Fanning keeps going

SYDNEY: Mick Fanning, who survived a shark attack in South Africa in July, decided to keep competing at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii to pursue his fourth world surfing title despite learning of the death of his brother on Wednesday. Before entering the water for competition, Fanning was told his 43-year-old brother, Peter, had died back in Australia. “It’s kind of heavy to talk about right now,” the 34-year-old Fanning said. He won his next two heats to reach the quarter-finals. No cause of death was given for Peter Fanning.