Sports world: Bayern's streak halted by Gladbach

Bayern's streak halted by Gladbach

BERLIN • Bayern Munich had their lead trimmed to five points as they lost their unbeaten Bundesliga record on Saturday in emphatic style, going down 1-3 away to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

It is only the second time Pep Guardiola's Bayern have lost this season after they went down 0-2 at Arsenal in the Champions League in October.

Second-half goals by Oscar Wendt, Lars Stindl and Fabian Johnson left the Bavarian giants reeling.

Franck Ribery scored a late consolation goal on his return after nearly nine months out with injury.


Phelps on a roll, with 3rd victory

SEATTLE (Washington) • American swim star Michael Phelps roared home to win the 200m butterfly and claim his third triumph in as many days at the US Winter National Championships on Saturday.

The 18-time Olympic gold medallist and world record-holder in the event clocked 1min 56.11sec as he continues his preparations for an Olympic comeback next year in Rio de Janeiro.

Chase Kalisz finished 1.01sec back in second while Dakota Hodgson was third in 1:59.09, three seconds slower than Phelps, at the King County Aquatic Center.


Fiji off to winning World Rugby 7s start

DUBAI • World champions Fiji beat England 28-17 in the Dubai final on Saturday to win the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

England led through Tom Bowen's early try but Fiji ran in 28 unanswered points before half-time as Savenaca Rawaca, Jasa Vermalua, Isake Katonibau and Jerry Tuwai powered over the line in a five-minute blitz.

There are 10 rounds in the World Rugby Sevens series. Singapore will host the eighth round before the sport makes it first appearance at the Olympics next year.


Ljajic goal puts Inter back at top of Serie A

MILAN • Adem Ljajic hit a stunning second-half free kick to secure a 1-0 win over Genoa as 10-man Inter Milan returned to the top of Serie A in style on Saturday.

Inter trailed on-form Napoli by a point but are now two clear of Maurizio Sarri's fellow title hopefuls ahead of their trip to Bologna yesterday, when third-placed Fiorentina host Udinese.


Holman breaks duck with Australian title

GOLD COAST (Australia) • Nathan Holman rebounded after making bogeys on the last two holes in regulation to win the Australian PGA Championship after a three-way play-off.

Holman (73) sealed his first professional title on the first extra hole after finishing tied with American Harold Varner (73) and Dylan Frittelli (75) at even-par 288.

All three missed the fairway with their drives on the first play-off hole, the tricky par-four 18th, but only Holman found the green with his approach.

The 24-year-old safely made par to claim the title after the other two contenders both made bogeys at the Royal Pines Resort on Australia's Gold Coast.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe