Shubhankar Sharma of India holds a two-shot lead going into the final round of the PGA Mexico Championship at Mexico City.

Sharma holed a 15-foot par putt on the final hole for a 2-under 69, leaving him 18 holes away from capping off his amazing rise. Three months ago he had yet to win a tournament and was ranked No. 462 in the world. A victory now likely would put him in the top 25.

Two shots behind are Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia, with Rafa Cabrera Bello and Tyrrell Hatton. Another shot back is Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world and defending champion.

LPGA: Nelly Korda shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead at the Women’s World Championship in Singapore after Danielle Kang made her first bogeys of the tournament to slip back into second place after three rounds.

EUROPEAN TOUR: George Coetzee of South Africa opened a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Tshwane Open with a 3-under 68 at Pretoria, South Africa.



DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS: Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain earned his second ATP title of the year, beating Lucas Pouille of France 6-3, 6-4 in the final in the United Arab Emirates.

The third-seeded Bautista Agut denied the second-seeded Pouille his own second title this year and a chance to break into the top-10 rankings for the first time.

BRAZIL OPEN: Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and Nicolas Jarry of Chile will play in the final Sunday at Sao Paulo.


VIDEO REVIEW: FIFA’s rule-making panel approved adding video review to the laws of the sport, clearing the way for its use at the World Cup in June.

The panel, known as IFAB, voted unanimously to begin updating the game’s written rules to include video assistant referees and give competition organizers the choice to adopt it.


MLS: Anthony Fontana and C.J Sapong scored, and the Philadelphia Union beat the New England Revolution 2-0 at Chester, Pennsylvania, spoiling Brad Friedel’s debut as coach.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool and Tottenham put the squeeze on Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification next season after chalking up 2-0 victories.


NFL: The New Orleans Saints and free-agent safety Kurt Coleman agreed to terms of a three-year contract.

Coleman, 29, is an eight-year veteran who played the past three seasons for Carolina.



XFINITY SERIES: Kyle Larson overcame strong wind and two late restarts to win the race at Las Vegas.

Larson earned his ninth career Xfinity victory and his first in Las Vegas, where he finished second in the Xfinity and Cup series races last year.


WORLD CUP: Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won a women’s super-G at Crans Montana, Switzerland, to go atop the discipline standings with one race remaining.

Weirather, the Olympic bronze medalist, overtook Lara Gut, who finished seventh, to lead her Swiss rival by 46 points going into the finals in Are, Sweden.

Marcel Hirscher of Austria locked up the men’s giant slalom title with a race to spare, dominating a race at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tomas Walsh of New Zealand broke a 31-year-old world indoors athletics championship record to win the shot put in 73.195 feet at Birmingham, England.

– Staff and news service report

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