Contador to quit after 2017 Vuelta
Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador announced on Monday that he will bring an illustrious career to an end next month after racing in the 2017 Vuelta a Espana on home soil. Spain’ Contador is one of the most decorated cyclists of all-time with seven Grand Tour victories in total to his name and is one of only six riders to win all three of the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana.
Olympic legend Cuthbert dies
Australian Olympic icon Betty Cuthbert, the only athlete to ever win gold in the 100m, 200m, and 400m, has died aged 79 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis, officials said on Monday. Cuthbert shot to fame as a little-known 18 year old at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, earning her the nickname 'Golden Girl' by local media. During her career, she set nine world records, four of them in 1958, and remains the only athlete to win Olympic gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Zverev takes fourth title of the year
Alexander Zverev issued a warning to top ATP rivals on Sunday after winning the Citi Open for his fourth title of the year in Washington, US. The 20 year old German defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 to capture the US$355,460 top prize at the US Open tuneup event. Russia's 58th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova prevented a German title sweep by rallying past 40thranked Julia Goerges 3-6, 7-6, 6-0 for her third career WTA crown. Elsewhere in Stanford, US, Madison Keys looked to be in US Open form early on Sunday at the WTA Tour's Stanford tournament, beating American compatriot CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6, 6-4 for her third career title.
Italy’s Errani fails doping test: Reports
Former French Open finalist Sara Errani has failed a doping test for a hormone that can hide the presence of the male hormone testosterone, two Italian newspapers reported on Monday. Traces of anastrozole, used in the treatment of breast cancer but also a masking agent, were found in the urine of the 30 year old former world No 5 during a doping control carried out by the International Tennis Federation, the Gazzetta dello Sport and the Corriere della Sera said.
Tuilagi, Solomona expelled from camp
Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona have been sent home from an England training camp due to "team culture issues", the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced on Monday. "Denny Solomona and Manu Tuilagi have been sent home today from England's training camp following team culture issues," the RFU said in a short press release. "We will not be commenting further." Britain's Press Association said the pair were disciplined for drinking alcohol during a get-together in Teddington, UK.