Rory McIlroy's withdrawal from next week's BMW PGA Championship has come as a huge blow to the European Tour - and will be just as sizeable a worry for his fans with the year's last three majors approaching.
KIERAN GILL: Millwall won the League One lottery at Wembley Stadium as a late Steve Morison strike in this play-off final secured them promotion to the Championship. Rory MacDonald's long journey back to the win column finally came to an end Friday when the former UFC title challenger was victorious in his Bellator debut against Paul Daley at Bellator 179.
Bellator 179: "MacDonald vs. Daley" takes place TONIGHT (Fri., May 19, 2017) from inside SSE Arena in London, England, featuring the long-awaited promotional debut of Rory MacDonald as he takes on the hometown favorite with dynamite hands known as ... Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova says she will not request a wildcard into this year's championships and will attempt to qualify instead.
In his first appearance since leaving the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the Scott Coker-led organization, MacDonald submitted Paul Daley with a second-round rear-naked choke atop Bellator 179 on Friday at the SSE Arena in London. There was nothing Rory MacDonald could do wrong in his Bellator debut. He was calculated with every move, leading to a dominant victory.
Moments after knocking out Brennan Ward with a flying knee at Bellator 170, Paul Daley was asked who he wanted to face next. Daley did not hesitate to call for a fight with recent Bellator free agent signing and former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald. Hull's swift return to the Championship was confirmed after they were thrashed 4-0 by relegation rivals Crystal Palace. TEAM NEWS.