Korea’s Kim wins

DANVILLE: South Korean 20-year-old In-Kyung Kim birdied the last two holes in Sunday’s final round to win the LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge by three strokes over American Angela Stanford. Kim, who began the day with a one-stroke lead over Stanford, fired a one-over par 73 at Blackhawk Country Club to finish 72 holes on 10-under par 278, with Stanford firing a 75 to settle for second on 281. Taiwan’s Yani Tseng was a further shot back after a 72 for 282. Mexico’s top-ranked Lorena Ochoa was fourth on 284 after a final-round 72. — AFP

Terry, Cole out

LONDON: England coach Fabio Capello suffered a major blow on Monday with the news that defenders John Terry and Ashley Cole will miss Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Belarus. Terry had already been sidelined for Saturday’s 5-1 victory over Kazakhstan at Wembley with a back injury and the England captain hasn’t recovered in time to play in Minsk, while Cole is ruled out with a hamstring problem, the Football Association confirmed. Now Capello will have to hope Matthew Upson can improve on his shaky display on Saturday or turn to Everton centre-back Joleon Lescott. — AFP

Cheruiyot triumphs

CHICAGO: Kenya’s Evans Cheruiyot made it two marathon triumphs in as many career races on Sunday by winning the Chicago Marathon men’s title while Russian veteran Lidiya Grigoryeva captured the women’s crown. Cheruiyot won in two hours, six minutes and 25 seconds to head a Kenyan podium sweep. David Mandago, at 33 the eldest runner in the men’s field, was second in 2:07:37 with Timothy Cherigat third in 2:11:39. Grigoryeva, the 2007 Boston Marathon winner, surged ahead of compatriot Alevtina Biktimirova in the 21st mile and won in 2:27:17, defeating Biktimirova by 2:15 seconds with Japan’s Kiyoko Shimahara third in 2:30:19. — AFP

Petr Cech doubtful

PRAGUE: Czech keeper Petr Cech strained thigh muscle in the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Poland on Saturday and may not appear in Wednesday’s clash with Slovenia, a national team spokesman said. “He is undergoing rehabilitation,” said spokesman Lukas Tucek, adding today’s check had ruled out a rupture or a hematoma. Anderlecht’s Daniel Zitka and Hertha Berlin’s Jaroslav Drobny are ready to replace the Chelsea keeper if necessary. - AFP

Friendly set for move

LONDON: A friendly fixture between England and Spain is set to be moved from its scheduled venue of Madrid next year over fears that racism could again become the overriding feature of the match. The last time England played Spain in Madrid in 2004, sections of the crowd at the Bernabeu Stadium rained racist chants down on some of England’s players. Shaun Wright-Phillips was abused along with Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Jermain Defoe and Jermaine Jenas. And with England striker Emile Heskey a recent victim of racist monkey chants on the part of some Croatia fans during their recent World Cup qualifier, England’s FA are keen to avoid having to play in the Spanish capital. — AFP