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Sizzling Ko seizes share of LPGA lead in Arkansas LOS ANGELES: New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko fired a record-equalling second-round 62 on Saturday to seize a share of the lead with Morgan Pressel at the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship.Ko's nine-under effort equalled the tournament scoring record and put her in a tie with America's Pressel on 14-under par 128.Pressel posted her low round of the year with a bogey-free eight-under par 63 on the Friday at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas.The two go into the final round of the 54-hole event with a two-stroke lead over China's Yan Jing, and Canadian Alena Sharp, who carded 65s,and Taiwan's Candie Kung, who signed for a 66.Ko is in search of her third LPGA win of the season, after victories in the Kia Classic and ANA Inspiration in consecutive weeks.Ko has contended before in Arkansas, never finishing outside the top six in three starts."Yes, but you can see ...

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Els surges to second but Hurley leads at PGA National BETHESDA: Ernie Els, a four-time major winner trying to end a three-year title drought, fired a six-under par 65 and leaped into second place after Saturday's third round of the PGA National.The 46-year-old South African eagled the 12th hole at Congressional Country Club, holing his second shot on the fly from 157 yards in the fairway with a 9-iron, and ran off three birdies in a row starting at the par-5 sixth in the day's ...

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USA Eagles rout Russia 25-0 LOS ANGELES: The USA national team stretched their win streak over Russia to seven straight with a 25-0 victory in a one-off rugby test match Saturday at Bonney Field in Sacramento. AJ MacGinty's right foot helped the Eagles keep their perfect record alive against the Russians as the Irish-born fly-half scored all the points in the opening half.He had five penalty goals in the half, including a 27 meter sharp angle shot that he threaded ...

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Imperious Joshua retains world title LONDON: Anthony Joshua cruised to a seventh round victory over Dominic Breazeale in a first world title defence on Saturday night.The 26-year-old Briton floored his American challenger twice in the seventh round as he retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title and extended his remarkable run of knockouts at the O2 Arena in London.Joshua, who has stopped all 17 professional opponents since winning an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, inflicted Breazeale's first professional ...

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Wimbledon order of play LONDON: Order of play on the Wimbledon show courts on Monday, the first day of the 2016 championship at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player):Centre Court (1200 GMT)Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) v James Ward (GBR)Camila Giorgi (ITA) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP x2)Roger Federer (SUI x3) v Guido Pella (ARG)Court OneVenus Williams (USA x8) v Donna Vekic (CRO)Sam Groth (AUS) v Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) Laura Robson (GBR) v Angelique Kerber (GER x4)Court TwoKyle ...

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Motor racing-Hamilton and Rosberg getting along swimmingly LONDON: Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with Mercedes team mate and Formula One leader Nico Rosberg has become 'surprisingly' good, thanks in part to a shared swimming pool at their Monaco apartment block. "It's actually really good with Nico at the moment," the triple world champion told the Mail on Sunday newspaper. "Really, really good. Surprisingly," added the Briton. "I would definitely not have expected it to be where it is."Rosberg has won five of ...

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Djokovic focused on Wimbledon defence but sees bigger picture LONDON: On court Novak Djokovic is taking tennis to extraordinary new levels with his single-minded obsession with winning; off it the Serbian is more than happy to share power.The 29-year-old will begin his attempt to win a fourth Wimbledon title on Monday when he plays British wildcard James Ward on Centre Court -- 12 months after claiming a second successive title by beating Roger Federer. While nothing will distract him from that goal, the dominant ...