Sports News in Brief
ATLANTA, Georgia - American Brandt Snedeker won the US PGA Tour Championship and claimed a $US10million ($F17.7million) bonus for capturing the tour season playoff title after firing a two-under-par 68 in yesterday's final round. Snedeker was among five players, including 14-time major winner Tiger Woods and world No.1 Rory McIlroy, who led in playoff points and could have claimed the playoff crown and bonus money simply with a victory in the 30-man showdown.
LONDON - Former England captain John Terry dramatically quit international football yesterday, fewer than 24 hours before a Football Association hearing into allegations he racially abused Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand. Chelsea skipper Terry, 31, said the FA had made his position "untenable" after he had already been cleared of criminal charges emanating from the controversy which rocked the game last October.
PRATTVILLE, Alabama - Stacy Lewis fired a three-under par 69 yesterday to win the Navistar LPGA Classic for her third title of the year and a jump from third to second in the world rankings. Lewis, whose only prior career title came at a major in last year's LPGA Kraft Nabisco, finished on 18-under 270 for 72 holes to beat defending champion Lexi Thompson by two strokes. The US teen star fired a closing 66.
CHRISTCHURCH - Australian goal attack Natalie Medhurst might maintain she's ageing, but she showed little sign of it with a match-winning performance in Sunday's third netball Test against New Zealand in Christchurch. The Diamonds showed excellent composure in coming back from an early five-goal deficit to take the match 59-53, exacting a small measure of revenge for narrow losses in the two previous Constellation Cup matches.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's former world heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders died of wounds sustained in a shooting at a Pretoria restaurant where he was celebrating his nephew's 21st birthday, police reported on Sunday. Three men burst into the restaurant on Saturday evening and fired randomly where the family were dining, shooting Sanders in the stomach and hand as he dived in front of his daughter to protect her.
TOKYO - Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams showed some of his worth by scoring his first try in three games after his high-priced move to Japanese rugby. He also threw in a handful of his trademark offload passes, although his Panasonic Wild Knights went down 32-22 to Toshiba Brave Lupus in Tokyo on Saturday, in the fourth round of the 2012-2013 Top League season.
BERLIN - Bayer Leverkusen missed a penalty and wasted a raft of opportunities in a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Ruhr football derby yesterday.