Sport Digest, October 1, 2012

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 01 October, 2012, 3:41am


Mutai leads Kenyan sweep at Berlin race

Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won yesterday's Berlin marathon in two hours, four minutes and 15 seconds, missing out on his attempt to lower the world record of 2:03:38 set at this race by Patrick Makau last year. The 30-year-old Mutai was followed across the line one second back by his compatriot, Dennis Kimetto, who was making his marathon debut, with another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang, in third at 2:16:12. Mutai, winner of the New York marathon in 2011, was second to Makau in 2010. Ethiopia's Aberu Abede won the women's race in 2:20:30, two years after her first success in Berlin. In second came her compatriot Tirfi Tsegaye (2:21:19) with Olena Shurhno of Ukraine in third (2:23:32). AFP


Storm take the bite out of Bulldogs

The Melbourne Storm scored three first-half tries and then held tough defensively through a scoreless second half to beat the Canterbury Bulldogs 14-4 to win Australia's National Rugby League championship match yesterday. Before a record crowd of 82,976 at the former Olympic stadium in western Sydney, captain Billy Slater was among the first-half tryscorers as the Storm won their second NRL title. They won their first in 1999, a year after entering the league, but had two premierships taken away in 2007 and 2009 due to salary-cap infringements. AP


Nine-man Sun Hei rally to hold Rangers

Nine-man Sunray Cave Sun Hei forced a 2-2 draw with BC Rangers in the RedMR First Division at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday. With 15 minutes left, Sun Hei were two goals and two men down - including keeper Zhang Chunhui for bringing down a player insidethe box - but an own goal from Rangers midfielder Wilfred Bamnjo in the 81st minute revitalised their hopes before Mamadou Barry found the equaliser for them five minutes later. Tuen Mun were also held 2-2 by visitors Yokohama FC (HK) at Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground. Chan Kin-wa