The sports wrap Monday, 17 June

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Jodie Taylor celebrates the goal which gave England a 1-0 win over Argentina

US join hosts France in World Cup knock-out stage

Defending champions United States and title contenders – hosts France, Germany, England and Japan – were among the nine teams that have qualified so far for the knock-out stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the Americans looking the most impressive after a 13-0 demolition of Thailand and Sunday’s 3-0 win over Chile. France beat Norway 2-1 last Wednesday to qualify with a 100 percent record from their two matches.

In Paris,  the United States easily reached the last 16 as they produced another commanding display to beat Chile 3-0. They quickly got on top of the South Americans and led early on through veteran Carli Lloyd’s crisp finish. Julie Ertz and Lloyd then both headed in from first-half corners, before Chile keeper Christiane Endler pulled off several stunning second-half saves to prevent the holders adding to their lead. The world’s No.1 side, who rested seven players, also hit the woodwork three times before Lloyd dragged wide from the penalty spot, missing the chance to become the oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick. A draw with rivals Sweden in Le Havre on Thursday would be enough for this confident US outfit to top the group on goal difference.

In Le Havre, England booked their place in the knockout stages on Friday after beating a resolute Argentina thanks to Jodie Taylor’s first goal in 14 months. Phil Neville’s side looked as though they would pay for Nikita Parris’ missed first-half penalty, which was saved by the brilliant Vanina Correa after Alex Greenwood was tripped. The Argentine goalkeeper also denied Beth Mead, Parris and Taylor, but had no chance in stopping Euro 2017’s golden boot winner, as she tapped in Mead’s low cross after 61 minutes. The victory for England, who are ranked third in the world – 34 places above Argentina – means they qualify for the second round and can seal top spot in Group D with a point against Japan in their final game on Wednesday.

In Valenciennes, The Netherlands made it two wins out of two to confirm their place in the knockout stage with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Saturday.  Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema, 22, became the European champions’ all-time top scorer as she registered her 59th and 60th international goals to eclipse Manon Melis’ record in just her 77th cap. Miedema headed Sarina Wiegman’s side ahead as she met Lyon winger Shanice van de Sanden’s cross after 41 minutes, but Cameroon were level just 154 seconds later through Gabrielle Onguene. The Dutch made amends swiftly after half-time as Cameroon’s failure to clear a free-kick allowed Arsenal midfielder Dominique Bloodworth to convert. Miedema then ensured the victory as she cut inside from the left before unleashing a powerful shot with five minutes left.

Woodland wins first major as Rose fades

American Gary Woodland held off the challenge of world No.1 Brooks Koepka to claim his first major victory at the 119th US Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday. The world No.25 shot a two-under 69 to win by three on 13 under from two-time defending champion Koepka. Woodland, 35, led all the way from the end of the second round in California. England’s Justin Rose was in contention and took a share of the lead with an opening birdie on Sunday, but fell away with a 74 to finish on seven under par. The 38-year-old world No.4, aiming to win the second major of his career after his 2013 US Open success, carded five bogeys as he finished tied for third with Spain’s

Gary Woodland wins his first major at Pebble Beach

Jon Rahm and Americans Xander Schauffele and Chez Reavie. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy endured a turbulent final day that included double bogeys at the second and 16th, but finished with a birdie to climb inside the top 10 at five under. Englishmen Matt Wallace, Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick all ended a further stroke back. Koepka, who started the day on seven under, signalled his intention with four birdies in his opening five holes, as well as a miraculous par-save at the second after a wayward tee shot, to move to 11 under par. But he was then unable to find the birdies he craved on the back nine, carding a final-day 68 to become the first player to record four rounds in the 60s and not win the US Open. It was left for Woodland, whose previous best finish at a major was tied sixth at last year’s US PGA Championship, to finish his maiden victory in style with a 30-foot birdie at the last.

Australia beat Sri Lanka to go top of World Cup table

Defending champions Australia moved to the top of the ICC World Cup group table as brilliant performances from Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc secured an 87-run win over Sri Lanka on Saturday. Finch’s 153 off 132 balls helped pile on 334 for seven wickets at The Oval, with Steve Smith adding 73. Sri Lanka got off to a flying start as captain Dimuth Karunaratne made 97 and Kusal Perera 52. But Starc’s four for 55 and three for 47 from Kane Richardson ripped out their middle order to leave them 247 all out. A fourth win from five games moves Australia a point clear of New Zealand at the top of the table with India in third position after beating Pakistan by 89 runs at Old Trafford on Sunday. Favourites England are in fourth place on the table after a convincing eight-wicket win over the West Indies on Friday, highlighted by a century from Joe Root. and three-wicket hauls from pacemen Joffra Archer and Mark Wood. Australia, whose only defeat so far came against India, next face Bangladesh at Trent Bridge on Thursday knowing another win could see them put one foot in the last four. In Manchester, India continued their World Cup dominance over rivals Pakistan with a rain-affected 89-run victory as a highly anticipated match came to a strange end on Sunday. Pakistan, chasing a formidable 337, collapsed to 166 for six before a rain delay saw their target revised to another 136 runs required from 30 balls – a near-impossible task. India, who have never lost a World Cup match to Pakistan, earlier posted an impressive 336 for five, led by Rohit Sharma’s fine 140 and 77 from captain Virat Kohli. Only Mohammad Amir (three for 47) impressed with the ball for Pakistan. This was the marquee game of this World Cup – a sell-out crowd, one billion TV viewers and more than 800,000 ticket requests, but it ended with Pakistan knocking the ball around in front of a half-empty stadium.

Toulouse beat Clermont in thrilling Top 14 final

Two tries by France winger Yoann Huget helped Toulouse round off a superb season by beating Clermont Auvergne 24-18 in the French Top 14 final in Paris on Saturday to lift the trophy for the first time since 2012. The winger crossed the line in the 28th and 55th minutes to give Toulouse their 20th championship in front of a 79,000-crowd at the Stade de France, although five penalties from Scotland’s scrum-half Greig Laidlaw meant the outcome was never a formality. Toulouse had finished top of the regular season table with a record points tally and reached the European Champions Cup semi-finals while Clermont

Toulouse winger Yoann Huget scoring one of his two tries to help win the Top 14 final against Clermont

finished second having scored more points than any other side during the 26-match campaign. Clermont were in front inside two minutes as Scotland scrumhalf Laidlaw kicked a penalty but it was cancelled out by one from Toulouse fullback Thomas Ramos. Penalties were traded again before Toulouse pounced from a scrum and Cheslin Kolbe accelerated into space before feeding Huget who went over to give his side an 11-6 lead which was narrowed before halftime to 11-9 by another Laidlaw kick. Toulouse ended the half a man down after Kolbe was yellow-carded but Clermont were unable to benefit and Ramos booted another penalty in the 49th minute. Again the trusty Laidlaw replied but Toulouse finally got breathing space when Huget finished off a fine move and Ramos converted to put Toulouse 21-12 in front. Laidlaw narrowed the gap with a 40 metre kick but Ramos consolidated Toulouse’s lead with his fourth successful penalty. With Laidlaw off the field Camille Lopez cut the gap to six points but it was no enough

Dane Fuglsang wins the Criterium du Dauphine

Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang won the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday after Britain’s Adam Yates pulled out midway through the final stage with a fever. Yates, 26, trailed Astana’s Fuglsang by eight seconds before stage eight, but was keeping pace with his rivals when he withdrew with less than 50km to go. Team Ineos’ Dylan van Baarle won the 113.5km stage from Cluses in France to Champery in Switzerland. Fuglsang finished 20 seconds ahead of American Tejay van Garderen in second. Swiss-born Fuglsang, 34, also won the Dauphine in 2017. Van Baarle clinched the stage win in a sprint finish

Denmark’s Jakob Fugslang on the podium after winning the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday

with Mitchelton-Scott’s Jack Haig, who went gone solo with 16km remaining before the Dutchman soon joined him. Mitchelton-Scott sports director Lorenzo Lapage told race organisers that Yates, who is due to lead the team at the Tour de France in July, was struggling with a fever since Sunday morning. He wore the leader’s yellow jersey for four stages until Fuglsang claimed it on Saturday. This Criterium will end up being best remembered for Chris Froome’s serious accident ahead of stage four when he fell at high speed breaking a hip, his leg, an elbow and ribs. The Criterium winner has gone on to land the Tour de France in five of the past seven years.

Froome out for six months but looks forward to return

Chris Froome says he is fully focused on getting back to his best after his high-speed crash last Wednesday. The four-time Tour de France champion suffered a neck fracture as well as a fractured right femur, elbow and ribs, plus a broken hip. Froome, 34, is likely to spend at least six months away from cycling, says the surgeon who operated on him. “I know how lucky I am to be here,” the Briton said in a statement.. “Whilst this is a setback and a

A thumbs-up from Chris Froome after his  crash

major one at that, I am focusing on looking forward.There is a long road to recovery ahead, but that recovery starts now and I am fully focused on returning back to my best.” The crash happened during a practice ride before stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine in Roanne, France. Froome took his hand off his handlebars to blow his nose and was travelling at 54km/h when a gust of wind caught his front wheel, causing him to hit a wall. He was airlifted to Saint-Etienne Hospital, where he is continuing his post-surgery recovery.

Alonso wins Le Mans 24 Hours second year in a row

Double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race for the second year in a row on Sunday with Toyota team-mates Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland’s Sebastien Buemi. The number eight car crew, who had been running second until last-hour drama, were also crowned world endurance champions with Nakajima driving the final stint and becoming the first Japanese to win a global FIA-sanctioned series. Toyota’s number seven TS050 hybrid, driven by Britain’s Mike Conway, Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi and Argentina’s Jose Maria Lopez,

Fernando Alonso, second left, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima celebrate on the podium after winning  the Le Mans 24 Hours race on Sunday.

led most of the way before a late puncture dropped them to second in a one-two finish for the Japanese manufacturer. The winning margin, after 385 laps of the Sarthe circuit in the 87th edition of a race watched by a crowd of 252,000, came down to 16.972 seconds. Alonso, 37, recognised luck had played a big part in completing an unprecedented Le Mans double in a single super-season. “The main goal this weekend was to win the championship,” the Spaniard, who won his Formula One titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006, told Eurosport television.

London Broncos shock Dragons in Perpignan

Super League bottom side London Broncos shocked Catalans Dragons 30-12 in Perpignan on Saturday to follow up their upset win over league leaders St Helens last weekend. Fouad Yaha scored a hat-trick of unconverted tries for the French hosts but they were unable to convert early second-half pressure. Broncos led 12-8 at the break, Jordan Abdull and Rhys Williams going over. Elliot Kear scored against the run of play to extend their lead, with tries from Kieran Dixon and Williams giving the visitors breathing space.  It was only the London side’s first win in France and only their second away win of the season – having lost their past 14 meetings with Catalans. The result drops the Dragons into fourth spot on the Super League ladder behind Hull FC after the Humberside club won 31-18 at Castleford Tigers. St Helens returned to winning ways to move six points clear at the top with Tommy Makinson scoring a hat-trick in their 38-2 home win over lowly Huddersfield. Saints moved clear in the first half, running in five tries after conceding their only points in the third minute. Warrington Wolves stay second but missed the chance to close the gap on St Helens with a surprise 16-14 defeat at the hands of second-from-bottom Hull KR.

Evans beats Donskoy to lift Nottingham title

Britain’s Dan Evans continued his impeccable Wimbledon preparation with a 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 win over Evgeny Donskoy to lift the Nottingham title on Sunday. Top seed Evans squandered three set points before taking the first-set tie-break and broke to love in the decisive eighth game of the second set. He has won 10 straight matches after lifting the Surbiton title last week. The 29-year-old will play three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the first round at Queen’s on Tuesday. In the women’s singles,  France’s Caroline Garcia recovered from a set down to beat Croatian Donna Vekic 2-6 7-6(4) 7-6(4) and win her first title of the season. In Stuttgart, Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime was denied a first ATP Tour title by Matteo Berrettini, who won the Stuttgart Open final 6-4 7-6 (13-11). Auger-Aliassime had a shot at his first title as a senior professional after receiving a walkover when compatriot Milos Raonic withdrew from the semi-finals with a back injury, but Italy’s Berrettini was ultimately too good on the day for the 18-year-old.

Murray makes return in doubles at Queen’s

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will face Queen’s Club top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah when he makes his return from hip surgery alongside Spain’s Feliciano Lopez this week. Murray, 32, is playing doubles as he takes his first steps back to the tour having undergone a hip resurfacing operation earlier this year.

Germany’s Schwarz no match for unleashed Fury

Britain’s Tyson Fury produced a ruthless display to stop previously undefeated heavyweight Tom Schwarz in the second round in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Fury, wearing shorts with the American stars and stripes, entered the ring to James Brown’s Living in America. Fury, 30, backed Schwarz to the ropes in the second, driving a right hand home to drop the German to the floor. Seconds later, with Schwarz bloodied and under attack, his corner threw in the towel as the bout was waved off. “I got a big man out of there by switching it

A bloodied Tom Schwarz on his way to a TKO defeat

up. He caught me with a couple but you can’t go swimming and not get wet,” said Fury, who now has 28 wins and a draw on his record. This was Fury’s first outing since his controversial draw with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles in December. In Leeds, Josh Warrington edged a tough contest with British rival Kid Galahad to retain his IBF world featherweight title with a split-decision points win. Warrington, 28, hoped the contest would be his last in his home city of Leeds as he eyes potential unification fights in the United States. Galahad, 29, frustrated him early on and switched his stance to confuse. He frequently grappled to kill any flow in the fight but the champion earned a split 116-112, 116-113 113-115 verdict.

Marc Marquez wins MotoGP in Barcelona

Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez capitalised on a crash that took out four of his rivals to win at the Catalunya circuit on Sunday and extend his title lead. His Honda team-mate Jorge Lorenzo slid on the second lap in Barcelona and, in the process, ended the races of Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Spaniard Marquez avoided the crash and took his fourth victory in seven races this season.

Mark Marquez crosses the fnishling line in Barcelona

The win moved Marquez 37 points clear of Dovizioso in the overall standings. “I feel really sorry for Andrea, Maverick and Valentino because they are fighting for the championship,” said Spain’s Lorenzo. Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo, who started on pole position, finished in second place, with Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci in third. Round eight of the 2019 series takes place in Assen, Netherlands on 30 June.

Coleman sets a searing pace in Oslo Diamond League

American world silver medallist Christian Coleman set a new world-leading time of 9.85 seconds as he shot his way to 100m victory in Oslo’s Bislett Stadium at the IAAF Diamond League event. The 23-year-old flew out of the blocks and never looked like being reeled in. China’s Xie Zhenye finished second 0.16 seconds behind. Britain’s Reece Prescod pulled up with an injury after 65m, while compatriot CJ Ujah was sixth in 10.18 seconds. Elsewhere, Norwegian world champion Karsten Warholm brought the crowd to their feet by winning the 400m hurdles in a European record of 47.33 seconds. Ireland’s Thomas Barr claimed second place but was almost two seconds behind the winner with a time of 49.11 seconds. Britain’s Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, making her 2019 Diamond League debut, was seventh in the 800m with Scotland’s former European champion Lynsey Sharp failing to make the finish after being tripped at the bell.

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Calendar Keynotes: 17 – 23 June

Monday, 17 June

Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group A, South Korea v Norway, Nigeria v France, Group B, China v Spain, South Africa v Germany.

Cricket: ICC World Cup – West Indies v Bangladesh, County Ground, Taunton.

Tennis: ATP Fever-Tree Championships, Queen’s Club, London (till 23 June), ATP Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (till 23 June), WTA Mallorca Open, Spain (till 23 June), WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham (till 23 June).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland (till 23 June),

Tuesday, 18 June

Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup –  Group C, Italy v Brazil, Jamaica v Australia.

Cricket: ICC World Cup – England v Afghanistan, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Tennis: ATP Fever-Tree Championships, Queen’s Club, London (till 23 June), ATP Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (till 23 June), WTA Mallorca Open, Spain (till 23 June), WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham (till 23 June).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland (till 23 June).

Horse Racing: Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse, UK (till 22 June).

Wednesday, 19 June

Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group D, Japan v England, Scotland v Argentina.

Cricket: ICC World Cup – New Zealand v South Africa, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Tennis: ATP Fever-Tree Championships, Queen’s Club, London (till 23 June), ATP Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (till 23 June), WTA Mallorca Open, Spain (till 23 June), WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham (till 23 June).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland (till 23 June).

Horse Racing: Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse, UK (till 22 June).

Thursday, 20 June

Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group E, Cameroon v New Zealand, Netherlands v Canada, Group F, Sweden v USA, Thailand v Chile.

Formula One: French Grand Prix, Le Castellet (till 23 June).

Cricket: ICC World Cup: Australia v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Rugby League: Super League – London Broncos v Hull KR.

Tennis: ATP Fever-Tree Championships, Queen’s Club, London (till 23 June), ATP Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (till 23 June), WTA Mallorca Open, Spain (till 23 June), WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham (till 23 June).

Golf: USPGA Tour, Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut (till 23 June), PGA European Tour, BMW International Open, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Germany (till 23 June).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland (till 23 June).

Horse Racing: Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse, UK (till 22 June).

Friday, 21 June  

Formula One: French Grand Prix, Le Castellet (till 23 June).

Cricket: ICC World Cup – England v Sri Lanka, Headingley, Leeds.

Rugby League: Super League – Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors, Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers, St Helens v Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity.

Tennis: ATP Fever-Tree Championships, Queen’s Club, London (till 23 June), ATP Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (till 23 June), WTA Mallorca Open, Spain (till 23 June), WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham (till 23 June).

Golf: USPGA Tour, Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut (till 23 June), PGA European Tour, BMW International Open, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Germany (till 23 June).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland (till 23 June).

Horse Racing: Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse, UK (till 22 June).

Saturday, 22 June

Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup – Round of 16.

Formula One: French Grand Prix, Le Castellet (till 23 June).

Cricket: ICC World Cup – India v Afghanisation, Hampshire Bowl, Southampton, West Indies v New Zealand, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Rugby League: Super League – Catalans Dragons v Hull FC.

Tennis: ATP Fever-Tree Championships, Queen’s Club, London (till 23 June), ATP Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (till 23 June), WTA Mallorca Open, Spain (till 23 June), WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham (till 23 June).

Golf: USPGA Tour, Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut (till 23 June), PGA European Tour, BMW International Open, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Germany (till 23 June).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland (till 23 June).

Horse Racing: Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse, UK (final day).

Sunday, 23 June

Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup – Round of 16.

Formula One: French Grand Prix, Le Castellet (race day).

Cricket: ICC World Cup: Pakistan v South Africa, Lord’s, London.

Tennis: ATP Fever-Tree Championships, Queen’s Club, London (till 23 June), ATP Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (till 23 June), WTA Mallorca Open, Spain (till 23 June), WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham (till 23 June).

Golf: USPGA Tour, Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut (final day), PGA European Tour, BMW International Open, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Germany (final day).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Suisse, Switzerland (final day),