Sport in brief: Harrington shines in the gloom

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Open champion Padraig Harrington carded a 66 to move into a share of fifth spot, but day three of the Singapore Open finished early due to bad light. Only 27 of the 72 players who made the cut were able to complete their rounds, but Harrington was one of them, moving to five under. Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els were also five under but had to stop on the back nine due to the poor light, while Australia's Adam Scott missed the cut. Thailand's Chapchai Nirat leads at nine under after 12 holes, with Englishman Simon Dyson sharing second place two strokes back. Dyson, who led after the second round, is tied with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and Lam Chih Bingof Singapore.


Yngling axe dismays Webb

Sarah Webb, who won Yngling gold for Britain alongside Sarah Ayton and Pippa Wilson in Beijing, has hit out at the removal of the class from the London Games. The International Sailing Federation have chosen the Elliott 6m for women's keelboat racing in 2012. Webb said: "We're disappointed. The 6ms are heavy, overpowered and a handful. I don't think we're big enough to race them."


Volvo off to spluttering start

Light winds off Cape Town made for a tricky start for the eight boats in the Volvo round-the-world race as they set off on their 4,450-mile second leg to Kochi, in south-west India, writes Stuart Alexander. At the end of the first week of the Vendée Globe, the fleet is heading towards the Cape Verde Islands tonight. Loick Peyron leads from Jean le Cam and Sébastien Josse, with Mike Golding top Briton in ninth.