The sports wrap Monday, 5 August

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Hungarian GP and extending his championship lead

Hamilton chases down Verstappen for Hungarian win

Formula One leader and defending champion Lewis Hamilton hunted down Max Verstappen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest for a record-extending seventh time on Sunday and surge 62 points clear in the championship standings. Dutch 21-year-old Verstappen, who had started from pole position for the first time, was runner-up after being reeled in and overtaken four laps from the end with his tyres worn to the limit. “That was definitely a tall order but I’m grateful we did it,” said Hamilton of a strategy that left him with a gap of almost 20 seconds to close in the final 22 laps. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished third and more than a minute behind as the top two waged their own private battle in the heat of the Hungaroring. Hamilton, who also triumphed in Hungary last year and is heading inexorably towards a sixth title, now has 250 points, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas on 188 and Verstappen closing in fast on 181. The win in the last race before the August break was Hamilton’s eighth in 12 rounds this season and the 81st of his career — 10 short of seven-times champion Michael Schumacher’s all-time record. Bottas, starting on the front row, finished a forlorn eighth after a fight back from last place following an early stop to change a front wing damaged as he and Hamilton made light contact on the opening lap.

Another Smith ton puts Australia on top in first Test

Another Ashes century from Australia’s Steve Smith – his second of the match – left England facing a huge battle to save the first Test on the fifth and final day at Edgbaston on Monday. In his first Test since returning from a ban for his part in the ball-tampering scandal, the former captain added 142 to his first-innings 144. With Matthew Wade moving into Smith’s slipstream for 110 of his own, Australia took their overnight 124 for three wickets to 487 for seven and declared to set England 398 to win. Chasing such a total looks out of the question, but the hosts’ survival hopes

Century makers Steve Smith (left) and Matthew Wade walk off at stumps after helping to set England a second innings target of 398 for victory

were boosted by openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy coming through seven overs to close on 13 without loss. England will have to bat out the final day if they are to avoid losing an Edgbaston Test for the first time in 11 years. They must do so on a surface that will offer plenty of assistance to off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who opened the bowling and immediately proved a much greater threat than England’s Moeen Ali. As Moeen was unable to tie up an end and the part-time spinners were expensive, pace bowlers Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes pounded away on a surface giving them little. They again did so without their leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson because of a calf injury, while Chris Woakes bowled only seven overs, raising fears over his long-standing knee problem.

Man City win FA Community Shield on penalties

Premiership champions Manchester City won the FA Community Shield on penalties on Sunday after drawing 1-1 with Liverpool at full-time in an entertaining game in front of a raucous Wembley crowd. Georginio Wijnaldum’s penalty was saved by City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, before Gabriel Jesus scored the winning kick. The meeting between two outstanding sides did not disappoint. City’s Raheem Sterling finally scored his first goal against his old club when he turned home David Silva’s flick-on from close range. The woodwork was hit three times in quick succession in the second half, as Sterling struck the post in a one on one, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk shot against the underside of the bar and

Mancheste City celebrate after beating Liverpool on penalties to win the FA Community Shield

team-mate Mohamed Salah hit a post. The Reds drew level when Joel Matip headed home Van Dijk’s brilliantly chipped cross. Liverpool looked the most likely team to win, with Salah having at least three chances – most remarkably when his header was sensationally cleared off the line by a Kyle Walker bicycle kick. And so the game went straight to penalties, with City scoring all of theirs.

In the Scottish Premiership, Ryan Christie scored a hat-trick as Celtic crushed St Johnstone 7-0 in a stunning start to their bid to make it nine titles in a row. Christie scored a double before the break, his first a beauty and his second thanks to a Zander Clark error. He made it 4-0 with a cracking strike before Olivier Ntcham, Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths added goals of their own in a thumping victory. City rivals Rangers, who finished second last season, also opened their account with a win – a 2-1 win at Kilmarnock with a goal in injury time.

In the German DFL Supercup,  young England international Jadon Sancho starred as Borussia Dortmund beat Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 2-0 on Saturday. Sancho scored one goal and brilliantly set up Paco Alcacer for the opener as the 19-year-old carried on from where he left off last season with another dazzling performance. Dortmund are trying to end Bayern’s unprecedented seven-year reign as champions of Germany, and Saturday’s early statement of intent will fill Lucien Favre’s side with confidence as they look to build on last season’s second-place finish by winning the Bundesliga for the first time since 2012. Borussia dominated first half but it wasn’t till early in the second half that Alcacer broke the deadlock, all thanks to Sancho, who eluded three Bayern defenders, then played the ball through Niklas Sule’s legs for Alcacer to sweep it inside the right post. Sancho then struck on a counterattack on 69 minutes as he latched onto Guerreiro’s through ball and kept his composure to slot past Manuel Neuer.

Ugly scenes mar Dragons win over the Wolves

Ugly scenes marred a man-of-the-match performance by Sam Tomkins as Catalans Dragons moved back into Super League’s top five with a 30-10 win over second-placed Warrington Wolves in Perpignan on Saturday. The Wolves’ defeat handed runaway leaders St Helens the regular season League Leaders Shield. But it was the all-in brawl at the end and fighting in the stands that tarnished the Dragons’ win and earned condemnation from both the Rugby Football League and the Super League authorities. A joint statement said there will be an investigation into the trouble.

Man-of-the-match Sam Tomkins sets himself for one of his three conversions in the Catalans victory

Both clubs involved also released statements to condemn the incidents that occurred. Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch said: “We have never witnessed such incidents in 13 years in Super League. We are now waiting for the CCTV footages before making any decision.” The trouble in the stands took place in the away supporters’ section. Three players – Catalans duo Tomkins and Michael McIlorum, plus Warrington’s Jake Mamo – were sent off as tempers flared on the field between the two sets of players at the end of the match. Earlier, Fouad Yaha, David Mead, Tony Gigot and Matt Whitley all crossed for Catalans. They led 8-4 at the break thanks to Yaha’s try and two Sam Tomkins goals, with Mamo’s unconverted effort in reply for the visitors. Despite a Chris Hill try for Warrington early in the second period, Dragons crossed for three more scores to seal the win.

Kyrgios beats Medvedev in Washington Citi Open

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios won his second ATP Tour 500 series title of the year with a hard-fought 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4) victory over third seed Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Citi Open in Washington on Sunday. Despite being troubled by a back problem, Kyrgios fired 18 aces on his way to victory over the Russian – his second successive win over a top-10 opponent after his semi-final defeat of Stefanos Tsitsipas. Kyrgios will pocket $384,120 for claiming his sixth ATP tournament success but more importantly will rise 25 spots to world No.27 when the rankings are updated on Monday – and in line for a seeding at the US Open later this month. Kyrgios will supplant Alex de Minaur as Australia’s highest-ranked male. The Nick Kyrgios experience has been in full force at the Citi Open after surviving going “a bit nuts” and a match point to defeat top seed Tsitipas in a thrilling semi-final. Russian Medvedev, the world No10, led 5-2 in the first set tie-break but after saving a set point, 24-year-old Kyrgios took it in 41 minutes. Kyrgios, sent down his 17th ace to create two match points in the second set. He needed only one as he wrapped up the match in an hour and 34 minutes.

Slovenian Mezgec wins Tour de Pologne 2nd Stage

Luka Mezgec won the second stage of the Tour de Pologne after a frantic sprint finish in Katowice on Sunday. The event saw the riders race over 153 km from Tarnowskie Góry, the result coming down to the sprints in the final few kilometres, with Mezgec dramatically crossing the line first for the Mitchelton-Scott team. Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria was runner-up for the second stage in succession for UAE Team Emirates, while Saturdays opening stage winner, Germany’s Pascal Ackermann, was third.  Ackermann, therefore, maintained the lead in the overall standings for the Bora-Hansgrohe team, with Gaviria two

Slovenia’s Luka Mezgec wins the 2nd Stage of the Tour de Pologne on Sunday in a frantic sprint finish

seconds back and Mezgec third overall. Gaviria looked to have sealed stage victory as he burst through on the right past Ackermann, however, Mezgec stayed on his tail and powered past to cross the line first. Poland’s Pawel Franczak and Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen round out the overall top five, with just 10 seconds separating Ackermann and Jakobsen. Britain’s Mark Cavendish continued his race after crashing in Krakow just 3km from the finish line on Saturday, the Dimension Date rider finishing 18th in the 2nd Stage. The Tour is due to continue on Monday with the final flat stage, 155.5km from Silesian Stadium in Chorzów to Zabrze, before the first mountain stage on Tuesday.

Japan’s Shibuno wins Women’s British Open

Japan’s Hinako Shibuno birdied the last hole to clinch a stunning win in the Women’s British Open at Woburn on Sunday. Shibuno, 20, playing in her first major and competing for the first time outside her home country, led by two shots overnight but was soon caught by the American Lizette Salas in a thrilling final round. Salas fired the week’s lowest round – a seven-under 65 – but Shibuno had five birdies on the

Hinako Shibuno with the Women’s British Open trophy after her stunning victory at Woburn.

back nine to win by one shot. England’s Charley Hull and Bronte Law slipped out of contention with rounds of four and six over, respectively. Shibuno is known as the ‘smiling Cinderella’ and she has captured the hearts of fans at Woburn on her fairytale major debut. She has been eating sweets, high-fiving fans and ruffling little kids’ hair on her way round the course. It seems like the 20-year-old has absolutely loved her trip to Britain.

Marquez seals sixth win in Czech MotoGP

Honda’s defending world champion Marc Marquez won a rain-affected Czech MotoGP in Brno on Sunday, his sixth victory of the season to become only the fourth rider to achieve 50 premier-class victories. Marquez, who equalled Australian Mick Doohan’s record of 58 top-class pole positions on Saturday, finished ahead of Ducati’s Italian Andrea Dovizioso and Jack Miller of the non-works Pramac Ducati team. The other three riders to achieve at least 50 premier-class wins are the legendary Valentino Rossi (89), Giacomo Agostini (68) and Doohan (54). Spaniard Marquez now leads the MotoGP championship with 210 points, 63 ahead of second-placed Dovizioso (147) while Danilo Petrucci, who finished eighth in Brno, is third (129). Wet track conditions led to a delayed start after the entire field chose to run on slick tyres and when the race got underway there were retirements in the opening lap after Joan Mir and Franco Morbidelli collided and ended up in the gravel. The lead pair of Marquez and Dovizioso were closely followed by Alex Rins and Miller while Rossi, who finished sixth, was involved in a battle with Aleix Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow in the chasing pack.

Quotes of the weekend:

“The Gilbert Brutus Stadium has always been a festive place and we are saddened with the scenes we saw tonight. We have never witnessed such incidents in 13 years in Super League.” – Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch on crowd trouble at the end of the Dragons victory over Warrington Wolves which is now the subject of a Super League/Rugby Football League investigation.

“I still feel like I’m going to vomit. I was more nervous on the front nine but I was ok on the back nine. I felt like I was going to cry on the 18th but the tears didn’t come out. Contending at a tournament like this is nerve-wracking but I felt like I was going to enjoy this moment as well.” – Twenty-year-old Hinako Shibuno, going through a gamut of emotions after winning her first major in her first tournament outside Japan.

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Calendar Keynotes: 5 – 11 August

Monday, 5 August

Cricket: Ashes series, 1st Test, Edgbaston, Birmingham (final day).

Tennis: ATP Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (till 11 August), WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (till 11 August).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Pologne, Poland (till 9 August).

Tuesday, 6 August

Football: Champions League – qualifying third round (major clubs), PAOK Salonika v Ajax, Club Brugge v Dynamo Kiev, Red Star Belgrade v FC Copenhagen.

Cricket: International Twenty20 – West Indies v India, Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

Tennis: ATP Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (till 11 August), WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (till 11 August).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Pologne, Poland (till 9 August).

Wednesday, 7 August

Football: Champions League – qualifying third round (major clubs),FK Krasnodar v FC Porto, FC Basel v LASK, CFR Cluj v Celtic.

Tennis: ATP Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (till 11 August), WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (till 11 August).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Pologne, Poland (till 9 August).

Thursday, 8 August

Cricket: One-day international series – West Indies v India, Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

Rugby League: Super League – Warrington Wolves v St Helens.

Tennis: ATP Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (till 11 August), WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (till 11 August).

Golf: USPGA Tour, The Northern Trust, Liberty National, New Jersey, US (till 11 August), USLPGA Tour,  Ladies Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick (till 11 August).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Pologne, Poland (till 9 August).

Friday, 9 August   

Football: English Premier League – Norwich City v Liverpool, French Ligue 1 – Monaco v Lyon.

Rugby League: Super League Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons, Wigan Warriors v Hull KR.

Tennis: ATP Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (till 11 August), WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (till 11 August).

Golf: USPGA Tour, The Northern Trust, Liberty National, New Jersey, US (till 11 August), USLPGA Tour,  Ladies Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick (till 11 August).

Cycling: UCI World Tour – Tour de Pologne, Poland (final day).

Athletics: European Team Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland (till 11 August).

Saturday, 10 August  

Football: English Premier League – West Ham United v Manchester City, AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield United, Burnley v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Everton, Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa. Scottish Premiership – Motherwell v Celtic, St Johnstone v Livingston, Hamilton Academical v Kilmarnock, Hearts v Ross County. French Ligue 1 – Marseille v Reims, Angers v Bordeaux, Brest v Toulouse, Montpellier v Rennes, Nice v Amiens. German DFB Cup (major clubs) – 1. FC Kaiserslauten v Mainz 05, 1. FC Magdeburg v FC Freiburg, Alemannia Aachen v Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SC Verl v FC Augsburg, SV Drochtersen/Assel v FC Schalke 04, FC Wurzburger Kickers v 1899 Hoffenheim, SV Atlas Delmenhorst v Werder Bremen.

Rugby Union: International – Ireland v Italy, Rugby Championship –  Australia v New Zealand, Argentina v South Africa.

Cricket: One-day international series – West Indies v India, Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Rugby League: Super League – Castleford Tigers v London Broncos.

Tennis: ATP Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (till 11 August), WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (till 11 August).

Golf: USPGA Tour, The Northern Trust, Liberty National, New Jersey, US (till 11 August), USLPGA Tour,  Ladies Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick (till 11 August).

Athletics: European Team Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland (till 11 August).

Sunday, 11 August  

Football: English Premier League – Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United v Arsenal, Manchester United v Chelsea. Scottish Premiership – Rangers v Hibernian, St Mirren v Aberdeen. French Ligue 1 – Lille v Nantes, Strasbourg v Metz, Paris Saint Germain v Nimes. German DFB Cup (major clubs) – SV Waldorf Mannheim v Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Eichstatt v Hertha Berlin, VfL Osnabruck v RB Leipzig, Chemnitzer FC v Hamburg SV.

Rugby Union: International – England v Wales.

Rugby League: Super League – Salford Red Devils v Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Trinity v Hull FC.

Tennis: ATP Coupe Rogers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (final day), WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (final day).

Golf: USPGA Tour, The Northern Trust, Liberty National, New Jersey, US (final day), USLPGA Tour,  Ladies Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick (final day).

Athletics: European Team Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland (final day).

Motorcycling : MotoGP rd11, Austrian Grand Prix, Red Bull Ring, Spielberg.