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  1. Belgium's Luca Brecel won the Championship League title in Milton Keynes, in a dramatic finish to the first tournament staged since the Covid-19 outbreak halted the World Snooker Tour in March.

    Brecel, the world No.37, could afford to draw the final four-frame match of the 11-day event against Englishman Ben Woollaston, ranked No.38, having beaten England's Stuart Bingham and drawn with Ryan Day of Wales in earlier matches in the four-man Final Group. Woollaston had to win after beating Day but losing to Bingham.

    Brecel confidently took the opener but Woollaston responded with a 141 clearance and then compiled another century (126) to take it to a deciding frame. Yet it was the Belgian who came good when it really mattered with a run of 111 to seal his second career title, three years after his first, the 2017 China Championship.

    Click here to view all the previous winners of the Championship League.

  2. The Evian Championship, which was set to be the first of the five 2020 women's golf majors, has been cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic.

    The event was scheduled to be played in August in Evians-les-Bains, France. The LPGA tour has been suspended since late February and has now lost 10 tournaments from its list this year.

    The Women's British Open in August will now be the initial major, followed by the Mission Hills Championship in September, the Women's PGA  in October and the US Women's Open in December.