Contador to quit af­ter 2017 Vuelta

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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.

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