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The Masters tournament, by Danny Willett, who beat defending champion Jordan Spieth in one of the biggest upsets in the history of golf. It was Willett’s first major title and the first Masters win for an Englishman in 20 years.


Howard Marks, 70, legendary Oxford-educated drug smuggler jailed for running an international hashish and marijuana ring in the 1970s and ’80s. After his release he wrote the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice.

• Will Smith, 34, former star defensive end for the New Orleans Saints. Police say Smith was fatally shot in New Orleans by a man who rear-ended his car in an apparent case of road rage.

• Ed Snider, 83, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, the first expansion team in hockey to win the Stanley Cup. He also formerly owned the Philadelphia 76ers and a stake in the Philadelphia Eagles.

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