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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominates women’s 100 meters at worlds; Carmelita Jeter takes bronze

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce followed in the fast footsteps of fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt, winning the women’s 100 meters at the World Championships on Monday.

Only Fraser-Pryce was much more dominant than Bolt in her final. The heavy favorite left the field in her dust from the start, taking her second world title in 10.71 seconds. The Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure led the rest of the finishers, well behind, to grab silver in 10.93. Defending world champion Carmelita Jeter earned bronze in 10.94, coming back from a quadriceps injury that had hampered her since May.

Fraser-Pryce posted the fastest time in the world this year, missing her personal best and the disgraced Marion Jones‘ championship record from 1999 by .01 of a second. Her blowout (.22 of a second) more than doubled the previous largest margin of victory in World Championships history.

Fraser-Pryce will try to become the first woman to sweep the 100 and the 200 at the World Championships since German Katrin Krabbe in 1991. The heats and semifinals of the 200 are Thursday and the final is Friday. Three-time world champion Allyson Felix is the top American hope.

Ahoure was a surprise silver medalist. The Ivory Coast native, not Nigerian Blessing Okagbare (sixth in 11.04), became the first African to medal in women’s sprints at a World Championships.

Jeter wasn’t considered a medal threat until she ran a quick 10.95 in the semifinals. Jeter topped U.S. and NCAA champion English Gardner for bronze by .03.

“When I got on the line, my attitude was I’ve got to get to that tape by any means necessary,” Jeter told Universal Sports. “It’s been a rough year. … This thigh is bad.

“Of course I wanted to keep my title, but the way this year went, to get on the podium, it’s fine by me.”

The other Americans, Alexandria Anderson and Octavious Freeman, were seventh and eighth, respectively.

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Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail at world championships, has surgery

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail at the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title, and underwent leg surgery as a result.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, who had a left leg laceration, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Bologna, Italy, about 25 miles from the worlds host of Imola.

“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been,” USA Cycling chief of sport performance Jim Miller said in a press release. “While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter. With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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