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Show jumping rider Smolders finishes second in World Cup final

19:06: Show jumper Harrie Smolders finished second in the World Cup final with his horse Monaco in Leipzig. The 41-year-old Dutchman also won silver in 2016, then still with the horse Emerald. The victory went to the Swiss Martin Fuchs with 5 penalty points. Jens Fredricson from Sweden finished just like Smolders with 8 penalty points, but was third due to a lesser time.

Smolders called second place “great.” “This was Monaco’s first championship, it’s a fantastic result. Monaco was in great shape all week.”

National coach Jos Lansink, who experienced his first championship in this role, had hoped for more. “We were close. It could have been a little better. That’s the sport. Harrie rode very well and his horse Monaco jumped very well.”

Goffin wins his sixth ATP title in Marrakesh

7:05 p.m.: David Goffin has won the Marrakesh ATP tournament. The 31-year-old Belgian defeated Slovakian Alex Molcan in the final in three sets: 3-6 6-3 6-3.

For the Belgian, who is currently number 74 in the world but was still seventh in 2017, it is the first tournament victory of 2022 on the ATP Tour and the sixth in total. Goffin won his last title in February last year in Montpellier.

Goffin had lost his first match of this year to the Slovak, who is in 65th place in the world ranking. Molcan, who had defeated the first-seeded Félix Auger-Alliasime and also the sixth-seeded Botic van de Zandschulp, started well with a win in the first set. In the second set, Goffin broke his opponent once more and tied the score again.

Immediately in the third set, the Belgian won on the Slovak’s save. He then kept that margin. Goffin took the win on his second match point at 5-3.

Menner Bram Chardon wins World Cup final for second time

2:29 PM: Driver Bram Chardon has won the world cup final in the four-in-hand class for the second time. The 28-year-old Chardon, son of multiple world champion IJsbrand Chardon, kept Australian Boyd Exell from his tenth World Cup title in Leipzig. Chardon won the world title for the first time in 2019.

The Dutchman was the best in the first round on Friday, but Exell took the lead in the second round on Sunday. In the so-called drive-off with the top three of the ranking, the battle for gold was between the Dutchman and the Australian. Both drivers made a mistake and received 4 penalty seconds. Chardon completed the course a bit faster than Exell and won the World Cup for the second time. He already extended his European title in Budapest last year.

Koos de Ronde, the second Dutch participant in Leipzig, finished in fifth place.

Australian sprinter Ewan wins first stage Tour of Turkey

13:48 o’clock: Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan has won the first stage of the Tour of Turkey. The Lotto Soudal rider triumphed in the bunch sprint after a ride over 207 kilometers from Bodrum to Kusadasi. Danny van Poppel finished fourth, Cees Bol was sixth.

Ewan beat Belgian Jasper Philipsen, Australia’s Kaden Groves crossed the finish line in third. The 27-year-old Australian celebrated his fourth win of the season. Ewan previously won stages in the rounds of Saudi Arabia and the Var and in Tirreno-Adriatico. The sprinter got off in the Tirreno after a fall and then missed Milan-Sanremo because of the stomach flu. In Turkey, where he booked two stage victories three years ago, Ewan is making his comeback.

The Tour of Turkey has eight stages and ends next Sunday in Istanbul.

Basketball player Embiid gives ‘Sixers’ 50th NBA victory

8.27 am: Basketball player Joel Embiid has delivered the Philadelphia 76ers their 50th NBA win of the season. The 28-year-old Cameroonian signed against Indiana Pacers (133-120) for 41 points. Embiid also grabbed another 20 rebounds.

In any case, the ‘Sixers’ are sure of a place in the first four in the east and thus home advantage in the play-offs. The team from Philadelphia will close the regular season against Denver Nuggets on Sunday and may then be able to win another spot in the standings, at the expense of the Boston Celtics. The play-offs start in a week, before that a so-called play-in will take place between the numbers 7 to 10 in both the east and the west.

Embiid is among the candidates to be named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the regular season. The 2.13 meter tall basketball player made an average of 30.6 points per game, which puts him at the top of the NBA rankings.

US tennis final in Houston

07:18 am: The final of the ATP tournament in Houston is between two American tennis players. Reilly Opelka and John Isner compete on the gravel in Texas for the overall victory.

Opelka, the number 18 in the world, defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios in two sets in the semifinals: 6-3 7-5. The 24-year-old American had put an end to the advance of the Dutch qualifier Gijs Brouwer one round earlier. Opelka already won the Dallas tournament earlier this year. He then defeated Isner in the semifinals via two tiebreaks, the last of which went into the books as the longest ever on the ATP Tour. Opelka won that tiebreak 24-22. Isner (27) reached the final battle in Houston with a victory over Cristian Garín from Chile: 4-6 6-3 6-4.

At the women’s tournament in Charleston, the final is between Olympic champion Belinda Bencic and Ons Jabeur. The Swiss defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova from Russia 6-4 6-3, the Tunisian defeated the American Amanda Anisimova: 2-6 6-1 6-4.