Sports world: Lee wins Lotte Championship

Lee wins Lotte Championship

KAPOLEI (Hawaii) • Australian Minjee Lee, 19, claimed her second career LPGA Tour victory on Saturday after carding a flawless eight-under 64 at the Lotte Championship.

She finished at 16-under 272 to beat South Korea's Chun In Gee and American Katie Burnett by a stroke.

Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn, 21, finished in fourth at 14-under after firing a 68.


Donald leads RBC Heritage by one shot

HARBOUR TOWN (South Carolina) • Former world No. 1 Luke Donald, hunting his first tournament victory since late 2013, ground out a two-under 69 in tough conditions to take a one-shot lead after the RBC Heritage third round on Saturday.

The Englishman mixed four birdies with two bogeys to post a seven-under total of 206, ending the round a stroke in front of Americans Charley Hoffman (71) and Jason Kokrak (68).

Top-ranked Jason Day tumbled down the leaderboard with an eight-over 79 as he appeared to succumb to fatigue in his eighth event of the year.


Phelps' win lifts his 200IM world ranking

LOS ANGELES • Michael Phelps led wire-to-wire in winning the 200m individual medley at the Mesa Pro Swim on Saturday, his time of 1min 57.90sec the third fastest in the world this year.

The 18-time Olympic gold medallist posted his fastest time in the event this year to insert himself near the top of the rankings led by Japan's Kosuke Hagino (1min 55.07sec).


Sprinter Blake ready for Rio Olympics

KINGSTON (Jamaica) • Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake declared himself "fit and ready to run" at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after clocking a world-leading 9.95sec in his first 100m race of the season.

The 2011 world champion, dogged by three years of hamstring problems, set the mark in the Jamaican capital less than an hour after his American rival Justin Gatlin ran a wind-aided 9.90sec at the Bahamas Invitational.


Napoli lose to Inter, title hopes derailed

MILAN • Inter Milan left Napoli's Serie A title hopes hanging by a thread on Saturday after a 2-0 home victory with a controversial opener from Mauro Icardi and Marcelo Brozovic's excellent chipped effort.

Second-placed Napoli remain on 70 points, six behind leaders Juventus who hosted relegation-threatened Palermo yesterday.


Hackett implicated in midair squabble

SYDNEY • Dual Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett was reportedly questioned by Australian police over a midair incident yesterday.

Broadcaster Ray Hadley said on 2GB radio the alleged incident on an Adelaide-Melbourne Virgin Australia flight involved a passenger in front of Hackett who had reclined his seat.

"Grant Hackett took exception to the reclining of the seat. There was some sort of altercation," Hadley said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2016, with the headline 'Sports world: Lee wins Lotte Championship'. Subscribe