Kollapse. Danielle Kang (USA) won her second consecutive LPGA tournament by taking the Marathon Classic in Ohio. This was unexpected, as she was five shots behind with six holes to play, but Lydia Ko (NZL) made bogeys in holes 14 and 17, and then closed the round with a double bogey, which made her win slip. Kang now leads the Tour. Read Ko’s remarks (NZ Herald)
Moto firsts. Brad Binder (RSA) became the first South African to win a MotoGP race, by winning the Czech Grand Prix in only his third MotoGP start. In Motocross, Glen Coldenhoff (NET) gave GASGAS their first FIM Motocross World Championship win by taking the Latvian MXGP race 2. Tim Gajser (SLO) win the first race but fell in the second race and was only 5th. Motor Sport has a good story on Binder.
Championship Comeback. The Whipsnakes defeated Chaos 16-6 to win the Premier Lacrosse League Championship Series final. This after they were losing 2-6 and went scoreless for 29 minutes until they had a spectacular 10-goal comeback led by the MVP Zed Williams (USA), who scored six goals, a PLL record-tying performance. USA Lax Magazine talks about how he dedicated it to his late father.
Win for Fabio. The return of the UCI World Tour has been all-Belgian won. Wout van Aert (BEL) won the Strade Bianche last week and the Milan-San Remo this week, barely beating Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) on the line. Remco Evenepoel (BEL) won the Tour de Pologne overall and Stage 4. He dedicated the win to his injured teammate, Fabio Jakobsen (NET), who was crashed into the barriers at the end of Stage 1 and was left in critical condition, although he was awarded the Stage win. His team Doctor expects Fabio to make a comeback to cycling (CNN)
Big race wins. Max Verstappen (NET, Red Bull) exposed Mercedes-Benz’ weakness on tyre management by taking a strategic win at the 70th Anniversary F1 Grand Prix, over both Mercedes drivers. In the US, Kevin Harvick (USA) won both NASCAR races at Michigan, extending his series lead. Ron Capps (USA) won the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis), the only dragstrip he was missing to conquer on his career. In the Pro-Stock category, Jeg Coughlin Jr. (USA) beat his nephew, Rookie Troy Coughlin Jr. (USA) in a family final. Angelle Sampey (USA) took her first win in years, in Pro Stock Moto, and Steve Torrence (USA) took the honors in Top Fuel. Also watch the highlights of United Autosports’ win at the 4 Hours of Spa (ELMS)