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United States’ Boudia, Johnson win silver in synchronized diving

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Four years after settling for a bronze medal in the synchronized 10 meter platform diving competition, American David Boudia now has a silver medal to his credit.

Partnering with Steele Johnson, Boudia won silver in the event Monday afternoon in Rio. Johnson, was made his Olympic debut in these Games, replaced Nicholas McCrory as Boudia’s partner in the event. Unfortunately for the Americans their best efforts weren’t enough to keep China from winning gold in the event for a fourth consecutive Olympics, with Chen Aisen and Lin Yue winning by nearly 40 points.

Chen and Lin posted a total score of 496.98, with Boudia and Johnson finishing with a score of 457.11.

Boudia, who is the reigning Olympic champion in the individual 10 meter platform competition, will look to join Greg Louganis (1984, 1988) as Americans who have won consecutive gold medals in the event.

Winning the bronze medal was Great Britain’s team of Thomas Daley and Daniel Goodfellow. Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez, who won a silver medal in this event in London, finished fifth.

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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