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Golf: Levy edges Fisher in European Open play-off BAD GRIESBACH IM ROTTAL: France's Alexander Levy edged Ross Fisher in a tense play-off to secure the European Open title at Bad Griesbach in Germany on Sunday.Levy led the field by four going into the third and final round of an event dogged by disruption due to fog and curtailed to 54 holes.Sweden's Michael Jonzon led the chasing pack but it was Fisher, one shot further off the pace in third, who emerged as Levy's greatest danger.Fisher picked up four birdies on the front nine as Levy for the first time this week dropped shots at the first five holes.Levy led his playing partner by one shot standing on the final tee, but a closing bogey forced a play-off.The pair went back to the 18th tee and after both parred the hole Levy produced an 18-foot birdie putt at the second attempt to seal his third European Tour event. Copyright ...

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Golf: European Open scores BAD GRIESBACH IM ROTTAL: Leading final scores at the European Open at Bad Griesbach, Germany on Sunday (GBR/IRL unless stated, par 71). Note: Tournament reduced to 54 holes after fog delays: 194 - Alexander Levy (FRA) 62 63 69, Ross Fisher 65 65 64 (Levy won at the second play-off hole)197 - Robert Karlsson (SWE) 69 63 65, Michael Jonzon (SWE) 66 63 68 198 - Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 63 68 67 199 - Martin ...

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Tennis: Pouille captures first career title METZ: France's Lucas Pouille won his first career title on Sunday when he downed top seed Domminic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 in the Metz ATP final.World number 18 Pouille, who defeated Rafael Nadal on his way to the US Open quarter-finals three weeks ago, claimed victory in 78 minutes.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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IOC boss Bach wants greater clarity on doping roles DANANG: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said Sunday he wants governments to do more to combat drugs in sport following the Russian doping scandal that rocked the buildup to the Rio Olympics.Reinforcing his belief that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should be completely overhauled, Bach said it was time that governments played a more active role to help create a better and more transparent system of tackling cheats."This has had to happen together ...

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Badminton: Lee bags sixth Japan Open title TOKYO: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday won his sixth Yonex Open Japan title, defeating third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark.Lee, a silver medallist in the last three Olympics, triumphed 21-18, 15-21, 21-16 against the Dane.The 33-year-old world number one had sailed through the men's singles at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium without losing a single game.But he had more of a contest in the final, with Jorgensen taking the second game.Lee also won the Japan ...

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Tennis: Serena will be back warns new number one Kerber WUHAN: Newly minted world number one Angelique Kerber warned Sunday that Serena Williams will come back strong after the German stripped her of her long-held position atop the rankings."I am sure that she (Williams) will (be) coming back strong," Kerber told AFP in Wuhan, China. Williams was gunning for her 23rd Grand Slam title at the US Open -- that would have taken her past the record she shares with Steffi Graf -- when she ...

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Athletics: Bekele wins Berlin marathon, but misses record BERLIN: Kenenisa Bekele admitted he was disappointed to have missed the world record by six seconds on Sunday as the Ethiopian won the Berlin marathon ahead of former winner Wilson Kipsang.The ex-Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion crossed the finish line in an official time of two hours 03min 03sec -- just short of Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57 set here in 2014.Bekele's time was an Ethiopian national record and he took two minutes off ...