The blow knocked the sombrero-wearing mascot to the ground, although ESPN said reports the man inside the costume suffered a broken jaw were incorrect.
Eduard Prades, who rides for the Euskadi Basque Country-Murias team, has won the six-stage 950-kilometre tour.
Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC lightweight champion who defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland last week, makes his first public statement after the controversial fight.
Football agent Mogi Bayat was questioned as a Belgian judge was deciding whether or not to charge some 25 people, including managers, referees and other officials over match-fixing.
Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stretches his professional record to 27-0 as he ends Irish fighter Conor McGregor's attempt to win back the Ultimate Fighting Championship title.
The former Brazil and Barcelona star posted a picture in his social media accounts wearing a shirt in support of Brazil's presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro.
The 33-year-old football star denies allegations by a former American model that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, says his conscience is clear.
Five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo denies the allegations, calling it "fake news."
The European Professional Club Rugby announced Marseille as the host city of the 2020 European Rugby Champions Cup finals while Newcastle will host in 2019.
The Ryder Cup trophy returned to Europe's hands after Francesco Molinari beat Phil Mickelson.
Lewis Hamilton won the championship after Mercedes ordered team-mate Valtteri Bottas to let Hamilton pass.
The bonus-point win clinched the title, a 16th in the various versions of the southern hemisphere championship, with a game to spare for the world champions in what was a scrappy but well-deserved victory.
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