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Omaha ties record for hosting Olympic swim trials in 2020

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Omaha will host the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials for a record fourth straight time in 2020.

The trials were first held at the CenturyLink Center in 2008, after they had previously been held in Long Beach, Calif., in 2004 and Indianapolis in 1992, 1996 and 2000.

Omaha now ties Indianapolis for the record of exclusively hosting the Olympic swim trials four times. Indianapolis also hosted in 1984 and co-hosted in 1924 and 1952.

For 2016, Omaha was selected to host after six finalists were named — Greensboro, N.C., Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Fla., Omaha, St. Louis and San Antonio.

USA Swimming said there were no other finalists for 2020 as it was not a bid process.

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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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