• Lydia Ko leads New Zealand Women’s Open by 1 stroke

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Lydia Ko will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the New Zealand Women’s Open after shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday.

  • Larsen leads New Zealand Women’s Open, Lydia Ko 3 behind

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 3-under 69 on Friday and was three shots off the lead and in a tie for fifth place after the first round of the New Zealand Women’s Open.

  • NZealand 17, Philippines 7 at World Baseball qualifier

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia scored three first-inning runs on five hits — including four consecutive hits to start the game — and defeated South Africa 4-1 on Friday to advance to the final of the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament.

  • South Africa beats New Zealand 7-1 at Sydney WBC qualifier

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the final two on a throwing error, to beat the Philippines 11-1 on Thursday in a World Baseball Classic qualifying game shortened by the mercy rule.

  • No 1 golfer Ko says Olympics her ‘top priority’ this year

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko says the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be her top priority this year.

  • 1st of 4 WBC qualifying tournaments set for Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — The first of four regional qualifiers for next year’s World Baseball Classic begins Thursday with host team Australia aiming to advance to the final 16 and improve on its poor record in past tournaments.