Stuyven nets third 2018 win at GP Jef Scherens

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) netted his third win of 2018 in his hometown race Sunday when he beat Jonas van Genechten (Vital Concept Cycling Club) and Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) in a bunch sprint to finish Grote Prijs Jef Scherens in Leuven, Belgium. Related Articles The 26-year-old winner of the 2016 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne took his first 2018 win last month during stage 4 in the Binck Bank Tour, beating Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Zdeněk Štybar (Quick-Step Floors) in a field sprint. Stuyven took the Grand Prix de Wallonie on September 12 with a late-race move, and then topped…

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Afghanistan win by 91 runs, knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

By: PTI | Published: September 18, 2018 1:08:03 am Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman, third right, shares a light moment with Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga, center wearing helmet, as they leave the field at the end of the one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Afghanistan won the match by 91 runs. (Source: AP) Afghanistan knocked five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup with a 91-run win in Abu Dhabi on Monday, the…

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Here’s the convoluted — and unlikely — way Tiger Woods can win the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship

Technically, all 30 golfers playing in this week’s Tour Championship have a chance to win the FedEx Cup. That includes Tiger Woods, whose odds of winning the PGA Tour’s $10 million bonus are, let’s just say, not better than most. RELATED: Tiger Woods helps Tour Championship ticket sales But again, technically, Tiger has a chance. That’s the point of making the tour’s (post)season finale, which Woods did thanks to his nearest close call at the BMW Championship. With a T-6 at Aronimink, Woods’ sixth top-six finish of 2018, the two-time…

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Marizanne Kapp bowls South Africa to 40-run win over West Indies

South Africa women 201 for 9 (Luus 58, van Niekerk 46, Wolvaardt 45, Taylor 3-37) beat West Indies women 161 (Campbelle 46, Kapp 3-14, Mali 2-11) by 40 runs Sune Luus is congratulated by Marizanne Kapp ICC/Getty Images Marizanne Kapp‘s economy and potency with the ball led South Africa’s defence of 201 in the first ODI in Bridgetown, where West Indies slumped to a 40-run defeat. The seamer finished with figures of 9-2-14-3 as West Indies were bowled out with four overs still to play. The win was South Africa’s third…

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J.R. Todd races to 2nd straight win, takes NHRA Funny Car lead

MOHNTON, Pa. — J.R. Todd took the Funny Car points lead, winning the playoff-opening Dodge NHRA Nationals on Sunday for his second straight victory. Coming off a victory in the prestigious U.S. Nationals, Todd beat Tim Wilkerson in the final at Maple Grove Raceway with a 3.972-second run at 319.90 mph in a Toyota Camry. Todd raced to his fourth victory of the season and sixth overall and gave Kalitta Motorsports and team owner Connie Kalitta their 10th victory. “It’s awesome to keep the momentum going, but we’ve got a…

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Scott Dixon cruises to win fifth IndyCar championship

Scott Dixon used a steady Sunday drive to win his fifth IndyCar championship with ease. Dixon needed an uneventful finale at Sonoma Raceway to lock up the title and got it on the opening lap of the race. Alexander Rossi, his challenger, made contact with teammate Marco Andretti seconds after the start and broke his front wing. Rossi had to pit for a new part, dropped to last in the field, and the championship was decided. Dixon held a 29-point lead over Rossi at the start of the day, and…

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Capping the comeback: Tom Newton rallies to win second Porter Amateur golf title

Tom Newton knows if he’s close going into the final round of the Porter Amateur, he has a chance to win. Newton was five shots behind Mike Lee going into Sunday’s round at Valparaiso Country Club. He was confident, though, that he could deliver. Newton did, making a 10-foot putt for birdie on No. 18 to win his second title. Newton finished the four-round tournament — which also featured rounds at Forest Park Golf Course, The Brassie Golf Club and Sand Creek Country Club — with a score of 2-over-par…

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Chamari Atapattu trumps Mithali Raj as Sri Lanka win last-over thriller

Sri Lanka women 257 for 7 (Atapattu 115, Hasini 45, Goswami 2-39, Joshi 2-43) beat India women 253 for 5 (Raj 125*, Mandhana 51, Dilhari 1-37) by three wickets Chamari Atapattu stretches out for a sweep Associated Press Sri Lanka women held their nerve to pull off a thrilling three-wicket win with just one ball to spare in the third ODI against India women in Katunayake. Mithali Raj‘s unbeaten 125 had powered India to 253 for 5 at the FTZ Sports Complex, but Chamari Atapattu responded with 115, helping Sri Lanka…

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Mas nets stage win and second overall in Vuelta a Espana

In one fell swoop in the Vuelta a España on Saturday, up-and-coming Spaniard Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) secured both second overall in his home race and his first stage win in a Grand Tour to boot. The symbolism of Mas replacing Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) – a rider 15 years his senior and who sank from second to fifth on the Vuelta’s second Pyrenean stage – as Spain’s top podium finisher in the 2018 Vuelta was hard to miss too. Mas is widely seen as representative of a new generation of…

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Team Sunweb takes confidence from win in Worlds TTT dress rehearsal

As the reigning World Team Time Trial Champions, the Team Sunweb Women were the overwhelming favourites for the TTT that kicked off the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta on Saturday – even more so as many of their closest competitors had opted out of the Spanish race. The Dutch team won, putting Leah Kirchmann in the purple race leader’s jersey, but the race was not without hiccups. “We raced here with the same team that will also do the World Championships. And to be honest, it was not our best…

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