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Saturday 25 October 2014

Rookie Henley rules in Hawaii

GOLF: Rookie Russell Henley won the Sony Open in Hawaii in what was his first event on the PGA Tour.

The 23-year-old carded his third 63 of the week to set a tournament scoring record, and a rookie record for the lowest 72-hole total in PGA Tour history.

Finishing 24-under-par, Henley birdied the final five to finish seven under for the round and three shots clear of Tim Clark in second place to ensure his PGA Tour card for the next year as well as spots at the Masters and PGA Championship.

Henley was dominant from start to finish at Waialae, where he played the par fours in 17-under and at one point went 50 holes without a bogey.

Waites bags BDO title

DARTS: Scott Waites cruised to his first BDO World Championship title after beating Tony O'Shea 7-1 in a one-sided final.

Waites was ruthless as he raced to a 5-0 lead, taking 10 legs in a row at one point as O'Shea almost folded completely in his third final.

O'Shea won the sixth set to ensure there would be no whitewash, but any hopes of a comeback were quickly dismissed with Waites claiming the next, and although there was a hint the third seed was feeling the pressure, he managed to hold his nerve.

Munster sides in finals

BASKETBALL: Teams from Limerick and Cork will dominate cup final weekend after the finalists in the men's and women's cups were decided. Neptune will take on the UL Eagles in the men's final, while the UL Huskies and Team Montenotte Hotel Cork face off in the women's decider. The finals are down for the National Basketball Arena from January 25-27.

Britton wins in Antrim

ATHLETICS: Fionnuala Britton's great form continued with victory in the Antrim International Cross-Country.

Ireland's two-in-a-row European champion followed her victory in Edinburgh by winning the 5.6km race in 18:17 ahead of Britain's Louise Damen (18:29) with Kenya's Magdalyne Masai (18:45) edging Linda Byrne (18:48) out of third.

Joyce defeats Donovan

BOXING: David Oliver Joyce beat his St Michael's Athy BC team-mate Eric Donovan on a unanimous decision in Saturday's German Eagles versus Astana Arlans World Series of Boxing. Joyce (Eagles) earned a (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) verdict at the Kuppelsaal Centrum venue in Hannover.

Railway claim indoors

HOCKEY: Peter English's hat-trick propelled Railway Union to their first national indoor title since 2006 at the Basketball Arena in Tallaght as they beat Dublin YMCA 6-3. In the women's event, holders Ards beat Hermes 3-1 in a repeat of the 2012 decider.

NFL Divisional Play-offs: Atlanta 30 Seattle 28, New England 41 Houston 28.

NBA: NY Knicks 100 New Orleans 87, Toronto 96 Milwaukee 107, Brooklyn 97 Indiana 86, San Antonio 106 Minnesota 88, Denver 116 Golden State 105, Portland 83 Oklahoma City 87, LA Lakers 113 Cleveland 93.

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