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SWIM­MING Lochte re­turns, wins

Twelve-time Olympic gold medal­ist Ryan Lochte set a meet record with a time of 1:59.24 in the fi­nals of the men’s 200-me­ter in­di­vid­ual med­ley Sun­day at the U.S. Open in East Meadow, N.Y. The week­long event at the Nas­sau County Aquatic Cen­ter was Lochte’s first two USA Swim­ming-sanc­tioned event after a 10-month sus­pen­sion for his be­hav­ior dur­ing an in­ci­dent at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Lochte bested the pre­vi­ous mark of 1:59.26 set by Michael Phelps on Nov. 30, 2006. Xavier Mo­hammed fin­ished sec­ond in 2:00.47, and Sam Stewart was third in 2:01.51. Lochte, who set the 200 IM world and Amer­i­can record (1:54:00) on July 28, 2011, started well in this race as was in sec­ond place at the first turn. After the sec­ond turn, the only ques­tion was how much Lochte would win by.

TEN­NIS Ger­many’s Zverev cruises

Eighth-ranked Alexan­der Zverev, a 20-year-old from Ger­many, beat South African veteran Kevin An­der­son 6-4, 6-4 on Sun­day to win the Wash­ing­ton event for his fourth ATP ti­tle of the year, match­ing Rafael Nadal’s vic­tory to­tal. Only Roger Fed­erer, with 5, has more ti­tles this sea­son. Zverev didn’t lose a set after his open­ing match against Jor­dan Thomp­son and grew stronger as the tour­na­ment went on, hav­ing lit­tle trou­ble with the hot and hu­mid con­di­tions in Wash­ing­ton or the late nights brought on by rain de­lays. The vic­tory was Zverev’s first an out­door hard court and gives him mo­men­tum head­ing into the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 28.

Keys gets past Van­deweghe

Third-seeded Madi­son Keys de­feated No. 6 CoCo Van­deweghe 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Sun­day to win the Bank of the West Clas­sic at Stan­ford, Calif., in the first meet­ing be­tween two young Amer­i­can stars. Keys, 22, won her third ca­reer sin­gles ti­tle and first on hard­court.

Keys, who missed the first two months of the sea­son after surgery on her left wrist, elim­i­nated Wim­ble­don cham­pion and top-seeded Gar­bine Mugu­ruza 6-3, 6-2 in just 57 min­utes Satur­day night to snap Mugu­ruza’s nine-match win­ning streak and ad­vance to her first fi­nal this year.

OLYMPICS Cuth­bert, 79, won 4 golds

Betty Cuth­bert, who won the 100- and 200-me­ter and sprint-re­lay gold medals at the 1956 Olympics, has died fol­low­ing a long bat­tle with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis in Perth Aus­tralia. She was 79. Athletics Aus­tralia on Monday con­firmed that Cuth­bert died overnight in West­ern Aus­tralia state. Cuth­bert, who was in­jured dur­ing the 1960 Olympics and then re­tired for 18 months be­fore re­turn­ing to com­pe­ti­tion and win­ning the gold medal in the 400 at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, was the first

Aus­tralian in­ducted into the in­ter­na­tional track and field fed­er­a­tion’s Hall of Fame. Athletics Aus­tralia said Cuth­bert set nine world records and is the only ath­lete to win the 100, 200 and 400 sprints at the Olympics.

BASE­BALL Yan­kees’ DH on DL

The New York Yan­kees have placed slump­ing slug­ger Matt Hol­l­i­day on the disabled list with a lower back is­sue. The move with the des­ig­nated hit­ter was ex­pected after Hol­l­i­day tweaked his back while swing­ing on Fri­day night. He didn’t play in Satur­day’s 2-1 vic­tory over the Cleve­land In­di­ans so he could get more treat­ment and be eval­u­ated by the club’s med­i­cal staff. Hol­l­i­day is bat­ting .136 (11 of 81) with 1 home run and 4 RBIs since July 14. The club re­called first base­man Gar­rett Cooper from Triple-A Scran­ton/Wilkes-Barre to take Hol­l­i­day’s ros­ter spot. Hol­l­i­day, 37, is bat­ting .229 with 16 homers and 51 RBIs in 88 games.

Roy­als’ catcher hurt

The Kansas City Roy­als have put All-Star catcher Sal­vador Perez on the 10-day disabled list with a strain on the right side of his chest. Perez was in­jured on a swing in the sixth in­ning Fri­day. The five-time All-Star is hit­ting .278 with 21 home runs and 65 RBI. Drew Butera, who en­tered Sun­day hit­ting .250 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI in 92 at-bats, will do the ma­jor­ity of the catch­ing in Perez’s ab­sence.

MO­TOR SPORTS Mar­quez wins again

De­fend­ing Mo­toGP cham­pion Marc Mar­quez won the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, Czech Repub­lic, on Sun­day to in­crease his over­all lead with a third vic­tory of the sea­son. Start­ing on a wet track that was quickly dry­ing out, rid­ers were al­lowed to swap their bikes for ones with tires suit­able for dry con­di­tions. Mar­quez was the first to do so, a strat­egy that paid off for him. The Spa­niard used the speed of his Honda to take the lead with 18 laps to go and cruised un­chal­lenged to vic­tory in 44 min­utes and 15.974 sec­onds. His Honda team­mate Dani Pe­drosa was sec­ond, 12.438 sec­onds be­hind, while Mav­er­ick Vi­nales was third, 18.135 back. Mar­quez leads the over­all stand­ings with 154 points from Vi­nales on 140 in sec­ond.

BAS­KET­BALL Clip­pers’ Reed jailed

Los An­ge­les Clip­pers cen­ter Wil­lie Reed has been jailed in Mi­ami on a bat­tery charge, with of­fi­cials say­ing it stemmed from a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent. Reed spent this past sea­son with the Mi­ami Heat and had been work­ing out in Mi­ami in re­cent days. He fi­nal­ized a $1.5 mil­lion, oneyear con­tract with the Clip­pers last week, de­spite his hopes for a longer-term, more lu­cra­tive con­tract in free agency. Reed av­er­aged 5.3 points and 4.7 re­bounds for Mi­ami last sea­son. He spent the 2015-2016 sea­son with the Brook­lyn Nets.

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