Nani joins Fenerbahce

ISTANBUL: Portuguese star Nani on Monday joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United for six million euros as the Istanbul giants seek to add a glittering array of foreign talent to their ranks ahead of the new season, the Turkish club said. After last month's signing of Danish centre back Simon Kjaer, Fenerbahce are reportedly also pursuing Manchester United striker Robin van Persie. Nani, 28, a United player since 2007, spent all of last season on loan at his former club Sporting Lisbon and was not expected to figure in manager Louis van Gaal's plans for this season. The Cape Verde-born winger arrived at an Istanbul airport to a hero's welcome from Fenerbahce fans late on Sunday and underwent a successful medical Monday. Fenerbahce said a three-year contract had been agreed with a transfer fee of six million euros. — AFP

Wiesberger wins title

PARIS: Bernd Wiesberger recorded his first win on the European Tour since 2012 with a three-stroke victory in the French Open on Sunday during challenging conditions. After play at Le National was halted for an hour because of a thunderstorm, the Austrian fired a closing 65 for a 13-under par total of 271, leaving him clear of England’s James Morrison who finished in second place, on 67 for the day and 274 overall. Two shots further back came South African Jaco Van Zyl, who had taken a two-stroke lead into the final round, but could only manage a 73 on the day. Former world No 1 Martin Kaymer of Germany was fourth after shooting 70. Wiesberger, who had started the final round in third spot, secured the title with a birdie on the 18th hole, his sixth of a flawless round. — Reuters

Watford sign Capoue

LONDON: Newly-promoted Watford have signed France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed club record fee, they said on Monday. Watford announced the deal on their website and said Capoue, 26, had signed a four-year contract. British media put the transfer fee at 5.7 million pounds. Capoue joined Spurs from French Ligue 1 club Toulouse, where he played nearly 200 games, for a reported 9.3 million pounds in 2013 and made 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice. Watford, who finished runners-up in the Championship last season, appointed former Atletico Madrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores as their fifth manager in a year last month. They have already signed Matej Vydra, Giedrius Arlauskis and Sebastian Prodl. — Reuters

Ancer victorious

HALIFAX: Abraham Ancer won the Nova Scotia Open on Sunday for his first Tour title, beating Bronson Burgoon with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff. Ancer became the tour’s fifth Mexican winner, following Keoke Cotner, Esteban Toledo, Alex Aragon and Carlos Ortiz. Ancer has dual citizenship. Part of a tour-record six-way tie for the third-round lead, Ancer and Burgoon each birdied the par-4 18th in the final pairing in regulation. Ancer made a 30-footer, and Burgoon countered with a 10-footer. They finished at 13-under 271 on Ashburn’s New Course. Ancer earned $117,000 to jump from 39th to fourth on the money list with $192,945. The former University of Oklahoma player tied for second in the Brazil Champions in March. Burgoon is winless on the tour. The 28-year-old former Texas A&M player made $$70,200 to go from 43rd to 17th with $142,575. — AP