Koreans down Chinese for 4th Sudirman Cup
SYDNEY • South Korea stunned China to win the Sudirman Cup yesterday, coming from 1-2 down to clinch the final 3-2 on Australia's Gold Coast and end their opponents' 12-year stranglehold on the biennial mixed-team international badminton tournament.
Choi Sol Gyu and Chae Yoo Jung combined for a 21-17, 21-13 win over Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong in the mixed doubles to secure the victory, which gave the Koreans their fourth title, a first since 2003.
China won the men's singles and doubles and Korea the women's singles and doubles.
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Noren surges to 3-stroke win with 62
WENTWORTH • Swedish world No. 13 golfer Alexander Noren shot a superb 10-under final-round 62, comprising eight birdies and a last-hole eagle, to come from seven back at the start of play to win the European PGA Championship by two shots.
Italian Francesco Molinari (68) was second on 279 but overnight leader Andrew Dodt of Australia had a 73 to end joint sixth on 281.
Simpson breaks free from Texan crowd
LOS ANGELES• Former US Open champion Webb Simpson emerged from a crowded leaderboard on Saturday, firing a three-under 67 to take sole possession of the lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament.
The 31-year-old American reached nine-under 201 to lead England's Paul Casey (68) and Danny Lee (69) of New Zealand by two strokes after three rounds at the Colonial Country Club course in Fort Worth, Texas.
Feng in form at Volvik Championship
CHICAGO • Chinese golfer Feng Shanshan fired six birdies in a six-under 66 on Saturday, to grab a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the LPGA Volvik Championship.
Her 15-under total of 201 put her one stroke in front of American Lizette Salas, who carded a 67 for 202. Feng, who claimed the most recent of her six LPGA titles at the Japan Classic last year, has three top-10 finishes this season.