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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 Parkinson due to be aired later ...

Jul 13, 2014

Kadri victorious in eighth stage

In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador, ...

Jul 13, 2014

Tomoki Kameda beats Thai foe by TKO

Tomoki Kameda defeated Pungluang Sor Singyu by seventh-round technical knockout on Saturday to defend his WBO bantamweight title for the second time. Kameda floored the top-ranked Thai contender with a body blow to become the fifth Japanese fighter to win a title defense overseas ...

Phelps beats Lochte

Jul 12, 2014

Phelps beats Lochte

Swimming Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard. He liked what he saw. Phelps turned in perhaps the most impressive performance so far in his comeback, posting the third-fastest time in the world this year while easily beating rival ...

Trentin gets stage victory

Jul 12, 2014

Trentin gets stage victory

Tour de France Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year. Fellow Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall ...

Jul 11, 2014

Phelps faces test in tuneup meet

Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. He wants to go faster — right now. The winningest athlete in Olympic history figured he would be putting up better times by this stage of his comeback. “That the hard part for him,” his longtime ...

Jul 11, 2014

Greipel claims sixth Tour stage

Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow jersey. The German champion collected his sixth career Tour ...

Jul 11, 2014

Djokovic, girlfriend tie the knot

Four days after winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has married his pregnant fiancee in a private ceremony in Montenegro. Djokovic and longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic were wed Thursday in an upscale resort on the Adriatic coast. Local media say the ceremony was attended by family, ...

Uehara leads by one at British Women's Open

Jul 11, 2014

Uehara leads by one at British Women's Open

Ayako Uehara felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women’s British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68. Pot ...

Jul 10, 2014

Devils lock up Schneider for 7 years

The New Jersey Devils signed goaltender Cory Schneider to a seven year, $42 million contract extension. “The first word that comes to mind is excitement,” Schneider said on Wednesday. “I always wanted to be a New Jersey Devils goaltender for a long time. I ...

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 ...