Sports highlights – September 11 2017 – Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer after five games

Sports highlights – September 11 2017 – Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer after five games

Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer after five games

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has been sacked after five games and 77 days in charge. Former England boss Roy Hodgson will replace him. The Eagles are 19th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday – and failed to score in their four league matches under De Boer. Announcing the 47-year-old Dutchman’s departure on the club website, Palace said: “We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work.” Former Ajax boss De Boer only took over this summer, succeeding Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season.

United States thrash Great Britain and Ireland in Walker Cup 2017

The United States won back amateur golf’s Walker Cup by thrashing Great Britain and Ireland 19-7 at the Los Angeles Country Club. The match was tied at 2-2 after Saturday’s morning foursomes, but the home side dominated that afternoon’s singles to open an 8-4 lead. They then won Sunday’s foursomes 3-1 and the final singles matches 8-2 to secure a comfortable victory. The US regained a trophy they lost at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2015.

Roger Federer will be the man to beat in 2018, says former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash

Roger Federer will be the man to beat in 2018 provided he can stay fit, according to former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash. Rafael Nadal, 31, extended his lead at the top of the rankings with his US Open victory over Kevin Anderson. Federer, 36, was beaten in the quarter-finals, but Cash believes the Swiss can dominate the major titles if fully fit. “Take away the French Open and Federer is the best all-round player in the world,” said Cash. “There’s no doubts about that. He’s my favourite for everything apart from the French.

 

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