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.