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McDowell suffers day of woe in Oz

GOLF: World number five Adam Scott held firm in blustery conditions to finish three strokes back from journeyman Matthew Guyatt after the second round of their home Australian Masters.

Joint-second overnight, Scott grinded his way through a gusty afternoon to card a two-under-par 70 for a seven-under total of 137.

Title holder Ian Poulter fell five off the pace with a 70 while Graeme McDowell crashed to a 77.

McDowell had a dream start with an eagle and a birdie on his first two holes, but racked up six bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-four sixth to tumble to four-over. The 2010 US Open winner said he could not remember putting worse. "It was just one of those humbling days," he said after just sneaking inside the cut.



Munster hold off Blues

RUGBY: Tries in either half from Ronan O'Mahony and Sean Henry proved vital at Donnybrook, as Munster recorded an 18-12 win in a lively Inter-provincial 'A' challenge against Leinster. Munster took the lead on 12 minutes when winger O'Mahony crossed over for an unconverted try.

Leinster's Noel Reid scored a trio of penalties, but Munster took a two-point cushion into the second period (11-9) thanks to JJ Hanrahan's place-kicks. Henry broke through three minutes after the restart for a try and Munster were able to hold out.



Singh on song for India

CRICKET: Yuvraj Singh passed a poignant comeback half-century, and Cheteshwar Pujara reached his second Test hundred, as England's struggles continued at the Sardar Patel Stadium. The tourists endured their second successive wicketless morning on day two of the four-Test series, India reaching lunch on 410 for four.

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