Super Cavendish triumphs again
CYCLING: Another sensational sprint victory saw Mark Cavendish win stage 18 of the Tour de France in Bordeaux.The win on the 198km stage from Salies-de-Bearn was the 25-year-old Briton’s fourth in the 2010 Tour and his 14th in three seasons.Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) finished ahead of Julian Dean (Team Garmin-Transitions) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese) by a margin which was so comfortable he was even able to look around before crossing the line with his arms aloft in a victory salute.
ATHLETICS: Great Britain should be targeting a record 10 gold medals at next week’s European Championships, according to Jonathan Edwards.“In Berlin, we had 11 ’European champions’ in a world event,” said Edwards. “It would be tough to convert all of those into actual European champions, but I think we’ve got to be looking towards close to 10 golds.”
Louis in hunt
GOLF: Louis Oosthuizen's hopes of following victory at the Open with a European Tour title remain alive after a second-round 70 at the Scandinavian Masters.The 27-year-old South African lies two shots behind clubhouse leader KJ Choi.
FOOTBALL: New France coach Laurent Blanc has taken the decision to suspend the entire 23-man squad which took part in this summer’s failed World Cup campaign for next month’s friendly against Norway.Les Bleus’ campaign ended in failure and controversy, as they managed only one point and one goal from three games in Group A and were left in disarray when the squad refused to train two days before their final game against hosts South Africa.
Joy for Cocking
GOLF: Wednesday Society captain John Cocking was victorious at the latest meeting at Elland.The Marsden member (10handicap, 38points) took the honours with a Division I triumph on the back nine from Dewsbury’s Jimmy Main (15-38), while there were other good scores from Meltham duo Steve Whiteley (12-33) and Chris Holmes (6-33).Top results in Division II were Norman Wilkinson (Huddersfield, 19-37), Steve Eastwood (Outlane, 18-35), Alan Brown (Bradley Park, 19-34) and David Wood (Crosland Heath, 18-34).The next meeting is at Dewsbury on Wednesday, August 4.