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Last-hole birdie gives teen Ko fourth LPGA title SYLVANIA: New Zealand teen Lydia Ko birdied the 18th hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Ryu So-Yeon to win the $1.4 million Marathon Classic and capture her fourth career LPGA title.South Korean-born Ko fired a six-under par 65 in the final round to finish 72 holes on 15-under 269 and become the youngest LPGA player to reach $1 million in prize money at only age 17."I hit the ball well and gave myself a lot of opportunities," Ko said. "You have good chances when you get the ball on the green."South Korea's Ryu, seeking her second title at the event in three years, sank a 25-foot birdie putt at the par-5 17th to match Ko for the lead.But the teen prodigy responded by putting her third shot five feet from the cup at the par-5 18th and sinking the pressure-packed putt to reclaim the lead."I knew I needed to ...

Nibali insists he's learnt from past mistakes CARCASSONNE: Vincenzo Nibali says he is a more mature rider than he was the last couple of years and insists he is well placed to secure a first Tour de France success.The Italian leads Spaniard Alejandro Valverde by 4min 37sec with six stages left, including three in the Pyrenees, but as he has so far gained time on his rivals on every uphill finish, he looks almost certain to keep the yellow jersey all the ...

Tomic downs Karlovic to clinch Bogota title BOGOTA: Australia's Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 Sunday when he beat defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in the Colombia Open final.The 21-year-old Tomic, whose rollercoaster career took another twist when he split with global management company IMG last week, defied the 39 aces of Karlovic to take victory in two hours and 13 minutes.It was his second tour-level title, adding ...

Bradford fight on after 40-year top-flight stay ends LONDON: Coach James Lowes insists Bradford Bulls will go down fighting despite watching his side's relegation from Super League confirmed with Sunday's 52-26 defeat by Huddersfield Giants.A sixth successive loss leaves the Bulls 13 points from safety with only six matches remaining and brings an end to a 40-year unbroken stay in the top flight of rugby league.Lowes took over from Francis Cummins in June but is yet to taste victory and Ukuma Ta'ai's double ...

Dunga favored for ‘new’ Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO: Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favored to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor on Tuesday, Globo reported.The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) had planed to announce the new leader last week but instead unwrapped a new technical commission headed by former reserve goalkeeper Gilmar.After early speculation that the CBF would turn to currently clubless former Corinthians boss Tite, Brazilian media over ...

Wiggins, Aussies target gold GLASGOW: Cycling gets underway at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday with a large number of world class riders spread across track, road, mountain bike and the new games discipline of para-cycling.Track cycling will be one of the highest standard competitions held at Glasgow with world championship level fields in many of the events. Some of the world's fastest men and women on two wheels will line up on the 250m track at the Sir Chris ...

Bolt and Farah headline stellar athletics line-up GLASGOW: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday.Bolt, world record holder in both the 100 and 200m as well as double Olympic and world champion, has consistently said since his victories at the Moscow worlds in 2013 that the Commonwealths were his goal, depending on coach Glen Mills' wishes.So the strapping Jamaican, arguably the biggest ...


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