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Madi­son Keys and CoCo Van­deweghe had never played on op­po­site sides of the net, just to­gether on a Fed Cup team for the U.S., bond­ing and be­com­ing friends dur­ing that ex­tended stay in Aus­tralia in April last year.

They sure put on an en­ter­tain­ing show of ten­nis when they fi­nally faced off for the first time Sun­day.

Third-seeded Keys out­slugged No. 6 Van­deweghe 7-6 (4), 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Clas­sic in a thrilling dis­play of power and serv­ing by the two young Amer­i­can stars in their first ca­reer matchup. Af­ter­ward, they hugged and Keys play­fully sat on her op­po­nent’s lap.

Keys couldn’t quite be­lieve it took them this long to meet up in a match that mat­tered. She won her third ca­reer sin­gles ti­tle and first on hard­court play­ing un­der cloud­less skies at Stan­ford.

• Alexan­der Zverev dropped his open­ing set at the Citi Open and had to sur­vive a third-set tiebreaker to avoid an up­set in the first round.

From there, the 20-year-old Ger­man dom­i­nated.

The eighth-ranked Zverev eas­ily dis­patched South African vet­eran Kevin An­der­son 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wash­ing­ton event for his fourth ATP ti­tle of the year, match­ing Rafael Nadal’s vic­tory to­tal. Only long­time Swiss star Roger Fed­erer has more ti­tles this sea­son, with five.

An­other up­set in 100-me­ter dash.

LON­DON» The evening af­ter Ja­maica’s Usain Bolt im­prob­a­bly lost to a pair of U.S. run­ners, the world’s best sprint is­land watched the red, white and blue pa­raded around the track once again at its ex­pense.

Tori Bowie leaned over the line for her 100-me­ter vic­tory, then stum­bled and crashed to the track to put the ex­cla­ma­tion point on the sec­ond straight sprint shock at the world cham­pi­onships of track and field. Her 0.01 of a sec­ond vic­tory Sun­day over Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was a photo-fin­ish thriller.

The fact that the de­fend­ing Olympic cham­pion and the most dom­i­nant fe­male sprinter of 2017, Elaine Thomp­son of Ja­maica, fin­ished fifth was ev­ery bit as stun­ning.

Dupree, Larkins lift Fever vs. Lynx.

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS» Candice Dupree scored a sea­son-high 31 points, Er­lana Larkins made a put­back with 8.2 sec­onds left and the In­di­ana Fever beat the Min­nesota Lynx 84-82 to snap a five-game WNBA los­ing streak.

Villa’s hat trick is the dif­fer­ence.

YORK» David Villa’s first MLS hat NEW trick helped New York City FC beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2.

Villa’s third goal gave New York City the lead for good in the 75th minute. He drew a foul in the area when Sal Zizzo was shown a yel­low card for a high boot and then con­verted from the spot.

• Striker Vi­vianne Miedema scored twice as the Nether­lands beat Den­mark 4-2 to win its first Women’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship ti­tle.

Lochte sets meet record in 200 IM.

Ryan Lochte had a sur­pris­ing re­ac­tion to his lat­est record-set­ting per­for­mance.

“A lit­tle dis­ap­pointed,” he said af­ter break­ing Michael Phelps’ meet record in the fi­nals of the 200-me­ter in­di­vid­ual med­ley at the U.S. Open.

Lochte’s time of 1 minute, 59.24 sec­onds bet­tered Phelps’ mark of 1:59.26 set Nov. 30, 2006.

Bri­tish swim­mer Xavier Mo­hammed fin­ished sec­ond in 2:00.47, and Sam Ste­wart was third in 2:01.51.


Betty Cuth­bert, a sprinter who won four gold medals and ranks among Aus­tralia’s great­est Olympians, died af­ter a long bat­tle against mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis. She was 79. … Quar­ter­back Mar­cus Mc­Maryion has de­cided to trans­fer from Ore­gon State. Mc­Maryion al­ready grad­u­ated with a de­gree in pub­lic health and will be im­me­di­ately el­i­gi­ble with two years of el­i­gi­bil­ity re­main­ing.

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