Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday in Italy. He was 37.
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Australia defended its title in the men's team pursuit on Thursday at the world track cycling championships.
Canada's team of Kate O'Brien and Amelia Walsh finished fifth in the team sprint at the world track cycling championships in Hong Kong. Fellow Canadian Jasmin Duehring was sixth in the women's 10-kilometre scratch race.
Canada dropped its quarter-final match to eventual champion Fiji at the Hong Kong Sevens, finishing in a tie for seventh at the tournament.
Manny Pacquiao will fight Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 at Brisbane's 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium in a defence of Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title.
Canada has advanced to the Cup quarter-finals for the third World Series event in a row, but will have to get past Olympic champion Fiji to reach the final four at the Hong Kong Sevens.
Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard appears one step closer to becoming an Olympic gold medallist. The International Olympic Committee has stripped Russia's Svetlana Tzarukaeva of the silver medal she won at the London Olympics after retesting of her samples showed evidence of a prohibited substance.
Canadian Joanna Brown staged a late charge to finish second at the triathlon World Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand on Sunday.
The Canadian Wrestling Championships included some familiar faces in the women and men's freestyle competition. The crowd saw the return of Rio Olympians — Jasmine Mian, Michelle Fazzari, Haislan Garcia, and Korey Jarvis — all winning their respective weight classes.
The Paris Olympic bid chief said on Tuesday he was not against the awarding of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in the same session later this year, but ruled the French capital out of the latter Games.