| 11.7°C Dublin

Woods return is online hoax

RUMOURS that Tiger Woods was set to make his eagerly anticipated comeback in Ireland have been squashed.

The besieged golfer was listed to play in a fourball competition tomorrow at the renowned Limerick Golf Club.

It had been speculated that Woods would make his comeback prior to the US Masters in April, but his name has since since been removed from the Limerick club's online tee sheet and the saga dismissed as an elaborate hoax.

Woods, who has not played since his extra-marital affairs were exposed last year, is reported to be attempting to save his marriage to Elin Nordegren.

Dr Dre sues record label

Dr Dre sued the successor to Death Row Records claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his album The Chronic without his permission.

Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, filed the suit in US federal court in Los Angeles against WIDEawake Death Row Records and its parent companies.

Young's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages of more than $75,000 (€55,000) for several claims.

Rhubarb to aid war on cancer

Eating baked rhubarb could help fight cancer, new research has shown.

Studies at Sheffield Hallam University found baking British garden rhubarb for 20 minutes dramatically increased its levels of anti-cancerous polyphenols.

The findings showed the chemicals could kill or prevent the growth of cancer cells and could be used to develop new treatments.

Soap stars in marriage split

EastEnders star Perry Fenwick and his actress wife Angela Lonsdale have separated after five years of marriage.

Fenwick (48) plays the downtrodden Billy Mitchell in the long-running Albert Square soap.

Lonsdale (39) is best known for her role as Coronation Street police officer Emma Taylor.

A friend of the couple was quoted as saying that no one else was involved.