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Els tops European rich-list
GOLF: Ernie Els became the European Tour’s all-time leading money earner after beating fellow South African Charl Schwartzel to win the WGC-CA Championship at Doral last night.

Els, who was without a win for a career-high two years, fired a final round 66 to win by four shots with England’s Paul Casey finishing in a tie for sixth, four shots further adrift.
Els’ winning cheque of €1,022,353 takes his career earnings on The European Tour to €24,473,052 – almost €500,000 more than Colin Montgomerie.

Rhinos dwarfed by Giants
RUGBY LEAGUE: Leeds Rhinos slumped to their third defeat of the Super League season after going down 26-20 to Huddersfield at the Galpharm Stadium.

Martin Aspinwall, Shaun Lunt, Lee Gilmour and Larne Patrick all touched down for the Giants, while Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire and Ryan Hall crossed for the visitors.

Meanwhile, Steven Tyrer scored a hat-trick as Salford moved off the foot of the table with a 26-22 win at struggling Harlequins.