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Humbled US women seek answers after Crown ouster BALTIMORE: American LPGA stars, hoping to restore their glory in team events, suffered a shocking setback Saturday, being eliminated before the final stage of the International Crown matches.The top-seeded Americans, boasting four of the world's top 12 players, went 3-3 in four-ball matches and lost a playoff to second seed South Korea for the last spot in Sunday's singles matches on a tie-breaker when Lexi Thompson only parred the par-5 16th while Cristie Kerr and two Koreans made birdies."I never thought we wouldn't be playing tomorrow," world number one Stacy Lewis said. "It's just crazy to think we're two points out of the lead of this thing and we're not able to play tomorrow. That's really what is the most disappointing part."The humbling ouster in the inaugural global showdown of eight four-woman teams follows crushing losses to Europe in the past two Solheim Cups.Europeans edged the US Solheim Cup team ...

Kenya looks to seize Commonwealth marathon double GLASGOW: Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will be missing from the opening day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday leaving the path clear for Kenya to grab the spotlight on the streets of Glasgow.Stephen Chemlany, fourth in Berlin last year and with a personal best of 2:06.24, and defending champion John Ekiru Kelai are going for a one-two in the men's marathon.Kenya's Caroline Kilel, who ran a personal best of 2:22:34 in the ...
Defending champ Isner to face Sela in Atlanta final ATLANTA: Top seed and defending champion John Isner reached his fourth Atlanta ATP final in five years on Saturday with a straight-sets victory over fellow American Jack Sock.Isner, ranked 12th in the world, broke the unseeded Sock once in each set -- both times to take the set.Serving to keep the match alive at 4-5 in the second Sock double faulted twice, finally sending a forehand into the net on match point to hand Isner ...
Waratahs ready for nemesis Crusaders in Super final SYDNEY: The New South Wales Waratahs face their nemesis the Canterbury Crusaders in this season's Super Rugby final after a Herculean defensive effort to overcome the ACT Brumbies this weekend.The Waratahs displayed a solid backbone to resist the two-time champion Brumbies 26-8 in their home semi-final and set up a championship decider against the New Zealand conference champions at Sydney's Olympic stadium next weekend.While the Crusaders have won the southern hemisphere provincial series seven times ...
Golovkin crushes Geale to retain WBA title NEW YORK: Unbeaten Kazakh star Gennady Golovkin stopped Australian Daniel Geale in three brutal rounds on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Association middleweight world title.Golovkin sent Geale to the canvas in the second round with a barrage of blows.In round three he responded to a hard right to the head from the Aussie challenger with his own punishing right to the nose, followed by a quick left that sent Geale down.Geale, a former International ...
Aussies go top in medals chase, Bolt breezes in GLASGOW: Australia's swim stars sent their country top of the Commonwealth Games medals table on Saturday while Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt sprinkled a little stardust on Glasgow.The women's 4x200m freestyle relay team took Australia's gold haul to 11 from a possible 21 after three days at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre as they smashed the previous Games record by nearly four seconds.There was an Australian one-two in the women's 200m breaststroke as Taylor McKeown ...
Mashaba appointed to coach South Africa SOWETO: Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba was named coach of South Africa on Saturday in succession to sacked Gordon Igesund.National youth coach Mashaba was not present at the announcement in Soweto as he is in Mali with the under-20 squad.The 63-year-old former Orlando Pirates defender is a former caretaker coach and permanent coach of Bafana Bafana (The Boys).He first took the reins in 1992 after the initial post-apartheid coach Stanley 'Screamer' Tshabalala was fired for hitting a ...


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