Cycling: Lance Armstrong says his hopes of an eighth Tour de France victory are “finished” after he struggled in the Alps and was caught up in three crashes during an eighth stage won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg on Sunday.
The Texan crossed the finish at Morzine, France, nearly 12 minutes behind Schleck during the 117.4-mile run from Station des Rousses to the Morzine-Avoriaz ski resort.
Armstrong said after the stage that he had a “very, very bad day” and “my Tour is finished” – but said he will continue the three-week race that ends July 25 in Paris.
World champion Cadel Evans of Australia took the yellow jersey, with overnight leader Sylvain Chavanel trailing the top contenders on the tough La Ramaz climb.
Armstrong lost several minutes to his main rivals while he struggled up the steepest part of the ascent – the first of two tough climbs on the day.
There is no racing today.
WSU’s Anderson wins at NACAC
Track and field: Washington State’s Jeshua Anderson won the gold medal in the intermediate hurdles at the NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Under-23 Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.
Anderson, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., won the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 49.33 seconds after having the fastest semifinals time of 48.85 Saturday.
WSU’s Anna Layman (junior, Spokane Valley) finished third in the women’s 800m run with a time of 2-minutes, 5.39 seconds. WSU’s Marissa Tschida (junior, Missoula) finished as the top USA javelin thrower but third overall.
Dolphins welcome James
Football: Even the Miami Dolphins are talking about LeBron James’ arrival in South Florida.
The Dolphins took out full-page ads in Sunday’s editions of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald, thanking Dwyane Wade for staying with the Heat and welcoming James and Chris Bosh to the region.
“Congratulations to the Miami Heat organization on a huge week,” the ad says.