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Sport News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 28/07/2016

GOLF - World No.1 and defending champion Jason Day has started steadily at the PGA Championship despite a limited preparation due to illness, sitting three shots off the lead after a two-under-68 in the first round at Baltusrol Golf Club. American Jimmy Walker set the early pace with a 65 to be five under, with Argentina's Emiliano Grillo and England's Ross Fisher tied second.

CRICKET - A stunning maiden Test century from 21-year-old Kusal Mendis has lifted Sri Lanka into the ascendancy over Australia in the first Test in Kandy. The home side were 6-282 in their second innings when bad light stopped the third day's play - a lead of 196.

OLYMPICS - Russia's Olympic team has left for Rio minus more than 100 athletes who've been banned amid the country's doping scandal. No track and field athletes were among the contingent heading for Rio on the flight from Moscow except for one US-based long jumper.

OLYMPICS - United World Wrestling, the governing body for Olympic forms of wrestling, says a special commission it set up had recommended that 16 of the 17 Russian wrestlers who qualified for the Rio Olympics should be allowed to take part.

OLYMPICS - Brazilian police in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which hosts the Olympics next month, have arrested a man with suspected ties to terrorist groups after monitoring his online activity.

TENNIS - Australian 12th seed Bernard Tomic has been beaten 4-6 6-3 6-4 by South African Kevin Anderson at the Toronto Masters.

GOLF - South Korean Lee Mi-rim shot a 10-under-par 62 to take the lead after the opening round of the Women's British Open on Thursday.

CRICKET - New Zealand has dismissed Zimbabwe for 164 thanks to a career best 6-41 from paceman Neil Wagner on the first day of the first Test in Bulawayo. The visitors were 32 without loss at stumps.

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