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Bardet takes 18th stage; Froome holds lead

Jul 24, 2015

Bardet takes 18th stage; Froome holds lead

Romain Bardet helped salvage some host pride with victory on the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. The 24-year-old took off on his own with just under 40 km remaining of the 186.5-km stage from Gap to Saint Jean de Maurienne ...

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

Jul 24, 2015

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was ...

Jul 23, 2015

Matsuyama shoots 70 in season debut on Japanese tour

Hideki Matsuyama carded a 2-under-par 70 on his season debut on the Japanese tour on Thursday in the first round of the Fukushima Open. The 23-year-old Matsuyama, coming off an 18th-place finish at the British Open, carded six birdies against four bogeys at Grandee ...

Jul 23, 2015

Sopoaga, Broadhurst to make All Blacks debuts

Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and lock James Broadhurst will make their test debuts for New Zealand in the Rugby Championship test against South Africa on Saturday. The 24-year-old Sopoaga steered the Dunedin-based Highlanders to the Super Rugby title this season, while Broadhurst was a key ...

Fish to retire after U.S. Open

Jul 23, 2015

Fish to retire after U.S. Open

Former top-10 player Mardy Fish says the U.S. Open will be the last tennis tournament of his career. The 33-year-old American has played just one competitive match since August 2013 as he’s dealt with anxiety issues. Fish will use a protected ranking to gain ...

De Grasse, Simpson claim Pan Am sprint gold

Jul 23, 2015

De Grasse, Simpson claim Pan Am sprint gold

Canada’s Andre De Grasse and Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson won their respective 100 meters finals at the Pan American Games on Wednesday while St. Lucia enjoyed a landmark moment at the multisport competition. De Grasse, Canada’s newest sprinting sensation, took the men’s final in 10.05 ...

Geschke wins mountain stage as leader Froome stays safe

Jul 23, 2015

Geschke wins mountain stage as leader Froome stays safe

Simon Geschke of the Giant-Alpecin team won a tough and dangerous Stage 17 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Wednesday with a brave solo ride, while former champion Alberto Contador fell during a terrifying high-speed descent. Race leader Chris Froome staved ...

Jul 22, 2015

Japan makes plenty of changes for PNC clash against U.S.

The Japan side that will take the field at Sacramento’s Bonney Field on Friday against the United States in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup shows eight changes and one positional switch from the side that started last weekend’s 20-6 win over ...

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

Jul 22, 2015

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris. On the Tour’s second rest ...

Titans announce deal with Heisman Trophy-winner Mariota

Jul 22, 2015

Titans announce deal with Heisman Trophy-winner Mariota

Heisman Trophy-winner Marcus Mariota signed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, becoming the last of the NFL’s first-round draft picks to finalize his deal. The former Oregon quarterback is expected to start immediately, with the timing of the contract keeping the No. 2 overall ...