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  • Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali continues dominance in Stage 18

    By Associated Press

    The Italian, winning his fourth stage of the Tour, essentially turned the race into a competition for second. Alejandro Valverde of Spain, who began the day in second but with a thin lead on two Frenchmen behind him, was losing key seconds. Published July 24, 2014

  • Tour de France: Rafal Majka wins Stage 17, Nibali keeps lead

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    Vincenzo Nibali of Italy trailed by about a minute, and gained more seconds on his main rivals, as he retained the leader's yellow jersey that he's worn for all but two stages this year. Published July 23, 2014

  • Tour de France: Michael Rogers wins Stage 16 in Pyrenees

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    Rogers took a bow as he crossed the line after the 237.5-kilometer (147-mile) leg from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon featuring an ascent up the super-tough Port de Bales. Rogers, a former world champion, collected his first Tour stage victory. Published July 22, 2014

  • Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali maintains lead, Alexander Kristoff wins Stage 15

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    Nibali kept his main rivals at bay in the stage and did not lose any time to them. He is 4:37 ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde in second, and 4:50 ahead of France's Romain Bardet in third. Published July 20, 2014

  • Tour de France: Rafal Majka takes Stage 14 win in Alps

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    Majka's victory was the first on this Tour by his Tinkoff-Saxo Bank team, which lost main leader Alberto Contador when he crashed out injured on Stage 10. Published July 19, 2014

  • Tour de France: Leader Nibali dominates Stage 13 in Alps

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 13 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Friday up the hardest climb so far. Published July 18, 2014

  • Tour de France: Alexander Kristoff wins stage, Vincenzo Nibali keeps yellow jersey

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    The top standings didn't change. Nibali holds a lead of 2 minutes, 23 seconds over Australian Richie Porte, and 2:47 over Spaniard Alejandro Valverde. Published July 17, 2014

  • Last-place finish in stage earns American Talansky respect at Tour de France

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    With a show of tooth-grinding grit and determination to repay his teammates who had ridden hard to help him, the 25-year-old Miami native got back up on his bike, wiped his eyes and pedaled on to the finish far behind the pack — and just in time. Published July 16, 2014

  • Tour de France: Frenchman Tony Gallopin takes Stage 11

    By Associated Press

    Gallopin led a late breakaway to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France in a hilly ride in eastern France, as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. Published July 16, 2014

  • Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali back in yellow as Alberto Contador crashes out

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    Nibali has regained the overall race lead from France's Tony Gallopin, who had taken the leader's yellow jersey from the Italian a day earlier. Published July 14, 2014

  • Alberto Contador out of Tour de France after crash

    By Jamey Keaten - Associated Press

    The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after defending champion Chris Froome of Britain crashed out in Stage 5. Before the race began this year, Froome and Contador were seen as the top two favorites to possibly win this year. Published July 14, 2014

  • Tour de France: Tony Gallopin takes yellow jersey as Tony Martin wins stage

    By Jerome Pugmire - Associated Press

    It was a good day for France with Gallopin set to defend the yellow jersey on Monday — Bastille Day — and for Germany, set to play in the World Cup final against Argentina later on Sunday. Published July 13, 2014

  • Michael Phelps comeback continues with win over Ryan Lochte

    By Paul Newberry - Associated Press

    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 Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly at the Bulldog Grand Slam on Friday night. Published July 12, 2014

  • Michael Phelps edges Ryan Lochte again as comeback rolls on

    By Associated Press

    Phelps, who retired after the last Olympics and stayed away from the pool for more than a year, finished the 100-meter backstroke in 53.88 seconds. Lochte was second at 54.40, and Olympian Tyler Clary finished third in 55.41. Published July 12, 2014

  • Tour de France: Andre Greipel earns 6th career stage win

    By Associated Press

    The top standings didn't change, as most of the contenders for victory in the three-week race trailed close behind the muscular Greipel. He was not a challenger for the overall title; like many sprinters, he does not fare well on the climbs that are crucial to winning in Paris. Published July 10, 2014

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