GOLF Willow Valley assistant Lee Shepherd reduced the Keighley course to a 64 in winning a Yorkshire PGA pro-am by three shots and his team also tied for the team prize.
Leading scores: 64 - L Shepherd (Willow Valley). 67 - W Kemp (West Bradford). 68 - N Cheetham (Lees Hall), J Wells (Cherry Burton). 69 - L Jardine (Doncaster DR), A Ambler (Walton GC), P Robinson (Skipton). 70 - D McKidd (Otley), W Lockett (Clecklheaton). 71 - P Carman (Huddersfield), R Masters (Baildon).
Leading teams (two of four to count): 85pts - Skipton: P Robinson (scr), I Taylor (22), G Whiteside (17), A Bannister (8); Willow Valley: L Shepherd (scr), D Mitchell (15), R Asher (12), R Thornton (9).
TENNIS British No1 Andy Murray advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Sweden’s Thomas Johansson in the ATP Masters event in Toronto.The world No9 and eighth seed, who was making his first singles appearance since losing in the quarter-final of Wimbledon to eventual champion Rafael Nadal, never looked back after a decisive break in the 10th game.
GOLF Ireland’s Gary Murphy will be hoping another appearance in the Inteco Russian Open at the Le Meridien Moscow Country Club will signal a change in fortunes.Murphy is still seeking his first European Tour title after more than 200 starts but has a superb record in the Russian capital.He was among the early starters today, playing in the group in front of star attraction John Daly, the former Open champion looking to bounce back from missing the cut at Birkdale last week.
OLYMPICS Diving prodigy Tom Daley could suffer burnout before the 2012 Olympics, Britain’s performance director has warned.The 14 year-old from Plymouth is already considered one of Britain’s best hopes for gold in London after qualifying for this year’s Games.But Steve Foley said: “We have no idea if he’ll go any further after Beijing. The constant media expectation will take its toll. We need to be careful.”
New big date
Boxing Roy Jones Junior expects his fight with Joe Calzaghe to be rescheduled for November 8 after the Welshman suffered a wrist injury which forced the original September 20 date to be postponed.The pair were set to meet in a light-heavyweight contest at New York’s Madison Square Garden in what had originally been expected to be Calzaghe’s farewell fight.But it has emerged that world super-middleweight champion Calzaghe has suffered a sprained wrist.