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Ko res­cues round

GOLF: Dark­ness halted sec­ond round play at the lat­est LPGA Tour event in

New Jer­sey with Kiwi Ly­dia Ko one of the last to fin­ish their rounds be­fore ac­tion was sus­pended, with the for­mer world num­ber one card­ing a one-un­der round to be five­un­der over­all. Ko had to re­cover after a seven on the par-four sec­ond, to move into a tie for 17th.

Fury’s re­turn farce

BOX­ING: Tyson Fury clowned his way through his first fight in more than 21⁄ years and still out­classed Se­fer Se­feri who re­tired after four far­ci­cal rounds in Man­ches­ter Arena yes­ter­day. Fight­ing for the first time since claim­ing the world heavy­weight ti­tle from Wladimir Kl­itschko in Novem­ber 2015, the much taller and heav­ier Fury spo­rad­i­cally un­loaded right hands as he show­boated through the sched­uled 10-round bout.

Steel fin­ish on top

NETBALL: What hap­pens when the teams with the na­tional netball pre­mier­ship's least-her­alded de­fences meet? Goals ga­lore. The South­ern Steel beat the North­ern Stars for the sec­ond time in a week yes­ter­day, in the open­ing match of a triple­header at Horn­cas­tle Arena, 63-60.

Rare feat for Jus­tify

RAC­ING: Jus­tify has be­come the 13th horse to win rac­ing’s Triple Crown. The three-year old colt has won the Bel­mont Stakes in New York, after win­ning the Ken­tucky Derby and the Preak­ness in re­cent weeks. It’s the sec­ond triplecrown in four years for Jus­tify’s trainer Bob Baf­fert.

Ju­nior moves to 2nd

SAIL­ING: Kiwi sailor Josh Ju­nior rose from fourth to sec­ond in the Finn class fleet on the penul­ti­mate day of the world cup se­ries fi­nal in Mar­seille. He won two of the three races held yes­ter­day to be just a point off the lead ahead of the clos­ing medal race. Fel­low Kiwi Andy Maloney headed the other way, slip­ping from sec­ond to fourth.

Pad­don on track

RALLY: Hay­den Pad­don was yes­ter­day on track for his best re­sult of the World Rally Cham­pi­onship sea­son. Pad­don was in fourth place in Rally Italy with four stages re­main­ing. Pad­don over­took Jari-Matti Lat­vala on the penul­ti­mate day.

Fifth for Walker

BMX: Sarah Walker fin­ished the best of the Kiwi riders at the BMX world cham­pi­onships in Azer­bai­jan. The 2012 Olympic sil­ver medal­list just missed out on a place in the fi­nal, after fin­ish­ing fifth in her semi. Re­becca Petch fin­ished just be­hind Walker, while the rest of the Ki­wis failed to ad­vance from their qual­i­fy­ing mo­tos.

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