Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Swimming: Sun, Horton drama overshadows Peaty's WR, Ledecky shock
Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang accused rival Mack Horton of disrespecting China on Sunday after the Australian refused to take the podium following their 400 meters freestyle clash at the world championships in Gwangju. The controversy overshadowed an incredible night in the pool, where Briton Adam Peaty became the first to swim the 100m breaststroke in under 57 seconds and Australian teen Ariarne Titmus ended Katie Ledecky's reign in the 400m freestyle.
Pacquiao beats Thurman on split decision
Manny Pacquiao beat defending champion Keith Thurman on a split points decision on Saturday to take the WBA Welterweight Super Championship at the end of an electrifying fight in Las Vegas. Two judges scored it 115-112 to Pacquiao and another gave it 114-113 to Thurman, who suffered his first defeat in 30 fights.
Lowry set a 'mountain too high', glum Fleetwood concedes
There was no disguising Tommy Fleetwood's disappointment after finishing runner-up in the British Open on Sunday, with the Englishman left conceding glumly that the mountainous task set by Irish winner Shane Lowry had been just too steep for him. "It was an amazing atmosphere but the mountain was too high to climb. You have to stay in it, but it was not to be," said Fleetwood after he was unable to overturn Lowry's four-shot lead in wretched weather.
WTA roundup: Ferro shocks Cornet for first WTA win
Fiona Ferro of France stunned her countrywoman, No. 3 seed Alize Cornet, to win her first WTA Tour title 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 at the Ladies Open Lausanne in Switzerland on Sunday. Cornet was the defending champion in Gstaad but was dominated in the first and third sets of the match.
Cards call up Ravelo, Webb; Leone, Helsley sent down
The St. Louis Cardinals made a bevy of moves on Sunday, which included recalling infielder Rangel Ravelo and left-hander Tyler Webb from Triple-A Memphis. In corresponding moves, the team optioned right-handers Ryan Helsley and Dominic Leone to Memphis.
Irishman Lowry wins British Open at Royal Portrush
Irishman Shane Lowry staved off the biggest nerves of his golfing life, handling the wind and the rain to win the British Open by six strokes amid emotional scenes at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Fervently cheered on every shot by the sellout crowd, the 32-year-old from Clara, who began the day with a four stroke lead, was never seriously troubled in the final round with England's Tommy Fleetwood unable to take his chances to put him under pressure.
Cycling: Pinot tames rivals again as Yates takes stage win
Thibaut Pinot emerged as the strongest of the main contenders to win the Tour de France after dominating his rivals for the second successive day in the 15th stage, a 185-km mountain battle won by Briton Simon Yates on Sunday. The Frenchman, who claimed victory at top of the iconic Col du Tourmalet on Saturday, left everyone gasping for air with a brutal attack seven kilometers from the finish in the final ascent to the Prat d'Albis.
Cycling: Ineos beaten again but still confident of Tour chances
Team Ineos were dominated in the mountains again on Sunday, but the British outfit were confident time would play in their favor as the Tour de France heads into a grueling third week. Defending champion Geraint Thomas did not react when Thibaut Pinot attacked on the final ascent to the Prat d'Albis in the 15th stage and lost time to the Frenchman for the second straight day after losing contact in the climb to the Col du Tourmalet on Saturday.
Harvick holds off Hamlin to win at New Hampshire
Kevin Harvick's bizarre 2019 season got less bizarre Sunday when the Stewart-Haas Racing driver finally got his first victory. It came when he held off Denny Hamlin over the final 30 laps in winning the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In 2018, Harvick won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series-best eight races. This year, win No. 1 came just seven races before the start of the playoffs.
ATP roundup: Isner beats Bublik to win fourth Newport title
Top-seeded John Isner became the first player to win four titles in Newport, R.I., as he delivered a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in the championship match of the Hall of Fame Open on Sunday. Isner had five aces and won 78.9 percent of his first-serve points during the 76-minute triumph. He previous won the title in 2011, 2012 and 2017.