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Crashes, controversy and Cancellara

SAINT-QUENTIN, FranceIn yet another crash-marred finish, Andre Greipel of Germany led a frenzied bunch sprint to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday for his second consecutive...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Farrar furious with Veelers

SAINT-QUENTIN, France – U.S. sprinter Tyler Farrar finished the fifth stage of the Tour de France bloodied and angry, and he was pulled away from the rider he blamed for causing his third crash in...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Teammates turned turncloaks? Or is it just a ‘vendetta’

ROUEN, France – Lance Armstrong accused United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday of waging a “vendetta” against him after reports five former teammates have...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Extremely motivated, this is Williams’ Wimbledon to lose

WIMBLEDON, England – Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her groundstrokes are as intimidating as they come. Superb speed and anticipation fuel her court-covering...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who will salute the Americans’ roster?

LAS VEGASLeBron James won a championship. Deron Williams became nearly $100 million richer. Kobe Bryant got Steve Nash as his backcourt partner.See, it hasn’t been all bad news for the U.S. men’s...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

One too many Whitecaps in these Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Darren Mattocks made the most of what turned out to be Vancouver’s only real scoring opportunity. He scored in the 43rd minute, and the Whitecaps beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sagan Gumps the field

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FranceOnce upon a time in Hollywood, the cry was “Run, Forrest, Run!” The message was not lost on Peter Sagan at the Tour de France.The 22-year-old Slovakian won Tuesday’s ride...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Serena aces her quarterfinal

WIMBLEDON, England – Thanks to a bit of advice from her big sister and a bunch of aces from her big serve, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon semifinals.With two more victories, Williams will...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Francis foils Cards’ Holliday

ST. LOUIS – Tyler Colvin had one big swing. Colorado Rockies pitchers got a lot of big outs.Jeff Francis worked five solid innings before the bullpen took over, and Colvin hit a three-run homer as...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘State of Hockey’ makes a statement

The Minnesota Wild were a starless team in need of a big-time jolt to get the franchise back to the point of being worthy of playing in the “State of Hockey.”The jolts don’t come any bigger than...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All business at the All England Club

WIMBLEDON, England – After curling in a 102-mph ace to grab a two-set lead a mere 56 minutes into his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, Roger Federer casually pulled an extra tennis ball from his...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Greipel has no gripes

ROUEN, FranceWith British rival Mark Cavendish downed by a late crash, Germany’s Andre Greipel led a final dash among the remaining top Tour de France sprinters to win the fourth stage into...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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