SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF
BOSTON, Massachusetts - Jason Day fired a third consecutive four-under-par 67 in the Deutsche Bank Championship and he's still seven shots off the lead - that's how well Sergio Garcia is going. Attempting to stay in the US PGA Tour play-off series' ever-diminishing fields, Garcia added a 65 to his earlier 65 and 64 to be 19-under 204 going into the final round.
NEW YORK - Former champion Lleyton Hewitt has outclassed Russian Evgeny Donskoy to reach the last 16 of the US Open for the first time since 2006. Hewitt backed up his vintage five-set win over sixth-seeded 2009 winner Juan Martin del Potro with a 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 6-1 victory over Donskoy at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
Serena in last 8
NEW YORK - Serena Williams has avenged the loss that ousted her from the Australian Open, defeating fellow American Sloane Stephens 6-4 6-1 to reach the US Open quarter-finals. Defending champion and top seed Williams won eight of the last nine games against the 15th seed to advance.
Wait is over
LONDON - Huddersfield secured the League Leaders' Shield with a 40-0 victory over Wakefield on Sunday, ending an 81-year wait to finish top of the table. Second-rower Jason Chan crossed twice in the first half as the Giants recorded the milsetone in their final home game of the regular Super League season on Sunday.
EDINBURGH - Australia coach Darren Lehmann says David Warner's axing from the one-day side shows reputation counts for nothing and runs everything in the national team. Warner will return home from the tour of the UK after surprisingly being left out of the 15-man squad.
LONDON - A superb hat-trick of birdies saw Frenchman Gregory Bourdy win the Wales Open on Sunday and claim the first points in the race to qualify for next year's Ryder Cup. Bourdy birdied the last three holes at Celtic Manor in Newport to leave American Peter Uihlein in second place.
HARARE - Overshadowed by threats of a player strike over unpaid wages, Zimbabwe's two-Test series against Pakistan is set to begin on Tuesday with the home team hit by serious financial problems and even more unsettled than usual. Zimbabwe coach Andy Waller warned the player pay issue will likely spill over to the Tests.
SYDNEY - The Sydney Roosters' indifferent form at the back end of the season has continued when an injury-hit Gold Coast side sealed one the best results in their short history with a 30-22 win at Allianz Stadium. Brad Takairangi, scored the decisive try seven minutes from time.