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Lowry meets with disaster in Delhi Lee released on bail and denies cheating Dubliner McQuaid elected as member of IOC

GOLF: After yesterday's brilliant second round of six-under-par at the Avantha Masters, Shane Lowry could have expected to be chasing the leaders today, but he had a disastrous start in New Delhi, India. At the turn, he was three over for his third round with six bogeys on the first nine holes and just two birdies. The weather brought yesterday's second round to an abrupt halt with lightning and hailstorms over the DLF Golf and Country Club late yesterday afternoon, meaning 36 players had to finish their second rounds first thing this morning.

Bergamasco calls on fans to boost Italians

RUGBY: Italy centre Mirco Bergamasco has called on the Stadio Flaminio fans to get behind his side as they hunt a shock win over England in tomorrow's Six Nations clash in Rome. Italy haven't beaten England in 15 attempts, the closest being a 23-19 defeat when the sides met in the Eternal City in 2008. A crowd of 33,000 is expected and Stade Francais three-quarter Bergamasco hopes that a vociferous support can galvanise his side. He said: "The audience of Flaminio will be a big plus." ITALY v England, live tomorrow BBC1/rté2 (KO 2.30)

Lee released on bail and denies cheating

SNOOKER: England's Stephen Lee has been bailed following an investigation into suspicious betting patterns. British police confirmed that the player -- ranked No 25 in the world -- was arrested on Thursday. Lee's agents, On Q Promotions, said he denied any involvement in cheating or betting irregularities.

Dubliner McQuaid elected as member of IOC

CRICKET: Ireland held their nerve to beat the United Arab Emirates by 22 runs in Dubai yesterday in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.