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Seve Trophy should be worth Ryder points - Olazabal

By Tony Jimenez (Reuters) - Jose Maria Olazabal has called for Ryder Cup qualifying points to be made available at the Seve Trophy in order to entice the top golfers to play in the biennial match between Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe. Olazabal led Europe to a 15-13 win over Sam Torrance's Britain & Ireland side at St Nom La Breteche on the outskirts of Paris earlier this month but the competition was something of a damp squib.

Cricket: Richie Benaud stable after car crash

Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud was in a stable condition in hospital Thursday after driving his car into a brick wall. The former Australia captain, who has worked in the commentary box since retiring from Test cricket in 1964, was driving to his Sydney home on Wednesday when he mounted the curb and hit the wall. The 83-year-old, who is due to commentate on the Ashes series against England for Channel Nine starting next month, suffered chest and shoulder injuries. A Nine statement said he was expected to be hospitalised for several days.

New Final Series will be great, says Olazabal

By Tony Jimenez (Reuters) - The inaugural FedExCup-style 'Final Series' that tees off in Shanghai this week will give the European Tour a much-needed shot in the arm after a difficult year, said twice major winner Jose Maria Olazabal. While the rival U.S. PGA Tour goes from strength to strength, the European circuit has struggled for sponsors and been badly hampered by the absence of headline attractions like Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.

Golf: Bourdy and Molinari star for Europe in Seve Trophy triumph

Europe won the Seve Trophy on Sunday for the first time since 2000 when they edged a suspense-filled match 15-13 against Great Britain and Ireland at the Saint-Nom-La-Breteche golf club. Francesco Molinari sealed a dramatic win when he hit a beautiful tee shot within 12 feet of the pin at the par 3, 16th and then cooly sunk his putt to defeat Englishman Chris Wood 3 and 2.

Football: Beckham backs England to reach Brazil

David Beckham said Friday that England would make it through to next year's World Cup finals in Brazil as they prepared for their final two key qualifying matches. England face Montenegro and Poland at Wembley later this month, with victory in both matches enough to ensure qualification for the 2014 World Cup. But Roy Hodgson's men have drawn three of their last five matches. However, former England captain Beckham, asked if the current side were winners, replied Friday: "I do.

Golf: McGinley upbeat despite Seve Trophy snub

Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is resigned to being without six of last year's victorious Medinah team members teeing up in next week's Seve Trophy in France. Qualifying for the biennial event featuring a Great Britain and Ireland team up against a European team ended on Sunday. McGinley, as incumbent Ryder Cup captain, oversees the Seve Trophy including picking both rival captains in Sam Torrance and Jose Maria Olazabal.

British Vogue tells teens: fashion shoots aren't real

Their skin is flawless, their make-up perfect and their hair sleek, but to teenage girls hoping to emulate fashion models, British Vogue has a message -- it's not real. The magazine has made a short film revealing the work required to create fashion shoots, from the teams of make-up artists and stylists, to the digital enhancement and lighting. It will be distributed free to 13-year-olds in British schools this week in a bid to reassure young people worried about their appearance that nobody looks that good in real life.

British chef Rogan beats 'Fat Duck' to lead top restaurant list

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - A British restaurant run by chef Simon Rogan and committed to nature not science has toppled celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck eatery as Britain's top restaurant after six years. Rogan's 11-year-old riverside restaurant L'Enclume, which is located in the rural village of Cartmel in northern England's picturesque Lake District, was named Britain's top restaurant in the annual Good Food Guide, knocking three-star Michelin chef Blumenthal into second place.

Jazz legend Marian McParland dead at 95

Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist who was a glittering fixture in her musical genre over a career spanning six decades, has died at the age of 95, her record label said. English-born McPartland also hosted a program on National Public Radio called "Piano Jazz," which at more than 30 years was the longest running cultural program on the popular US radio station, Concord Music Group said. McPartland died of natural causes at her home in Long Island, New York on Tuesday night, NPR said.

Golf: Nearly man Westwood seeks major breakthrough at PGA

Lee Westwood, coming off his eighth top-three finish in a major without tasting victory, seeks a breakthrough at the PGA Championship with the help of sports psychologist. The 40-year-old Englishman makes his 63rd major start on Thursday at Oak Hill Country Club just three weeks after leading in the final round of the British Open before settling for a share of third at Muirfield.
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