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VIRGINIA WATER, England - It was not an easy phone call for European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley — breaking the news to Luke Donald that he was being left off the team to face the United States at Gleneagles this month. Donald is a former No. 1 who has lifted the trophy with Europe on each of his four Ryder Cup appearances. But he was the big omission when McGinley picked Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter as his three wild-card selections Tuesday. "That was a very, very difficult conversation — my relationship with Luke is very close," said McGinley, who was Donalds playing partner for the Englishmans first Ryder Cup match. "He was very, very disappointed, and rightly so. ...His record in the Ryder Cup stands with anybody in the game." Donald has one of the best short games in the world and is a brilliant putter, making him a key player in Europes wins in 2004, 06, 10 and 12. But he has struggled for form this year after making changes to his swing. Second place at the RBC Heritage in April was his last top-30 finish on the PGA Tour, a shadow of the player who rose to No. 1 and was the leading money-winner on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011. McGinley said Donald reacted in classy fashion when told he wasnt being selected. "Even though you have not picked me, I still believe youll be a great captain," McGinley quoted him as saying. "His last few words were: Go Europe. I think that says a lot about Luke." McGinley has three rookies in the 12-man team that will face the U.S. in Scotland from Sept. 26-28, with Gallacher joining Victor Dubuisson and Jamie Donaldson. The other players who qualified automatically for McGinleys team were Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Bjorn and Graeme McDowell. McGinley announced his captains picks at European Tour headquarters at Wentworth hours before U.S. captain Tom Watson was to reveal his. McGinley said it came down to a choice between Donald and Westwood. "Lee just slightly pipped him," McGinley said. For McGinley, the fact Gallacher lives only 35 miles (56 kms) from Gleneagles and would be a crowd favourite did not factor into the decision-making process. "Theres no doubt Stevie Gallacher has proved himself and earned his spot on this team," McGinley said. The 39-year-old Scot narrowly missed out on automatic selection after finishing third at the Italian Open on Sunday. A top-two finish would have seen him oust McDowell as the final qualifier. But it was Gallachers eighth top-10 finish in 2014, leaving him as the form player of the four in contention. Gallacher has played well at Gleneagles in recent years, losing out in a three-man playoff at the Johnnie Walker Championship in 2013. "Of course its a concern to me that hes a rookie, and its very difficult to pick a rookie for a Ryder Cup," McGinley said. "But Ive said all along from day one, Im not afraid to pick a rookie if he proves himself." Gallachers uncle, Bernard, captained Europe in the Ryder Cup in 1991, 93 and 95. "Its massive for me and my family," Gallacher said after calling into the news conference. "It was a long day yesterday (waiting for the call) ... A couple of drinks settled me down nicely." Europe is defending the trophy after its 14 1/2-13 1/2 win over the United States at Medinah in 2012. Poulter, Westwood and Donald have been stalwarts for Europe over the past decade, helping the team win five of the last six cups, but havent been in top form this year. Poulter usually saves his best performances for the Ryder Cup. He has 12 wins from 15 matches, and is on a seven-match winning streak — the last four coming at the "Miracle in Medinah" when Europe came from 10-6 down on the final day to retain the cup. "Ian Poulter is a bundle of energy whenever you speak to him. You could feel the energy coming down the phone," McGinley said. Westwood will be playing in his ninth straight Ryder Cup, with his accuracy from tee to green likely counting in his favour. He has played well below his best for much of 2014 but won the Malaysian Open in April and responded to calls from McGinley to show some form by shooting a final-round 63 at the Bridgestone Invitational last month before finishing tied for 15th at the PGA Championship. "I think Paul has picked me for my experience," Westwood said. "I have played under eight different captains and pretty much seen all it can throw at you." Wholesale Chargers Jerseys China . -- Ryan Gropp scored in overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds shut out the Spokane Chiefs 1-0 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday. Cheap Chargers Jerseys . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. http://www.cheapchargersjerseysauthentic.com/. Ibrahimovic put PSG ahead when he got in front of his marker to neatly flick in Lucass cross in the 59th minute. New signing Yohan Cabaye came on as a second-half substitute and headed Ezequiel Lavezzis cross against the post in the 87th. Moments later, Lucas set up another goal from the right when fellow countryman Alex turned in his corner with a strikers finish.Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead of the world championship with victory ahead of Nico Rosberg in the Hungarian GP. 43 points behind Rosberg five races ago, Hamilton now leads the title race by six points at the halfway stage of the season.The reigning world champion has now won five times at the Hungaroring with his latest triumph the 48th of his F1 career. In the post-race press conference, Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have a disagreement over double yellow flags. The race at the Hungaroring was effectively decided when a fast-starting Hamilton beat the pole-sitting Rosberg off the line to assume control on a circuit where overtaking is notoriously difficult and was at a premium this Sunday.It was all down to the start and I lost out, said Rosberg. I ran out of space and that was it really.Twice Rosberg closed to within half a second of his team-mate only for Hamilton to immediately increase his pace and pull away.I knew what I was doing, its not like Ive not been doing this for a long time, Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.There was never a moment that I felt that I was going to lose it. Because its so hot here, you dont need a five or ten second gap. I just need to do what I have to do. Hamilton was also warned to speed up at one stage by his Mercedes team when Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo, who rounded off the podium to climb to third in the drivers championship, threatened to catch Rosberg. But after Ricciardo ultimately crossed the line almost half a minute behind Hamilton, Red Bull boss Christian Horner conceded: Mercedes were in a different Formula. Drivers championship standings Driver Team Points Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 192 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 186 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 115 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 114 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 110 Sebastian Vettel was fourth for Ferrari while the cars of Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen made contact as the teenager held off the Finn, who accused Verstappen of an illegal block, for fifth.ddddddddddddI could see him coming, he was very optimistic to dive into the inside so I went to the inside and he had to brake - he locked up and hit the rear of my car, said Verstappen. Ive seen people penalised for much less, retorted Raikkonen. Red Bulls Max Verstappen battled to keep Kimi Raikkonen from passing him, but they did collide on lap 57 Ferrari and Red Bull are now separated by a single point in the Constructors Championship as pressure continues to ramp up on the stagnating Scuderia. Although Fernando Alonso finished seventh for McLaren, team-mate Jenson Button suffered the race from hell after his car suffered a crippling mechanical failure in the opening stages.Rather farcically, insult was then added to injury when the stewards penalised Button for the radio messages he received as the former world champion sought to fix the problem. It was ridiculous for him to be given a drive-through penalty, thundered Sky F1s Paul di Resta. He is already last - where is the sense in this?Jolyon Palmer, meanwhile, spun when running in the points and finished 12th. The Renault rookie is still yet to score a point this term and remains in urgent need of a positive result as he fights to retain his seat. If he doesnt learn from this it will be goodbye, observed Sky F1s Johnny Herbert. Palmer himself described the mistake as a disaster. Toro Rossos ever-improving Carlos Sainz, the Williams of Valtteri Bottas and Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg rounded off the top ten.The next race, the German GP, takes place in a weeks time and is the last before the sport breaks up for its summer holiday. Hungarian Grand Prix Race Result1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:40:30.1152. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, + 1.977s3. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull + 27.5394. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari + 28.213s5. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, + 48.659s6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, + 49.0447. Fernando Alonso, McLaren + 1 lap8. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso + 1 lap9. Valtteri Bottas, Williams + 1 lap10. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India + 1 lap11. Sergio Perez, Force India, + 1 lap12. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, + 1 lap13. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, + 1 lap14. Romain Grosjean, Haas, + 1 lap15. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, + 1 lap16. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, + 1 lap17. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, + 1 lap18. Felipe Massa, Williams, + 2 laps19. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, + 2 laps20. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, + 2 laps21. Rio Haryanto, Manor, + 2 lapsRET. Jenson Button, McLarenDont miss the F1 Report: Hungarian GP review on Sky Sports F1 at 8.30pm on Wednesday as Marc Priestley and Ben Hunt join Natalie Pinkham in the studio to discuss the fallout from the Budapest race. Also See: Vettel pretty happy at Ferrari The Formula 1 Gossip Column WATCH: Verstappen-Raikkonen battle Full race result ' ' '

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