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Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France | 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.

July 15, 2014 1:05 pm

Martin wins Tour 9th stage, Gallopin takes lead

MULHOUSE, France | German rider Tony Martin showed he has climbing skills to go with his speed by easily winning the hilly ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Froome to be offered more protection in Tour bid

Froome to be offered more protection in Tour bid

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France | The manager of Chris Froome's team promises that his star rider will never again be left exposed in his bid to win the Tour de France.

July 08, 2013 9:00 pm
Cavendish wins stage 5 of Tour; Gerrans keeps lead

Cavendish wins stage 5 of Tour; Gerrans keeps lead

MARSEILLE, France | Mark Cavendish finally shook off an illness and a drop in form to earn his 24th career stage win at the Tour de France on Wednesday and close the gap on rival Peter Sagan for the top sprinter's green jersey.

July 03, 2013 1:39 pm

Serena Williams thinks her peak is yet to come

PARIS | Serena Williams thinks her best years may still be ahead of her at the age of 31.

June 09, 2013 4:30 pm
USADA chief: Armstrong has evidence against UCI

USADA chief: Armstrong has evidence against UCI

PARIS | The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wants Lance Armstrong to come forward with information about his doping operation and the alleged complicity of cycling's governing body.

April 25, 2013 4:00 pm
Rui Alberto Costa wins 8th stage of Tour de France

Rui Alberto Costa wins 8th stage of Tour de France

SUPER-BESSE, France | Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert in the final climb on Saturday, while Thor Hushovd kept the overall leader's yellow jersey.

July 09, 2011 10:00 pm

Favorites take no risks at rain-lashed Tour

LISIEUX, France | Alberto Contador knew it made little sense to take risks on a day when blinding, torrential rain lashed riders in the Tour de France.

July 07, 2011 10:00 pm
Vonn beaten by 0.01 seconds in World Cup super-G

Vonn beaten by 0.01 seconds in World Cup super-G

ARE, Sweden | Lindsey Vonn understands how it goes. Sometimes victory vanishes by the barest of margins.

February 27, 2011 10:00 pm
Vonn wins 1st race since concussion 3 weeks ago

Vonn wins 1st race since concussion 3 weeks ago

ARE, Sweden | Skiing hard and doing what she loves, Lindsey Vonn was back to her old ways -- winning races.

February 26, 2011 10:00 pm

Federer rallies to Monte Carlo semifinal

MONTE CARLO, Monaco | Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat David Nalbandian 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 Friday and advance to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

April 26, 2008 12:00 am

Tour riders, officials deal with fallout

CYCLING | TOUR DE FRANCE

July 31, 2007 12:00 am

Evans, Contador race against clock

CYCLING l TOUR DE FRANCE

July 28, 2007 12:00 am

Rasmussen gone, but stain not forgotten

CASTELSARRASIN, France | On a day when the Tour de France got a new leader in Alberto Contador, Michael Rasmussen's mark on cycling's premier event was all too clear -- an indelible stain.

July 27, 2007 12:00 am

Millar criticizes broadcasters for pulling coverage

TOUR DE FRANCE NOTES

July 20, 2007 12:00 am

Gerdemann pushing anti-doping message at Tour de France

TIGNES, France | At his first Tour de France, German rider Linus Gerdemann already has won a stage and worn the yellow jersey. Now, he's trying to clean up the sport, too.

July 17, 2007 12:00 am

Vaitkus injury hurts Discovery team at Tour de France

COMPIEGNE, France | Discovery Channel team director Johan Bruyneel is hoping his team can overcome the loss of sprinter Tomas Vaitkus.

July 11, 2007 12:00 am

Predicting a winner anyone's guess

TOUR DE FRANCE

July 07, 2007 12:00 am

Ivanovic looks for silver lining; Knowles, Nestor win doubles title

PARIS | Ana Ivanovic's shaky nerves left her frustrated and angry and unable to keep up with Justine Henin in the French Open final.

June 10, 2007 12:00 am

John McEnroe to receive Philippe Chatrier award

PARIS | John McEnroe will receive the International Tennis Federation's highest honor.

June 05, 2007 12:00 am

Davydenko races to beat the rain at French Open

PARIS | First, Nikolay Davydenko thought he might miss his match altogether. Then, he was worried rain wouldn't let him finish it.

May 29, 2007 12:00 am

Henin not happy about opening French Open defense on a Sunday

PARIS | Justine Henin was thrown off her game by starting her French Open title defense on a Sunday.

May 28, 2007 12:00 am

Landis fired, may lose Tour title

CYCLING

August 06, 2006 12:00 am

Landis claims dehydration caused elevated testosterone levels

PARIS | Dehydration is the latest possible reason offered for Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' elevated testosterone levels.

August 04, 2006 12:00 am

Landis back in Tour title hunt

PRO CYCLING | 2006 TOUR DE FRANCE

July 21, 2006 12:00 am

The Zidane mystery: what set him off?

WORLD CUP

July 11, 2006 12:00 am

Zidane earns final shot at World Cup glory

2006 WORLD CUP

July 06, 2006 12:00 am

WORLD CUP 2006: Zidane envisions a farewell, and a World Cup trophy

PARIS | Zinedine Zidane has it all worked out: He will hoist the World Cup trophy in Berlin on July 9 and retire from soccer.

May 17, 2006 12:00 am

Sir Lance will be missed a lot

PARIS | Lance Armstrong is gone. What now for the Tour de France?

July 26, 2005 12:00 am

Lance not only winner in Tour

CYCLING | TOUR DE FRANCE NOTES

July 25, 2005 12:00 am

France guarantees security if Olympics come to Paris

2012 OLYMPICS

March 12, 2005 12:00 am
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