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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

'I'm the man,' says Lyles as he prepares to face Coleman

Noah Lyles has left the spotlight to the 100 meters competitors at the United States national/world trials so far this week, but that will change on Saturday. Lyles, who has run faster at 200 meters than any man since Jamaican Usain Bolt won the 2012 Olympics, will begin the chase for a spot on the American team for September's world championships in Doha.

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Tearful Pinot abandons Tour de France due to injury

Thibaut Pinot's Tour de France challenge came to an abrupt and heartbreaking halt on Friday when the home favourite abandoned the race with a thigh injury during the 19th stage. His Groupama-FDJ team explained that the 29-year-old, who was fifth overall and still had a genuine shot at the title, sustained the injury when he collided with another rider's handlebars while trying to avoid a pileup on Wednesday.

MLB roundup: Red Sox pound Yankees, 19-3

Xander Bogaerts crushed a three-run home run as part of a seven-run first inning, and the Boston Red Sox never looked back, routing the visiting New York Yankees 19-3 Thursday in the opener of a four-game series. Bogaerts later added a solo shot and had four hits, and Rafael Devers and Sandy Leon also hit homers as the Red Sox set a single-game franchise record for scoring against the Yankees. Boston slugged 10 doubles among its 23 hits on its way to beating New York for just the second time in eight meetings this season.

Athletics: Felix advances in first race in 13 months on time qualifier

A humble Allyson Felix returned to racing for the first time in 13 months on Thursday and made the semi-finals of the 400 meters on a time qualifier at the U.S. national championships. The 33-year-old multiple Olympic and world champion is on the comeback trail after giving birth to daughter Camryn in November through an emergency caesarean section, 32 weeks into her pregnancy

Bernal takes Tour lead as hailstorm stops stage

Colombian Egan Bernal was catapulted into the overall lead of the Tour de France in dramatic circumstances on Friday as the 19th stage of the race, effectively the penultimate stage, was stopped early because of a hail storm. Team Ineos rider Bernal, who began the day a minute and a half behind, had overhauled France's Julian Alaphilippe during the climb up the Col de L'Iseran.

Records tumble as Team USA enjoy huge night at worlds

American swimmers smashed records and grabbed gold at the world championships on Friday, with sprint king Caeleb Dressel taking down Michael Phelps' 100 meters butterfly world record and teenager Regan Smith lowering the women's 200 backstroke mark. Russia's Anton Chupkov got in on the act, setting a world record of 2:06.12 in the final of the men's 200 breaststroke.

Giants lose WR Coleman to torn ACL

The New York Giants lost not one, but two, receivers in their first full practice of training camp on Thursday. It was widely reported Thursday that receiver Sterling Shepard fractured his left thumb, but on Friday the team announced that former first-round draft pick Corey Coleman suffered a torn ACL in the same practice.

Leclerc keeps Ferrari on top of practice timesheets

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fastest in practice at the German Grand Prix on Friday, trading places with team mate Sebastian Vettel at the top of the timesheets. The Monegasque beat home hero Vettel by 0.124 seconds in the afternoon session at a scorching Hockenheim, with a best lap of one minute 13.449 seconds.

Olympics: Skateboarders stoked to send sport to greater heights at Games

In exactly a year from Friday, skateboarding will make its Olympic bow at the Tokyo 2020 Games with top skaters hoping the global exposure will help take the sport to the next level of popularity. What started with surfers attaching rollerskate wheels to wooden slats in 1950s California is already a professional sport, of course, but the Olympics offers skaters the chance to do their thing on the biggest sporting stage of all.

Patriots testing out QB Etling at WR

Could Danny Etling become the next Julian Edelman? The New England Patriots quarterback is getting the chance as camp gets underway, with coach Bill Belichick moving Etling to wide receiver.

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