Stage winner Germany's Tony Martin, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, celebrates on the podium of the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.
The cycling career of American Andrew Talansky has been on a steady climb.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Five years ago, while Alberto Contador was riding to victory in the Tour de France, Andrew Talansky was a vagabond cyclist scratching out a living in races across the United States.
When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.
You'd have to be a dope to try to get away with doping at the Sochi Olympics. That's the picture painted by international Olympic and anti-doping officials as they implement the toughest drug-testing program in Winter Games history.
NEW YORK | Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record today, though he won't become the first unanimous selection in the history of the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot.
Greg Maddux, above, and Tom Glavine were fixtures in the Atlanta Braves rotation for years. Now they await word on another possible honor that will keep them together: induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The NFL never really shuts down.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller sits on his helmet during football training camp in Englewood, Colo. Miller was suspended for the first six games for violating the league's drug policy.
Offering perspective on today's issues
NEW YORK | The names are mostly known and so are the possible penalties — 50 games for most, perhaps a lifetime ban for one.
The Boston Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team deal that also sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to Detroit Tigers and outfielder Avisail Garcia to the White Sox.
NEW YORK | Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping.
PARIS | Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday and immediately vowed that his victory wouldn't be stripped for doping as Lance Armstrong's were.
Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, drinks a glass of champagne during the 21st and last stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France Sunday.
Sky teammates of Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, set the pace for the pack with Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands, left in green, during the 20th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France | Chris Froome has two hands firmly on the Tour de France trophy. All that remains is for the British rider to raise it above his head before cheering crowds today in Paris.
Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half is on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance enhancing drug scandal.
NORMAL | Illinois State University is seeking $500,000 from the town of Normal to help cover the $1.2 million cost of new scoreboards, a sound system and a Main Street message center at Hancock Stadium.
AX 3 DOMAINES, France | At his first real opportunity, Chris Froome blew away his main Tour de France rivals with a supersonic burst Saturday, a fierce uphill climb that felt a little like the bad old days of Lance Armstrong.
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