WATCH LIVE: United States meets Spain in men’s water polo

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After losing to Croatia in their group opener Saturday, the United States men’s water polo team looks to rebound as they take on Spain. Tony Azevedo scored twice in the Americans’ 7-5 loss Saturday, with Alex Bowen, Alex Roelse and Bret Bonanni also getting onto the score sheet.

WATCH LIVE: United States vs. Spain men’s water polo — 10:40 a.m. Eastern

Spain lost a close 9-8 decision to Italy Saturday, and among the players the United States will need to keep an eye on is Guillermo Molina Rios. Molina Rios was responsible for four goals Saturday, with Albert Espanol Lifante adding three goals for the Spaniards.

WATCH LIVE: Day two, men’s water polo — 8 a.m. Eastern

All 12 men’s teams will be in action Monday, beginning with Serbia taking on Greece in a Group A matchup. In the final game of the day at the pool two of the top teams in Group B meet, with Croatia playing Montenegro at 7:50 p.m. Eastern.

2024 Tour de France to end with Nice time trial due to Paris Olympics

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The 2024 Tour de France will end on the French Riviera instead of the French capital because of the Paris Olympics.

The finish of cycling’s marquee race leaves Paris for the first time since 1905.

Tour organizers said on Thursday the last stage of its 111th race will take place in the Mediterranean resort of Nice on July 21. Five days later, Paris opens the Olympics.

Because of security and logistical reasons, the French capital won’t have its traditional Tour finish on the Champs-Elysees. Parting with tradition of a sprint on the Champs-Elysees, the last stage will be an individual time trial along Nice’s famed Promenade des Anglais.

The start of the 2024 race, which will begin for the first time in Italy, was brought forward by one week, a customary change during an Olympic year. The Tour will start on June 29 in Florence.

Nice has hosted the Tour 37 times, including its start twice, in 1981 and in 2020. Two years ago, the start was delayed until Aug. 29 due to lockdowns and travels bans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eliud Kipchoge, two races shy of his target, to make Boston Marathon debut

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World record holder Eliud Kipchoge will race the Boston Marathon for the first time on April 17.

Kipchoge, who at September’s Berlin Marathon lowered his world record by 30 seconds to 2:01:09, has won four of the six annual major marathons — Berlin, Tokyo, London and Chicago.

The 38-year-old Kenyan has never raced Boston, the world’s oldest annual marathon dating to 1897, nor New York City but has repeated in recent years a desire to enter both of them.

Typically, he has run the London Marathon in the spring and the Berlin Marathon in the fall.

Kipchoge’s last race in the U.S. was the 2014 Chicago Marathon, his second of 10 consecutive marathon victories from 2014 through 2019. He will become the first reigning men’s marathon world record holder to race the Boston Marathon in more than 40 years, according to race records.

In 2024 in Paris, Kipchoge is expected to race the Olympic marathon and bid to become the first person to win three gold medals in that event.

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