Pole for Lewis


Singapore: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth pole position of the season in the Singapore Grand Prix qualifying, on Saturday, to strengthen his bid for a second world title.

The Briton settled a thrilling session with a lightning lap of 1min 46.362sec early in Q3 which proved unbeatable by the other drivers.

Meanwhile, Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta matched his career-best qualifying position when he claimed the sixth place on the grid. His teammate Nico Hulkenberg missed out on top-10 and will start at the 11th place.

Midland: Rahil Gangjee had a nightmarish second round of six-over 78 and crashed out at the midway stage of the WNB Golf Classic on the Web.com Tour, formerly the Nationwide. Gangjee, who shot 75 in the first round ended with a nine-over 151 total that ended his campaign early.

Tenerife: Sharmila Nicollet's valiant effort in the closing stages went in vain as she missed the cut by one shot after the second round of the Tenerife Open de Espa�a Femenino at Golf Las Am�ricas, here.

Hyogo: Shiv Kapur staged a tremendous fight back on the back nine, where he hit an eagle, to card a sub-par round for the third day running and stay in contention for a good finish at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, here. Kapur, lying eighth overnight, shot 69 and moved to nine-under but slipped three places down to tied 11th.

London: Arsene Wenger handed Theo Walcott an ultimatum on Friday by giving him two months to sign a new contract or face being sold in the January transfer window. The Arsenal manager, who appears to be already planning for life without the England winger, said this week that the contract standoff was beginning to influence his team selection.

Colorado Springs: Olympic champion Usain Bolt is among those joining a group of US track and field athletes fighting a rule that bars Olympians from using their names or likeness for advertising during the Games. The Track and Field Athletes Association, which includes high-profile American runners such as Sanya Richards-Ross and Bernard Lagat, announced Friday it had added international athletes.

London: In an embarrassing episode for the host of the next Summer Olympics, 10 employees of Rio de Janeiro's 2016 committee have been fired after being caught stealing computer files from British organisers during the London Games.

Calcutta: Ranjan Madugalle Saturday became the first ICC Match Referee to complete a half-century of T20 Internationals when he officiated the World T20 match between Australia and the West Indies.