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BARI, Italy -- French rider Nacer Bouhanni won the slippery fourth stage of the Giro dItalia in a sprint Tuesday as the race returned home after opening with three legs in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Australian rider Michael Matthews retained the overall leaders pink jersey, with organizers deciding to clock the official times with one lap to go of a circuit in the southern city of Bari because of the rain-slicked road. Still, there were several falls on the final turns. Bouhanni didnt have many established sprint rivals to contend with at the end and clocked nearly 2 1/2 hours over the flat 112-kilometre (70-mile) route from Giovinazzo to Bari -- the shortest stage of the three-week race. It was the sixth win this year and the 26th career victory for Bouhanni, who rides for the team. Giacomo Nizzolo of Italy crossed second and Tom Veelers of the Netherlands was third. Victorias Ryder Hesjedal finished 151st while Svein Tuft of Langley, B.C., was 193th. Tuft is seventh overall standings while Hesjedal is 156th. Matthews -- whose Orica-GreenEdge team won Fridays opening team time trial -- leads Italian veteran Alessandro Petacchi by eight seconds. The neutralization was demanded by the riders midway through the stage, as they completed eight laps of the finishing circuit. "It was just way too slippery," Matthews said. "So we decided together with all of the GC (general classification) riders to neutralize." The race sees its first bits of uphill action in stage 5 on Wednesday, a 203-kilometre (126-mile) leg from Taranto to Viggiano that concludes with a mild 5-kilometre (3-mile) climb. The Giro ends in Trieste on June 1. Jared Veldheer Broncos Jersey . -- Jonathan Vilmas season is over and his future on the football field is in doubt. Royce Freeman Jersey . Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane wanted to stay in Chicago and the Blackhawks wanted to keep the high-scoring forwards in the only NHL uniform they have ever known. Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. Denver Broncos Jerseys ." One game is checked off, 15 remain and the next one to get crossed out could come Tuesday night when the defending champion Heat host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. Bradley Chubb Jersey . According to the Globe and Mail, a decision between the NHL and the Players Association should come within the six months. "I can tell you, (a decision) shouldnt take all that long," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Globe and Mail.DUBLIN, Ireland -- The International Skating Union gave Ottavio Cinquanta two more years as president, and effectively told him to step down in 2016. Cinquantas term was supposed to end this month, and the 75-year-old Italian reached the maximum age limit. But the ISU Congress in Dublin compromised to appease him by moving the quadrennial elections from 2014 to 2016 at his recommendation, but rejected proposals to change or remove the age limits of its office holders. Cinquanta has been head of the ISU for 20 years. The congress also rejected a proposal to remove judges anonymity in single, pair skating and ice dance. Scoring and the judging system have been criticized as being complicated and open to corruption -- an issue which came into the spotlight when Russias Adelina Sotnikova won at the Sochi Winter Olympics.dddddddddddd The teenagers victory sparked a furor when she beat defending champion Yuna Kim, after which calls for an inquiry into the result were backed by a petition with more than two million signatures. Among reforms approved in speedskating, mass starts will be included at the 2018 Winter Olympics, subject to IOC approval, while the 500 metres for men and women at the games will be held over one race only. The world sprint speedskating championships will have a fixed number of participants, 32 men and 32 women. In short track, qualification for the Winter Olympics will be held over four World Cups instead of two. Also, the ISU rules were amended in case the IOC accepts synchronized skating into the Olympics. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping Cheapest College Jerseys Sale Cheap Football Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys From China MLB Jerseys Outlet Canada Wholesale NBA Jerseys Canada Store Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '

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