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Italian Nibali captures Tour de France Stage 2

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali outfoxed other Tour de France title contenders to win a hilly second stage through Yorkshire countryside on Sunday, wresting the overall race leader’s yellow jersey. The Astana team leader pointed a finger skyward as he burst out of a breakaway bunch at the end of the 201-km ...

Jul 10, 2014

Toews, Kane get lucrative extensions

The Chicago Blackhawks gave their high-scoring forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane eight-year extensions worth $84 million each on Wednesday. Toews and Kane have been among the Blackhawks’ top performers in a long run of success that includes Stanley Cup titles in 2010 and ...

Jul 8, 2014

Phelps, Lochte to race at Georgia meet

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will resume their comebacks during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week. The Bulldog Grand Slam will feature some of the top teams in the country, including Phelps’ North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Lochte’s SwimMAC Carolina ...

Jul 8, 2014

Brown says 1964 title ring stolen

Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says his 1964 NFL championship ring being auctioned online was stolen from him. Brown’s ring is up for bidding on www.lelands.com until July 25. As of Monday, the highest bid was for $33,275. Brown tells ...

Jul 7, 2014

Hamilton survives to win British GP

Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s lead in the drivers’ championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on ...

Jul 7, 2014

Japan to host Maori All Blacks series

Japan will host New Zealand’s Maori All Blacks in a two-match November series, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Monday. “It gives us great pleasure to welcome the Maori All Blacks to Japan for the first time, following last autumn’s tour by the All ...

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Jul 7, 2014

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let ...

Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

Jul 6, 2014

Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

Ryo Ishikawa won a playoff against Komei Oda to capture his first title on the Japan tour in two years at the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational on Sunday. Ishikawa teed off in a share of third place at The North Country Club in Chitose, Hokkaido, ...

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Jul 6, 2014

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she has two championships to prove it. In one of the most dominant performances in a women’s final at Wimbledon, the sixth-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered ...

Federer set to face Djokovic

Jul 5, 2014

Federer set to face Djokovic

Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went. He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand ...

Jul 5, 2014

Canucks re-sign Kassian, Weber

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Yannick Weber on Friday. Kassian had 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Canucks last season. He signed a $3.5 million, two-year deal “Zack is a skilled, ...