LOS ANGELES, California - Masters champion Adam Scott has closed with a bogey-free five-under 66 to steal victory in the opening US PGA Tour play-off event yesterday. Scott posted in at 11-under par early at The Barclays on Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey with a host of big name challengers hunting him down, but no one could reel in the Australian.
SONOMA, California - Australian driver Will Power won at Sonoma Raceway for the third time in four years yesterday, earning his first victory of the IndyCar season. He stole victory after taking advantage of a late penalty to New Zealand's Scott Dixon for injuring three members of Power's pit crew.
LONDON - After almost letting it slip through his gloves, Brad Haddin eventually secured his slice of history on an eventful final day of the Ashes. Amid the drama of a controversial finish at The Oval and the jubilation of England's series win, Haddin quietly notched a significant milestone as he broke Rod Marsh's world record for most dismissals in a five-Test series.
EDMONTON, Canada - New Zealand amateur sensation Lydia Ko won the LPGA Canadian Women's Open for the second straight year yesterday, leaving an elite pro field in her wake. Ko, whose triumph in Vancouver last year at the age of 15 years and four months made her the youngest LPGA title winner in history, backed up that milestone victory with a five-stroke victory over France's Karine Icher.
ROME - Inter Milan has scored two late goals for a 2-0 win over Genoa in manager Walter Mazzarri's debut in Serie A. Japan international Yuto Nagatomo headed in from point-blank range in the 75th minute following a deflected cross from Jonathan and Argentina striker Rodrigo Palacio doubled the lead in added time after an excellent through ball from Fredy Guarin.
MILAN, Lombardy - Napoli thrashed Bologna 3-0 yesterday in Rafael Benitez's first league game in charge as the Partenopei went top of the early Serie A table. Champions Juventus had kickstarted the new season with a 1-0 away win at Sampdoria on Sunday when AC Milan, who finished third last season, were stunned 2-1 by a Luca Toni brace away at promoted Verona.
MADRID - Ireland's Nicolas Roche (Saxo) has won the second stage of the Tour of Spain. He sprinted clear in the final few metres of the 177.7km ride from Pontevedra to Baiona on Sunday. Roche was followed home by Daniel Moreno (Katusha) and Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R) in second and third respectively.
MADRID - Adriano scored the only goal as a Barcelona side without the injured Lionel Messi laboured to a 1-0 victory over Malaga. The Brazilian struck the decisive blow a minute before half-time with a left-footed effort that Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero will have been disappointed to see slip through his grasp.