Clarke among leaders in Durban

GOLF: Former Open champion Darren Clarke shot a three-under-par 69 to finish two shots off then lead at the first European Tour event of 2014 yesterday. Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin set the pace at the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban, South Africa, with native star Louis Oosthuizen a shot behind and Northern Irishman Clarke, who has lost almost three stone in weight recently, level with rising star Victor Dubuisson.