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World number one Dustin Johnson will begin the defence of his US Open title alongside the 2015 champion Jordan Spieth and 2014 winner Martin Kaymer.
American pair Johnson and Spieth and Kaymer of Germany start their rounds from the 10th on Thursday at 14:35 BST.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, winner in 2011, 2013 champion Justin Rose of England and Australia’s Jason Day who was runner-up to both, begin at 19:09.
Masters champions Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott tee off at 19:36.
English duo Lee Westwood and Ross Fisher and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell go off at 14:02 while Scottish pair Russell Knox and Martin Laird are in the next grouping, which tees off 11 minutes later.
Team Canada was golden again on day three of the UANA Open Water Championships, with wins in all four races.
Alex Katelnikoff and Chantal Jeffrey won gold in the junior 2.5-km races, while Stephanie Horner and Nicholas Masse-Savard won the senior 5-km races.
Katelnikoff and teammate Raben Dommann, who finished second, led for the entirety of the 2.5-km swim.
“The race felt really nice, the water was flat.” said Katelnikoff. “Raben and I switched off leading throughout the race. We made a move halfway through the first lap, trying to put pressure on the rest of the group.”
Masse-Savard also held the lead for his entire 5-km race. He had to fend off Peru’s Piera Nascimento at the finish to secure gold.
Jeffrey touched out Peruvian Fanny Sanchez by 0.2 seconds in the junior women’s 2.5-km in a very close finish that saw Marianne Rheaume and Marit Anderson finish third and fourth.
Three-time Olympian Horner battled through a kick in the face to win the senior women’s 5-km. Breanne Siwicki finished third in the 5-km. Both will represent Canada at next month’s FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
“We’re delighted that we raced in four races and come away with four golds. We had numerous strategies that we wanted to work on, and I’m exceptionally pleased that everyone racing had listened to the things they had been taught and tried out new ways of racing. Everything I saw today was a really good learning experience for our team” said Mark Perry, Swimming Canada Open Water/Distance Coach.
The 2017 UANA Pan American Open Water Swimming Championships conclude Monday. Eleven Canadians are racing over the four days of competition in the Cayman Islands.
Horner and Masse-Savard finished third in Saturday’s Flowers One Mile Sea Swim after teaming with Édouard Bélanger and Siwicki to finish second in the 5000-m relay Friday. Canada kicked off the championships with gold for the junior team of Katelnikoff, Dommann, Anderson and Rheaume in the 2500-m relay.
Ryan Burnett (17-0, 9 KOs) captured the IBF bantamweight title when he defeated defending champion Lee Haskins (34-4, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Northern Irishman floored Haskins twice on the way to a points victory, despite a shocking scorecard from American judge Clark Sammartino who scored the fight 118-108 in favor of Haskins.
It looks like Sammartino may have got the fighters names mixed up. Fortunately the other two judges scored it 119-107 for Burnett.
Burnett dominated the action from the start with his fast attacks and good movement.
An accidental clash of heads in the second round left both boxers cut, although Burnett came off worse, with a long gash down his forehead.
There were many head clashes in this fight. A common problem when orthodox (Burnett) meets southpaw (Haskins).
The Belfast boxer kept his composure and continued to get better of Haskins, who was struggling to time Burnett’s right hands.
Worse was to come for the Englishman in the sixth when he appeared to injure his right arm before being dropped by a right hook.
Haskins recovered and tried to fire back with left hands but he was mostly beaten to the punch by Burnett, who knocked down the champion again with more hard shots in the 11th. Burnett looked close to scoring the stoppage but Haskins’ bravery and toughness got him to the final bell.
“I always knew I would be a world champion although I had to dig deep,” said Burnett.
“Haskins made me work but I did it. I’m the champion of the world.”
Photo Courtesy: Anesh Debiky/Swimming South Africa
Swimming South Africa named its World Championship team for Budapest this summer. Chad Le Clos leads the names as he qualified for four individual events with the 100, 200 fly, and the 100 and 200 free. Le Clos will be swimming in his fifth World Championships this summer in Budapest.
Cameron van der Burgh also posted A qualifying times in the 50 and 100 breaststroke events and qualified for his sixth World Championship team. Devon Myles Brown will also make a return trip to the World Championships after he posted an “A” time in the 200 free. Tatjana Schoenmaker is the only woman who made an “A” qualifying time as she picked up a cut in the 200 breast. Below is a list of swimmers that Swimming South Africa will be sending to Budapest in July.
The London finale of the 2017 Women’s Tour concluded with a sprint finish won by Jolien D’Hoore
After another aggressive and frantic stage of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour, Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5) sprinted to victory on London’s Regent Street.
The former Belgian champion was imperious in the sprint, beating British champion Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) to the line. Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) sprinted to third.
D’Hoore’s victory ensured different teams had won each of the race’s five stages, though it was the winner on the opening day into Kettering, Kasia Niewiadoma who topped the general classification.
Jolien D’Hoore wins the final stage of the 2017 Women’s Tour (SWPix)
Essentially a criterium, covering 62km through London’s West End, the race was electrifying from start to finish.
Early on the first 6.2km lap a group of nine – including five of the Boels-Dolmans team – forged clear. The Dutch team’s intention there to gain bonus seconds from the two intermediate sprints to secure Majerus’s second place overall.
With that done, they dropped back , though the race continued in aggressive style throughout, with groups forming and being caught. Eventually a group of 57 of the 76 starters formed and decided the race.
On the final lap Boels-Dolmans attacked repeatedly, though nothing stuck and the race ended in the sprint finish.
The Women’s Tour peloton in Piccadilly Circus (SWPix)
While the victory was Wiggle-High5’s and D’Hoore’s first of the race, she has had a good season to date. The Belgian won two stages and the general classification at the Tour of Chongming Island as well as a number of less significant victories.
Despite a number of teams attempting to challenge Niewiadoma’s advantage throughout the race, her lone break on the opening stage, where she gained an advantage of 1-46 was enough to secure overall victory for the Polish champion.
Even the absence of team mate Marianne Vos when she was challenged on Saturday’s queen stage in Chesterfield, was not enough to depose Niewiadoma, though she benefited from other teams’ efforts there.
Lizzie Deignan on the final stage of the 2017 Women’s Tour (SWPix)
The next round of the Women’s WorldTour is the Giro d’Italia Femminile starting near Venice between June 30 and July 9.
Ovo Energy Women’s Tour, stage five: London – London (62km)
1. Jolien D’hoore (Bel) Wiggle-High5 1-28-23 2. Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM 3. Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels-Dolmans 4. Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futurscope 5. Katie Archibald (GBr) WNT 6. Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé-Cipollini 7. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle-High5 8. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels-Dolmans 9. Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM 10. Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota all at same time
Final general classification
1. Kasia Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Enegie, in 16-34-53 2. Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels-Dolmans at 1-18 3. Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM at 1-30 4. Leah Kirchmann (Can) Sunweb at 1-36 5. Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Sunweb at 1-39 6. Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops at 1-47 7. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervélo-Bigla at 1-53 8. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervélo-Bigla at 1-59 9. Dani King (GBr) Cylance at 2-00 10. Elisa Longo-Borghini (Ita) Wiggle-High5 at 2-01
Astana‘s Jakob Fuglsang turned what seemed like a bid for stage glory into so much more at the Critérium du Dauphiné. The 32-year-old Dane jumped into a select group on the penultimate climb of Sunday’s mountainous eighth and final stage before soloing clear to claim the stage win and the overall GC victory.
BMC’s Richie Porte started the day leading Sky’s Chris Froome by 1:02 in the general classification, with Fuglsang a further 13 seconds down in third overall. Froome looked to be the biggest threat to Porte’s hold on the yellow jersey, and he did his part to challenge the Australian, delivering multiple attacks on the day. Porte found himself well behind a lead group of rivals at the start of the final climb, but it was Fuglsang who surged into contention for yellow on the steep gradients of the race’s last mountain.
Fuglsang jumped clear with Quick-Step’s Dan Martin with around seven kilometres to go, leaving Froome well behind, and then Fuglsang went solo to take the stage victory with Martin coming home second. A massive effort in pursuit saw Porte catch back up to and then pass Froome, but the Australian finished 1:15 behind Fuglsang. Thanks to the 10 bonus seconds he earned at the finish line, Fuglsang emerged from the Dauphiné’s finale as not only the stage winner but also the overall race victory, with Porte settling for second on GC and Martin overhauling Froome for the final step on the overall podium.
Race leader Rohan Dennis ceded his lead to his team-mate Stefan Kung after a crash towards the end of stage two of the Tour de Suisse
Philippe Gilbert in Dwars Door Vlaanderen Credit: Yuzuru Sunada
Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) won an action-packed stage two of the Tour de Suisse, in which Rohan Dennis (BMC) lost his overall lead after being involved in a crash.
Dennis hit the deck in an incident that saw many riders go down in the middle of the peloton, with around 25km left to ride.
The Australian get back on his bike but was unable to catch back up to the peloton, meaning that team-mate Stefan Kung inherits the yellow jersey.
That the jersey remains in house will be a consolation for BMC, but the team would much rather have kept Dennis in the lead, given how he had harboured hopes of competing for the GC.
Given that Richie Porte also ceded the overall lead at the last stage of the Dauphine earlier today, it has been something of a day of disastrous reversals of fortune for BMC.
Stage winner Gilbert was part of a small group of riders who managed to open a gap over the rest of the peloton in a frantic finale. The peloton did close the gap on the finishing straight, but the head start afforded the group was enough for Gilbert to win the sprint, ahead of his fellow escapees Patrick Bevan (Cannondale-Drapac) and Anthony Roux (FDJ).
Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) showed impressive turns of speed from the peloton, but struggled to find room when moving through the congested breakaway group, and could only finish seventh and eighth respectively.
The result continues what has been a remarkable season for Gilbert, following a spring in which he won Amstel Gold, the Three Days of De Panne, and, most memorably of all, the Tour of Flanders from a huge solo break.
There was a flurry of attacks in the final lap, the most enduring being a three-man group that formed just after the summit of the fourth and final climb of Horben. Jan Bakelants (Ag2r) instigated the move, attacking over the summit immediately after another move had been neutralised, and was joined by Rui Costa (UAE Emirates) and Damiano Caruso (BMC).
The trio worked well together and opened up a small gap over the peloton that at one point reached 30 seconds. However, they were ultimately caught with just over 5km to go, by a Bora-Hansgrohe-lead peloton keen to set Peter Sagan up for the stage win.
Greg Van Avermaet was next to make a move after the catch was made, but was quickly neutralised.
Earlier in the day, a break of five went up the road at the start of the day, consisting of Nick van der Lijke (Roompot), Antoine Duchesne (Direct Energie), Nicholas Dougall (Dimension Data), Conor Dunne and Lasse Norman Hansen (both Aqua Blue Sport). They were caught just before the crash involving Dennis.
Hansen was first over the climb on each of its first three ascents, and therefore becomes leader of the mountains classification.
In an earlier crash prior to the incident that spelt doom for Dennis, Jonas Koch (CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice) required helicopter to lift him off the road after hurting himself badly.
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors, in 4-22-36 2 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac 3 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott 5 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 6 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 7 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 8 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 9 Valerio Conti (Ita) Team UAE Emirates 10 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb
Overall classification after stage two
1 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team, in 4-29-08 2 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb, at 1s 3 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb, st 4 Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 4s 5 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 8s 6 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team, at 10s 7 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott, at 11s 8 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale, at 12s 9 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac, at 13s 10 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors, at 14s
Swedish sprinter Sarah Sjostrom blasted out another impressive effort on day two of the Mare Nostrum stop in Monaco, where she won the 100 free, 50 fly and 50 free. She recorded the fastest time in the world in the 50 fly while just missing her own top-ranked time in the sprint frees.
Read below for full coverage of day two, and coverage of semi-finals and finals in the sprint 50 shoot-outs can be found below.
Hungary’s Benjamin Gratz cruised to the top spot in the men’s 400 IM, coming in at 4:19.23. Canada’s Robert Hill finished second in 4:24.01, and Australia’s Tomas Elliott took third in 4:25.64.
Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey picked up the win in the women’s 400 IM in 4:12.26, followed by the Australian duo of Leah Neale (4:17.03) and Elyse Woods (4:21.57).
Great Britain’s James Guy came out on top of a tight duel with Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh to win the men’s 100 fly. Guy, traditionally a freestyler but a key member of Great Britain’s 400 medley relay as a butterflyer, touched in 52.30, while Cseh came in second at 52.35. Belarus’ Yauhen Tsurkin came in third at 52.79 after leading early in the race.
Japanese teenager Suzuka Hasegawa pulled away from Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova on the last 50 to win the women’s 200 fly. Hasegawa touched in 2:06.70, a half-second off her world No. 1-ranked time of 2:06.29. Chimrova came in second at 2:07.67, and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu took third in 2:08.69.
Australia’s Mitch Larkin added the men’s 200 back to his earlier win in the 100 back. He came in at 1:56.85 to win the event by three seconds over Belarus’ Mikita Tsmyh. Tsmyh also got under 2:00, touching in 1:59.83, while Austria’s Bernhard Reitshammer took third in 2:02.87.
Australia’s Emily Seebohm blasted a swift 59.23 to win the women’s 100 back by more than a second. Seebohm, the reigning World Champion in the event, currently ranks No. 2 in the world at 58.62. Russia’s Anastasia Fesikova took second in 1:00.34, just ahead of Olympic gold medalist Hosszu (1:00.47).
Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki won the men’s 100 breast in 1:00.08 to pick up his second win of the weekend after winning the 200 breast Saturday. Russia’s Kirill Prigoda took second in 1:00.45, and Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich was third in 1:00.55. South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the event, ended up seventh in 1:02.30.
Russia’s Yulia Efimova, who holds the top time in the world in the women’s 200 breast in 2:21.35, won that event in Monaco in 2:22.55. Finishing well back in second was Australia’s Taylor McKeown, who came in at 2:26.18, and Finland’s Jenna Laukkanen took third in 2:28.79.
Guy took home his second win of the day, taking first in the men’s 200 free in 1:47.27. Guy was the 2015 World Champion in the event, and he was fourth at the Olympics in Rio. South Africa’s Myles Brown took second in 1:48.31, and Australia’s Mack Horton came in third at 1:48.56.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom picked up her second win of the meet in the women’s 100 free, touching in 52.60 to just miss her world No. 1-ranked time of 52.54. She took down reigning World Champion Bronte Campbell by more than a second, as the Aussie came in at 53.68.
Sweden’s Michelle Coleman took third in 54.05, one hundredth ahead of Campbell’s older sister Cate, the world record-holder in the event.
Hosszu won her first race of the day in the women’s 200 IM, blasting a 2:08.49 for the fastest time in the world this year. British Olympic silver medalist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor was in the field, but she could not challenge Hosszu this time, settling for second in 2:11.08. Italy’s Sara Francheschi took third in 2:13.25.
In the shoot-out final of the men’s 50 fly, Great Britain’s Adam Barrett touched out Finland’s Riku Poytakivi for the win, 23.62 to 23.64.
Shortly after getting out of the 100 free, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom threw down a 24.90 in the women’s 50 fly final to easily defeat Japan’s Rikako Ikee (25.95). Sjostrom’s time surpassed her own 24.96 as the fastest time in the world this year. Earlier in the night, Sjostrom had posted a 25.26 in the semi-finals.
After Larkin took down Tsmyh to win both the 100 and 200 back, Tsmyh touched out Larkin to win the men’s 50 back final, 25.01 to 25.08.
In yet another tight finish in a shoot-out 50 final, Australia’s Holly Barratt beat out Belarus’ Aliaksandra Herasimenia, 27.66 to 27.67. Seebohm, who won both the 100 and 200 back and was the top seed out of quarterfinals, was eliminated in the semis.
Van der Burgh blasted to the top spot in the men’s 50 breast. He touched in 26.99 to improve to fifth in the world this year. Brazil’s Felipe Lima finished behind van der Burgh in 27.16, while Koseki, who previously swept the 100 and 200 breast, didn’t make it out of the semi-finals.
Efimova did manage to complete the breaststroke sweep, finishing first in the women’s 50 breast by two tenths over Sweden’s Jennie Johansson. Efimova touched in 30.23, off her world No. 1-ranked time of 29.88, while Johnansson improved to sixth in the world by touching in 30.43.
Brazil’s Bruno Fratus beat out Finland’s Ari-Pekka Liukkonen to win the men’s 50 free shoot-out. Fratus, who currently ranks fifth in the world at 21.70, touched in 21.78 in the final, while Liukkonen took second in 21.90.
Sjostrom completed her remarkable two-day meet in Monaco with a win over Bronte Campbell in the 50 free, 23.95 to 24.58. Sjostrom missed her top-ranked time of 23.83, but the time was still faster than Pernille Blume’s Olympic gold medal-winning time, even in Sjostrom’s fifth race of the evening session.