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Saints come to terms with Graham

Jul 16, 2014

Saints come to terms with Graham

The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints’ voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts — and challenged the NFL’s franchise tag process through arbitration. ...

Nibali favored to capture Tour title

Jul 16, 2014

Nibali favored to capture Tour title

With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998. The French have waited ...

Jul 16, 2014

Runner hit by lightning during race

Canadian ultrarunner Adam Campbell was over halfway through Colorado’s Hardrock 100 endurance race when he says he and his pacer were knocked to the ground by an indirect lightning strike on one of the state’s tallest mountains. Still, he says he kept running and ...

Jul 16, 2014

Powell returns from doping ban

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell wasted no time getting back into the thick of the action a day after his doping ban was reduced, running a modest 10.30 seconds in the 100 meters at the Lucerne meeting on Tuesday. Powell, who along with fellow Jamaican ...

Jul 15, 2014

Dineen named Blackhawks assistant

Joel Quenneville and Kevin Dineen are together again. Dineen was hired Monday as an assistant coach to Quenneville with the Chicago Blackhawks. They were teammates with the Hartford Whalers for six seasons from 1984 to 1990. Dineen, 50, coached Canada’s women’s hockey team to ...

Jul 15, 2014

Nibali beats field in 10th Tour stage

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali stamped his dominance on the Tour de France by winning the 10th stage in the Vosges mountains on Monday — shortly after his biggest rival for the title, two-time champion Alberto Contador, crashed out due to injury. Nibali, the Astana team ...

Agnel beats Phelps in 100m freestyle

Jul 14, 2014

Agnel beats Phelps in 100m freestyle

Michael Phelps’ form deserted him Sunday night. Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic golds and 22 medals overall, was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam. Agnel, who won two gold medals for France at the 2012 London Olympics ...

Jul 14, 2014

Crash sparks age debate in NASCAR

Morgan Shepherd’s senior status has become an age-old problem in NASCAR. Just how much longer can the 72-year-old driver race? Considerably older and slower than any driver on the track, the 72-year-old Shepherd took out contender Joey Logano in the second half of Sunday’s ...

Jul 14, 2014

Martin wins stage; Gallopin in lead

On a day local Roman Catholics were celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony, two other Tonys had their own reason to celebrate in the Tour de France. Germany’s Tony Martin took the stage win Sunday, and France’s Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey during ...

Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

Jul 13, 2014

Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in an interview set to be broadcast Sunday, according to media reports, after years of denying rumors about his sexuality. The five-time Olympic gold medalist makes the revelation in an interview with British presenter Michael ...