Sports World: Day sweeps into contention at Boston

Day sweeps into contention at Boston

NORTON (Massachusetts) •Australian golfer Jason Day kept his spectacular run of form going, as he moved into contention for the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday, ending the opening round three shots behind leader Brendon de Jonge.

While American world No. 2 Jordan Spieth struggled for a second week in a row with a 75, Day put himself in good position to vie for a fourth PGA Tour win in five starts by carding a three-under 68 at the TPC Boston.

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Halep qualifies for WTA Finals S'pore

ST PETERSBURG (Florida) • Women's tennis world No. 2 Simona Halep has qualified for the season- ending BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, which will take place from Oct 23 to Nov 1 in Singapore for the second consecutive year.

She joins world No. 1 Serena Williams in the singles field of eight, with six more spots yet to be determined.


Curry: Warriors will retain NBA title

MANILA • Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry vowed to win a second straight National Basketball Association (NBA) title during a visit to the Philippines yesterday.

"We feel like we're still the team to beat," NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player said when asked about his team's odds of defending their title during the 2015-16 season that starts on Oct 27.

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Arum says 1 more fight for Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES • Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says the Filipino boxer is ready to hang up his gloves after one more fight next year, and then make the switch to being a full-time politician.

He told the Los Angeles Times that Pacquiao wants to run for the Senate in the Philippines.

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