Smart workout says Coil is ready to spring

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Irish 2,000 Guineas winner retired

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Zedkaar's motoring to another victory

LAST WIN: Zedkaar (in green), with jockey M Suhaimi astride, flashing home wide out for his second successive win at Kranji on April 18.
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Arie and Wisut lead with 65s

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Chapchai credits weight loss for win

(IN 2014) Thai golfer Chapchai “King Kong’ Nirat.
(IN 2008) Thai golfer Chapchai “King Kong’ Nirat.
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Watson: Americans play too much before a Ryder Cup

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History fires Garcia's passion in Ryder Cup

SEASONED CAMPAIGNER: Sergio Garcia will be playing in his seventh Ryder Cup come tomorrow.
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Europe's big Ryder Cup hope McIlroy in awe of Fergie

A RED DEVILS' FAN: Rory McIlroy (above) will hope to perform better than his favourite football team Manchester United, who are currently in 12th spot in the 20-team English Premier League.

Rory McIlroy is the world's No. 1 golfer, a four-time Major winner, multi-millionaire and the focal point of Europe's Ryder Cup team, but he was like a wide-eyed schoolboy in the presence of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The all-conquering Scot, who led United to 13 English Premier League titles and a host of other trophies in his 26½ years at Old Trafford, gave the team a pep-talk on Tuesday night and McIlroy, a United fan, said it was the highlight of his week.

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Qatar quits basketball over headscarf ban

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The rise of Palestine

FIGHTING SPIRIT: Palestine (in red) playing against Singapore in a first-round match.
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