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Katie Ledecky leads Olympic champions in Atlanta; broadcast schedule

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Katie Ledecky headlines a USA Swimming Pro Series meet in Atlanta, a tune-up for the U.S. Championships, live on NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app starting Friday.

The four-time Rio Olympic champion Ledecky is joined by fellow gold medalists Simone ManuelLilly KingRyan MurphyAnthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian. Plus individual U.S. medalists Chase KaliszCody MillerConor Dwyer and Katie Meili.

The field also includes Olympic champions Joseph Schooling (Singapore), Park Tae-hwan (South Korea) and Penny Oleksiak (Canada). Full entry lists are here.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Friday: 7-8:30 p.m. ET (STREAM LINK)
Saturday: 7-8:30 (NBCSN, STREAM LINK)
Sunday: 7-8:30 (STREAM LINK)

It’s the penultimate Pro Series meet before the U.S. Championships from June 27-July 1 in Indianapolis, where the top two in each individual event qualify for the world championships later in July in Budapest.

Ledecky posted the fastest times in the U.S. this year in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyles and the 400m individual medley at a Pro Series meet in Mesa, Ariz., in April, her first long-course meters meet since the Rio Olympics.

Ledecky raced in the fall and winter in short-course yards for Stanford.

She is entered in five races in Atlanta — the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m frees and the 400m individual medley. Ledecky, known for her freestyle prowess, said last month the 400m IM is not on her radar for worlds.

Atlanta marks the first long-course meters meet for Olympic 100m breast champ King since October and the first for Schooling since Rio, where he upset Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly.

Both King and Schooling also competed collegiately this season for Indiana and Texas, respectively.

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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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