Golf

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking

* Williams assured of year-end top ranking for fourth time

Golf-Desperate Whiteford takes one-stroke lead in Perth

Oct 24 - Peter Whiteford's battle to secure his European Tour card could not affect his game as the 34-year-old Scot fired a six-under-par 66 to grab a one-shot halfway stage lead at the Perth International on Friday.

Golf-European Tour Perth International scores

Oct 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Perth International at the par-72 course on Friday in Perth. The cut was set at 143. 132 Peter Whiteford (Britain) 66 66 133 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 64 69 134 Kim Si-Hwan (South Korea) 66 68 135 James Morrison (Britain) 72 63 David Drysdale (Britain) 67 68 136 John Wade (Australia) 64 72 Richard Green (Australia) 68 68 137 Charl Schwartzel (

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour McGladrey Classic scores

Oct 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour McGladrey Classic at the par-70 course on Thursday in Sea Island, Georgia 65 Brian Harman (U.S.) 65 Michael Thompson (U.S.) 65 Erik Compton (U.S.) 65 Will MacKenzie (U.S.) 65 66 Jason Kokrak (U.S.) 66 Jim Renner (U.S.) 66 Patton Kizzire (U.S.) 66 Andrew Svoboda (U.S.) 66 Shawn Stefani (U.S.) 6

Golf-Home comfort helps Harman fly high at Sea Island

Oct 23 - Brian Harman took advantage of home comforts, ideal weather and a red-hot putter as he charged into a share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the $5.6 million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

Golf-India's Lahiri celebrates Diwali with fireworks in Macau

Oct 23 - With his country celebrating Diwali on Thursday, India's Anirban Lahiri had his own fireworks going during the opening round of the Venetian Macau Open with a sparkling career-best 10-under-par 61.

Golf-Garcia joins heavyweight lineup in Turkish Open

LONDON, Oct 23 - World number four Sergio Garcia will lead a heavyweight lineup in the second edition of the Turkish Airlines Open next month, organisers told Reuters on Thursday.

Golf-Olesen, Wade share Perth lead after course record rounds

Oct 23 - Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Australian qualifier John Wade set alight Lake Karrinyup on Thursday, blasting matching course records of eight-under-par 64 to share the opening round lead at the Perth International.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on

* Williams on verge of sealing year-end top ranking (Adds quotes, updates with Kvitova beating Sharapova)

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