Xiamen International Open: Aditi Ashok’s good run continues, on course for another top-10 finish

Xiamen: Indian golfer Aditi Ashok stayed on the path for yet another good performance as she ended the third day with a two-under 70 at the Xiamen International Ladies Open. She is once again put her within touching distance of a fourth successive Top-10 finish on the Ladies European Tour. Aditi, who had rounds of 70 and 71 on the first two days shot 70 on the third and was lying tied 11th, three places better than where she was a day earlier. File photo of Aditi Ashok. Getty Images At five-under 211, she was still eight shots behind the co-leaders Yuting Shi (70) and Anne Van Dam (67) who caught up with the Chinese girl. The other Indian challenger in the field, Vani Kapoor, had an …

Why England could break All Blacks' winning streak OPINION: Brace yourself All Black fans: Eddie Jones' England are on track to break the All Blacks' 18-match winning record in next year's Six Nations. England should notch up wins over France at Twickenham, Wales in Cardiff, Italy at home and Scotland away to equal the All Blacks' feat. Only Joe Schmidt's Ireland would then stand in the way of England gaining outright ownership of the record most consecutive wins in top tier test rugby in their 19th match. The Irish rugby authorities should consider begging the Gaelic Sports Association to hire Croke Park - capacity 82,000 - for that potential Grand Slam deciding game. Aviva Stadium, the traditional rugby home, won't be big enough for everyone wanting a ticket. READ MORE:* England complete perfect year* 'We're not best...

Abu Dhabi GP: Nico Rosberg wins World Championship despite Lewis Hamilton’s gutsy victory Nico Rosberg realised a dream and silenced his critics Sunday when he emulated his father Keke’s achievement and claimed his maiden Formula One drivers’ championship. But by beating his Mercedes team-mate and three-time champion Lewis Hamilton the usually-reserved Rosberg did far more than that. Nico Rosberg takes the 2016 F1 World Championship. Getty In addition to persuading F1’s veteran commercial ring-master Bernie Ecclestone to "eat his words" after saying that a Rosberg title win would be bad for business, he left several other pundits chewing furiously. His father famously won only one race in his 1992 title triumph and a career total of five, but Rosberg swept to the title with nine wins this year. It was emphatic proof that, despite all of Hamilton’s ...

St. John’s uses record 3-point barrage to snap losing skid NEW ORLEANS — Marcus LoVett hit 7 of 8 shots for 18 points and St. John’s tied the school record with 16 3-pointers to race to a 95-75 win over Tulane on Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak. Federico Mussini and Bashir Ahmed added 17 points apiece and Shamorie Ponds 15 for the Red Storm (3-5), who shot 55 percent (33 of 60) from the field and 13 of 15 from the foul line. “That always helps,” Mullin told the St. John’s website. “Probably more importantly, I thought our energy was really good. We had a tough week and we really just addressed things with each other, tried to get better each day and learn from our mistakes. I thought tonight defensively we were very active, but more importantly, the ball movement was ...

La Liga: Ronaldo hattrick helps Real Madrid seal derby; Malaga hold Lionel Messi-less ... In a game that meant so much for Atletico Madrid, it was Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid celebrating when it was all over. Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Madrid handed rival Atletico a painful 3-0 loss on Saturday in its last Spanish league derby before leaving Vicente Calderon Stadium next season. The victory also snapped Madrid's six-game winless streak against the city rival, and gave the club a four-point lead over Barcelona. Barcelona was unable to overcome the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou, a result that ended its home scoring streak that started in February 2015. Madrid's gap to Atletico increased to nine points, putting the rival's title chances in jeopardy after only 12 matches. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after ...

UFC 205 Cheat Sheet: Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor In a year that already has proved to be massive for the UFC, with one major card after another, UFC 205 on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York looks to be the biggest and most important of them all. In honor of such a marquee event, ESPN.com is providing dedicated previews to all 13 bouts on the card, breaking down what's at stake and projecting who will win, along with quotes and statistics for each fighter. Odds as of Nov. 11: Alvarez 120; McGregor -140 Dana White's thoughts "What Conor McGregor is trying to accomplish, winning two titles within a year of each other, and having fought at 170 pounds in between? It's crazy. That's what I love about Conor. Most fighters, when they get out of the Octagon, they...

Green Bay Packers vs Tennessee Titans game preview – expect a close game – ... When the NFL schedule was announced in April, Green Bay's visit to Tennessee on Sunday figured to be nothing more than a tuneup game for the Packers and an excuse for their fans to turn the Titans' Nissan Stadium into Lambeau Field South. Well, Green Bay fans could still take over the enemy stadium, but given where the Packers are and how Tennessee has progressed, this looks to be anything but a gimme. In fact, it should be one of the tightest games on the Week 10 card. At 4-4 after a 31-26 home loss last week to Indianapolis, Green Bay is just a game back of slumping Minnesota in the NFC North. The Titans (4-5) fell 1 1/2 games back of Houston in the AFC South after a 43-35 defeat last...

Backstrom has five-point night as Capitals rout Penguins 7-1 Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and three assists and T.J. Oshie enjoyed a four-point game as the Washington Capitals broke out of a recent funk to rout the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 on Wednesday night. Oshie had two goals and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov and Justin Williams also scored for the Capitals, who had lost three of four. Braden Holtby stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced, allowing only a late goal to Phil Kessel. The Penguins lost Stanley Cup-winning goalie Matt Murray late in the first period when teammate Evgeni Malkin accidentally hit him in the head. Murray allowed two goals on 14 shots before leaving, and Marc-Andre Fleury gave up five goals on 25 shots in relief. Ovechkin left the ice briefly...