Senna doctor Watkins dies

F1: Professor Sid Watkins, the Formula One doctor who tended to Ayrton Senna after his fatal crash at Imola in 1994 and saved many others through his work on safety, has died aged 84.

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello said on Twitter: “It was Sid Watkins that saved my life in Imola 94. great guy to be with, always happy ...tks for everything u have done for us drivers. RIP.”

O’Brien stars to lash Zimbabwe

CRICKET: Niall O’Brien hit two sixes and four boundaries in an aggressive 62 to lead Ireland to a 54-run win over Zimbabwe in a warm-up match for the World Twenty20 today.

Spinner George Dockrell and seamer Alex Cusack picked up three wickets each to help hold Zimbabwe to 127-8, in reply to Ireland’s 181-5 in Colombo.

Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor won the toss and sent in Ireland, who had reached 36-2 before O’Brien and Ed Joyce hit 83 runs for the third wicket.

Cavendish leads Tour of Britain

Cycling: Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish won a sprint finish to take the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain in Blackpool and claim the leader’s gold jersey.

Cavendish made sure of his second stage win after a strong lead out by Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and leads the race by six seconds.

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