Sports News in Brief
WELLINGTON - The Sharks have added exciting young backs Pat Lambie and Paul Jordaan to an extended squad to prepare for the Super Rugby final against the Chiefs. The South African side were to land in Sydney on Monday to prepare for the final in Hamilton on Saturday night and their New Zealand coach John Plumtree was pleased he would have a full strength group to choose from. First five-eighth/fullback Lambie and midfield back Jordaan narrowly lost a race against time to be fit for the Sharks' semi-final upset of the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday (NZT).
TURNBERRY, Scotland - Fred Couples won the Senior British Open by two strokes ahead of fellow American Gary Hallberg on Sunday after holing a 25-foot putt to finish with consecutive birdies. The 1992 Masters champion shot a three-under 67 for a total of nine-under 271 on the Ailsa course and win his first tournament in Britain. Hallberg hit a 66, equalling the best round of the day with Carl Mason of England and Mark Calcavecchia of the United States. English pair Barry Lane (69) and Mason and Dick Mast of the United States (67) were a further three shots back. Overnight leader Bernhard Langer dropped five shots in five holes on the way home to shoot a 75 and slip into a share of sixth place.
Black Caps fall
WELLINGTON - A dire New Zealand batting capitulation opened the door for the West Indies to win the first cricket Test in Antigua by nine wickets. A draw was the likely outcome when the final day began but the Black Caps collapsed from 3-199 to be all out for 272, losing their last seven wickets for just 73 runs inside 32 overs. Needing 102 in 46 overs to win the first of the two-Test series, the hosts strolled to victory. They reached 1-102 in 19.3 overs, losing just Kieran Powell for 30 off the bowling of Doug Bracewell. Fellow opener Chris Gayle, who scored 150 in the first innings, raced to an unbeaten 64 which included eight fours and two sixes.
Fast and furious
BUDAPEST - Lewis Hamilton delivered a flawless drive to win Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix for McLaren and revive his challenge for this year's Formula One drivers' world championship. The 27-year-old Briton took control of the race from the start and stayed in front, pit stops apart, as he resisted strong late pressure to come home ahead of Finland's Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton's win was his second of the year and the 19th of his career. Raikkonen pushed hard to find a way of passing Hamilton in the closing laps, but the Englishman resisted despite having to fight to preserve his worn tyres. Rangers bt City
GLASGOW, Scotland - Rangers' reincarnation as a third division club got off to a shaky start on Sunday as they needed a Lee McCulloch goal in extra time to edge past second division Brechin City 2-1 in the first round of the Challenge Cup at Glebe Park. It was the first competitive match for the fallen Glasgow giants - who are more accustomed to the Champions League than the Challenge Cup - since the club was reformed as a new company following liquidation. The Ibrox club, whose new owners Sevco Scotland were only granted a temporary licence by the Scottish Football Association to play the match late on Friday night, got off to the perfect start when Andrew Little gave them a fourth-minute lead.