Sports World: Ryu's 67 earns her sixth career victory

Ryu's 67 earns her sixth career victory

CHICAGO • Former world No. 1 Ryu So Yeon, 27, on Sunday claimed her first title of the year with a closing five-under 67 at the LPGA Tour's Meijer Classic.

The South Korean finished with a 21-under 267 total at Blythefield Country Club to beat runner-up Caroline Masson by two strokes and earn her sixth career win.

It is her first title since last year's NW Arkansas Championship. She won the US Open in 2011 and followed that with a Rookie of the Year award in 2012.


Fall gets perk-up with red card rescinded

WELLINGTON • French full-back Benjamin Fall's red card from the second Test against the All Blacks was cancelled yesterday in a rare move hailed by France coach Jacques Brunel.

"Wisdom has prevailed," Brunel said after a World Rugby judicial panel ruled that Fall's mid-air collision with All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett was accidental and said he was free to play in Saturday's third Test.


Semenya to contest IAAF hormone ruling

JOHANNESBURG • South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will challenge a female classification rule imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, her lawyers said yesterday.

The two-time Olympic and three-time 800m world champion faces having to take medication to lower her higher than normal levels of naturally produced testosterone, which the sport's governing IAAF has deemed gives her an unfair advantage.


Ronaldo's airport bust swopped for new one

LISBON • The controversial bronze bust of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at the airport in Madeira which bears his name has been replaced, the Portuguese media reported yesterday.

The original was widely mocked, not least for its grimacing smile.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World: Ryu's 67 earns her sixth career victory'. Print Edition | Subscribe