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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS | Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Modern Ambient Music: Heard but not seen, the anti-social, anti-rock-star form

Modern Ambient Music: Heard but not seen, the anti-social, anti-rock-star form

There is no easy way to enter this realm, nor is there a clear path back to the origination of the sound creation known as ambient music. When music scholars try to pinpoint where and when this kind of atmospheric music originated, most say that in the 1970s when the use of the synthesizer a…

July 26, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

BERGERAC, France | Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali.

July 25, 2014 4:00 pm
GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

HOYLAKE, England | The end of the British Open means the Ryder Cup is getting closer, and there are a couple of regulars still not in the team.

July 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England | Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

July 20, 2014 7:00 pm Related

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Mo Martin, with eagle on 18, wins Women's British

SOUTHPORT, England | Mo Martin knew she hit her 3-wood exactly how she wanted on the 18th hole at Royal Birkdale.

July 13, 2014 4:45 pm

Teams bring favorite foods with them to Brazil

SAO PAULO | Italy packed Parmesan, olive oil and prosciutto. The U.S. brought oatmeal, Cheerios, peanut butter and A1 Steak Sauce.

June 16, 2014 5:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

A prominent and powerful man is embarrassed when private comments made behind closed doors are leaked to the media, causing a storm of criticism. There are calls for his removal by people who find his remarks utterly unacceptable and contemptible.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
Classical Innovation: The Modern Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Classical Innovation: The Modern Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

The SMSO, or Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, is definitely not your grandmother's pearls and formal night at the performing hall.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Stumbling on steps in standards

“Football is the most popular sport in the world,” reads the opening line in an article forwarded to me by Medscape last month.

February 03, 2014 9:00 pm
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

UFC books January return to Chicago

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND | For the third straight year, Chicago will be a crucial part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's broadcast partnership with Fox.

October 28, 2013 9:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: D.C. should plug into German example

GUEST COMMENTARY: D.C. should plug into German example

The maneuvering by Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior politicians in Germany to form a viable new government is important for Europe, and beyond. Unfortunately, the alarming partisan budget standoff in Washington, D.C., preoccupied most related media attention.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am
60-SOMETHING: Battle of the Dolls II: Princess Power

60-SOMETHING: Battle of the Dolls II: Princess Power

Little girls don't grow up to look like wasp-waisted, slim-hipped, bosomy Barbie or Monster High fright-sluts. Neither will they ever achieve the art-board flawless looks of the Disney Princesses. But little boys can't be princesses. Four-year-old Perfect Granddaughter loves the Disney Princ…

September 02, 2013 4:08 pm Related
HFC vet Muhammad part of Indy tryouts for UFC's 'Ultimate Fighter'

HFC vet Muhammad part of Indy tryouts for UFC's 'Ultimate Fighter'

INDIANAPOLIS | Unbeaten Belal Muhammad was one of 83 fighters hoping to make enough of a good first impression Tuesday to earn a chance that could change his career.

August 27, 2013 4:30 pm
Storm brewing over Muirfield's men-only membership

Storm brewing over Muirfield's men-only membership

INVERNESS, Scotland | A storm is brewing at Muirfield.

July 14, 2013 9:00 pm
'The wait is over': Brits awake to new tennis era

'The wait is over': Brits awake to new tennis era

LONDON | Britain awoke to a new era on Monday, into a world in which the tennis-loving public finally has its own Wimbledon champion once again.

July 08, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

LONDON | Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.

June 30, 2013 7:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

On June 25, Afghanistan insurgents detonated a car bomb and fought security forces in front of the presidential palace. The area is the most heavily guarded in the country. Penetrating the enormous security apparatus is a major success, but spectacular attacks of various types are nothing ne…

June 29, 2013 12:00 am
Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

LONDON | As her agent nodded along approvingly from a front-row seat, Serena Williams sounded contrite and composed. Well-rehearsed, too.

June 23, 2013 9:00 pm
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