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Second deluge rains on Singapore parade

golf: A tropical downpour suspended play at the Singapore Open for the second time in as many days before the leaders even had a chance to start their third rounds today.

After a lengthy delay yesterday, 69 players needed to complete their second rounds this morning, and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano finished off a stunning 10-under-par 61 to move three shots clear of the field.

Fernandez-Castano is on 15-under for the tournament after 36 holes with Italy's Edoardo Molinari and Britain's James Morrison tied for second place on 12-under-par.

RALLYING: Sebastien Loeb has claimed his eighth consecutive World Rally Championship title to become the most successful motorsport driver of all time after closest rival Mikko Hirvonen retired from Wales Rally GB.

Hirvonen was forced to stop after his Ford Fiesta span out of control on stage seven and hit a tree.

F1: McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has today urged Frank Williams to bring Kimi Raikkonen back to Formula One.

Williams has described as "a lot of supposition" suggestions that Raikkonen will be driving for his team next season, although it has emerged talks have taken place with the Finn.

rugby: Mike Tindall's £25,000 fine for his behaviour at the World Cup, has been described as "extraordinary" by the Rugby Players' Association, who announced the English player would appeal the fine.


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