Sensational teen, just 15, leads at Canadian Open

Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Canadian Women’s Open at Coquitlam, British Columbia, in her bid to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history, shooting an even-par 72.

The 15-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander had an 8-under 208 total at The Vancouver Golf Club.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Paul Lawrie of Scotland shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Scotland, to take a one-stroke lead.

Lawrie’s 12-under 204 puts him one ahead of Frenchman Romain Wattel, who had 10 birdies for a 63. Stephen Gallacher (65) of Scotland is another two shots back.


FIELD HOCKEY: The University of Maine field hockey team opened its season with a 4-1 loss to Boston College (2-0) at the Maine Field Hockey Complex.

Jessica Skillings scored the lone goal for the Black Bears.

The Black Bears got on the board at the 60:04 mark when Skillings got her first career goal, redirecting Annabelle Hamilton’s shot from the top of the circle.


EASTERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: James Horton, Dylan Chandler and David Ingraham rushed for touchdowns to lead the Maine Sabers (3-5) past the Granite State Knights (3-5) at Gill Stadium in Manchester N.H., 27-24. Travis Barnies scored the other touchdown on a 35-yard pass from Chris Kates.


TRAVERS STAKES: Alpha and long shot Golden Ticket finished in a historic dead heat for the win in the $1 million race at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. It was the first official dead heat in the 143 runnings of the Travers Stakes.


NEW HAVEN OPEN: Petra Kvitova beat Maria Kirilenko 7-6 (9), 7-5 in the final at New Haven — the Czech star’s second WTA tournament title in three weeks.

The second-seeded Kvitova trailed 5-2 in the second set before reeling off five consecutive games for a victory that avenged a loss in the Olympic quarterfinals.

WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: John Isner battled through a tough third-set tiebreaker to beat seventh-ranked Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (11-9) for his second straight title at Winston-Salem, N.C.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Robin van Persie scored his first goal for Manchester United, as his side came back to beat Fulham 3-2 at Old Trafford.

Damien Duff gave Fulham a surprise lead in the third minute, Shinji Kagawa scored his first for United in the 35th and Rafael Da Silva added a third with a header, giving United a 3-1 lead at the half.

Nemanja Vidic’s own goal came in the 64th minute.

MLS: Jairo Arrieta scored two goals for the Columbus Crew in a 4-3 win over the New England Revolution at Columbus, Ohio.

Lee Nguyen, Ryan Guy and Jerry Bengtson scored for New England.


HEAVYWEIGHTS: Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against Polish challenger Mariusz Wach on Nov. 10 in Hamburg, Germany.

Wach, 32, is No. 4 in the WBC’s rankings with a 27-0 record, 15 wins by knockout. Klitschko, 36, has a 58-3 record with 51 KOs.

— From staff and news services