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Norris and Chawrasia neck-and-neck in Myanmar Open YANGON: South Africa's Shaun Norris kept pace with India's S.S.P. Chawrasia to share the lead in the second round of the $750,000 Leopalace21 Myanmar Open Friday.Both men carded a 66 in the second day of the tournament, sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) and tipped by organisers as the country's richest sporting event.Chawrasia has seen a two-day total of 12-under-par 132 at the Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club in Yangon."All in all, a good two days and I don't want to tamper with anything and just keep this momentum going," he said.The three-time Asian Tour winner started the day tied for third, but ran out a series of birdies to climb the leaderboard.Norris, who is yet to drop a shot over two days, matched Chawrasia's efforts, but said the going had been made more difficult by swirling winds."They made the approach shots into the ...

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Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio MOSCOW: Maria Sharapova remained on course for the Rio Olympics as the five-time Grand Slam champion was on Friday named in Russia's doubles team for their Fed Cup first-round tie against the Netherlands in Moscow this weekend.World number 31 Ekaterina Makarova will take on 106th-ranked Kiki Bertens in the opening singles of the World Group clash on the hardcourt of Moscow's Olympic indoor arena from 1100 GMT on Saturday.Russia's two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, ...

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Americas Six Nations launches as Pumas eye title WASHINGTON: The Americas Rugby Championship, a second-tier version of Europe's Six Nations tournament for top North and South American rugby union teams, kicks off Saturday with regional power Argentina at the United States.Uruguay will visit Canada and Chile will host Brazil in the other opening matches in the round-robin format. The event, styled after the European edition which also starts on Saturday, will be played over five weeks with a champion decided on March 5.While ...

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Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama share Phoenix Open lead LOS ANGELES: World number four Rickie Fowler bounced back from his missed cut at Torrey Pines, firing a six-under 65 on Thursday to share the Phoenix Open first-round lead with Hideki Matsuyama and Shane Lowry."I made some great swings, made a lot of good putts -- it was nice to see the ball go in the hole after last week," Fowler said after a round that included birdies at three of his first four holes ...

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Aussie Ewan wins stage 2, Sky protect overall lead MELBOURNE: Caleb Ewan won a tough second stage of the Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday, but Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome did enough to stay on top in the overall standings.Rising Australian sprinter Ewan, who won two stages of the Tour Down Under last month, completed the 144.2-kilometre stage in three hours, 29 minutes and six seconds.The 21-year-old Orica GreenEDGE rider came in just ahead of American Tanner Putt (UHC) and ...

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Japan's Matsushima joins Rebels TOKYO: Japan utility back Kotaro Matsushima has signed for Melbourne-based Super Rugby side the Rebels in a loan move, Suntory Goliath said on Friday. The 22-year-old becomes the fourth Japanese player to join the Rebels in recent years following Shota Horie, Male Sa'u and Keita Inagaki."This will be a wonderful opportunity for me to test myself at this level," Matsushima told Suntory's official website. "I'm looking forward to making a positive contribution at the Rebels."Matsushima, ...

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Champion Warriors visit Obama in White House WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama welcomed the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors to the White House on Thursday, joking with superstar Stephen Curry and his league-leading teammates.Obama is a big basketball fan and played golf with Curry and his father, former NBA standout Dell Curry, last August while on vacation."Steph was using the excuse of Secret Service being intimidating for why he lost the match. That is not the case," Obama said. "But he will ...