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Ducati's Petrucci powers to maiden MotoGP win in Italy

Monday, 2019-06-03 06:57:51
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Ducati's Danilo Petrucci and Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez in action during the race - MotoGP - Italian Grand Prix - Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Italy - June 2, 2019. (Reuters)
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Ducati's Danilo Petrucci claimed his maiden MotoGP victory in front of his home supporters at the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello on Sunday. The 28-year-old, who started third on the grid, cruised to victory in 41 minutes, 33.794 seconds ahead of Honda's world champion Marc Marquez and his team mate Andrea Dovizioso.

* Richard Carapaz rode a perfect race to fulfil his immense potential and become the first Ecuadorian rider to win a grand tour when he prevailed in the Giro d’Italia on Sunday.

* The Republic of Korea’s Lee6 Jeongeun won the US Women's Open by two strokes after a closing one-under-par 70 in South Carolina on Sunday. Lee6 finished on six-under 278 at Country Club of Charleston, collecting US$1 million, the first seven-figure prize in women's golf.

* American Patrick Cantlay clinched his second PGA Tour victory in emphatic fashion when he carded a closing eight-under-par 64 to beat Adam Scott by two strokes at the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Sunday.

* Antoine Griezmann scored as France eased past Bolivia 2-0 in a friendly in Nantes on Sunday, ahead of the world champions' resumption of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

* Olympic champions Fiji captured their third World Rugby Sevens Series title in five years on Sunday as they won the season-ending tournament in Paris. They celebrated their triumph in style by beating New Zealand 35-24 in the final.

* Andy Ruiz Jr. dethroned British title-holder Anthony Joshua with a stunning seventh-round stoppage at New York's Madison Square Garden on Saturday to become the first Mexican-American world heavyweight champion.

Reuters, CNA