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Argentina’s Del Potro continues run, knocks off Nadal in men’s semis

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In less than a week Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro has gone from being stuck in an elevator prior to his first round match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to playing for an Olympic gold medal.

Saturday afternoon Del Potro continued his surprising run through the men’s singles tournament, as he defeated Spain’s Rafael Nadal in three sets. Winning 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5), Del Potro will have a second Olympic medal to his credit as he took bronze in London four years ago. While Del Potro finished the match with 12 more unforced errors than Nadal with 43, he also had ten more winners (29-19) than the 2008 Olympic gold medalist.

WATCH: Del Potro celebrates semifinal win over Nadal

Nadal will now look to add a bronze medal to the gold he won in men’s doubles with Marc Lopez Friday night, with Japan’s Kei Nishikori being the opposition.

As for Del Potro, he’ll face reigning Olympic champion Andy Murray in the gold medal match Sunday. The two nearly met in the gold medal match in those Olympics, but Del Potro’s loss to Roger Federer in the semifinal round prevented that from happening.

Bronze medals were awarded in the women’s singles and doubles competitions, with Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeating American Madison Keys in women’s singles and Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbara Strycova taking bronze over countrywomen Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in women’s doubles.

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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