Woods shares Deutsche lead

GOLF: Tiger Woods produced a stunning surge in the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship yesterday, firing a seven-under 64 to share the early clubhouse lead with fellow American Jeff Overton.

The 14-times major champion played his first eight holes in two-under par before carding six consecutive birdies to lead by as many as four shots at one stage in the second of the PGA Tour's four lucrative FedExCup playoff events.

"I played really well today. I hit a lot of good shots, and on top of that I putted well at the same time ... it was a nice little combination," said Woods, who made five birdies from 12 feet or longer.

Australia's John Senden and South African Louis Oosthuizen were two shots back after carding matching five-under 66s, while big names Luke Donald, Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter were among five players in the clubhouse a further shot back.

Cummings bags stage

CYCLING: Britain's Steven Cummings won stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana from Santiago de Compostela to Ferrol yesterday.

Australia's Cameron Meyer finished second behind BMC rider Cummings, with Spain's Juan Antonio Flecha in third.

Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez remains in the overall lead, with compatriot Alberto Contador in second and Britain's Chris Froome in third.

Ireland's Nicolas Roche finished in the peleton, 40 seconds adrift of Cummings, and remains in seventh place.

Quesne fronts Masters

GOLF: France's Julien Quesne moved into the lead of the Omega European Masters after he shot a second-round 65 today.

The 32-year-old moved ahead of England's Danny Willett with six-under par for the day and nine-under par overall to earn a one-shot lead.

Quesne fired seven birdies as he edged into the lead.

Michael Hoey is the leading Irish contender on four under par, with Shane Lowry next best on two under.

Darren Clarke just made the cut, finishing on level par.

England turn ODI tide

CRICKET: England celebrated their first victory over South Africa this summer after half-centuries from Eoin Morgan and Jonathan Trott saw them to a four-wicket win in the third match of the NatWest Series.

Having lost the Test series 2-0 and fallen 1-0 behind after two matches of the one-day leg, England turned the tide at the Kia Oval due to Morgan's fluent 73 and a stoic 71 from Trott. The bowlers played their part by dismissing the tourists for 211.