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WATCH LIVE: Simone Biles eyes U.S. gymnastics title in comeback

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Simone Biles has a comfortable lead going into the final day of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, eyeing her fifth national all-around title, live on NBC, and the NBC Sports app on Sunday night.

Biles is in the second meet of her comeback after going nearly two years between competitions following the Rio Olympics, where she earned four gold medals.

She dominated to open nationals on Friday, posting the highest score on every event and taking a whopping 3.1-point lead going into Sunday. Biles can fall multiple times and still extend her five-year win streak.

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Biles would break her tie with Joan Moore Gnat for the most U.S. women’s all-around titles since USA Gymnastics became the national governing body in 1970. The 21-year-old would also become the first non-teen to win since 1971.

Biles is a shoo-in for October’s five-woman world championships team. The rest of the gymnasts competing Sunday are angling to join her in Doha.

That includes Morgan Hurd, who won the 2017 World all-around title in Biles’ absence. Hurd is in second place after a strong first day, but the gap between Biles and Hurd is greater than that between Hurd and the eighth-place gymnast.

The world team will be named after an October selection camp.

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Remco Evenepoel fractures pelvis in crash over bridge wall into ravine

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Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel fractured his pelvis crashing his bike and flipping over a bridge wall into a ravine at the Tour of Lombardy in Italy on Saturday.

Video showed Evenepoel, the 20-year-old world time trial silver medalist, being put in an ambulance on a stretcher minutes after the crash.

His team, Deceuninck-QuickStep, reported he remained conscious while being put on a stretcher, into an ambulance and taken to a hospital. He also suffered a right lung contusion.

In 2019, Evenepoel became the youngest-ever male podium finisher in a senior world road cycling championships event, according to Gracenote. In 2018, he swept the junior road race and time trial world titles.

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Noah Lyles raises black-gloved fist, wins 200m in Monaco

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Noah Lyles said he had plans going forward to make statements, beyond his rapid sprint times. He did that in Monaco on Friday.

Lyles raised a black, fingerless-gloved right fist before getting into the blocks to win a 200m in his first international race of the season, conjuring memories of the famous 1968 Olympic podium gesture.

He clocked 19.76 seconds, leading a one-two with younger brother Josephus. Full results are here.

“As athletes it’s hard to show that you love your country and also say that change is needed,” was posted on Lyles’ Instagram, along with hashtags including #blacklivesmatter. “This is my way of saying this country is great but it can be better.”

Lyles, the world 200m champion, also paid respect to 1968 Olympic 200m gold and bronze medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos three hours before the race.

He tweeted an iconic image of Smith and Carlos raising their single black-gloved fists on the medal stand at the Mexico City Games. Thirteen minutes earlier, Lyles posted an Instagram Story image of his socks for the meet — plain, dark colored.

Smith and Carlos wore black socks without shoes on the podium to signify endemic poverty back in the U.S. at the time.

Lyles is known for his socks, often posting images of colorful pairs he wears before races, themes including Speed Racer, R2-D2 and Sonic the Hedgehog.

“We are at the point where you can’t do nothing anymore,” Lyles said Wednesday. “There aren’t any rules set out. You’re kind of just pushing the boundary as far as you can go. Some people have said, even if there were rules, they’re willing to go farther than that.”

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