From the back pages, April 15: Adam Scott beats Angel Cabrera in thrilling play-off to win The Masters

Adam Scott
Adam Scott

Australians have made such a habit of losing the Masters that it is only fair they should win one. In the specific case of the new holder of the Green Jacket, Adam Scott, there is even more reason to look upon the victory with endearment. (The Guardian)

First Kevin Na and then defending champion Bubba Watson ran into trouble at the par-3, finding the water at Rae’s Creek and ending up carding septuple-bogey 10s. (The Telegraph)

Manchester City edged out Chelsea in a pulsating FA Cup semi final at Wembley thanks to goals from Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero. Roberto Mancini’s side will take on Wigan. (Daily Mail)

Fernando Alonso became the third different winner in three races as he stormed to victory in China. The Spaniard scored the 31st victory of his career to equal Nigel Mansell’s tally and sit fourth in the all-time winners list. (The Mirror)

Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 3: Mud was spattered all over Paolo Di Canio’s trousers. It was one of those matches where he kicked, tackled and headed from the dugout, feeding off that toxic, bilious energy that courses through derby matches, and when Sunderland’s second goal went in, he tore down the touchline, skidded to his knees and punched the air. Delirious and spent, he gazed up to the directors’ box and tapped his heart. (The Times)

Tim Krul is out for the season after dislocating his shoulder in agony as Newcastle lost 3-0 to Sunderland. Toon’s Holland keeper landed badly when he punched Adam Johnson’s free-kick away and had to be helped off the pitch. (The Sun)

Gareth Bale will quit Tottenham Hotspur this summer – if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. (The Express)

A 23-year-old runner collapsed and died today after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Brighton Marathon. The man, who is believed to be from London, was taken to hospital shortly before midday after collapsing at the 16-mile mark of the fourth Brighton Marathon near Grand Avenue in Hove. (The Independent)