AFP Sports schedule for Wednesday, July 31
AFP Sports schedule for Wednesday, July 31:
Fourth day of the world championships in Barcelona, with South African Chad le Clos bidding to add the 200m butterfly world crown to his Olympic title while China's long-distance swim star Sun Yang goes in the men's 800m freestyle final.
Coverage by Ryland James and Kieran Canning
Master slug: Swim-world
FOOTBALL Champions League third qualifying round first legs. Slug: Fbl-Eur-C1
TENNIS ATP and WTA at Washington where Juan Martin del Potro and Angelique Kerber are the top seeds. WTA also at Carlsbad with Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska the top-ranked players. The tournament will also see Martina Hingis make a second comeback when she plays the doubles. ATP also at Kitzbuhel with Philipp Kohlschreiber the top seed. Slugs: Tennis-ATP-USA, Tennis-ATP-AUT, Tennis-WTA-USA
Fourth stage of the Tour of Poland, the longest of the race a 231.5 ride from Tarnow to Katowice, with Polish rider Rafal Majka holding a four second lead. Britain's 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is way off the pace, lying 49th overall 23min 43secs adrift of Majka.
Build-up continues to Thursday's third Ashes Test at Old Trafford between England and Australia with the tourists hoping that they can claw their way back into the series having lost the first two Tests.
Coverage by Julian Guyer
Sri Lanka and South Africa meet in fifth and final one day international in Colombo with the hosts holding an unassailable 3-1 lead.
Slugs: Cricket-ENG-AUS-Ashes, Cricket-SRI-RSA
Second day of Glorious Goodwood meeting features Group One mile race the Sussex Stakes which pitches English 2000 Guineas winner Dawn Approach against main rival for champion miler honours Toronado.
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