Sports Roundup — Monday, June 16

Rugby:

U20 World Cup: Semi-Finals

South Africa’s under-20 team overcame a shocking TMO decision and a rampant New Zealand team to stage a magnificent comeback and surge their way into the IRB Junior World Championship final with a 32-25 win over the New Zealand under-20 side in Albany on Sunday.

England who is the form team in the U20 World Cup beat Ireland 42-15.

South Africa beat Wales 38-16 in first Test in Durban

South Africa (28) 38

  • Tries: Habana      2, Vermeulen, Le Roux, Hendricks
  • Cons: Steyn 5
  • Pens: Steyn

Wales (9) 16

  • Tries: Cuthbert
  • Cons: Hook
  • Pens: Biggar
  • Drop-goal: Biggar 2

South Africa made light work of brushing aside a Wales side whose coach Warren Gatland had believed were “good enough to win”.

The hosts ran in five tries in a one-sided display in Durban.

Bryan Habana took his Springboks try tally to 53 with a brace while Duane Vermeulen, Willie le Roux and Cornal Hendricks also crossed.

Wales’ Dan Biggar dropped two goals and kicked a penalty, while Alex Cuthbert scored a memorable consolation try.

Home fly-half Morne Steyn kicked all his goals – five conversions and a penalty – and coach Heyneke Meyer will have been pleased that a team dubbed ‘Dad’s Army’ by some sections of the South African media were more than a match for a side that started with 10 British and Irish Lions.

The Springboks were particularly potent in their driving forward play and won the back-row battle at the breakdown hands down. 

New Zealand beat England 28-27 in second Test to seal series win

New Zealand 28 (6)

  • Tries: B      Smith, Savea, Nonu
  • Cons: Cruden, Barrett
  • Pens: Cruden 2, Barrett

England 27 (10)

  • Tries: Yarde,      Brown, Ashton
  • Cons: Farrell 3
  • Pens: Farrell 2

New Zealand put in a fine second-half performance to beat England in the second Test in Dunedin and clinch the three-match series.

England deservedly led 10-6 at the break, wing Marland Yarde scoring the only try in a breath taking half.

But the All Blacks were a different side after the restart, Ben Smith, Julian Savea and Ma’a Nonu scoring tries in a 22-minute blitz.

Mike Brown and Chris Ashton scored late tries but they were mere consolations. 

Other International Results:

Australia 6 France 0
Argentina 17 Ireland 23
Canada 17 Scotland 19 

Soccer World Cup:

Ivory Coast 2 vs Japan 1
England 1 vs Italy 2
Uruguay 1 vs Costa Rica 3
Colombia 3 vs Greece 0
Chile 3 vs Australia 1
Spain 1 vs Netherlands 5
Mexico 1 vs Cameroon 0
Brazil 3 vs Croatia 1
Switzerland 2 vs Ecuador 1                                                                                                         
Argentina 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
France 3 vs Honduras 0

Cricket:

One-Day Internationals

1st ODI:    Bangladesh v India at Dhaka      – Jun 15, 2014 

Bangladesh 272/9 (50/50 ov); India 153/3 (24.5/26 ov, target: 150)

India won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Motor Sport:

Marquez wins seventh straight MotoGP

Spaniard Marc Marquez won his seventh straight race on Sunday as he took the honours in a thrilling Catalonia MotoGP ahead of Italian Valentino Rossi and Honda teammate and compatriot Dani Pedrosa. The runaway championship leader and defending world champion survived a furious onslaught from Pedrosa over the final two laps after seizing the lead from Rossi who had led for much of the middle part of the race. He extends his points tally to a perfect 175 while Rossi stays second on 117 after going past Pedrosa on the final lap when the Spaniard touched wheels with Marquez. Pedrosa is third in the standings on 112 but will be disappointed to have lost second spot when victory was within his grasp. 

Audi win Le Mans for 13th time

Audi won the Le Mans 24 Hours sports car race for the 13th time on Sunday in a one-two finish after a battle through the night with the factory Porsche and Toyota teams. Switzerland’s Marcel Fassler, Frenchman Benoit Treluyer and Germany’s Andre Lotterer took the victory in the number two car ahead of the number one driven by Denmark’s Tom Kristensen, Spaniard Marc Gene and Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi.

Toyota took third place with Britain’s Anthony Davidson, Frenchman Nicolas Lapierre and Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi.Kristensen had been chasing a record-extending 10th Le Mans victory after his triumph last year. Intermittent showers caused a spate of minor accidents during the action as drivers had to cope with bad weather, night driving and fatigue during the epic race.

Porsche’s number 20 car held the lead over night, driven by Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and former Formula One driver Mark Webber, who had completed a quadruple stint, before an engine failure forced retirement.

Tennis:

Bulgarian fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov warmed up for Wimbledon by winning the Queen’s Club title with a 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (8/6) victory over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in Sunday’s final.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer won the Halle grass court tournament for the seventh time on Sunday with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Colombia’s Alejandro Falla.

Ana Ivanovic warmed up for Wimbledon by capturing her first grass court title with a 6-3 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday.

Athletics:

Sprint prodigy Wayde van Niekerk smashed the 15-year-old South African record in the men’s 400m sprint at the Diamond League meeting in New York on Saturday night.

Running in lane eight, Van Niekerk went out hard and put up a fight down the home straight to grab second place in 44.38 seconds, smashing the national mark of 44.59 jointly held by Arnaud Malherbe (set in Roodepoort in March 1999) Hendrik Mokganyetsi (in Yokohama in September 2000).

World champion LaShawn Merritt of the United States pulled ahead of the 21-year-old South African in the closing stages to win the race in 44.19, a new meeting record. Van Niekerk improved his previous career best of 44.92 set at the national championships in Pretoria in April.

Golf:

US Open

Kaymer wins US Open by eight shots.

Germany’s Martin Kaymer, ice-cool in hot conditions, coasted to his second major victory by eight shots with a commanding performance in Sunday’s final round at the US Open. Five ahead at the start of another humid day at Pinehurst Resort, the 29-year-old from Dusseldorf left his closest pursuers trailing in his wake as he closed with a one-under-par 69 on the challenging No. 2 Course.

Kaymer, who landed his first major crown at the 2010 PGA Championship, mixed two birdies with one bogey in the last six holes on a fast-running layout where danger lurked at every corner to post a nine-under total of 271. The former world number one became the first German to win the US Open, and the seventh player to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the year’s second major.

American Rickie Fowler carded a 72 to finish in a tie for second at one under, level with compatriot Erik Compton, who also signed off with a 72 in only his second major appearance. England’s Justin Rose, who won last year’s US Open at Merion, finished in a tie for 12th at three over after shooting a 72, one stroke worse than Australian world number one Adam Scott (69).

1

Martin Kaymer

-9

F

-1

65

65

72

69

271

2

Erik Compton

-1

F

+2

72

68

67

72

279

 

Rickie Fowler

-1

F

+2

70

70

67

72

279

4

Keegan Bradley

+1

F

-3

69

69

76

67

281

 

Jason Day

+1

F

-2

73

68

72

68

281

 

Brooks Koepka

+1

F

+1

70

68

72

71

281

 

Dustin Johnson

+1

F

+3

69

69

70

73

281

 

Henrik Stenson

+1

F

+3

69

69

70

73

281

9

Adam Scott

+2

F

-1

73

67

73

69

282

 

Jimmy Walker

+2

F

-1

70

72

71

69

282

 

Brandt Snedeker

+2

F

+3

69

68

72

73

282

 

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