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Route of the Hiawatha a local treat for visitors

When out-of-state friends dropped in for a few days recently – an active couple on their summer vacation – the Route of the Hiawatha immediately came to mind for treating …


Tour de France riders survive brutal climb

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France – Half the height of Mount Everest, climbed on a bike, in a single day. Even by Tour de France standards, Stage 19 was hard. “At times, …


Two men charged with threatening USADA’s Tygart

Two men have been charged with directing threats toward U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart in the aftermath of USADA’s decision to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his Tour de …


Penalty doesn’t hurt Froome at Tour de France

L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France – Tour de France leader Chris Froome is so dominant that even when he loses time for eating an energy bar, he extends his lead. The British …


Froome delivers ‘an epic ride’

MONT VENTOUX, France – From now on, let him be called Chris Vrooooom. In a display of cycling power that flabbergasted seasoned observers of his sport, Chris Froome tamed the …


Mount Spokane trail plan to accommodate downhill cycling

New efforts to accommodate mountain biking are included in a Mount Spokane State Park revised trails plan recently released for public comment. The plan identifies 76 miles of multi-use trails …


Tour de France riders face uphill climb

LYON, France – Now, the Tour de France goes sharply uphill, much more sharply than last year. More likely than not, the champion who will be crowned next Sunday in …


Tour’s 13th stage produces drama, intrigue

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France – Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a …


Women cyclists petition to race in Tour de France

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Marianne Vos has Olympic gold medals and the road race world champion’s rainbow jersey in her trophy cabinet. Now she wants the chance to add a …


Stage wins become more elusive for Cavendish

TOURS, France – At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who is looking like the fastest man on two wheels. Everything was primed …


Froome will get more protection

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. Froome …


Blixt improves position with Greenbrier win

Golf: Jonas Blixt shot a 3-under 67 Sunday in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., to win the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic by two strokes. Blixt emerged from a five-player chase over the …


New Tour de France leader insists he’s for real

AX 3 DOMAINES, France – At his first real opportunity, Chris Froome blew away his main Tour de France rivals with a supersonic burst Saturday, a fierce uphill climb that …


Now things get serious at Tour de France

ALBI, France – When they sit down late this afternoon for the ritual they call the “apero” – meaning nibbles and alcoholic drinks – the French still won’t know who …


Tour riders get helping hands

MONTPELLIER, France – Thursday’s Stage 6 of the 100th Tour de France was a textbook demonstration of teamwork. Like playing pass the parcel, an Australian deliberately handed over the race …


Armstrong uninvited, unwanted guest at 100th Tour

PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica – Lance Armstrong made himself the uninvited guest at the Tour de France on Friday, coming back to haunt the 100th edition of the race and infuriating …


Things to know about 2013 Tour

PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica – The Tour de France begins today. Five things to know: Tour turns 100


Gear Junkie: Bicycle bottle, holder drawn together

Bike bottles and the cages that hold them onto a frame have remained mostly unchanged for decades. A new option uses magnets for easier access to water as you ride. …


Out & About: Woman soloing 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail

OUTGOING – Sage Clegg, 33, is trying to be first to bag the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail. Clegg ranks among the fastest female ultralight backpackers.


Bruins make most of errors to beat Tigers

Baseball: Adam Plutko and two relievers limited LSU to five hits, and UCLA (45-17) turned both of the Tigers’ errors into runs in a tense 2-1 victory at the College …


Edwards leads fast field at Michigan

Auto racing: Brad Keselowski was asked to pick one word to describe a lap at Michigan International Speedway. “Fast,” the defending Sprint Cup champion said. “This is, to me, the …


Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix to extend overall lead

Auto Racing: Sebastian Vettel was so far ahead of the pack in the Canadian Grand Prix that only the walls and the curbs were in his way. The three-time defending …


Out & About: Off-roaders trash wet forest meadows

OUTLAWS – Off-road vehicle users in recent weeks have trashed wetlands and meadows in several notable areas of the Okanogan, Colville, Idaho Panhandle and Nez Perce-Clearwater national forests, officials say. …


Busy summer set for cyclists

With memories fading of cold spring rains, bicyclists have little to dampen their spirits for a plethora of organized cycling events scheduled throughout the summer. The list includes low-key local …


Federer overcomes slight stumble

Tennis: Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French Open’s red clay, twisting that foot awkwardly and tumbling to the ground at Paris’ Roland Garros. Soon …


Defending champ out

Team Sky says defending champion Bradley Wiggins will not race in this year’s Tour de France because of a knee problem. The British rider withdrew before the 13th stage of …


Radswanka ousts Venus in first round

Tennis: With inflamation in her lower back limiting her to to two matches in the last 1 1/2 months, seven-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player, Venus Williams …


Winterhawks advance to Memorial Cup finals

Hockey: Ty Rattie scored in the third period and Mac Carruth made 34 saves to help the Portland Winterhawks beat the London Knights 2-1 on Friday night in the Memorial …


Nadal, Serena secure Italian Open titles

Tennis: After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer. In the 30th meeting between the tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from the start and …


Johnson races to fourth All-Star win

Auto Racing: Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Johnson got a fast final pit stop …