LPGA rules: 16-year-old can become a member

The LPGA Tour is waiving its age requirement to let 16-year-old Lydia Ko become a member, as Commissioner Mike Whan granted her request on Monday.

Ko was 15 when she became the youngest winner of an LPGA event last year at the Canadian Women’s Open. She defended her title in Canada this year.

Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Ko will join the tour for 2014.

PGA: Ryan Moore won the CIMB Classic in a playoff with Gary Woodland at Kuala Lumpur, birdieing the first hole for his third tour victory.

Thunderstorms caused about three hours of delays, and fading light Sunday forced organizers to complete the tournament Monday.

EXHIBITION: Rory McIlroy won for the first time this year – even if it was an 18-hole exhibition against Tiger Woods at Haikou, China.

McIlroy made four birdies and an eagle over the final seven holes for a 6-under 67, giving him a one-shot win.


FIELD HOCKEY: Danielle Aviani scored a pair of goals to lead Maine (10-8) to a 4-1 victory over Providence (8-8) at Kingston, R.I.

Sydney Veljacic had a pair of assists for the Black Bears and Holly Stewart and Nicole Sevey each added a goal.

Maine keeper Natasha Ford recorded 10 saves.


AHL: The Phoenix Coyotes recalled forward Jordan Szwarz from the Portland Pirates. Szwarz, a fourth-round draft pick in 2009, has three goals and two assists in six games with the Pirates this season.

The Pirates also signed defenseman Randy Jones to a professional tryout contract. Jones played in 18 games with the Oklahoma City Barons during the 2012-13 season and has played in 365 NHL games during his career.


MLS: After nine games, Clint Dempsey of the Los Angeles Galaxy finally scored in his return to Major League Soccer with Seattle, only to see Los Angeles striker Robbie Keane get a late equalizer for a 1-1 draw.

The Sounders will next host Colorado in the MLS play-in round on Wednesday night.


IBF: At age 48, Bernard Hopkins is an ageless wonder. After Saturday’s win over Germany’s Karo Murat at Atlantic City, N.J., the IBF light-heavyweight champion is talking about a possible bout – sure to be labeled a “super fight” – with undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Hopkins, who fought at 172½ pounds, said if he had until May, he would have no problem getting to 160 to fight Mayweather.

“You all know that if I put my mind to something, I’m going to do it. … You give me to May of next year to make 160, oh that fight is on.”


PARIS MASTERS: In his first match since returning from a four-month doping ban, Marin Cilic beat Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the second round at Paris.


BREEDERS’ CUP MILE: Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan drew post position eight in a field of 10 for the $2 million race at Arcadia, Calif., where the 6-year-old gelding will try to improve to 6-0 on turf this year.

Wise Dan will be ridden by John Velazquez in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday.



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