Mon, Nov 19, 2007 - Page 18 News List

Sports Briefs

AGENCIES

■ AUTO RACING

Kahne incident investigated

Police are investigating an incident that took place at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, on Friday involving NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne and an unidentified security guard. A spokesman for Kahne said he was rushing to his motorhome in a secure lot at the track following Friday's final practice when he was stopped by the guard, who refused to let Kahne through the entrance without a credential. Kahne, still in his driving uniform, attempted to walk around the guard and, according to the spokesman, the two bumped and, when Kahne turned around, the guard was on the ground. Police were called and Kahne spent several minutes in handcuffs before being released. The security guard was checked and released at the infield medical center.

■ GOLF

Poulter shoots one under

England's Ian Poulter shot a 1-under-par 69 yesterday to win the Dunlop Phoenix golf tournament by three strokes. Poulter claimed the US$364,250 winner's purse after holding on at the Phoenix Country Club to beat out Spain's Gonzalo Fdez Castano, who shot a 68 in the final round. Defending champion and overnight co-leader Padraig Harrington of Ireland finished six strokes off the pace after a final round 69. Harrington beat Tiger Woods with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff last year.

■ GOLF

Armour leads at Del Monte

Tommy Armour III shot a 7-under 65 at Del Monte Golf Course at Pebble Beach, California, to take a two-stroke lead over Nick Watney after the third round of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational on Saturday. The 48-year-old Armour, a two-time PGA Tour winner who finished 110th on the money list this season, has a 14-under 202 total. "I had a good overall round," said Armour, who began the day three strokes behind 36-hole leader Ronnie Black. "Actually, I've played well all three days, so I'm really looking forward to the final round at Pebble Beach."

■ EQUESTRIAN EVENTS

Woman dies after horse fall

An US-based British woman died after her horse stumbled during a cross country jumping event and crushed her on Saturday. Eleanor Brennan, 21, was competing in the 2007 Horse Trials, an international horse event, at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida, a statement from the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. Brennan was riding an 11-year-old male named Mister Barnabus. The horse struck a gate during the event, tumbled onto his neck and landed on Brennan, the statement said. The horse died instantly, and Brennan died a short time later at a hospital. Marion County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Heather Danenhower said Brennan had head and chest injuries.

■ SPEEDSKATING

Kramer beats world record

Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer shattered the world record in the 5,000m, knocking more than 4 seconds off the mark in a World Cup on Saturday. Kramer finished in 6 minutes, 3.32 seconds at the Olympic Oval to erase the previous record of 6:07.40 set by Italy's Enrico Fabris on Nov. 10 in the season-opening World Cup in Salt Lake City. Fabris was second on Saturday in 6:06.42, and Dutchman Carl Verheijen was third in 6:11.15. Kramer was so exhausted after crossing the finish line that he collapsed into the safety barriers around the Oval.

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