Senden fades in PGA title chase. In the PGA Tour event at Greensboro, Australia’s John Senden had a disappointing one-over-par final round to finish tied for 22nd after being only one shot off the lead after the third round. The event was won by Davis Love III, breaking a three-year title drought for the son-of-son-of. The strangest part of Love’s victory was that three years ago he apparently helped redesign the Forest Oaks course where this weekend’s event was played. Talk about local knowledge! Still, golf is all about holding your nerve in the stretch and Love did, easing out to a two shot lead when it mattered, and shooting six-under in the final round to finish at 16-under. Senden was eight shots away, while Aaron Baddeley finished at six-under, tied for 31st.

Reggie Bush finally arrives in NFL. Note Sunday, 8 October, if you happen to keep a record of significant days in American sport, or you’re a plain trivia nut. Star recruit Reggie Bush scored his first career touchdown as a pro gridiron player overnight, to lift his team, the New Orleans Saints, to victory. It was Bush’s fifth game since joining the pros, off the back of a spectacular college career. The high-stepping, fast-running Bush does things nobody else does on an NFL field, with stop-start, jagging runs, and has carried a huge weight of expectation into this rookie year. “It was so wide open the slowest guy in the world probably could have scored that touchdown,” a relieved Bush said later. “The monkey’s off my back now.”

Darchinyan wins fight, hurts ego. Flyweight Vic Darchinyan defended his IBF world title over the weekend in Las Vegas, but seems to be unhappy on most fronts. Darch was annoyed that the ringside doctor stopped the fight after deciding opponent Glenn Donaire’s jaw was broken after a clash of heads. “I nearly knocked him out and they stopped the fight for nothing,” Darchinyan told reporters. “There was no real reason to stop it.” The 30-year-old was grumpy because the head butt ruling officially records the win as a decision not a KO. More intriguingly, fly boy Vic also mentioned that he was now heading off for a month to Armenia, where he was born, rather than returning to Australia. Apparently Darchinyan was so nonplussed by the distinct lack of TV cameras that greeted him at the airport last time he returned home from defending his title that he is hoping Armenian media find him more newsworthy. Australian sports hacks had better hustle together a petition saying how much we love him.