World Championships FactJamaica’s Bertland Cameron won the men’s 400 metres at the first IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland in 1983. Cameron, the hot favourite for gold, crossed the line in 45.05 seconds.
Watson shot a 68 to earn $228,800 and move over $20 million in career earnings. Fred Funk, who started in second place, shot a 71 to tie for third with Scott Simpson, who shot a 65. ETC.: Justin Leonard won the Texas Open for the third time, beating Jesper Parnevik with a 10-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff in San Antonio. Leonard, also the 2000 and ’01 winner at LaCantera Golf Club Resort Course, closed with a 5-under 65 to match Parnevik at 19-under 261. Parnevik finished with a 69. Leonard is the first three-time Texas Open winner since Arnold Palmer in 1960-62. … Suzann Pettersen put her name above top-ranked Lorena Ochoa’s at long last, sinking a birdie putt from about 6 feet on the second playoff hole to win the Longs Drugs Challenge in Danville. Pettersen watched as Ochoa missed a long putt from more than 20 feet before calmly making the winner. They both birdied the first playoff hole. … England’s Nick Dougherty won the Dunhill Links Championship by two strokes with an 18-under 270 in St. Andrews, Scotland, closing with a 1-under 71 for his second PGA European Tour title. Running In a race run in scorching heat that left one man dead, Kenya’s Patrick Ivuti won the Chicago Marathon by a fraction of a second. More than 300 runners were taken to hospitals because of heat-related ailments. The 88-degree heat and humidity were so draining that organizers shut down the second half of the course four hours after the start. Ivuti leaned at the finish line to edge Jaouad Gharib of Morocco by 0.05 seconds. Ethiopia’s Berhane Adere rallied to successfully defend her women’s title. Chad Schieber of Midland, Mich., 35, collapsed while running on the South Side and was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m. at a Veteran’s Affairs hospital. An autopsy was scheduled for today. ETC.: An unidentified civilian runner from Fairfax County, Va., died during the Army Ten-Miler race in Arlington, Va. The runner collapsed about 10:40 a.m., about 200 yards from the finish line, said Col. Jim Yonts. Arlington County medics responded immediately and took the runner to George Washington University Hospital. The cause of death was not known. Soccer Diego Maradona was stopped by airport police in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after arriving on a flight from Italy, taken before a judge and told he faced a civil case involving injuries in a Feb. 10, 2006, transit accident, local reports said. ETC.: Brazil forward Afonso Alves scored seven goals, including four in 10 minutes, to set a Dutch league record and lead SC Heerenveen to a 9-0 rout of Heracles Almelo in the first division in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Horse racing Out of Control beat 10-1 long shot Zann by a nose to win the $250,000 Oak Tree Mile at Santa Anita, earning a berth in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile. Meanwhile, Idiot Proof claimed a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and Tough Tiz’s Sis in the Distaff. Out of Control had Michael Baze aboard and finished the mile, Grade II turf course in 1:34.16, paying $9.80, $5 and $4.20. Out of Control took in $150,000 to bring his career earnings to $487,371. Lava Man, racing’s leading active money winner and most successful ex-claimer, placed last. ETC.: Todd Pletcher knows he has a Breeders’ Cup qualifier in Panty Raid, but he isn’t sure which race she’ll enter at Monmouth Park later this month. The 3-year-old filly earned an automatic bid to the BC Distaff by winning the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes in Lexington, Ky. Tennis Top-ranked Justine Henin rallied to defeat Tatiana Golovin, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, and win the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, for her eighth title of the year. Henin dropped her first set since losing a Wimbledon semifinal to Marion Bartoli, but stretched her winning streak to 16 matches, including a run to the U.S. Open title. Henin now has 37 career titles. She also won the French Open and is 54-4 for the year. ETC.: David Ferrer overpowered Richard Gasquet, 6-1, 6-2, to win the Japan Open in Tokyo for his third title of the year. The top-seeded Ferrer was in control from the outset, breaking Gasquet in the first game of a match that lasted only 52 minutes. … Top-seeded Tommy Robredo rallied to beat Andy Murray, 0-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz, France. Rugby Fiji threatened to pull off the biggest shocker in the history of the World Cup before falling, 37-20, to South Africa in Paris. South Africa will face Argentina, which reached its first semifinal by defeating Scotland, 19-13, at Stade de France. The match will be at the same site next Sunday. France will meet England the day before. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Loren Roberts made it apparent very early that there would be no suspense in the final round of the Senior Players Championship in Timonium, Md. Roberts made four straight birdies during a sizzling front nine Sunday and cruised to an easy victory, shooting a 3-under 67 to defeat Tom Watson by six strokes. Starting with a three-shot lead, Roberts parred No. 1 before beginning his run of birdies. After tapping in a short putt for a birdie on No. 9, he made the turn at 30 with a seven-shot lead. “He just closed the door early in the round, and locked it with that birdie on No. 9,” Watson said. Roberts finished with a 13-under 267 total to claim the $390,000 winner’s check. A year ago, Roberts took a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Senior Players Championship and shot a 74 to finish in a tie for third. That bitter collapse lingered in his mind right until he walked off the course Sunday. “For me personally, I really exorcised some demons today,” Roberts said. “To come here today and start out with a three-shot lead and get the job done, that goes a long way for me in being able to get over a little bit of a hurdle that I had from last year.” Roberts has won three majors in 13 tries on the Champions Tour since joining in July 2005; only twice has he failed to finish in the top 10. read more
DISGRACED poet Cathal O Searcaigh has claimed more than €127,000 in funding from the taxpayer over the past decade as a member of an elite arts club.Aosdana — set up by former Taoiseach Charles Haughey — gives yearly payouts or cnuas of over €17,000 to some of Ireland’s top artists and has cost the taxpayer just under €30million.O Searcaigh continued to receive his full tax-free payments despite a damning 2007 documentary Fairytale of Kathmandu which revealed details of the Gortahork’s poet’s sexual relationships with Nepalese teenagers. He received €12,700 per year between 2001 and 2010.O Searcaigh still insists he has done nothing wrong and blamed selective editing for how he was portrayed.The poet also received a grant to renovate his home in Gortahork and turn it into a interpretive centre for his work.In return for the grant to renovate his home, O Searcaigh has agreed to leave the property to the State. O SEARCAIGH HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN €127,000 IN GRANTS was last modified: June 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) read more
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