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Rahm wins World Challenge by four strokes in Bahamas

Monday, 2018-12-03 06:31:53
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Jon Rahm poses with the tournament trophy after winning the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas on Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)
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Jon Rahm turned the final round of the Hero World Challenge into a victory procession, surging to a four-stroke win in the Bahamas on Sunday.

The Spaniard carded a seven-birdie, seven-under-par 65 after starting the day tied for the lead with Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson. He finished at 20-under 268 at Albany on the island of New Providence.

* Ryan Christie's goal in first-half stoppage time was enough for Celtic to secure their seventh straight domestic trophy as they beat Aberdeen 1-0 to win the Scottish League Cup at Hampden Park on Dec 2.

* Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson is in critical condition in hospital after being knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk in their WBC light heavyweight title fight in Quebec City on Saturday, promoter Yvon Michel said.

* Global athletics will begin honouring its heritage with plaques at historically significant locations around the world, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced on Sunday.

* Champions Barcelona overcame a dogged Villarreal side to win 2-0 at home on Sunday, with goals from stalwart defender Gerard Pique and youngster Carles Alena, to provisionally return to the top of La Liga.

* Dutch winger Arjen Robben said on Sunday that he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after a decade of success at the German champions.

* AC Milan staged a second-half comeback to beat Parma 2-1 at San Siro and move back into the top four in Serie A on Sunday.

* The Netherlands and Germany were grouped together in qualification for the 2020 European Championship at Sunday’s draw in Dublin, one of 12 host cities for the finals that will be staged across the continent for the first time.

* Paris St Germain dropped their first points of the Ligue 1 season on Sunday as Girondins de Bordeaux held the visiting champions to a 2-2 draw and halted the longest winning run in Europe's top five leagues.

* BATE Borisov has won the Belarusian Football Championship for the 15th time in its history. The 28th Belarusian league championship concluded on Sunday.

* Timo Werner scored twice as RB Leipzig beat in-form Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 on Sunday and climbed to third spot in the Bundesliga, a point behind their opponents.

Reuters, Xinhua