Hamilton fastest in first Abu Dhabi practice

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Championship leader Lewis Hamilton struck a psychological blow with the fastest time in Friday’s first practice for Formula One’s Abu Dhabi title decider.

Donald’s swagger returns in Dubai birdie splurge

DUBAI (Reuters) – Luke Donald said successive early birdies helped him recapture some of his long-lost confidence as the former world number one went on to shoot a six-under 66 in the second round of the DP World Tour Championship on Friday.

Caterham administrator to probe ex-management

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Caterham’s former management will be investigated by administrators once the stricken Formula One team’s fate is decided in the next few weeks, administrator and acting team principal Finbarr O’Connell said on Friday.

Stricken Koepka recovers from dodgy burger with 68 in Dubai

DUBAI (Reuters) – American Brooks Koepka bounced back with a four-under-par second round 68 at the DP World Tour Championship on Friday after severe food poisoning led to him carding an opening 78 at the season-ending Dubai event.

Fast finishing Mamat keeps pace in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) – Singaporean Mardan Mamat birdied five of his closing six holes to remain in a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Asian Tour’s $1 million Manila Masters on Friday.

Surprise leader Wright steals spotlight in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Unheralded Queenslander Michael Wright broke clear of a logjam atop the Australian Masters leaderboard to take a two-shot lead after the second round on Friday, while double defending champion Adam Scott battled hard to keep in to…

Raiders stun Chiefs, earn first win in a year

(Reuters) – The Oakland Raiders earned their first win in more than a year on Thursday as rookie quarterback Derek Carr rallied the team with a late scoring drive to stun division rivals Kansas City 24-20.

No decision on final America’s Cup venue yet, say Team New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Organizers of the next America’s Cup regatta will announce their decision on its venue on Dec. 2, challengers Team New Zealand said on Friday, shooting down media reports the holders had decided on Bermuda for the 2017 event.