Dublin: 4°C Saturday 27 November 2021

The Morning Score: Monday

Keano on the brink of exit, Graeme McDowell shows what he’s made of and the race for the apprentice’s crown goes to the wire.

1. #COMEBACK Graeme McDowell grabbed a sensational play-off victory over Tiger Woods at the Chevron World Challenge in a finish typical of a dream season.

The Irishman came from four shots behind to stun the host.

As he entered the last round at Thousand Oaks GC in California, McDowell looked to have an impossible task as he trailed Woods by four shots, but he dragged himself level and sank a monster putt on the 18th to take it to a play-off – and then won it with a stunning 25-footer on the first extra hole.

2. #BIG FREEZE It will be a hectic schedule of GAA action next weekend.

The adverse weather has affected many competitions with the Munster senior club football final re-fixed for Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

Other matches that will be decided include the Ulster club SFC final and the Leinster senior football and hurling deciders.

3. #KEANO Ipswich Town may sack Roy Keane by ‘the end of the week’ according to The Irish Daily Star’s Mark McCadden.

The Tractor Boys lost 3-1 to Swansea on Saturday afternoon, piling more pressure on the Corkman.

4. #ASHES England’s Kevin Pietersen took the key wicket of Michael Clarke with the last ball of the fourth day of the second Ashes test to reduce Australia to 238-4, still trailing the tourists by 137 runs.

Rain stopped play for just under an hour and more is forecast for the final day of the test. England are hoping to win an Ashes series in Australia for the first time in 24 years.

5. #PREMIER LEAGUE Sotirios Kyrgiakos will take Jamie Carragher’s place in central defence for tonight’s visit of Aston Villa to Anfield.

Carragher dislocated his shoulder in last weekend’s defeat at Tottenham and is likely to be out for three months while skipper Steven Gerrard is to be at least another week away from returning from a hamstring injury. Aston Villa winger Ashley Young is suspended.

6. #GOLF While McDowell was beating Tiger in his own backyard, Lee Westwood ensured that he’ll end the season as world No 1 as he produced another fine round to ease his way to a first-ever Nedbank Golf Challenge victory at Sun City yesterday.

He carded a four-under-par 68 at the Gary Player Country Club to end with a tournament total of 271 and an amazing winning margin of eight strokes over his closest challenger Tim Clark – the South African finishing with a 71.

7. #YOU’RE HIRED Ben Curtis is now level with title rival Gary Carroll in the race for the apprentice jockeys’ crown.

Curtis took an all-weather double at Dundalk over the weekend to go joint first – 39 winners each. There are just two meetings to go as they enter the final week of the season.

8. #LEAGUE OF IRELAND Dundalk swooped for Bohemians pair Jason Byrne and Mark Quigley yesterday. Manager Ian Foster has taken advantage of Bohs’ financial problems to add serious clout to his squad

9. #SNOW WAY! On Saturday, College Football side Cincinnati completed a disappointing 4-8 season with a loss to Big East rival Pittsburgh. This got even worse however when their mascot was arrested for throwing snowballs.

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