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  • Olesen, Wade share Perth lead after course record rounds

    Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark watches his tee shot during the second round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake(Reuters) - Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Australian qualifier John Wade set alight Lake Karrinyup on Thursday, blasting matching course records of eight-under-par 64 to share the opening round lead at the Perth International. Wade had to birdie the last three holes of Monday qualifying to secure his place in the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament and the 46-year-old capitalized on a flying start to soar to the top. The Australian, having begun his round on the 10th, sunk four birdies in his first five holes followed by an eagle on the long 15th. ...




  • Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on

    Maria Sharapova of Russia rests in between games in the second set against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the Singapore Indoor StadiumBy Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Maria Sharpova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium. Sharapova still has a slim mathematical chance of finishing number one but has to win the title and rely on other results going her way after she also lost her opening match to Caroline Wozniacki. ...




  • Tennis-Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on
    * Kvitova beats Sharapova 6-3 6-2 * Wozniacki defeats Radwanska 7-5 6-3 * Williams on verge of sealing year-end top ranking (Adds quotes, updates with Kvitova beating Sharapova) By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Maria Sharpova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium. ...

  • Wozniacki close to semis after Radwanska victory

    Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates her win over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor StadiumBy Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday. Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days earlier, Wozniacki rebounded from a slow start to overrun Radwanska with an ominous display. Wozniacki was down an early service break in the opening set but quickly got back on terms and proved too strong for Radwanska, running the Pole ragged on Singapore's purple hardcourts. ...




  • Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses

    Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays against Simona Halep of Romania during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor StadiumSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, leaving her with only the slimmest mathematical chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. ...




  • Tennis-Wozniacki close to semis after Radwanska victory
    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday. Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days earlier, Wozniacki rebounded from a slow start to overrun Radwanska with an ominous display. Wozniacki was down an early service break in the opening set but quickly got back on terms and proved too strong for Radwanska, running the Pole ragged on Singapore's purple hardcourts. ...

  • Golf-European Tour Perth International scores
    Oct 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Perth International at the par-72 course on Thursday in Perth 64 John Wade (Australia) 64 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 64 66 Michael Sim (Australia) 66 Peter Whiteford (Britain) 66 Kim Si-Hwan (South Korea) 66 Tom Lewis (Britain) 66 67 Magnus Carlsson (Sweden) 67 Julien Quesne (France) 67 Jason Scrivener (Australia) 67 Brett Rumford (Australia) 67 David Drysdale (Britain) 67 Matthew Griffin (Australia) 67 Mark Foster (Britain) 67 68 Richard Bland (Britain) 68 Clint Rice (Australia) 68 Stephen Dartnall (Australia) 68 Jake Higginbottom ...

  • Tennis-Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses
    (Corrects with Williams not yet assured of finishing No. 1) SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, leaving her with only the slimmest mathematical chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. ...

  • Royals rip Giants, pull even in baseball World Series

    Omar Infante (C) of the Kansas City Royals returns to the dugout during Game Two of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 22, 2014A five-run outburst that nearly sparked a melee powered Kansas City over the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday as the Royals pulled level in the 110th World Series. By breaking open an even game in the sixth inning, the Royals deadlocked Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final at 1-1 as the scene shifts to San Francisco for games three through five on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A two-run double by Salvador Perez followed by a two-run homer from Omar Infante off Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland in the sixth had the intense rookie hurler yelling at Perez as players from both teams walked out of the dugout, poised in case a confrontation broke out.




  • Giant frustrations nearly spark Series brawl

    Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals exchanging words with Hunter Strickland of the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, MissouriFrustrations and emotions nearly boiled over into a World Series brawl Wednesday after San Francisco relief pitcher Hunter Strickland confronted Kansas City's Salvador Perez following a decisive sixth-inning scoring outburst. The Royals broke open a tied game with five runs in the inning on the way to a 7-2 victory that left Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final level at 1-1 with the next three games in San Francisco starting Friday. Perez pounded 26-year-old rookie right-hander Strickland for a two-run double and Infante followed with a home run over the left-field wall to produce the final margin of victory and set off the circusmtances that had players from both teams out of the dugout and poised for a possible confrontation. Strickland began glaring at Perez while he was on second base.