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Luxembourg's Bob Jungels outsprinted Nairo Quintana to win stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday after the peloton rode 199km from Valdengo to Bergamo.

Quick-Step Floors rider Jungels crossed the line in 4:16:51, beating Quintana after the Colombian had crashed earlier in the stage, which was the 11th fastest in the Giro's history.

"At the moment it's not so easy to realize (what I've achieved) but I'm super happy with this victory of course," 24-year-old Jungels told reporters. "I knew that I had good legs today. I was good in the climbs.

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Spaniard Maverick Vinales won the French Grand Prix and took the lead in the MotoGP championship on Sunday after Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi crashed on the last lap at Le Mans.

French rider Johann Zarco, the double Moto2 world champion but a rookie in the top category, took his first MotoGP podium with second place on the non-works Tech3 Yamaha after leading for the first seven laps.

Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, whose triple world champion team mate Marc Marquez crashed out of fourth place on lap 18, inherited third for Honda.

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 FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Semifinal - Men's 200m Semifinals - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/08/2016. Justin Gatlin (USA) of USA reacts. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin fended off the challenge of a host of Japanese hopes when he won the men's 100 meters at the Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki on Sunday, crossing the line first in 10.28 seconds.

The Rio Olympic silver medalist started slowly but rallied to dip ahead of Asuka Cambridge, who finished .03 seconds behind the American, while another Japanese, Shuhei Tada, came third in 10.35.

Any hopes of clocking a fast time were scuppered by a 1.2-metre headwind at the Todoroki Stadium, although Gatlin said he was pleased with his performance in testing conditions.

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Phelps says he has no plans to return to competition (May 22, 2017)
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FILE – In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, smile during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. Phelps all but slammed the door on another return after leaving it ever-so slightly ajar in an interview with the Associated Press last month. “I’m happy,” he said. “I think four years ago, I wasn’t. I think being able to come back and being able to finish how I did and being able to get back to where I wanted to get to _ for me, at this point in my life and in my career, that’s all I can ask for. Right?” he said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

CHICAGO — Michael Phelps pumped his right fist upon completing the final leg for the winning relay team ahead of Australian great Grant Hackett on Saturday.

It was another golden moment for the winningest Olympic athlete in history, though don’t expect to see him competing on the world’s biggest stage again.

Phelps all but slammed the door on another return after leaving it ever-so slightly ajar in an interview with the Associated Press last month.

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Thompson posts world leading 200m time in Kingston (May 21, 2017)
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 File photo: Britain Athletics - Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Press Conference - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 17/2/17 Jamaica's Elaine Thompson poses after the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson cruised to a world leading equalling 22.09 seconds to win the 200 meters at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on Saturday.

Thompson, the fifth fastest woman over the distance with 21.66, took control of the race coming off the bend, created some separation, then cruised to the finish line ahead of Shericka Jackson and American Shalonda Solomon.

Americans Tori Bowie and Deajah Stevens have also both clocked 22.09 this year.

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 May 20, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing (2) races John Velazquez aboard Always Dreaming (4) during the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports

Cloud Computing pulled off a major surprise in the Preakness Stakes in Maryland on Saturday, charging down the stretch to overtake Classic Empire and win the second race of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

Classic Empire, a 2-1 second choice, looked in command with a three-length lead in the final straight, but finished second by a nose behind 13-1 rated Cloud Computing, with 30-1 longshot Senior Investment taking third.

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire, who started from gates four and five, broke out cleanly and ran alongside one another in a front-running duel through most of the mile and 3/16th race.

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 File Photo: 2016 Rio Olympics - Cycling Road - Final - Men's Individual Time Trial - Pontal - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/08/2016. Tom Dumoulin (NED) of Netherlands. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Race leader Tom Dumoulin further underlined his Giro d'Italia credentials as he won the 14th stage after a dramatic summit finish in Oropa on Saturday.

When the Dutch Team Sunweb rider could not follow Nairo Quintana as the Colombian attacked with four kilometers left of the 131km stage from Castellania in the day's only climb, he looked set to lose time to his nearest rival.

Yet, sustaining a high pace, he caught the Movistar leader and attacked in the last 300 meters to beat Russian Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) by three seconds and Spain's Mikel Landa by nine while Quintana ended up fourth 14 seconds behind.

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