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Masters champion Danny Willett bounced back from his Players Championship disappointment to move in to a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Camiseta Philippe Coutinho . Irish Open leaders Leaderboard updates from the K Club Willett, who missed the cut at TPC Sawgrass last week in his first start since last months Augusta victory, fired a birdie-filled 65 to set the pace at the K Club, where tournament host Rory McIlroy also made a strong start to the week.After opening with back-to-back pars, Willett rolled in a birdie-two after a stunning tee shot at the third and McIlroy posted his first gain from six feet at the par-four next. McIlroy started with a five-under-par round at the Irish Open The world No 3 picked up another shot at the sixth to get in to the group one adrift of morning pace-setters Ross Fisher and Martin Kaymer, with Willett joining those on two under by stiffing his approach to the seventh pin and converting a kick-in birdie.McIlroy saw a 15-footer at the eighth sneak past the right edge but birdied the next to reach the turn in 32, as Willett coaxed home a 10-footer to also move within one of Callum Shinkwin at the top of the leaderboard.A two-putt gain from just off the 10th green by McIlroy was matched by Willett from close range, before the Masters champion made it a hat-trick of birdies with a winding putt at the next to get to five under. McIlroy has missed the cut in his last three appearances in this event Willett nudged in from close range at the 13th to claim the outright advantage and moved three clear by draining a long-range gain at the next, as McIlroy three-putted the 14th and Shinkwin carded a first dropped shot of the day at his penultimate hole.As McIlroy recovered from an errant drive at 17 to save par, Willett missed the green with his approach from near the grandstand and two-putted from the fringe for a first blemish of the day.A six-foot birdie at the last saw McIlroy close a five-under 67 and briefly move within one of the lead, only for Willett, playing in the following group, to find the par-five green in two and two-putt from 10 feet.  Shinkwin finished with a four-under 68, with Jaco Van Zyl moving in to the tie for second after posting four birdies along the back nine.Fisher and two-time major champion Kaymer defied tough conditions to set the clubhouse target earlier in the day, both posting opening-round 69s in persistent rain. Martin Kaymer carded two birdies and an eagle after the turn Former tournament winner Shane Lowry bogeyed his final hole to close a one-under 71 as Andy Sullivan, who became a father for the second time on Wednesday, kicked off his week with a three-over 75. I hit the ball really well today, a lot of good iron shots, especially on my back nine, Lowry said. I feel like I probably should be at least two or three better. They dont give out trophies on Thursday so Im in the tournament and looking forward to the next few days.Watch the Irish Open throughout the week live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf. Live second round coverage begins on Friday from 9.30am.  Also See: Latest leaderboard McIlroy chasing home glory Following in Rorys footsteps? Golf live on Sky Sports Camiseta Messi Niño . Now that hes hitting streaking teammates with pin-point passes for easy layups, Love is asserting himself as one of the true superstars in the league. Camiseta Jordi Alba . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. http://www.camisetasfcbarcelona.es/ .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. MONTAUBAN, France -- Mark Cavendish started the Tour de France fearing that his training on the track for the Olympic Games would affect his chances of stage wins at cyclings biggest race.After the sprinter from the Isle of Man posted a third stage win in less than a week, its now obvious that the long hours spent on the boards have helped him improve his speed.The 31-year-old Manx Missile, as he is known in the peloton, used his great tactical sense and impressive burst of speed to win the sixth stage of the three-week race in another mass finish on Thursday. It was Cavendishs 29th Tour stage win overall.Oh my god, that was terrifying, said Cavendish, who also wore the yellow jersey for the first time of his career after winning the first stage of the race last weekend in Normandy. That was like the old days, wheel surfing.Cavendish, who had never been as successful during the first week of the Tour before, beat German ace sprinter Marcel Kittel by half a wheel, with Daniel McLay third.Kittel launched the sprint but Cavendish attached himself patiently to Kittels wheel before overtaking him in the final 200 meters. Cavendish passed five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault to be alone in second on the all-time list of stage winners. Eddy Merckx holds the record with 34 to Cavendishs 29.We were a little too far back, (teammate Bernhard Eisel) Bernie and I, going into that, Cavendish said, revealing the details of his sprint masterclass. I wanted Kittels wheel and I was fighting for it. I knew it would be the right thing to go early because it was slightly downhill, I put the bigger gear on again but I maxed out and should have put a bigger gear on. I held on and held Kittel off, did to him what hes done to me over the last three years.While Cavendish benefited from the great work of his teammates in his two previous stage wins, he was left by himself in the southwestern town of Montauban after his lead-out riders fell away.He sprinted very well today, Cavendish Dimension Data teammate Mark Renshaw said. Today we have been catastrophic, we were stuck on the left side of the road, it was impossible to get back to the front. I believe the track training he did made the big difference, he prevailed with his speed.Cavendish, who will be seeking the gold medal in the omnium ddiscipline at the Rio Olympics, has been combining training both on the road and track this season. Camiseta Barça 2019 2020. . It clearly helped him recover the burst of speed that had abandoned him over the past two seasons, defeating Kittel after a final kilometer covered at the average speed of 62.6 kilometers per hour.I knew if I got a good slingshot I could be going 3-4km/h faster than (Kittel) before he had time to react, so thats what I did and I was happy to hang on for the win, Cavendish said.The stage took the peloton from Arpajon-sur-Cere to Montauban in southwestern France on a 190.5-kilometer ride. Greg van Avermaet finished safely in the main pack and kept the yellow jersey going into Fridays first stage in the Pyrenees.On a very hot day, Yukiya Arashiro and Jan Barta attacked from the off. The peloton did not chase and they built a comfortable lead of 4 1/2 minutes.With temperatures as high as 36 degrees (98 F), the breakaway riders lead started to decrease after the first intermediate sprint when Frenchman Bryan Coquard topped rivals Michael Matthews, Peter Sagan and Kittel in their battle for the best sprinters green jersey.They were reined in with 22 kilometers left after Coquards Direct Energie team moved to the front of the pack to organize the chase. Late in the stage, a woman with a French flag tied around her neck rode on a white horse parallel to the peloton before the pace ramped up in the closing stages, with riders jostling frantically for prime position.On the eve of the first big mountain stage in the Pyrenees, Van Avermaet enjoyed a quiet day, well protected by his BMC teammates. Defending Tour champion Chris Froome stayed safely in the pack too.Van Avermaet holds a lead of 5:11 over rising French rider Julian Alaphilippe overall, with Spanish veteran Alejandro Valverde third, 5:13 behind.Froome is fifth, 5:17 behind, with his main rival Nairo Quintana in seventh place with the same time.The 162.5 kilometers in Stage 7 on Friday feature the grueling ascent of the Category 1 Col Aspin, a 12.5-kilometer climb at an average gradient of 6.5 percent, as well as a very technical descent to the finish line at the Lac de Payolle. ' ' '