Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo of the Yamaha team celebrates. Photo: AFP

Sport Digest, September 17, 2012


Lau Cheuk-hin scored a brace as newcomers Yokohama FC continued their fine form in their RedMR First Division debut yesterday, defeating Sunray Cave Sun Hei 2-0. Lau struck in the 67th and 84th minutes at Siu Sai Wan Stadium to hand his side their second victory of the season. Yokohama have lifted themselves to third in the table, three points behind leaders and champions Kitchee. Earlier, Alexander Akande netted a hat-trick in WoFoo Tai Po's 4-1 win over BC Rangers at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground. Akande was on target in the sixth, 13th and 21st minutes, while Aender Naves Mesquita completed a comprehensive victory in the 67th minute. Lam Hok-hei scored Rangers' consolation goal. Unus Alladin


India's Gaganjeet Bhullar had two closing birdies to thank for giving him the second-round lead when play finally resumed at the weather-shortened Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taiwan yesterday. The 24-year-old Indian battled to a three-under-par 69 to take a slender advantage over 14-time Asian Tour winner Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand. Bhullar has compiled a two-day total of nine-under-par 135 at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club in Taipei. Thaworn took second place with a day-low 66 to pile the pressure on Bhullar, while Berry Henson and Jason Knutzon of the United States returned with a 68 and 71 respectively to share third. The third and final round will be played today. AFP


Jonathan Tiernan-Locke became the first home winner of the Tour of Britain in 19 years after finishing safely in the main pack in yesterday's final stage won by compatriot Mark Cavendish. Tiernan-Locke, who will compete in the road world championships in the Netherlands this week, kept out of trouble to maintain the 18-second lead he held from Saturday over the 90-mile (145-kilometer) trek from Reigate to Guildford in south-east England. AP


World championship leader Jorge Lorenzo won the San Marino MotoGP to extend his lead in the standings yesterday while his nearest challenger and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa crashed early in the race in Misano. Honda rider Pedrosa was involved in a collision with compatriot Hector Barbera and both riders crashed out. Italy's Valentino Rossi was second, just ahead of Alvaro Bautista. Australian world champion Casey Stoner, third in the overall standings, is out of action after undergoing surgery on his ankle in August. Pedrosa had to start from the back after wheeling his bike into the pits to restart it. He was moving up through the field when he and Barbera collided in a potentially dangerous incident. Reuters