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Sri Lanka, India Test in balance after 15-wicket day

Colombo—India made up for all the time lost to rain on the first two days by reducing Sri Lanka to 47 for 6 and injuring Dhammika Prasad, Sri Lanka’s strike bowler on this pitch, but the hosts negated India’s advantage by adding 154 with their last four wickets and taking India’s first three wickets for seven runs. With India effectively 132 for 3 and the last pair of specialist batsmen already at the wicket, this was anybody’s game now.

Stuyven wins crash-dominated Vuelta 8th stage

Murcia (Spain)—Belgian Jasper Stuyven took victory despite suffering a broken bone in his wrist on the eighth stage of Spain’s Vuelta on a day dominated by high-profile crashes. Ireland’s Dan Martin, who was lying third in the overall classification overnight, and American Tejay van Garderen were forced to withdraw from the race after suffering a heavy crash 50km from the finish.
Dibaba wins women’s world marathon gold

Jamaica stun US to clinch women’s relay gold

Beijing—Jamaica stunned Olympic champions the United States to capture the women’s world 4x400 metres relay title on Sunday. Anchor leg Novlene Williams-Mills pulled out a stunning last 50m to catch Francena McCorory in Beijing as the Jamaicans clocked three minutes, 19.13 seconds—the best time in the world this year—to pip their rivals on the line.

Kvitova overcomes Safarova for New Haven triumph

New Haven (Connecticut)—Defending champion Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open. Kvitova faced only one break point and was never broken as she remained unbeaten in seven career matches against her compatriot. The second seed collected her 17th WTA title and her third in New Haven after victories in 2012 and 2014.

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