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Dustin opens 2013 with win

GOLF: Dustin Johnson began his year in style with victory in the first PGA tournament of 2013 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Overnight leader Johnson carded 16-under-par to finish four strokes ahead of Steve Stricker in Hawaii, where the tournament was reduced to three rounds as a result of the freak weather.

Play had been delayed for three days because of winds of up to 50mph, which meant two rounds had to be completed yesterday. The events did not faze American Johnson, who began the day with a three-shot lead before sealing success with an impressive five-under-par 68.

Bunting beaten

DARTS: Number one seed Stephen Bunting was sent crashing out of the BDO World Championship after losing 4-2 to Darryl Fitton.

The 16th seed had to come back from 2-1 down though and was favourite for the exit as Bunting was playing supremely well, including a 167 checkout - the highest of the tournament so far.

But when Bunting's form dipped, Fitton levelled proceedings and a 116 finish in the fifth set put him on course to take the lead before the 50-year-old sealed his place in the quarter-finals in the next by landing double 14.

Isner a doubt in Oz

TENNIS: John Isner limped out of the Sydney International today with his Australian Open participation in doubt. The World No 13 was hampered by a bone bruise to his right leg in his 6-4 6-4 defeat to Ryan Harrison.

Humer head man

SWIMMING: Swim Ireland have appointed New Zealander Lars Humer as the new head coach at the High Performance Centre at the University Limerick. Humer has been a High Performance coach with British Swimming for the past 13 years.

English lose again

CRICKET: England departed Delhi today hoping for a change of luck in Rajkot. The tourists lost by six wickets yesterday despite posting 294 for five, a second warm-up loss in three days following India A's 53-run win.

NBA: Philadelphia 89 Brooklyn 109, Indiana 87 Miami 77, Milwaukee 108 Phoenix 99, Houston 125 LA Lakers 112, Minnesota 108 Atlanta 103.