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Crane storms to fourth PGA title

GOLF: Ben Crane claimed his fourth PGA Tour victory by edging Webb Simpson on the second play-off hole at the McGladrey Classic in Georgia, USA.

The 35-year-old, from Oregon, stormed up the leaderboard with a seven-under-par final round of 63 at Sea Island. Simpson earned a play-off by joining his fellow American on 15 under with a blemish-free 66, but missed a three-foot putt for par on the second play-off hole, the 17th.



Hopkins slams defeat

BOXING: Bernard Hopkins cried foul after losing his WBC light heavyweight title to Chad Dawson on a controversial technical knockout on Saturday.

Dawson, 29, lifted the 46-year-old off his feet and slammed him to the canvas, hurting the veteran's left shoulder near the end of the second round in Los Angeles.

Hopkins said: "That was a blatant foul. It should be no contest, not a disqualification."



Kenneally into London

ATHLETICS: Dubliner Mark Kenneally, 30, qualified for the London Olympics by producing a tremendous run in the the Amsterdam Marathon yesterday.

He ran a time of two hours, 13 minutes, 55 seconds to beat the 'A' qualifying standard by 65 seconds.



Martin finishes second

CYCLING: Garmin-Cervelo's Dan Martin grabbed second spot in Saturday's Tour of Lombardy, lifting the Irishman into the top 10 of the final World Tour rankings.

He was unable to reel in eventual winner Oliver Zaugg (Leopard Trek) but won the sprint for second -- eight seconds off the lead.



Killester still unbeaten

BASKETBALL: Mark Keenan couldn't stop his former Killester charges from making it three wins from three in Clontarf on Saturday.

His UL Eagles side couldn't get the better of the champions in a 67-59 defeat, which keeps the Dubliners on top of the Northern Conference ahead of fellow northsiders DCU Saints, who edged Moycullen 64-62.



Murray up to world No 3

TENNIS: Britain's Andy Murray went above Roger Federer in the world rankings for the first time after a triumph at the Shanghai Masters gave him his third title this month.

Murray won 7-5 6-4 against David Ferrer and rose to three in the new world rankings, nudging in front of Federer who drops out of the top three after eight years.

NFL: Atlanta 31 Carolina 17, Cincinnati 27 Indianapolis 17, Detroit 19 San Francisco 25, Washington 13 Philadelphia 20, NY Giants 27 Buffalo 24, Pittsburgh 17 Jacksonville 13, Green Bay 24 St Louis 3, Baltimore 29 Houston 14, New England 20 Dallas 16, Tampa Bay 26 New Orleans 20, Oakland 24 Cleveland 17, Chicago 39 Minnesota 10.

MLB: National League Championship Series: Milwaukee 6 St Louis 12 (St Louis win best-of-seven series 4-2).