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Cycling: France's Calmejane claims Vuelta fourth stage SAN ANDRES DE TEIXIDO: Frenchman Lilian Calmejane claimed his first ever professional stage win by breaking clear on a steep category two climb at the end the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Tuesday.Calmejane finished the 163.5km ride from Betanzos to San Andres de Teixido in a time of 4hr 05min 19sec, ahead of Colombia's Darwin Atapuma who takes over the overall lead of the race, with American Benjamin King third.Atapuma leads by 29 seconds from Alejandro Valverde with Tour de France champion Chris Froome four seconds further back in third.All the favourites for the overall title, including Valverde, Froome, Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador, finished together, two minutes and six seconds back on the day after an early breakaway was never caught by the peloton."This jersey is a dream I still haven't taken in, but it's been a dream come true," BMC Racing's Atapuma said. "I came ...

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RugbyU: Giteau set to miss four months with injury TOULON: Australian international Matt Giteau could be out of action with injury for four months, said Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal on Tuesday.The experienced Toulon back suffered a broken ankle in Australia's 42-8 thrashing by world champions New Zealand in the opening game of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. Boudjellal confirmed that Giteau was to return to France ahead of surgery on Monday.Giteau, who has won 103 caps for the Wallabies, had already been ruled out ...

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Golf-Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe's 'fantastic' mix LONDON: Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota.On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners ...

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Australia's Campbell swam with hernia SYDNEY: Australia's 100m freestyle world record holder and gold medal hope Cate Campbell went into the Olympics with a painful hernia, a report said Tuesday.Campbell told The Australian that the hernia, her second in 12 months, did not impact on her performances in Rio where she failed to win a medal in the 100m despite being the favourite."I want it to be very clear that I do not make any excuses for my poor performances ...

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Serena Williams and Kerber qualify for Tour finals LONDON: Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, battling it out for the world number one ranking, are the first two women to qualify for the season-ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Monday. World number one Williams, who leads Kerber by 190 ranking points, has won the title five times but missed last year's event through injury. Kerber, who won her first grand slam title at the Australian Open in January and who ...

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Cycling: Vuelta a Espana 3rd stage results DUMBRÍA: Results from the third stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 176.4 km ride from Marin to Dumbria on Monday:1. Alexandre Geniez (FRA/FDJ) 04hr 28min 36sec, 2. Ruben Fernandez (ESP/MOV) at 21sec, 3. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:26, 4. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 0:26, 5. Esteban Chavez (ESP/ORI) 0:26, 6. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0:32, 7. Igor Anton (ESP/DIM) 0:32, 8. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/BMC) 00:54, 9. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 0:54, 10. Gianluca Brambilla (ITA/ETI) 0:54Overall standings:1. Ruben ...

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Williams still reigns as number one PARIS: Serena Williams held onto the number one spot in the WTA world rankings on Monday, after Angelique Kerber slipped to defeat against Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Cincinnati hardcourt tournament.Germany's Kerber would have ended 22-time major champion Williams' run of 184 consecutive weeks as world number one if she had claimed the title.But the reigning Australian Open champion was beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Czech Pliskova, who moves up from 17th to 11th.American ...