Thu, 24 Jul 2003

Asep wins KGS tourney

JAKARTA: Asep Capri from Jakarta's Kapuk Golf Club won a one- day tour competition at the par-70 Klub Golf Senayan at the Bung Karno sports complex by two shots with a 1-under 69 (34 35) on Wednesday.

Some 129 local pro golfers took part in the event which offers a total cash prize of Rp20 million. Capris win worth Rp5 million top prize.

Two strokes behind for second place was home golfer Rodjali who carded a 36 35. Wahyu Hendrawan from Pondok Indah and Ilyasak from Serpong golf club shared the third place, each with a 72.

Capri' 35 34 score was 4-stroke ahead of Kasiadi from Surabaya who won the East Java Open over the weekend, who was placed poor fifth spot shared with Sanusi from Palm Hills. --JP;AFP;

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Barichello busts British GP trophy

SAO PAULO, Brazil: Rubens Barrichello has already smashed his winner's trophy from Sunday's British formula one Grand Prix, the Brazilian Ferrari driver said when he arrived here Tuesday.

"Somebody bumped into the trophy and it fell and broke. I'm upset but I hope I can get another one," he said.

Barrichello said the cup was smashed when he was checking in at London's Heathrow airport. --AFP

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Holyfield vows to retire at the top

LOS ANGELES, California: Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield may be 40 years old but he vowed on Tuesday to keep fighting until he regains his crown.

His next opponent, International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Cruiserweight champion James Toney believes the end may be near for Holyfield, the only heavyweight in history to win a world titles on four separate occasions.

"This will be your last fight," Toney told Holyfield during a news conference here promoting their bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 4.--Reuters

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Fedorov finds Moscow too expensive

MOSCOW: Anaheim Mighty Ducks centre Sergei Fedorov, on vacation in his native Russia, has found Moscow too expensive even for an NHL multi-millionaire.

The former Detroit Red Wings player, who signed a five-year, US$40 million contract with Anaheim on Saturday, said Moscow had surprised him with its heavy traffic, badly polluted air and soaring prices.

"Four things surprised me the most: the huge number of very expensive cars in the city, traffic practically gridlocked even late at night, high prices and filthy air," the 33-year-old Russian was quoted as saying by Sport-Express newspaper. --Reuters

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Ahn frustrated by transfer saga

TOKYO: South Korea's Ahn Jung-hwan, based in Japan but anxious to return to Europe, says he is frustrated by not knowing where he will play next season.

"There has been a lot of transfer talk recently but I am trying to put it out of my mind and stay positive. I need a break from it," the striker, who is being linked with Spanish first division club Real Mallorca, told his official website.

Disagreements between representatives of Ahn in Japan and South Korea, along with financial complications, have dragged out talks with a handful of European clubs in recent months. --Reuters