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The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par

Heineken Cup round-up: Thomas Waldrom in as Tigers go for broke

A four-times winner of the Heineken Cup and the team who have won it for the past two seasons could both go out of this year's competition after a dramatic final day of pool matches today.

Wales coach Rob Howley will be hoping Lou Reed (right) does not join his ever-growing injury list

Wales down to the bare bones with Reed the last lock standing

Howley may name Ospreys youngsters King and Peers in today's squad after crippling injury list all but wipes out his second row

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Heineken Cup round-up: Parra leaves Leinster facing early exit

Leinster's hopes of winning the Heineken Cup for the third season in a row were dealt a blow when they were defeated for a second time by Clermont-Auvergne, who lead Pool Five by eight points.

Wind turbines close by Mossmorran Ethleyne Plant

Argyll grandmother takes UK and EU to the United Nations over plans to turn Scotland into windfarm 'hedgehog'

Christine Metcalfe claims UK Government and the EU have breached a fundamental tenet of citizens’ rights under the UN’s Åarhus Convention

Heineken Cup round-up: Toulouse trek is fruitless for Ospreys

Toulouse made it three successive wins to increase their lead at the top of Heineken Cup Pool Two with a comfortable 30-14 victory against Ospreys at Stade Ernest Wallon.

Scotland may not replace Andy Robinson ahead of Six Nations

Robinson quit during a disastrous autumn schedule

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Michael Hooper retains his place at No 7 with David Pocock out

Dan Biggar to shun France and remain at Ospreys

Fly-half to turn down Racing Métro for second time when his contract expires next summer

Alun Wyn Jones reveals 'tingle' factor of staying with Wales

If French clubs had the pick of Wales' star players then it is likely that Alun Wyn Jones would feature prominently on their shopping lists.

Police warn public to be extra vigilant after 16lb golden eagle escapes aviary in South Wales

A golden eagle is on the loose in South Wales, police have confirmed.

The England prop Dan Cole’s battle with his Wales counterpart Adam Jones will be key to deciding tomorrow’s result

Heineken Cup: Leicester need to ruffle Ospreys' feathers amid chill economic winds

It should be one of the premium games of the Heineken Cup pool stage: Leicester, two-time European champions desperate to revisit past glories, against Ospreys, dangerous underachievers who have an unerring knack of getting on the Midlanders' nerves.

Kevin Curran retired in 1999

Kevin Curran: Cricketer for Gloucestershire and Northants

The cricketer Kevin Curran enjoyed the best years of his career playing for Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire. And although he missed out on Test cricket when he chose to remain in England when Zimbabwe became a Test-playing nation, he had already established his credentials as a fine all-rounder. The former Zimbabwe national team coach died yesterday after collapsing while out jogging in the eastern city of Mutare. He was 53.

Eagles dare to match greatest triumph

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Phil Mickelson en route to securing a 64 at the Scottish Open

Manassero shapes up for Italian duel with Molinari

Teenager hits seven birdies on last nine at Scottish Open while Mickelson finds form

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Rich Californian shoppers are a target for the British-based upmarket handbag and accessories business Osprey London.

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