1 Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed a new contract with the club taking him through to the summer of 2021.Butland, who joined the Potters in January 2013 on a four-and-a-half-year deal, only signed a fresh contract taking him through to 2019 around a year ago.The 23-year-old has since succeeded the departed Asmir Begovic as first-choice stopper and put in a series of impressive displays this season.Reports have suggested England international Butland – linked with some major sides this term – has been rewarded by Stoke for his fine efforts with a significant pay rise.Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said on the club’s official website: “We are naturally delighted that a player of Jack’s quality has signed a long-term contract.“We’ve always held Jack in the very highest regard but he has exceeded even our expectations since Mark (Hughes, the Stoke manager) selected him as our first choice goalkeeper.“As a club we feel it’s important that we tie down our talented young players on lengthy contracts and Jack’s new deal is a fitting reward for his progress this season.” Butland joined the Potters in 2013 from Birmingham
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 His scorecard showed a 68, but didn’t include sketches of where some of his shots landed – one of them under an SUV parked in the woods, another that went off the cart path, over a 25-foot hospitality tent and was headed for the parking lot until it grazed someone’s leg and stopped on the stairs. Daly, who started with a bogey and a double bogey on his first three holes, was at 9-under 201 and poised to capture his first victory in 19 months. Montgomerie, who only last week ended his 19-month victory drought, closed with 10 straight pars for a 69, giving him another tee time with Daly today. They will be joined by Sergio Garcia, who shot a 67 to join Woods at 7 under. Perrot takes lead: Chile’s Nicole Perrot moved into position for her first LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 7-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Longs Drugs Challenge at Auburn, Calif. The 21-year-old Perrot, the 2001 U.S. Girls champion, had a 14-under 199 total on The Ridge Golf Course. She had eight birdies – four in a row on Nos. 3-6 – and a bogey in the best round of her first full season on the tour. “It’s a lot of fun, but it’s stressful,” Daly said. “It’s great to be in this position, but it’s not the easiest thing to do.” Tiger Woods somehow finished two shots behind. John Daly relied on the long ball to get back into contention, then to take the lead away from Colin Montgomerie on Saturday in an American Express Championship that kept a chilled gallery in suspense. Daly hit a 378-yard drive that set up an eagle on the par-5 10th, ripped a 292-yard drive into the stiff wind for a chip-and-putt birdie on the par-4 16th, and finished with a 3-under 67 on the Harding Park course in San Francisco for a one-shot lead over Montgomerie. Sweden’s Liselotte Neumann (64) and South Korea’s Hee-Won Han (66) were 11 under, and Sherri Turner (66), Jennifer Rosales (67) and Sherri Steinhauer (69) followed at 9-under. Han won the Office Depot Championship on Monday in Rancho Palos Verdes. Hall of Famers Juli Inkster (67) and Beth Daniel (70) were in a group at 8-under, and Annika Sorenstam was nine strokes back at 5-under after a 71. Quigley has advantage: Dana Quigley shot a season-best 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Loren Roberts in the Greater Hickory Classic at Conover, N.C. The 58-year-old Quigley, a two-time winner this year who leads the Champions Tour money list with $1,812,298, had a 12-under 132 total on the Rock Barn Golf & Spa’s Jones Course. Roberts, the Jeld-Wen Tradition winner in August, shot a 65. Jay Haas (67), Jim Ahern (66) and Tom McKnight (68) were 9 under, and Brad Bryant (67) and Lonnie Nielsen (70) were another stroke back. Bickerton on top: England’s John Bickerton shot a 2-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead over compatriot Stuart Little in the Abama Open de Canarias at Tenerife, Canary Islands. Bickerton had a 7-under 206 total. Little shot a 72. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!