Sports Digest, November 30, 2012

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 November, 2012, 2:20am

Australian Dale leads seniors at Discover Bay

Australia's Denis Dale will take a slender lead into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship at the Discovery Bay Golf Club. Dale, 64, carded a first-round 73 to lead Hong Kong's William Chung and New Zealand's Frank Borren by a shot. Constant rain and fog meant organisers were forced to cancel the second round, turning the championship into a 36-hole tournament. Aided by Chung's 74 and a solid 75 from Roddy Sage, Hong Kong lie in third place in the team event on a total of 310. Australia lead on 301, with New Zealand second, three strokes behind. Alex Jenkins


All Blacks call up veterans for England

Veterans Dan Carter and Keven Mealamu have overcome calf injuries to be picked for New Zealand's tour finale against England at Twickenham tomorrow. Carter hurt his right calf in training and had to withdraw from the All Blacks on the eve of their 33-10 win over Wales in Cardiff last weekend. Mealamu wasn't considered for the Wales match after being injured in the 42-10 win over Italy two weeks ago. Carter, with 93 caps, was in for flyhalf Aaron Cruden, while Mealamu, on 101 caps, replaced the suspended Andrew Hore at hooker. The run-on side features 788 caps. "There is huge motivation within the team to finish the season off on a high," coach Steve Hansen said. "We know that the English will lift themselves for their final match of the year, especially following their narrow defeats to South Africa and Australia." AP


Ferrari mull appeal over Vettel title win

Ferrari are considering an appeal that could put Sebastian Vettel's Formula One title at risk. Video from Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix appears to show that Vettel passed a Toro Rosso car while a yellow caution light was lit. If a rules breach is proven, Vettel could be hit with a 20-second penalty, which would move him from sixth to eighth place in the race and give Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso the F1 title by one point. "We're looking at the video. We have until tomorrow to file an appeal," Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni said. Vettel won the title by three points over Alonso, who finished second in the race. AP