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Paul under pressure to pick Langer

GOLF: US Open champion 
Martin Kaymer has added his name to a growing list calling for Europe captain Paul McGinley to consider 56-year-old Bernhard Langer as one of his three Ryder Cup wildcard choices.

Former skippers Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have already outlined their support for the German veteran while McGinley's opposite number, Tom Watson, also said last week's runaway Senior British Open champion "might be worth a pick".

Langer romped to a 13-shot victory at Royal Porthcawl in Wales last Sunday and Kaymer said: "I hope Paul was watching what Bernhard did in the Senior British Open.

"Shooting 18 under par for four rounds at a difficult links course like Porthcawl is an outstanding effort under any circumstances."

Hamilton's stronger

F1: Lewis Hamilton heads into Formula One's summer break with a smile on his face.

Hamilton could have been cut adrift of Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in the championship standings recently but from 20th on the grid in the German Grand Prix following a brake disc failure, and a pit-lane start in Hungary last Sunday in the wake of a fire, Hamilton battled through to third on both occasions.

"I definitely feel like the tough breaks I've had this year have made me stronger, and hopefully I've shown I've got heart," he said.

Dustin to get help

GOLF: American Dustin 
Johnson will miss the Ryder Cup after announcing he is to take a break from golf and seek "professional help for personal challenges".

The 30-year-old said: "By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident I will be better equipped to fulfill my potential and become a consistent champion. I respectfully ask my fans and the media for privacy."


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