's victory continues Woods's run of never having won a major when coming from behind going into the final day, and it ends the American's hopes of a Grand Slam of all four majors this year. "I figured if I played the last seven holes three under I might be in it but I just didn't make any putts all week," said Woods, who last won in 2005 and has since finished third, second and second. "I hit the ball well enough to contend but I didn't put enough pressure on Trevor." American Brandt  ...


Immelman leads by two in Masters
13 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

South African Trevor Immelman will resume his quest for a first major title with a two-shot lead going into Sunday's final round of the Masters. The 28-year-old would become the first start-to-finish winner since Raymond Floyd in 1976 but has four-time champion Tiger Woods looming large. Immelman shot 69 for 11 under ahead of Brandt Snedeker, with Steve Flesch eight under and Paul Casey one back. Woods made the biggest move on a damp day with a 68 for five under. It was the American's best s ...


Ospreys beat Tigers to win EDF Cup
12 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

A superb all-round performance from James Hook inspired the Ospreys to a fine victory in the EDF Energy Cup final against Leicester at Twickenham. The fly-half had a hand in both Ospreys tries, setting up Andy Bishop for the opening touchdown on 22 minutes before finding Alun Wyn Jones on 47 minutes. Hook converted both scores, as well as kicking over three penalties. Leicester never settled in the game, with all their six points coming in the first half from the boot of Andy Goode. The vict ...


Immelman maintains Masters lead
12 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

"I've played really solid, holed the right putts at the right time and you have to have a little bit of luck, as I did at the 16th on Thursday." Mickelson added: "I thought I played very well the first two days. I'm not disappointed. I gave myself a lot of easy pars, but I'm not leading so I've got some work to do." England's Casey also shot a three-under 69, while countryman Lee Westwood remained in touch with a 73 for two under despite a double bogey at the par-five 13th. Making it four  ...


Rose shines to share Masters lead
11 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

England's Justin Rose and South African Trevor Immelman shared a one-shot lead at four under after the first round of the 2008 Masters at Augusta. The pair shot rounds of 68 to hold off Brian Bateman, Brandt Snedeker and England's Lee Westwood, who finished late on in the day after morning fog. Another Englishman in form was Ian Poulter, who fired a hole-in-one at the par-three 16th in a round of 70. Tiger Woods, chasing a fifth Masters title, carded a level-par 72. World number nine Rose ha ...


Dounreay of hope
11 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

Demolishing a nuclear power plant involves forward planning on a grand scale. Those involved in decommissioning Dounreay, a former research complex, have projections of what the site would look like by the year 2300. Calculations have been made on the future impact of erosion on the nearby rocky Caithness coastline. Meanwhile, radioactive waste has been sealed in containers designed to withstand the grinding motion of glaciers of a possible ice age 10,000 years from now. More than 50 years s ...


Woods targets fifth Masters title
10 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

Tiger Woods will take aim at an historic Grand Slam when the first round of the 72nd Masters begins at Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday. The world number one goes into the year's first major in dominant form with seven wins in eight events. Woods, 32, is also chasing a fifth Masters title but world number two Phil Mickelson has won two of the last four. Europe's charge will be led by Open champion Padraig Harrington and world number nine Justin Rose. Irishman Harrington finished seventh last ...


Suspect 'planned bombs in diary'
8 Apr 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

The suspected leader of an alleged plot to blow up transatlantic planes mid-air kept notes of his plans in his pocket diary, a court has heard. Detectives told Woolwich Crown Court they found suspicious notes and diagrams in Abdulla Ahmed Ali's diary, and lists of flights on a memory stick. But the 27-year-old told police the notes were "just garbage" and a hangman drawing was "just doodles". He and seven others deny conspiring to murder and endangering planes in 2006. Prosecutors say the ei ...


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