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Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test

Amla leads South Africa blockathon

Colombo—It was riveting, un-Youtubeable Test cricket on the final day at the SSC. The stakes were high - for South Africa the No. 1 Test ranking and for Sri Lanka a formidable home record. The settings were dramatic - leaden skies for most of the day, four or more men poised round the bat, the indefatigable spinners rifling through their overs and some of the world’s most flamboyant batsmen in the middle.

Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Budapest—Australian Daniel Ricciardo charged to a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday, his second Formula One win for Red Bull, as a drenched track caused chaos among world championship leaders. Rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg reached a new peak as Hamilton rebuffed team orders to let Rosberg by into third place.

Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France despite losing final stage

Paris—Vincenzo Nibali completed his victory in the 2014 Tour de France as German sprinter Marcel Kittel won the final stage on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Nibali finished safely in the peloton to succeed Briton Chris Froome as Tour champion. Jean-Christophe Peraud was second with fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot third. Kittel matched Nibali´s four stage wins on this year´s Tour with Norway´s Alexander Kristoff second in Paris and Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania third.
3rd Investec Test

Bell and Ballance subdue India

Ageas Bowl—Ian Bell and Gary Ballance gave England a near perfect first session on the second morning. They were beaten only occasionally, edged less frequently, had fewer scares, and scored fluently on a pitch that was even better for batting than it had been on the first day. To a man, India’s bowlers were flat, and their loose lines and lengths facilitated England swelling their total by 111 runs. Barring a most dramatic reversal, only one team can win this Test from here.

Andujar claims Swiss Open crown

Gstaad—Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar’s third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the only break in the first set to take a 5-3 lead and then held serve to close out the set.

Le Clos survives bus scare to retain 200m butterfly title

Glasgow—South Africa´s Olympic champion Chad le Clos survived a freak accident to retain his Commonwealth Game 200m butterfly title in a Games record of 1min 55:07sec. Grant Irvine took silver for Australia, while South Africa also claimed bronze thanks to Sebastien Rousseau. Le Clos appeared to ease through the first 150 metres before turning on the afterburners and speeding past the rest of the field in the final 50 metres.

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