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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 leader’s yellow jersey. U.S. rider Tejay ...

Phelps beats Lochte

Swimming Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard. He liked what he saw. Phelps turned ...

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 ...

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 ...

Italian Nibali captures Tour de France Stage 2

Jul 7, 2014

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 ...

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 ...