Thursday 21 September 2017

Glancy lands Turkish treble

Daniel Glancy yesterday reeled off his third singles win of the week in the ITF Futures event in Turkey.

After two victories in the qualifying round on Monday, the 23-year-old Mayo man romped to a 6-2 6-2 success over Moldova's Andrei Gorban in his initial main draw match in the outdoor claycourt tournament in Mersin.

Unseeded Glancy, winner of last week's doubles title with Britain's James Feaver, also in Mersin, faces a tough task in the second roundagainst Russia's No 5 seed Stanislav Vovk.

The Castlebar native, playing this week in the doubles with American William Boe-Wiegaard, qualified for the pairs quarter-finals without hitting a ball, Turkish opponents Baris Sipal and Sela Suluoglu conceding a walk-over.

GOLF

Heineken have announced they will be an official sponsor to the Irish Open at Royal Portrush GC from June 28 to July 1.

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CYCLING

Andy Schleck received the 2010 Tour de France winner's yellow jersey yesterday almost four months after Alberto Contador lost the title following a doping ban.

Luxembourg's Schleck had finished in second place, only for Spaniard Contador to be stripped of the title for failing a test for the anabolic agent clenbuterol -- he was handed a two-year retrospective ban.

Schleck was handed the yellow jersey in presence of Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme and five-times champion Bernard Hinault at a ceremony in Luxembourg.

"It's mainly about bringing the yellow jersey to the one who won it, and who would have preferred winning it in a different way and not on a green carpet, like we all would have done, but that's the way things are," said Prudhomme.

Irish Independent

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