SUNDAY Golf: Colin Montgomerie hasn't won all year, putting in danger his streak of having captured at least one title in each of the past 14 seasons. But the Scot isn't ready to relinquish that record without a fight and stages a stunning comeback in the final round of the Macau Open to snatch the title from unheralded Scott Barr of Australia in a playoff. 'I'm especially glad as this victory continues my win streak. But it keeps coming later and later. October is too late. It looks like I'm getting old,' jokes the 40-year-old Monty, who forced the playoff with a birdie on the final hole. As for Barr, who began the day with a three-shot lead, the defeat is bitter indeed. 'I was in a win-win situation. I just can't believe it,' he says. 'It is really unfortunate. Maybe I shall have to concentrate a bit harder next time when I'm in a situation like this.' Racing: Trainer Ivan Allan is looking for an invitation to the Japan Cup after high-class miler Self Flit wins the Sha Tin Trophy. Allan has already nominated Self Flit for the Group One race in Tokyo; now it's up to organisers to include him in the final lineup. 'After a wonderful win like that, I very much hope he will be invited,' says Allan. The Japanese, though, may be wary - Allan has had his fair share of run-ins with the authorities there, including personally boycotting last year's event when Japan barred the import of a special feed for his runner Indigenous. MONDAY Baseball: Hideki Matsui comes up big for the New York Yankees, connecting for a three-run homer in the first inning to lead his side to a 6-1 win over the Florida Marlins that evened the World Series at one game apiece. Matsui, whose nickname is Godzilla, is hailed by Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte, who says: 'He's been awesome for us. He's stepping up right now in the post-season and that's great to see.' Golf: Matsui isn't the only Japanese to make a big impact in the United States. Compatriot Shigeki Maruyama scores a runaway victory in the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, beating Brad Faxon by five strokes. His putter has been hot throughout the week and he came within one shot of the tournament record. 'I'm really happy now,' says Maruyama, who has struggled all season with a neck injury. 'It shows I can stay in the States and play.' TUESDAY Athletics: Shock! Horror! Track and field athletes are suspected of taking drugs and 400 urine samples from the World Championships in August are to be retested. The move comes after scientists discover a way of testing for THG, a designer steroid that was previously undetectable. Athletes in a number of sports are alleged to have used the substance. 'We have to test them. It's important for the credibility of the sport,' says International Association of Athletics Federation spokesman Nick Davies. He adds that results from the World Championships could be nullified if tests come back positive. Nervous athletes are keeping their fingers crossed that those results are negative. Rugby union: China has the technology to send a man into space but the International Rugby Board doesn't consider the country good enough to host a leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. Beijing has been dropped as one of the host cities - and the IRB is not giving a reason for the decision. 'We are very disappointed that Beijing will not host an IRB Sevens World Series tournament next year. I don't know why they took it away from us. We have not received any reasons,' says an angry Xhong Min, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Rugby Football Union. However, the IRB promises to include a Chinese city for a second-tier sevens series it is organising. WEDNESDAY Cricket: Two-time defending champions Pakistan will be without big-hitting Shahid Afridi at next weekend's Hong Kong Sixes. But they have a more than capable replacement in all-rounder Abdul Razzaq. Mike Walsh, Hong Kong Cricket Association chairman, believes Pakistan will still be the team to beat. 'They have an added incentive to win this time, having won the tournament for the past two years. If they complete the hat-trick, they will get to keep the [gem-studded] Butani Cup permanently,' says Walsh. Athletics: British sprinter Dwain Chambers joins a growing list of athletes implicated in the THG scandal. The European 100 metres record holder has reportedly tested positive for the steroid and risks being banned for two years. But not all athletes are shaking in their designer sneakers. 'The scandal over THG may be the best thing that could have happened to athletics,' said Paula Radcliffe, the women's marathon world record-holder and fervent anti-doping advocate. 'The cheats are being uncovered and they now have nowhere to hide.' THURSDAY Baseball: It's a bitter sweet day for New York Yankees ace Roger Clemens, who is making his last start in pin-stripes. He pitches seven innings in Game Four of the World Series, but a fairytale victory proves elusive. Alex Gonzalez homers in the 12th inning to hand the Florida Marlins a 4-3 victory. 'It kind of just hits you a little bit, everything that's happened over your career,' Clemens says. 'When you battle like I have over my career and you get the respect of your peers, that's all you can ask for.' Rugby union: Japan give it their all against Fiji at the World Cup but come up short in their quest to win at least one pool game. Japan's slim chance of qualifying for the next phase has now evaporated following earlier defeats to Scotland and France. 'This was a really disappointing game for us. It was one we thought we were in with a really good chance,' says Japan's New Zealand-born flyhalf Andrew Miller after the 41-13 defeat. Japan have one game left, against the United States, and will hope to end their World Cup losing stretch that dates back to 1991. FRIDAY Golf: The Battle of the Sexes makes a stop on the Korean Tour as Pak Se-ri tees up against the men at the SBS Super Tournament. Pak more than holds her own as she becomes the first woman in 58 years to make the cut at a men's event. 'Yesterday and today has been the most burdening time of my professional career, psychologically and mentally,' says the four-time LPGA Major champion and one of four women to take on the men this year. 'I cannot put into words how happy I am to have made the cut.'