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Track coach Alberto Salazar has been permanently banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct. Salazar has 10 days to appeal the decision. The SafeSport center does not reveal details of investigations. In 2019, a handful of runners including Mary Cain, Kara Goucher and Amy Yoder Begley revealed that they had been emotionally and physically abused while working with Salazar as part of the Nike Oregon Project team. In January 2020, SafeSport temporarily barred Salazar. Monday's decision makes it a permanent ban pending any appeal.

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A champion of women’s running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race’s organizing body, Gloria Ratti has died at 90. The Boston Athletic Association says Ratti died Saturday after a battle with cancer. A native of South Boston, Ratti started volunteering in the 1960s after her husband Charlie became an avid runner. She is credited with making pivotal changes to improve the timing of athletes and promote gender equality. The BAA says Ratti fought to make sure men and women were given equal prize money. She also spent four decades with the CIA.

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Slovenia champion Matej Mohoric has posted a second Tour de France stage win after surging solo from a breakaway group with a darting attack. Mohoric rides for the Bahrain Victorious team. He attacked with 26 kilometers left and produced a tremendous individual effort in the finale after spending the day at the front. Mohoric has stage wins at all three Grand Tours and is a specialist of long solo efforts. He earned his first Tour stage win by claiming the marathon stage of this year’s race. Tadej Pogacar remains overall leader.

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Nasa Hataoka of Japan is the winner of the Marathon LPGA Classic. The tournament was cut short to 54 holes when the final round at Highland Meadow was washed out. The final round started at 7 a.m. to beat the rain. That didn't work. The rain was heavy. It flooded the greens. And when the LPGA thought there might be a chance to resume play, the fairways were too drenched to be playable. The LPGA has a major that starts Wednesday in France with the Evian Championship. Hataoka picked up her fourth career LPGA title and first since 2019.