NEW WORLD NO. 1 DAY TO TAKE ON MCILROY
AUSTRALIAN Jason Day replaced Jordan Spieth as World No. 1 yesterday after advancing to a mouth-watering WGC-Dell Match Play semi-final against Rory McIlroy, while the Texan was beaten in the last 16 by Louis Oosthuizen.
Day, who has been bothered by a back problem, beat Brandt Snedeker 3&2 in the last 16 and Brooks Koepka in the quarter-final by the same score on Saturday at Austin Country Club.
An out-of-sorts Spieth battled his swing from the moment he stepped on to the range to warm up and lost 4&2 to Oosthuizen.
MURRAY WINS, NADAL RETIRES IN MIAMI HEAT
ANDY Murray moved into the third round of the ATP and WTA Miami Open on Saturday but Rafael Nadal, dizzy as he struggled to cope with heat and humidity, retired from his match. World No. 2 Murray, twice a Grand Slam champion, downed Uzbekistan's 76th-ranked Denis Istomin 6-3, 7-5 to reach the third round in a night match.
Spanish fifth seed Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champion playing in the heat of the afternoon, feared for his safety and stopped during a match for the first time in six years.
THUNDER STOP SPURS IN 7TH STRAIGHT VICTORY
KEVIN Durant tallied 31 points while Russell Westbrook scored 29 as the Oklahoma City Thunder extended their winning streak to seven with a 111-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.
The Thunder took advantage of the Spurs' decision to sit four of their five regular starters and sixth man Manu Ginobili.
Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker also did not suit up for San Antonio at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.