Sunday, 20th October 2019
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China invited to compete in the UK
Britain’s athletes could take on china in a revamped Norwich Union International match next year. UK athletics is in discussions with its Chinese counterpart over the possible appearance in Birmingham next August.  

Toyota predict bright F1 future
Toyota are looking to the future after crowning their best ever F1 season with 3rd place in the China Grand Prix.
Ralf Schumacher’s podium at Shanghi consolidated the teams 4th place in the Constructors championship.

British cycling boss stands down
British cycling team manager john herety has resigned following a row over team tactics at the September world road championships in Madrid.
British riders Tom Southam and Charlie Wegelius were found to have supported their Italian professional team mates rather then Roger Hammond in Madrid.
Herety said “mistakes were made and it was appropriate for me to leave”.
 
Kelly handed shot at world title  
Belfast fighter Damaen Kelly will face IBF world flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan in Sydney on November 25th. It will be Kelly’s second attempt at winning the IBF belt; two years ago he lost to Columbian Irene Pachero.
Armenian born Darchinyan, who beat Pachero to claim the title, is a rising star in Australia having won all 24 of his contests 19 via knockouts.
 
Cheltenham honours late MP Cook
The late former foreign secretary Robin Cook is to be honoured with a race in his memory at Cheltenham in December.
The race formally known as the Bonusprint .com Gold Cup will be run this year as the 110,000 pound, Robin Cook Memorial Gold Cup, on December 10th.
The race was originally run in 1963 and will be the feature race of the December meeting.
England set for seeding boost 
England are set to be among the top eight seeds for the 2006 world cup after a double boost from FIFA. Sven Goran Eriksson’s side are up two places to ninth in the latest world rankings following their qualifying victories against Austria and Poland.


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And now for the Golf Strory:

BAR CHIP SHOT
During an amateur stroke play event in 1974, Nigel Denham hit his second shot straight into the club house where it bounced its way into the men’s bar.
Since it was not considered out of bounds, Denham opened a window and pitched the ball from the bar onto the green, landing just 12 feet away from the hole!

MAGIC BALL
One day two men were playing golf, the first man says to the other “you cant lose this golf ball, if you hit it into the water, it will inflate and drift back to you, if you hit it into the sand it rolls back out and if you hit it into the woods, it will roll back onto the fairway”
The second man says “that’s amazing! Where did you get it?” “I found it” he says.  



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