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Clarke, Lowry in now contention Lee arrested in suspect betting probe by police Dustin's on top at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am

GOLF: Kwanchai Tannin's 68 saw him set the early clubhouse mark at the Avantha Masters but the Thai golfer was soon overhauled by Englishman Barry Lane in today's second round in New Dehli as Irishmen Darren Clarke and Shane Lowry moved into contention.

Kwanchai birdied his opening hole at DLF Golf and Country Club -- the 10th -- and picked up another at the 17th before carding three more over the front nine against a solitary bogey at the fifth to move to eight under at the halfway mark with a second consecutive four-under-par effort. Lane shot a round of five under par to push him to 10 under overall. Lowry and Clarke both showed massive improvement as the pair shot rounds of six under par today to move to seven under.



Decision due as Carroll closes in on F1 future

AUTO: Irishman Adam Carroll's hopes to become a Formula One driver could well be decided in the next few days.

The results of ongoing negotiations for the sale of Spanish F1 team Campos Meta will have big implications for Carroll, whose long-cherished dream of joining many of his former GP2 rivals at the top level is now tantalisingly close to fruition.

Campos Meta are one of four brand-new teams scheduled to make their debut in Bahrain next month but the Spanish squad have hit money problems.

South African businessman Tony Teixeira is said to be providing vital funding to the team and Carroll is his preferred choice to partner already-signed Brazilian Bruno Senna.



Lee arrested in suspect betting probe by police

Snooker: Stephen Lee was arrested following an investigation into suspicious betting patterns. A West Midlands spokesman said: "A 35-year-old man from Wiltshire was arrested on Thursday February 11 on suspicion of cheating, following their concerns about suspicious betting patterns."



Dustin's on top at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am

GOLF: Dustin Johnson carded 10 birdies as he surged into a one-shot lead following the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Johnson had two bogeys in his round, which featured five successive birdies on the incoming nine, as he finished on eight under par, with JB Holmes and KJ Choi tied for second on seven under. Pádraig Harrington was back on three under.

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