Euro 2016 + Scottish Open
Portugal lift Euro trophy without talisman
Football – Euro 2016: Portugal won their first major trophy, beating the hosts France in extra-time and without their talisman Ronaldo for most of the match.
The Barcelona star limped out of the game in the 25th minute after making a brief attempt to play on following a hefty challenge from Payet. Instead he was forced to watch from the sidelines as the game drifted goal-less into added time.
A wonder strike from Eder 11 minutes from the end of the second period finally settled the match.
France were a disappointment and a shadow of the free flowing team that swept past Germany and Iceland in the previous rounds.
French striker Antoine Griezmann finished the tournament as leading goal-scorer, but this was only consolation on a night of expectation at the Stade de France.
Golf – Scottish Open: Alex Noren edged out England’s Tyrrell Hatton to win the Scottish Open title by one stroke at Castle Stuart.
The Swede’s two-under-par 70 on the final round saw him finish 14 under and earn him a place at the Open Championship at Royal Troon this week.
He led from halfway to claim his fifth European Tour title and a cheque for £583,330.
He will be joined at the Open by Scotland’s Richie Ramsay who finished sixth alongside England’s Andy Sullivan. Other Scots who will appear at the Open are: Sandy Lyle, Paul Lawrie, Colin Montgomerie, Russell Knox and Marc Warren.
Final leader board top positions:
-14 A Noren (Swe); -13 T Hatton (Eng); -12 N Colsaerts (Bel) M Manassero (Ita) D Lee (NZ); -11 R Ramsay (Sco) A Sullivan (Eng)