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Cycling: Germany's Kamna wins Tour de France 16th stage

Wednesday, 2020-09-16 09:40:05
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BORA-Hansgrohe rider Lennard Kaemna of Germany celebrates after winning the stage. (Photo: Reuters)
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German Lennar Kamna won the 16th stage of the Tour de France, a 164-km ride from La Tour du Pin on Tuesday, while Ecuador's Richard Carapaz took second place and Swiss Sebastien Reichenbach finished third.

* The Australian PGA Championship has been postponed until February 2021 in the hope strict COVID-19 controls can be lifted by early next year, organisers said on Wednesday. The tournament was scheduled to take place on the Gold Coast in December but organisers said they had made the difficult decision to push it back to Feb. 18-21 after consulting government and stakeholders.

* Spanish rider Ana Carrasco, who in 2018 became the first woman to win a motorcycling world title, will miss the rest of the Supersport 300 season after a crash in Portugal last week. The 23-year-old Kawasaki rider fractured two vertebrae in the fall during testing at Estoril and will take at least three months to recover from surgery.

* Former European Cup winners Benfica crashed out of the Champions League third qualifying round after a shock 2-1 defeat at PAOK Salonika on Tuesday as Serbia winger Andrija Zivkovic scored against his former club a week after leaving them.

* Sam Horsfield has withdrawn from this week's US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York after testing positive for COVID-19, the United States Golf Association (USGA) said on Monday. The 24-year-old Briton had returned a negative test last Thursday but tested positive after arriving in New York, forcing him out of the second major of the year which will take place from Sept. 17-20.

* Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year deal to extend his stay at Villa Park until 2025, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. England midfielder Grealish has been linked with a move to Manchester United during the transfer window by British media but has committed his long-term future to Dean Smith's Villa.

* Miralem Pjanic is looking forward to playing with want-away Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, the midfielder said as he was finally presented on Tuesday (Sep 15) following his move from Juventus. The Bosnian was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and had to quarantine before starting to train with Barcelona last week, after joining in June for €65 million (US$77 million).

* Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday, ending speculation over a potential exit as he entered the final year of his contract.

* Germany's federal states have agreed that some fans will be allowed into the stadiums when the Bundesliga season starts this weekend, a source involved in the talks told Reuters on Tuesday. Spectators had been banned from stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic when the Bundesliga resumed in May.

* Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Real Madrid to re-sign winger Gareth Bale, his agent said on Tuesday (Sep 15), as the Wales international looks to end his troubled spell at the Spanish club. Bale made over 200 appearances for Premier League Spurs between 2007 and 2013, scoring 56 goals with 58 assists before his then world record move to Real for €100 million (US$118.46 million).

* Angelique Kerber was knocked out in the first round of the Italian Open in Rome on Tuesday (Sep 15) in a 6-3 6-1 defeat to Czech Katerina Siniakova while Coco Gauf won her first ever match on clay. American teenager Gauff, playing in her first ever main draw match on clay, came back from 4-2 down in the opening set to beat Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-3.

Reuters, CNA