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WATCH LIVE: Murray, Nadal continue quest for 2nd Olympic gold

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Among those in action on the tennis courts Wednesday are Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Great Britain’s Andy Murray, with both in search of their second Olympic gold medal in men’s singles. Nadal takes on France’s Gilles Simon in the third round match, with Murray facing Italy’s Fabio Fognini in another third round match. Nadal is scheduled to begin play at noon Eastern, with Murray’s match scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

The mixed doubles tournament begins Wednesday, with Americans Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram looking to redeem themselves after quick exits in other tournaments in Rio. Williams was bounced from both the women’s singles and women’s doubles tournaments in the first round, and dealing with illness during that portion of the week didn’t so her any favors.

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As for Ram, he and partner Brian Baker were eliminated in the second round of the men’s doubles tournament. Williams and Ram open mixed doubles play against Kiki Bertens and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands at 10 a.m.

Other Americans in action Wednesday include Madison Keys in women’s singles, Steve Johnson in men’s singles and the men’s doubles semifinals with partner Jack Sock, and the mixed doubles team of Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The first matches begin at 9:45 a.m. Eastern, with Keys and Daria Kasatkina of Russia meeting in the quarterfinal round of the women’s singles tournament.

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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