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Stenson climbs to fifth in world rankings PARIS: Sweden's Henrik Stenson climbed to fifth in the world golf rankings released on Monday after winning his second BMW International Open title in Germany at the weekend.Australian Jason Day and American Jordan Spieth continue to dominate the rankings with US golfer Billy Hurley moving up 438 places to 169th after capturing his first PGA title at the National in Bethesda.Official World Golf Ranking top 20:1. Jason Day (AUS) 13.5133 pts2. Jordan Spieth (USA) 10.95883. Dustin Johnson (USA) 9.55494. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 9.17795. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.2893 (+2)6. Bubba Watson (USA) 7.2836 (-1)7. Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.7438 (-1)8. Adam Scott (AUS) 6.59709. Danny Willett (ENG) 6.448310. Justin Rose (ENG) 5.546011. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 5.3891 (+1)12. Branden Grace (RSA) 5.3240 (-1)13. Patrick Reed (USA) 4.967214. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 4.697415. Brooks Koepka (USA) 4.347316. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.313817. Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.045818. Jim Furyk (USA) 3.9347 (+1)19. Zach Jonson (USA) 3.9249 (-1)20. ...

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Sunwolves confirm coach Hammett's departure TOKYO: Japan's Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves formally announced Monday that coach Mark Hammett will leave the Tokyo-based club at the end of the season.The 43-year-old, who has endured a troubled first season with the Sunwolves in the southern hemisphere's premier club competition, will return to New Zealand to take up a role as assistant coach of the Otago Highlanders.Hammett's appointment by the Sunwolves was one of several to be made alarmingly late, giving the ...

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History on line as Djokovic, Federer get Wimbledon under way LONDON: World number one Novak Djokovic and 17-time major winner Roger Federer get Wimbledon under way on Monday with history beckoning for the two Grand Slam A-listers.Top seed Djokovic is halfway to the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969 after ending his agonising wait for a maiden French Open crown earlier this month.The 29-year-old defending champion currently holds all four majors and if he wins a third successive Wimbledon title and fourth in all, he ...

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NW Arkansas Championship scores WASHINGTON: Leading scores after the final round of the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Arkansas, on Sunday (par-71, USA unless stated):196 - Lydia Ko (NZL) 66-62-68199 - Candie Kung (TPE) 64-66-69, Morgan Pressel 65-63-71200 - Angela Stanford 65-70-65, Moriya Jutanugarn (THA) 66-66-68, Sandra Gal (GER) 65-66-69, Yan Jing (CHN) 65- 65-70201 - Sydnee Michaels 70-67-64, Min-Jee Lee (AUS) 65-69-67, Yoo Sun-Young (KOR) 65-68-68, Giulia Molinaro 66-65-70, Alena Sharp 65-65-71Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Moody re-signs with All Blacks and Crusaders WELLINGTON: Prop Joe Moody has signed a contract extension to stay with the All Blacks and Canterbury Crusaders until the end of 2019, New Zealand Rugby said Monday.Moody has been All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's preferred option at loosehead this year, starting all three matches of the Wales series to take his Test tally to 14.Hansen said retaining the 27-year-old was "great news" for the All Blacks, who lost veteran prop Tony Woodcock to retirement ...

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US Olympic trials results OMAHA: Results on Sunday at the US Olympic Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska (Top 2 finishers in each event can qualify for Rio de Janeiro Games):Men400m Individual Medley Final1. Chase Kalisz 4min 09.54sec2. Jay Litherland 4:11.023. Ryan Lochte 4:12.024. Gunnar Bentz 4:13.725. Sean Grieshop 4:14.086. Abrahm DeVine 4:14.987. Charlie Swanson 4:21.628. Austin Snyder 4:22.81400m Freestyle Final1. Connor Jaeger 3:43.702. Conor Dwyer 3:44.663. Townley Haas 3:45.044. Zane Grothe 3:45.605. Clark Smith 3:45.746. True ...

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Hot start propels Ko to Arkansas Championship title LOS ANGELES: Lydia Ko withstood a late stumble on the last hole on Sunday to record her third victory of 2016 by winning the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship.The New Zealand teenager has now won 13 times on the Tour before her 20th birthday as she finished with a three-under 68 for a three round score of 196 at the Pinnacle Country Club course.Morgan Pressel carded a 71 to tie for second with Taiwan's Candie ...