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Matsuyama wins dramatic four hole playoff in Phoenix LOS ANGELES: Japan's Hideki Matsuyama outlasted Rickie Fowler by tapping in for par on the fourth hole of a marathon sudden-death playoff to win the US PGA Tour's Phoenix Open on Sunday.The 23-year-old Matsuyama grabbed his second US tour title and improved on his runner-up finish to Brooks Koepka at last year's tournament in the Arizona desert.In his first appearance in Phoenix two years ago he finished in tie for fourth."What a great experience," said Matsuyama, who is ranked 19th in the world. "Rickie opened the door for me, and I was able to walk through it." Matsuyama, whose only other US Tour title came at the 2014 Memorial, had two putts for the win at the fourth playoff hole -- the par-four 17th -- after Fowler put his shot into the water.Both Matsuyama and Fowler carded four-under 67 on Sunday to finish regulation tied on 14-under 270.Matsuyama, who has ...


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Australia's Cahill says greed behind China record splurge SYDNEY: Greed is behind the proliferation of big-name players heading to the cashed-up Chinese Super League and it will not help the country's national team, China-based Australian star Tim Cahill said.The Chinese record transfer fee has been smashed four times in the current transfer window, with Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira the third big signing in just over a week after Jiangsu Suning paid 50 million euros (US$56 million) for him to Shakhtar Donetsk.The move came ...

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Magical Ajmal inspires Islamabad topples Karachi In the sixth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL), ‘Islamabad United’ defeated ‘Karachi Kings’ by two runs.‘Islamabad United’ scored 132/8 in their respective 20 overs. Khalid Latif was the top scorer for the Islamabad side as he made 39 runs from 35 balls while Sharjeel Khan contributed 28 runs with the bat. ‘Islamabad United’ won its first Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 matches against ‘Karachi Kings’.Saeed Ajmal was the main force behind Islamabad’s victory and ...

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McCullum fires before NZ collapse in crunch ODI HAMILTON: Brendon McCullum bade farewell to limited overs cricket in trademark fashion with a swashbuckling 47 on Monday, but was let down by a spectacular collapse as New Zealand fell for 246 in their decider against Australia.Martin Guptill top scored with 59 at Seddon Park in Hamilton and Grant Elliott chimed in with 50. But when New Zealand were set for a big finish the innings collapsed with the last five wickets falling for nine ...

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FFA demand answers from Wanderers over fan behaviour SYDNEY: Football Federation Australia on Monday demanded answers from A-League leaders Western Sydney Wanderers over the behaviour of some of their fans, who let off a series of flares at a weekend game.The FFA has given the club until late Wednesday to argue why they should not be sanctioned for bringing the game into disrepute through the conduct of its supporters.The governing body said sanctions may include financial penalties and the loss of competition points ...

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DR Congo reclaim African Nations Championship title KIGALI: DR Congo sealed their second African Nations Championships title when they defeated Mali 3-0 in a one-sided final at Kigali's Amahoro National Stadium on Sunday.Meshack Elia scored a double and Jonathan Bolingi added a third as the Leopards overwhelmed the young Malian side under driving rain.The champions, winners of the inaugural title in 2009, dominated the match and it was not a surprise when Elia put them ahead after 29 minutes.The TP Mazembe star ...

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Manning, Newton to duel as America stops for Super Bowl 50 SANTA CLARA: An eagerly anticipated quarterback showdown between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton was just hours away on Sunday as excitement built ahead of Super Bowl 50 in California.More than 100 million households across the United States and millions more worldwide are expected to tune in to see if Manning can inspire the Denver Broncos to an upset victory over Newton and the Carolina Panthers. The climax of the National Football League season is the ...