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Mardan, Wang lead Philippines Manila Masters MANILA: Mardan Mamat of Singapore and South Korean Wang Jeung-hun jointly held a two-shot lead after two rounds at the Philippines' Resorts World Manila Masters golf tournament on Friday.Opening round co-leader Mardan, 47, was one over par through 12 holes before brilliantly sinking five birdies over his six closing holes to score a four-under-par 68 for the day.Both Mardan and Wang are at 11-under-par 133 over two rounds at the million-dollar golf tournament, the country's richest pot so far for the sport."I couldn't get my momentum right on my front nine. I told myself to stay patient and I managed to finish well," Mardan said.Wang kept pace with nine birdies to go with two bogeys for a seven-under 65 on Friday.Leading scores after the second round at the par-72 Manila Southwoods course:133 - Mardan Mamat (SIN) 65-68; Wang Jeung-hun (KOR) 68-65135 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 66-69137 - Danny Chia (MAS) ...

Matsuyama and Spieth locked in war on the shore TOKYO: Japan's Hideki Matsuyama produced flashes of sheer brilliance to conjure a seven-under-par 64 on Friday, snatching a one-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament.The 22-year-old, who claimed his maiden victory on the US PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament earlier this season, carded six birdies and finished with a eagle to end the second round on 10-under 132 with American Jordan Spieth in hot pursuit after a superb 64 of ...
Mayweather doubtful, Garcia next for Pacman: Roach MACAU: Trainer Freddie Roach played down hopes of a Manny Pacquiao showdown with Floyd Mayweather and said unbeaten two-belt world champion Danny Garcia could be next for "Pacman" after he fights Chris Algieri on Sunday.The drop to light welterweight (140lb) would be a further blow to prospects of a $1 billion megafight with the unbeaten Mayweather, whose last three contests have been at light middleweight (154lb).Roach instead is targeting the impressive Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) ...
Pakistan 32-1 after Taylor sets up gripping chase DUBAI: Pakistan were 32-1 and chasing 261 for victory after a brilliant century by Ross Taylor lifted New Zealand in the second Test in Dubai on Friday.Taylor's 104 for his 12th Test century enabled New Zealand to declare their second innings at 250-9 and push for a series-levelling win on the fifth and final day.At the lunch break Shan Masood (11) and Azhar Ali (13) were at the crease as Pakistan need 229 more runs ...
All hail centurion skipper McCaw CARDIFF: "Not a natural athlete... He had four feet and couldn't catch a ball."So remembers New Zealand coach Steve Hansen's withering first take on a teenage Richie McCaw when the iconic All Blacks skipper joined Hansen at Canterbury provincial rugby union team.But the openside flanker, now 33, has gone on to display a desire for self-improvement that will see him win his 137st cap against Wales on Saturday.The match takes on added importance as McCaw, ...
Wright leads Masters, Scott trails by six MELBOURNE: Australia's Michael Wright consolidated his lead at the halfway stage of the Australian Masters as Adam Scott failed to make much headway at Melbourne's Metropolitan on Friday.Starting the day tied for the lead, Wright carded a four-under 68 to be two shots clear of the field on nine-under 135.World number two Scott, chasing his third straight Masters title, trailed Wright by six shots in joint 11th spot.The 2013 Augusta Masters champion posted a four-under ...
After slip-ups, Zenit anxious to consolidate lead MOSCOW: Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg are aiming to end a two-match losing run against Kuban Krasnodar on Saturday.Andre Villas-Boas' side suffered defeats in the Champions League to Bayer Leverkusen and on the domestic front to Terek Grozny.Zenit welcome Kuban with a solid seven-point lead over defending champions CSKA Moscow. FC Krasnodar, Terek Grozny and Kuban Krasnodar are grouped in third on 24 points."After the previous break for international duties we've experienced some difficulties," ...


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