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Sharma makes cut, but slips late in third round at BMW PGA
WENTWORTH (UK), Sep 17: Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma, who was gingerly placed when play was suspended on the second day, shot 3-under for three rounds to be placed T-53rd and make the cut in the BMW PGA Championships here.Sharma, who shot 3-under 69 in the second round after a first round 73 made the cut comfortably.In the third round late on Saturday, he birdied three times in the first six holes and added a fourth on 12th to go 4-under for the day as he climbed into the Top-25.Then he had a bogey on Par-3 14th and a double bogey on par-5 17th and finished the day with a round of 71. At 3-under, he slipped to T-53.Ludvig Aberg will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship as he looks to add a Rolex Series title to his recent meteoric rise at Wentworth Club. A 66 on day three moved him to 16 under and the 23-year-old now has the chance to make it back-to-back wins, with Ryder Cup team-mate Tommy Fleetwood and Scot Connor Syme his nearest challengers.It is six years since Alex Noren became the first Rolex Series champion at Wentworth and Aberg is looking to become just the second Swede to win in the Rolex Series and at this historic event.Home duo Aaron Rai and Callum Shinkwin were then at 13 under alongside Kiwi Ryan Fox, one clear of Jon Rahm.(PTI)


Heidenheim win first ever Bundesliga match
BERLIN, Sep 17: Promoted Heidenheim claimed its first-ever Bundesliga win Sunday by beating Werder Bremen 4-2 at home with help from former Bremen players.Eren Dinkci scored twice before Jan-Niklas Beste sealed the win against their former side.Dinkci did not celebrate after scoring Heidenheim’s second goal before the break, but held his hands up as if apologizing to his parent club. The 21-year-old Dinkçi joined Heidenheim on loan from Bremen in the offseason. Tim Kleindienst opened the scoring with a penalty in the fifth minute, then sent Dinkci on his way to make it 2-0 on a counterattack.Marwin Ducksch pulled one back early in the second half when he headed home the rebound from his saved penalty, and Bremen went on to miss further good chances before Mitchell Weiser finally equalized in the 64th.But Dinkci wasn’t finished. Beste crossed for him to score again four minutes later with a low shot inside the right post. This time he celebrated. Beste then made sure of the win in the 76th. Heidenheim, based in a town of 50,000 inhabitants in the south of Germany, won the second division last season to clinch its first promotion to the Bundesliga. (AP)


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