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Froome keeps lead despite crash

Jul 23, 2016

Froome keeps lead despite crash

Chris Froome said his crash on Friday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France proved the race is never over until the finish line in Paris is crossed. Froome ended the 146-km Alpine stage on teammate Geraint Thomas’s bike with a ripped jersey, while ...

Bolt captures 200m in return

Jul 23, 2016

Bolt captures 200m in return

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on ...

IOC's Bach in tough spot on banning Russia for Rio

Jul 23, 2016

IOC's Bach in tough spot on banning Russia for Rio

The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a massive doping cover-up, but relations between the two were once much sunnier. When IOC president Thomas Bach was elected in 2013, ...

Former NFL coach Green dead at 67

Jul 23, 2016

Former NFL coach Green dead at 67

Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. “His family ...

Jul 22, 2016

Rosberg finalizes contract extension with Mercedes

Mercedes said Nico Rosberg has signed an extension with the Formula One team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Rosberg, runner-up the past two years in the drivers’ championship behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, has 19 wins and 25 pole positions since starting his Formula ...

Jul 22, 2016

Texans' Watt undergoes back surgery: source

A person familiar with J.J. Watt’s condition said the Houston Texans’ star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity ...

Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

Jul 22, 2016

Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

The New York Islanders are in talks with the owners of the New York Mets about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, people with knowledge of the discussions said. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s ...

Jul 22, 2016

Maple Leafs sign No. 1 pick Matthews to three-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level contract. Matthews had 24 goals and 22 assists in 36 games last season for the Zurich Lions in Switzerland and had nine points for the United States ...

Jul 22, 2016

Cilic parts ways with Ivanisevic

Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after nearly three years of cooperation that included winning the U.S. Open in 2014. The 12th-ranked Croat says Thursday on his Facebook page that it was a “huge privilege to work with Goran, I enjoyed our ...

Jul 22, 2016

John Madden's son buys Muhammad Ali's former training camp

The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali’s former training camp in Pennsylvania. The camp’s longtime owner, renowned martial arts instructor George Dillman, sold the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to Mike Madden. The purchase price was ...

Froome widens lead with 18th stage win

Jul 22, 2016

Froome widens lead with 18th stage win

Chris Froome won a mountain time trial and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger in the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. Riding in a yellow bodysuit and yellow aerodynamic helmet, Froome pumped ...

Jul 21, 2016

Johansson, Capitals hammer out deal, avoid arbitration

Marcus Johansson was back in Toronto for another arbitration hearing with the Washington Capitals, but this time he didn’t have to go through with it. Hours before Johansson and the Capitals were set to go to arbitration for the second time, they agreed on ...