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Rafael Nadal, Garbine Muguruza lead Spain Olympic tennis team

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Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza are tentatively slated to play mixed doubles at the Olympics, as expected, as the Spanish team for Rio was announced Thursday.

The Spanish tennis roster includes 2008 Olympic champion Nadal, the reigning French Open champion Muguruza, David FerrerRoberto Bautista AgutAlbert Ramos-Vinolas and Carla Suarez Navarro, the top Spain singles players in Olympic rankings, excluding Feliciano Lopez, who previously said he would not play in Rio.

In doubles, Spain also named Marc LopezAnabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja, its top-ranked doubles players.

Nadal, who is out of Wimbledon due to a left wrist injury, is paired with Marc Lopez in doubles and with Muguruza in mixed doubles, though mixed doubles entries don’t have to be finalized until Aug. 9, the fourth day of the Games.

Given Nadal’s injury history, an Olympic slate of singles, doubles and mixed doubles may be too much. Roger Federer has expressed doubts that he could do all three, but he was, like Nadal, tapped for singles, doubles and mixed by his federation on Thursday.

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New Zealand sweeps Rugby World Cup Sevens, celebrates with haka

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SAN FRANCISCO — New Zealand has won a World Cup Sevens double for the second time after the men’s team beat England 33-12 in San Francisco on Sunday to follow the Black Ferns’ win in the women’s tournament.

The New Zealand teams won the men’s and women’s titles in Russia in 2013 and again were dominant.

Sione Molia scored two of New Zealand’s five tries in the men’s final, and South Africa held off Olympic champion Fiji 24-19 to take bronze.

The weekend results mean New Zealanders are the men’s and women’s World Cup holders in the traditional 15-a-side rugby and the sevens.

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Tour de France rider expelled for punching cyclist

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CARCASSONNE, FRANCE (AP) — Team Sky rider Gianni Moscon was expelled from the Tour de France on Sunday after he appeared to deliberately hit a fellow cyclist during the race.

The Italian lashed out at French rider Elie Gesbert of Team Fortuneo while both were competing during Stage 15 from Millau to Carcassonne.

“I’m sorry for today’s incident, and I totally regret my actions,” Moscon said. “I would like to personally apologize to Elie Gesbert…. What happened was wrong and was a bad example coming from me to everyone, and I want to publicly apologize. … I make no excuse for it and accept the decision of the race organizers.”

Team Sky director Dave Brailsford said the team would consider taking further action against Moscon after the Tour concludes next weekend.

The 24-year-old Moscon was suspended by Sky for six weeks last year for using a racial slur against an opponent.

His expulsion leaves Sky with seven riders.

Sky’s Geraint Thomas is leading the race ahead of teammate Chris Froome after 15 of 21 stages.

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