Tour de France

Tour de France Update: Victory In View For Froome

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th July SportscyclingTour de France
Chris Froome can already taste the champagne and has only one more day of climbing remaining before mounting the Champs-Elysees podium steps as Britain's second consecutive Tour de France winner. The race leader preserved his comfortable five-minute-plus lead over two-time former champion Alberto Contador on Friday's rainy 19th stage featuring four big climbs and one hair-raisingly fast Read More »

Frenchman Wins 18th Stage of Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th July SportscyclingTour de France
Frenchman Christophe Riblon caught American Tejay van Garderen near the end of the final climb to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France, while Chris Froome extended his overall lead despite a late struggle. Riblon gave home fans something to finally cheer about Thursday by becoming the first Frenchman to win a stage on this year's race.Read More »

Another Day, Another Leader At The Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th July SportscyclingTour de France
Chris Froome narrowly beat Alberto Contador to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a rainy time trial and extend his overall lead. Froome was slower than Contador on the first part of the undulating 20-mile course from Embrun to Chorges in the French Alps on Wednesday.Read More »

New Leader Emerges In Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th July SportscyclingTour de France
Portuguese rider Rui Costa won the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday after breaking away on the last climb of a hilly trek. Costa secured the second stage win of his Tour career, crossing the line about 40 seconds ahead of Frenchman Christophe Riblon. Race leader Chris Froome and his Tour rival Alberto Contador were about 12 minutes behind Costa, who is not considered Read More »

13th Stage Complete at Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th July SportscyclingTour de France
Mark Cavendish won the 13th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish Friday and Chris Froome lost a sizeable chunk of his overall lead after being caught out by Alberto Contador. Flat stages are normally relatively free of incident, but the 173-kilometer (107.5-mile) trek from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond showed that even Froome's formidable Sky team can be vulnerable. WitRead More »

Thursday Afternoon Sports

INDIANS VS. BLUE JAYS Rookie right-hander Danny Salazar lost a bid for a no-hitter in the sixth inning as the Indians beat the Blue Jays, 4-2. He lasted six innings, allowing a run on just two hits.Read More »

Tuesday Afternoon Sports Roundup

CLEVELAND (AP) - Free agent center Andrew Bynum has an offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Cavs have offered Bynum a two-year contract. He played for Cavs coach Mike Brown when the two were with the Lakers. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has signed a contract with Jacksonville.Read More »

Rider Gaining Momentum At Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th July SportscyclingTour de France
Given the way Chris Froome is riding, he could take a big step toward winning the Tour de France on Wednesday. That's when Froome gets the chance to extend his lead over the likes of two-time champion Alberto Contador, 2010 winner Andy Schleck and 2011 winner Cadel Evans in the Tour's first individual time trial, one of his favorite disciplines. Froome's rivals are already laggiRead More »

Tour de France Update: 7th Stage Complete, American Rider Injured & Pulls Out

By Jim McCoy Fri 5th July SportscyclingTour de France
Slovakian rider Peter Sagan has won the hilly seventh stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish, and Daryl Impey keeps the overall race lead. Sagan held off a challenge from John Degenkolb of Germany to clinch his first stage victory in this year's Tour and extend his lead in the contest for the sprinters' green jersey.Read More »

Wednesday Headlines: Wimbledon, Tour De France, Manu Ginobili, NHL

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd July SportsNBATour de FranceWimbledon
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili has tweeted that he'll return to the San Antonio Spurs for the next two seasons. The 35-year old battled injuries during the season and said he would think about retirement after the playoffs.Read More »

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