US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

American Brooks Koepka equalled the US Open’s lowest winning score of 16 under to claim his first major at Erin Hills. Koepka had three successive birdies from the 14th to match the total set by Rory McIlroy when he won in 2011 on a par-71 layout compared to this par 72. His five-under 67 was…

Mediterranean Ladies Open: Florentyna Parker wins play-off to claim victory

Mediterranean Ladies Open result -15 F Parker (Eng), A Nordqvist (Swe), C Ciganda (Spa); -14 A Munoz (Spa); -12 M Reid (Eng), P Pretswell (Sco); -11 H Clyburn (Eng), -10 H Burke (Eng), J Haglund (Swe), K Icher (Fra). Selected others:-9 F Johnson (Eng); -7 M Thomson (Sco); -5 L Davies (Eng), S Walker (Eng)…

Ex-sprinter Fredericks steps down over bribery claim

Four-time Olympic silver medallist Frankie Fredericks has stepped down from a key role at athletics’ world governing body after corruption claims. IAAF council member Fredericks, also a member of the International Olympic Committee, has left a taskforce helping Russia as it bids to be readmitted to international competition. His decision comes after French paper Le…

Ex-England player White latest to claim coach sex abuse

Former Manchester City and England player David White has become the fourth footballer to speak publicly about being sexually abused as a child by a coach. White follows ex-Crewe players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, and former Tottenham forward Paul Stewart. The 49-year-old claims former Crewe coach Barry Bennell, a convicted paedophile, abused him. Cheshire…

England women claim 4-0 ODI win in Sri Lanka

Fourth women’s one-day international, Colombo (RPS) England 240-9 (50 overs): Sciver 77, Hazell 45, Fernando 3-28 Sri Lanka 78 (33.1 overs): Weerakkody 32, Marsh 4-21, Hazell 3-21 England won by 162 runs Scorecard England completed a 4-0 women’s one-day international series whitewash as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 162 runs in the final match in…

Michael Clarke: Simon Katich dismisses reconciliation claim

Retired Australia batsman Simon Katich has rejected Michael Clarke’s claim they reconciled after an infamous dressing room fight in 2009. A disagreement between the pair peaked with a physical altercation after a victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It is one of many old wounds reopened with the publication of the former Australia captain’s autobiography….