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Ten­nis: Ashleigh Barty stretched her win­ning streak to eight matches by hand­ing for­mer top-5 player Eu­ge­nie Bouchard a fourth con­sec­u­tive loss — 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the Mi­ami Open’s first round. She’ll play 2011 U.S. Open champ Sam Sto­sur next.

Cy­cling: Ale­jan­dro Valverde won the third stage of the Tour of Cat­alo­nia but lost the over­all lead to Amer­i­can Te­jay van Garderen af­ter the Spa­niard’s Mo­vis­tar team was pe­nal­ized. Valverde beat Ire­land’s Daniel Martin in the 116-mile stage but fell to fourth in the over­all stand­ings. Van Garderen fin­ished eighth Wed­nes­day and opened a lead of 41 sec­onds over BMC Rac­ing team­mate Sa­muel Sanchez of Spain.

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