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Geraint Thomas blowing in the wind at Tour de France

Geraint Thomas and his teammates don’t need a mountain to deliver a hammer blow on their rivals at the Tour de France.


Francesco Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name …


Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. …


Daryl Impey wins Tour de France Stage 9; Julian Alaphilippe stays in overall lead

Daryl Impey of South Africa won Stage 9 of the Tour de France on a day when the top contenders for the overall race victory were happy to take it …


Auto racing roundup: Simon Pagenaud wins for third time; Lewis Hamilton finishes first in England

Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar’s Sunday race through the streets of Toronto.


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Seattle Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1 behind goals from Raul Ruidiaz and Harry Shipp

Raul Ruidiaz and Harry Shipp scored as the Seattle Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Sunday.


England wins first Cricket World Cup after all-time classic

England has won its first Cricket World Cup title in extraordinary circumstances after the final against New Zealand finished in a tie and a Super Over also couldn’t split the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Golf capsules: Dylan Frittelli wins John Deere for first PGA Tour title

Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Scott Parel takes advantage of Retief Goosen’s woes in Senior Players

Scott Parel took advantage of Retief Goosen’s problems to take the third-round lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the fourth of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major tournaments. Seven …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Cameron Tringale, Andrew Landry share John Deere Classic lead

Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry shared the third-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Winless on the PGA Tour, Tringale shot a 6-under 65 to match Landy at 16-under 197 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Sei Young Kim leads Marathon Classic; Lexi Thompson 1 shot back

Sei Young Kim shot a 5-under 66 in the Marathon Classic to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson into the final round. Thompson eagled the par-5 18th for a …


Taste of the Tour: The pitfalls of owning a French chateau

The Tour de France loves castles. Not a day passes without the TV cameras zooming in on one of the country’s magnificent chateaux along the race route. But owing a …


Bernd Wiesberger taking 2-shot lead into Scottish Open final round

Bernd Wiesberger will take a two-shot lead into the last round of the Scottish Open after carding 6-under 65. At 20 under after three rounds, Wiesberger posted the lowest ever …


Wimbledon notebook: Simona Halep star struck at meeting duchesses

Simona Halep joined the list of tennis royalty at Wimbledon and then got a bit star struck at meeting the real thing. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of …


Serena Williams loses her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam final

Serena Williams’ 6-2, 6-2 loss to Simona Halep at the All England Club was her third consecutive defeat in a Grand Slam final. The 37-year-old American has lost five of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Thibaut Pinot, Julian Alaphilippe boost French hopes at Tour de France

Thomas De Gendt won the eighth stage of the Tour de France as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe claimed back the yellow jersey. Defending champion Geraint Thomas was caught in a crash …


Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in final

Roger Federer will be seeking his record ninth Wimbledon title when he faces defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic know each other very well. This will …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Serena Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win her first Wimbledon title. Halep played pretty much perfectly throughout. Williams was trying to win her …


Top American rider Tejay Van Garderen out of Tour de France

American Tejay van Garderen has pulled out of the Tour de France with a broken left hand following a crash during the seventh stage. The ED Education First team leader …


Wimbledon notebook: Novak Djokovic wins longest point ever recorded at London’s major

Novak Djokovic won the longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon in his semifinal victory over Roberto Bautista Agut. Djokovic ended a 45-stroke rally with a backhand winner down the line …


Taste of the Tour: Salty riders in the town of ‘white gold’

Salt. On Stage 7 of the Tour de France, it was everywhere, drying on riders’ clothes and deep underground under their wheels. The longest stage of this year’s race saw …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Tour de France: Dylan Groenewegen sprints to victory in Stage 7

Dylan Groenewegen won the longest stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Giulio Ciccone kept the yellow jersey. The Dutch sprinter edged Australian rival Caleb Ewan and …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

11 years after epic, Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon semis

Roger Federer got past Rafael Nadal in four sets to reach his 12th Wimbledon final. Federer is trying to win his ninth title at the All England Club. Federer’s opponent …


As Wimbledon final approaches, Serena Williams recalls loss to Simona Halep

Serena Williams will be seeking her eighth Wimbledon title when she faces Simona Halep in the final. Williams also can collect her 24th Grand Slam singles trophy overall. Halep will …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 8:07 a.m.

France star Antoine Griezmann joins Barcelona from Atletico

Barcelona says France forward Antoine Griezmann has agreed to join the Spanish champions after it paid his buyout clause to free him from rival Atletico Madrid. Barcelona says on Friday …


United States extends FIFA women’s rankings lead with World Cup win

The United States has extended its lead in the FIFA rankings by retaining the World Cup. The American women’s fourth world title built a record points lead over No. 2 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Roberto Diaz shoots 62 to take John Deere Classic lead

Roberto Diaz shot a 9-under 62 to take the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Playing in the final group of the day off the first tee, Diaz birdied …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Alena Sharp, Youngin Chun share Marathon Classic lead at 64

Alena Sharp of Canada and Youngin Chun of South Korea shared the Marathon Classic lead at 7-under 64, a stroke ahead of Stacy Lewis and three others at Highland Meadows …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Steve Stricker lead suspended Senior Players

Steve Stricker topped the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship leaderboard at 5 under with a half a hole to play when the first round was suspended for the day because of …


Matt Kuchar shares lead on low-scoring day at Scottish Open

Matt Kuchar shot an 8-under 63 to share the lead with three players in a low-scoring opening round at the Scottish Open. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, the highest-ranked players …