CYCLING: Norway’s Thor Hushovd won the second stage of the Tour de France in an exciting sprint finish.The Credit Agricole rider burst clear in the final 300 metres to finish ahead of Luxembourg’s Kim Kirchen, with Germany’s Gerald Ciolek in third.Britons David Millar and Mark Cavendish were 26th and 27th respectively.Spain’s Alejandro Valverde retained the yellow jersey, while Kirchen moved to second overall ahead of Spain’s Oscar Freire in third.The 164.5km stage took the 179 riders from Auray on the South coast of Brittany to Saint-Brieuc in the North.Today’s route was from Saint-Malo to Nantes.
GOLF: England’s Ross Fisher won the European Open by seven shots to claim the second European Tour victory of his career.The 27-year-old, who led from the opening round, shot a final-round 68 to finish on 20 under, seven shots ahead of Spain’s Sergio Garcia in second.In blustery conditions, Garcia, tied for seventh after the third round, hit a 66 for the best round of the final day.South African David Frost qualified for the Open Championship by finishing fourth at The London Club.Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell had been in contention since the opening round but hit a disappointing 73 to finish one shot behind Garcia.
ATHLETICS: World champion Tyson Gay is expected to be fit to run the 100m at the Olympics in Beijing.The 25-year-old failed to qualify for the 200m, falling to the track early in his quarter-final at the US trials.Gay appeared to grab his left hamstring, but the injury has been diagnosed as a light muscle strain, leading to a likely two-week lay-off.He is due to return to action at the London Grand Prix on July 25, where he is set to face Jamaican Asafa Powell. “Tyson’s only confirmed pre-Olympic competition is in London and that is still on the schedule,” said his agent Mark Wetmore.
CRICKET: West Indies suffered a one-day series whitewash as Australia completed a 169-run victory in the fifth and final match at St Kitts.Luke Ronchi hit 64 off 28 balls, while David Hussey scored a 19-ball half-century to steer the tourists to 341-8.Shawn Findlay (59no) was the only player to pass 50 for the hosts as they were all out for 172 in 39.5 overs (out of 50). Mitchell Johnson took five for 29.