Hankey, who lifted the title in 2000, lost 3-1 to Holland's Albertino Essers, while 2001 champion Walton was brushed aside
3-0 by qualifier Steve Roberts.
Henman lost just one game as he brushed aside
the Moroccan, who was playing his first match after seven months out injured.
A RADICAL Muslim cleric last night brushed aside
calls for him to be banned from Britain for supporting suicide bombers.
Bottom placed Cavan will welcome the visit of Fermanagh but should be brushed aside
by their Ulster neighbours at Breffni Park.
LLEYTON HEWITT yesterday brushed aside
a tired Fernando Gonzalez 6-2 6-1 to reach the second round of the World Indoor Tournament in Rotterdam.
Tony Blair yesterday brushed aside
his weekend heart scare with light-hearted remarks during a speech praising the work of public sector workers.
The Scots began with some robust forward play as they brushed aside
the intimidated Japanese in the opening stages and set up the opening try for Chris Paterson after just four minutes.
Bush quickly brushed aside
our concerns, stating that he did not see this as any kind of threat to church-state issues.
NICOLAS ANELKA has brushed aside
claims that Juventus and Parma may try to gazump Lazio in a bid for his signature.
Concerns about the MP's recent ill health and the 28-year age gap between the couple were brushed aside
for the day.
BARNET were brushed aside
as promotion favourites County claimed their 15th win in the last 17 matches.
Anderson kept the Saltire flying at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula as he brushed aside
South African Devon Petersen.
He has so much firepower that any time you see a Nicholls horse in a valuable race it is worth a second look whatever its form Confused by Time For Rupert Everything went right, he jumped beautifully but still got brushed aside
Summary: Mario Balotelli has brushed aside
reports he will leave Manchester City in the winter transfer market.
Joe Thornton won the faceoff deep in the Kings' zone, brushed aside
opposing center Eric Belanger and fed a pass to Cheechoo, who tapped the puck into the net.