The Morning Score: Monday

Sam Warburton, Jason McGuinness and Andy Murray all feature in our daily bite-sized edition bringing you all the sports news that’s hitting the headlines.

Murray overtook Federer in the world rankings following his victory yesterday.
Murray overtook Federer in the world rankings following his victory yesterday.

1. #RIP English driver Dan Wheldon tragically passed away after a horrific crash yesterday. Speaking following the announcement, Series chief Randy Bernard said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan and his family. IndyCar, its drivers and teams have decided to end the race. In honour of Dan Wheldon, the drivers have decided to do a five-lap salute.”

2. #MURRAY British tennis star Andy Murray has overtaken Roger Federer in the world rankings after beating David Ferrer to win the Shanghai Masters. The Scot claimed his fifth title of the year in the process and now sits third in the rankings, behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

3. #LEWIS English golfer Tom Lewis confirmed his promise by winning the Portugal Masters yesterday. The 20-year-old claimed the title in spectacular fashion, holing an incredible 20-foot putt on his way to victory. See the video below for his thoughts on winning the competition.

4. #RWC2011 Welsh star Sam Warburton has received a three-week ban for his controversial ‘tip tackle’ on Vincent Clerc during Wales’ World Cup semi-final loss to France at the weekend. The suspension has been imposed despite referee Alain Rolland coming under heavy criticism in certain quarters for deciding to send the player off.

5. #FAI CUP A solitary Jason McGuinness goal was enough to seal Sligo Rovers’ place in the FAI Ford Cup final at the expense of Bohemians yesterday. 2,800 people were in attendance in what was widely regarded to be an entertaining affair. Sligo will meet the winners of St Pat’s versus Shelbourne – the replay of which takes place tonight – in the final.

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