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Seven athletes including a canoeing gold medallist became the latest Russian competitors to be banned Tuesday from next month's Rio Olympics after an explosive report revealed state-run doping across Russian sport. The bans followed a controversial decision at the weekend by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to suspend all Russian competitors, instead leaving it up to each sport to decide what to do. International Canoe Federation (ICF) secretary general Simon Toulson issued a strong rebuke to suspected dopers.
Gonzalo Higuain completed his move to Juventus after the Italian champions reportedly agreed to pay a 94.7m euros ($104m) buyout clause to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli on Tuesday. Juventus and Napoli have yet to officially announce the move, which was instead published on the "transfers" section of the official Serie A website www.seriea.it. Napoli had slapped a 94.7m euros buyout clause on Higuain's contract after he hit a record 36 goals in the league last season.