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New Masters champion Sergio Garcia during the Green Jacket ceremony

Garcia no favourite for US Open, despite Masters win

Sergio Garcia’s victory at the U.S. Masters on Sunday was received with delight throughout the golf world, but it seems unlikely to lead to a subsequent flood of major titles for the Spaniard. That is not to say 37-year-old Garcia will fail to add to his first major win, but the best players are too evenly matched in the post-Tiger Woods era to realistically expect him to suddenly run up his major tally in his late 30s.

US, Mexico and Canada announce 2026 World Cup bid

The United States, Mexico and Canada announced on Monday that they were making a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup, which the U.S. soccer chief said would produce the biggest financial boon ever for FIFA. No nation from CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, has hosted the tournament since the United States in 1994.

Ranieri says Leicester’s players not behind his sacking

Claudio Ranieri does not believe Leicester City’s players conspired to get him the sack as manager, he said on Monday, reflecting publicly for the first time on his controversial dismissal in February. The Italian helped write one of the great chapters in soccer history by leading the 5,000-1 outsiders to the Premier League title last season but was sacked nine months later amid a poor campaign and media speculation that his under-achieving players had been involved in moves to oust him from the job.

Final match-ups determined for Stanley Cup playoffs

The final two match-ups for the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs were settled on Sunday when the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in overtime to clinch the Pacific Division for the fifth straight season. The victory set the Ducks up in a Western Conference first-round series against the Calgary Flames.

Northwestern University rower missing after falling overboard

Authorities were searching a channel in a north Chicago suburb on Monday for a Northwestern University rower who fell overboard during morning practice, officials said. The men’s team was practicing in the North Shore Channel near the Northwestern campus when a rower fell into the water, Alan Cubbage, vice president for university relations, said in a statement.

National Football League roundup

A group of NFL players who participated in an arm wrestling event at a casino in Las Vegas will be disciplined by the league. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the current players will be fined for violating the league’s policy barring players from appearing at casinos as part of promotional events. The players did not get pre-approval from the NFL.

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