Sports World: Icher leads at halted LPGA Major

Icher leads at halted LPGA Major

RANCHO MIRAGE • French golfer Karine Icher fired a five-under -par 67 to seize the lead before high winds halted Thursday's opening round of the LPGA ANA Inspiration, the year's first women's golf Major.

Icher birdied three of four par-three holes at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage to stand one stroke ahead of American Michelle Wie, the 2014 runner-up, and South Koreans Ryu So Yeon, Park Sung Hyun and teen amateur Seong Eun Jeong.


Cavs are 'in a bad spot', says James

CHICAGO • LeBron James says the reigning National Basketball Association champions Cleveland Cavaliers are "in a bad spot" after losing their third consecutive game, falling 99-93 on Thursday in Chicago.

The Bulls completed a 4-0 regular-season sweep of Cleveland, boosting their chances of reaching the play-offs and dropping the Cavaliers (47-27) behind Boston (48-27) at the top of the Eastern Conference.


Cleverley will be staying at Watford

LONDON • Watford have agreed to sign Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis, once his loan spell at Vicarage Road expires at the end of the season.

The England international, 27, will join the Hornets for an undisclosed fee on July 1, after signing a five-year deal with the Premier League club.


Cyclist Hall killed during Aussie race

CANBERRA • British endurance cyclist Mike Hall, known for his astonishing feats of long-distance riding, has been killed after being struck by a car during a race in Australia.

The 35-year-old died near Canberra during the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, from Perth to Sydney, yesterday.


Huge turnout at Youth Para C'ships

More than 180 participants, aged seven to 18, took part in yesterday's Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships.

Held at the Hougang Stadium, this was the first time students with disabilities in mainstream schools competed at the event, organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe