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China takes gold, silver in women’s 3m springboard; USA’s Johnston 12th

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China’s dominance in diving at the Rio Olympics continued Sunday, as their athletes took gold and silver in the women’s 3m springboard diving competition.

Shi Tingmao took gold and He Zi the silver, matching the results they produced at the FINA Diving World Cup in Rio back in February. Taking bronze was Italy’s Tania Cagnotto, who finished fifth at the Diving World Cup. The medal winners were also the top three finishers at last year’s world championships in Kazan, Russia, in the exact same order.

Shi combined with Wu Minxia to take gold in the women’s synchronized 3m springboard last Sunday, giving her two Olympic gold medals in these games. Shi finished with a total of 406.05 points, with He having 387.90 and Cagnotto 372.80.

Shortly after the medal ceremony He was proposed to by boyfriend, Qin Kai, and she said yes.

American Abigail Johnston struggled throughout the final, finishing 12th with 302.85 points.

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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