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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016



Overall leader Christopher Froome, of Britain, is very familiar with Mont Ventoux pass at the Tour de France. (Laurent Rebours / Associated Press)

Mont Ventoux loses some of its luster

MONTPELLIER, France – The mountain battle between Nairo Quintana and defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome in the grueling climb to the top of Mont Ventoux might not happen after all. Forecasts of more than 62-mph winds and temperatures ...

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension upheld by a federal appeals court. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)

Tom Brady’s appeal rejected

NEW YORK – Quarterback Tom Brady’s last best chance to avoid serving a four-game “Deflategate” suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected Wednesday by an appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a ...

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Head coach Jim Hayford’s Eastern Eagles will have extra nonconference games at home next season. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU will host subregional of Legends Classic

The Eastern Washington Eagles men’s basketball team will host Bryant on Nov. 21 in Cheney and either Seattle or Louisiana-Monroe the following day in a four-team subregional of the Legends Classic, it was announced Wednesday by the Gazelle Group – hosts of the event.

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Warriors forward Draymond Green could face assault charges in East Lansing, Michigan. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Warriors’ Draymond Green faces possible assault charge

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green struck a Michigan State football player in the jaw during a weekend confrontation near campus, tried to apologize and then had to sit in jail for a while until he could sober up, according to a police report released Wednesday.

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CFP will consider moving semifinal games off New Year’s Eve

The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year’s Eve after television ratings for last season’s games plunged. Executive director Bill Hancock told reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, that the conference commissioners who ...

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Federal appeals court punts ‘Deflategate’ appeal

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s attempt to get a new hearing on his four-game “Deflategate” suspension. At this point, the quarterback’s remaining hope is to appeal to the U.S. ...

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