Sports World: First PGA Tour win for Wise at Byron Nelson

First PGA Tour win for Wise at Byron Nelson

DALLAS • South African-born American Aaron Wise clinched his first PGA Tour title in only his 26th start on Sunday with an emphatic three-shot win at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.

Two weeks after finishing joint second in Charlotte, he went one better when he carded a closing six-under 65.

Wise, 21, finished with a total of 23-under 261. Australia's Marc Leishman shot a three-under 68 for second place.


FIFPro appeals for banned Guerrero

LIMA • World football players union FIFPro has asked football's world governing body Fifa to allow Peru captain Paolo Guerrero, 34, to play in the World Cup despite a doping ban.

Guerrero, who tested positive for cocaine last October, had his six-month ban extended to 14 months last week following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

In a social media post, FIFPro said it hoped "for a breakthrough in the next 24-48 hours".


Raonic out of Paris due to knee injury

PARIS • Canada's Milos Raonic has withdrawn from next week's French Open with a knee injury and is targeting a return during the grass-court tennis season, the former world No. 3 said on Sunday.

The 27-year-old, a 2014 quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, pulled out in the round of 16 at April's Monte Carlo Masters after a recurrence of the injury he suffered last year.


Fellaini could leave United for AC Milan

LONDON • Manchester United could lose Marouane Fellaini, 30, on a free transfer after AC Milan offered him a three-year deal. United are willing to give him only one more year, with the option to extend by another 12 months.

The midfielder is out of contract this summer and is expected to resolve his future before reporting for World Cup duty with Belgium.


Football boss faces 2nd sex assault claim

JOHANNESBURG • South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan, 66, is facing a second sexual assault complaint.

The complaint from the 40-year-old woman comes on the heels of another accusation last November against one of the 2010 World Cup organisers.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe