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Russia takes gold, silver in women’s individual sabre

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The women’s individual saber competition came to an end Monday, with Russia grabbing both the gold and silver medals.

Yana Egorian beat countrywoman Sophia Velikaya in the gold medal match, the first-ever all-Russian final in women’s fencing history, and she also won Russia’s first gold medal in this particular event. Egorian won the final by the score of 15-14, erasing a three-point deficit to win the match. Velikaya led 8-5 at the end of the first period, with Egorian scoring three consecutive points to start the second period.

Winning the bronze medal was Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan, with no American competitor getting past the Round of 16.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis and Ibtihaj Muhammad both lost in the Round of 16, with Dagmara Wozniak being eliminated in the Round of 32.

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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