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Lara Gut passes Lindsey Vonn in World Cup overall standings

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Swiss Lara Gut did the inevitable Monday, passing Lindsey Vonn in the World Cup overall standings to ensure the American will not win the title this season.

Gut finished fourth in a World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia, behind Austrian winner Eva-Maria Brem. U.S. Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin was 14th. Full results are here.

Gut needed to finish in the top nine to overcome a 28-point deficit to Vonn, a four-time World Cup overall champion who announced Wednesday she would not race again this season due to knee injuries from a Feb. 27 crash.

Even if Gut failed to pass Vonn on Monday, she would have had six more chances this season with two more races next weekend and the World Cup Finals the following week in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Gut, 24 and the 2014 Olympic downhill bronze medalist, has a comfortable 263-point lead on German Viktoria Rebensburg in the overall standings and could mathematically clinch her first World Cup overall title next weekend.

Gut burst onto the scene in 2009, winning two World Championships silver medals at age 17, making her one of the top challengers to Vonn going into the 2010 Olympics. But she missed those Games after dislocating her right hip in a September 2009 training crash.

She won two World Cup races total over the next four years but re-emerged in the 2013-14 Olympic season with seven World Cup victories and her first Olympic medal.

Gut regressed last season, was ninth in the overall standings and emerged without much fanfare for the 2015-16 campaign. However, injuries to Vonn, Shiffrin and Austrian Anna Fenninger and Slovenian Tina Maze‘s break from the sport opened the door.

Gut blasted through it with six victories this season, making the top of the podium in every discipline but slalom. Vonn has nine wins this season.

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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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