Sports World: First-ever successive wins for Sunwolves

First-ever successive wins for Sunwolves

HONG KONG • Fly-half Hayden Parker nailed a drop goal nearly four minutes after the hooter to give the Sunwolves their first-ever back-to-back victories as Super Rugby made its Hong Kong debut yesterday.

The Sunwolves, who are co-based in Tokyo and Singapore, edged a thriller against the Cape Town-based Western Stormers 26-23.

They will play the Bulls in their final home game on June 30 at the Republic's National Stadium.


West Brom appoint Moore as manager

LONDON • West Bromwich Albion have appointed Darren Moore as their new manager after they were relegated from the Premier League, the football club announced on Friday.

The 44-year-old guided the club on an unbeaten run in April as caretaker manager after replacing the sacked Alan Pardew. Despite the upturn in form, West Brom finished bottom of the top-flight standings.


Leishman ahead by one at Byron Nelson

LOS ANGELES • Australian golfer Marc Leishman followed up his career-best 61 with a five-under 66 for a total of 127 on Friday to stay atop the leaderboard after the second round of the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson tournament.

Leishman fired six birdies on the Trinity Forest course to lead by one shot from American Aaron Wise (63).


Chun leads at stormy LPGA Kingsmill C'ship

LOS ANGELES • Chun In Gee fired a five-under 66 to take the lead in the second round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship which was hit by storms on Friday.

The South Korean golfer finished with a total of 131 for a one-shot lead over Japan's Nasa Hataoka (66) and American Austin Ernst (65).


Watt to pay for Santa Fe victims' funerals

HOUSTON • The National Football League's Houston Texans confirmed that their star defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed in Friday's Santa Fe High School shooting.

The suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has since been charged with capital murder. Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul also said the National Basketball Association play-offs are "minor compared to what those people are dealing with".


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World: First-ever successive wins for Sunwolves'. Print Edition | Subscribe