Sport In Brief: Kaymer keeps hopes alive in Paris

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Martin Kaymer is confident he can win a second French Open title in three years, despite starting the final round in Paris today three shots behind the joint English leaders, Mark Foster and James Morrison.

The German shot a four-under 67 in the third round for a six-under 207, three shots off the lead and two behind Scotland's Richie Ramsay. With a swing change showing signs of paying off Kaymer, the world No 4, is backing himself to win on a course where in 2009 he beat the current world No 2, Lee Westwood, in a play-off.

Motorcycling: Stoner claims fifth pole

The Australian Casey Stoner took pole position for today's Italian MotoGP at Mugello, breaking the lap record in the process. The championship leader and winner of four of the seven grands prix this season lapped in 1min 48.034sec on his Repsol Honda to secure a margin of almost half a second over the American Ben Spies, the winner of last weekend's Dutch TT at Assen. The Italian Marco Simoncelli was third fastest. It is Stoner's fifth pole of the season.

Hockey: Moore makes difference

Rob Moore scored the winner in his 200th international match as England beat Germany 3-2 in the Rabo Four Nations Cup. England twice came from behind, thanks to goals from Alastair Brogdon and Iain Mackay.

Athletics: Bleasdale sets record

Holly Bleasdale set a UK senior national pole vault record and global best by a teenager at a meeting at Mannheim. The World Junior Championships bronze medallist, finalising her preparations for the European Under-23 Championships, cleared 4.70 metres, beating Kate Dennison’s mark of 4.60m