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Garrigus grabs Malaysia lead

GOLF: Big-hitting Robert Garrigus fired a second successive 64 today to grab the halfway lead in the CIMC Classic at The Mines in Malaysia.

The 34-year-old American, three times a runner-up on the PGA Tour this season, had eight birdies in 11 holes before a closing bogey left him 14 under par and two ahead of South African Jbe Kruger.

Also round in 64, world number 181 Kruger out-scored playing partner Tiger Woods by three.

Woods improved from joint seventh to tied fifth, but is now five strokes behind rather than three.

Lewis shock as Steward dies

BOXING: Lennox Lewis has spoken of his devastation at the death of long-time trainer Emanuel Steward.

Lewis is one of many top fighters to have had his career shaped by Steward, whose passing was last night confirmed by his sister. He was 68 and had recently undergone surgery for a stomach illness.

"I'm completely devastated by the passing of my long-time friend, mentor and trainer Emanuel 'Manny' Steward," Lewis said.

"Manny has helped me get through some of the biggest fights in my career."

Giants go two up

BASEBALL: The San Francisco Giants took a 2-0 lead in the World Series with a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers at AT&T Park in game two of the best-of-seven series.

Having posted an 8-3 win in Wednesday night's opener, Pablo Sandoval becoming only the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, the Giants took another significant step towards a second title in three years with another impressive home win.