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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
Vos wins inaugural women's Tour de France
Marianne Vos of the Netherlands has won the inaugural women's version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of Paris' Champs-Elysees.
Millsap invited to Team USA training camp
In the wake of multiple withdrawals of frontcourt candidates for the national team, USA Basketball has invited Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap to its training camp this week in Las Vegas, it was announced Sunday.
U.S. sweeps 1,600 relays at junior worlds
Kendall Baisden kicked the final 100 meters and the U.S. women won the 1,600 relay Sunday on the final day of the IAAF junior world championships at Hayward Field.
Top seeds Walsh Jennings, Ross win beach title
Top-seeded Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday, beating fifth-seeded Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil 21-17, 21-17.
Love out for Team USA amid uncertain status
Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.
Wiz PG Wall added to U.S. list for World Cup
Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.
Cities to meet with USOC about 2024 Games
Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.
Contador (broken shin) out of Spanish Vuelta
Two-time winner Alberto Contador says he will miss the Spanish Vuelta next month because he will not be fit in time.
Boxer Evans banned from Commonwealth
Olympic silver medalist boxer Fred Evans of Wales has been denied accreditation for the Commonwealth Games.
Pyeongchang's 2018 committee faced audit
The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.
Teen HGH use up sharply, according to survey
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
Slow, steady 90-year-olds set world records
A team of five men older than 90 broke various world records at the U.S. Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships on Sunday when they combined to complete the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800m relays.
Franklin wins 200 free to conclude L.A. meet
Olympian Missy Franklin won the 200-meter freestyle and finished second in the 100 backstroke on the final night of the Los Angeles Invitational on Sunday.
Head of 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics resigns
The head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang resigned Monday, saying new leadership and a "stronger system" is needed to complete preparations for the games.
U.S. sprinters Gatlin, Bowie post year bests
American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tori Bowie set the fastest times this year in the 200 and 100 meters respectively at the Herculis meeting on Friday.
Olympic TV channel gains steam at IOC meeting
Moving forward on IOC president Thomas Bach's reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping the bid city procedure, and adding more flexibility to the sports program.
WADA welcomes Lance meeting with panel
Lance Armstrong's meeting with an independent panel investigating cycling's doping past was welcomed by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday as a positive step in getting to the bottom of the drug culture which ravaged the sport.
Australian team drops out of America's Cup
Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht Club has withdrawn as the Challenger of Record for the America's Cup, the first public sign of dissatisfaction with the direction sailing's marquee regatta is going under defending champion Oracle Team USA.
U.S. hoops team to make first visit to Africa
The U.S. men's national basketball team will visit the African continent for the first time, conducting a clinic in Senegal next month.
Attorney: Banned Armstrong met doping panel
An attorney for Lance Armstrong says the banned-for-life cyclist met in May with the panel investigating cycling's doping past.
Russian biathlete Iourieva banned for 8 years
Former world champion biathlete Ekaterina Iourieva of Russia has been banned for eight years for a repeat doping offense, the International Biathlon Union says.
Spurs' Leonard withdraws from Team USA
Kawhi Leonard withdrew from consideration for the U.S. basketball team's roster for the FIFA World Cup, saying he's learned he needs to take a break after watching the struggles Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had after playing during the summer.
U.S. gymnast Douglas again parts with coach
Olympic champion Gabby Douglas' comeback is moving forward without coach Liang Chow.
Open water champ Dyatchin gets suspended
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency has suspended two-time world open water champion Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia for failing a doping test.
U.S. selects Rose, 18 others for camp roster
Derrick Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer's U.S. national team roster.
Skaters Zhang, Bartholomay break up pairing
U.S. Olympic pairs skaters Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay have ended their partnership.
Pistorius accosted at nightclub, family says
Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday.
Renney hired as president of Hockey Canada
Former NHL coach Tom Renney has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada.
Aussie swimmer Sullivan announces retirement
Former freestyle world record holder and three-time Olympic medalist Eamon Sullivan says he has retired competitive swimming just weeks after pulling out of the Australian team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with a shoulder injury.
First black woman to win Olympic gold dies
The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90.
Gatlin shatters Gugl Games mark in 100m win
Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.
Swimming star Thorpe confirms he is gay
Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.
Phelps beaten by Agnel in 100m freestyle
Michael Phelps was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam on Sunday.
Powell, Simpson have bans reduced by CAS
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced 18-month doping bans for Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson to just six months.
Blake pulls up during 100m at Glasgow GP
Yohan Blake experienced a setback on his return to full fitness Friday, pulling up during the 100 meters at the Glasgow Grand Prix, stumbling to the track and leaving in a wheelchair.
Wiggins plans to stay with Team Sky next year
Bradley Wiggins is planning to remain with Team Sky next season despite being left off the squad's roster for this year's Tour de France.
Gold medalist Snowsill retires from triathlon
Olympic gold medalist Emma Snowsill has retired from competitive triathlon at age 33.
4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results
Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Froome crashes, drops out of Tour de France
Defending champion Chris Froome has dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing in rainy, slick conditions in the fifth stage on Wednesday.
IOC head: 'Great dynamism' in Rio preparations
Brazilian Olympic organizers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing "great dynamism" to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday.
Westbrook withdraws from Team USA play
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has withdrawn from the USA Basketball player pool for the World Cup in Spain this summer, according to a team spokesman.
Pistorius defense closes case in murder trial
The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict.
Gay wins 100 meters in pouring rain in Paris
Former world champion Tyson Gay ran 10.04 seconds in pouring rain to win the 100 meters at the Montreuil meeting on Monday.
Chicago gets heave-ho as America's Cup host
The Windy City got the heave-ho from the race to host the 2017 America's Cup. Sailing's marquee regatta is either headed back to San Diego or will be held on the northern tip of the Bermuda Triangle.
Almaty, Beijing, Oslo make list for '22 Games
Left with little choice after the withdrawal of three contenders, the International Olympic Committee retained the three remaining cities Monday in the troubled race for the 2022 Winter Games.
Phelps, Lochte set to compete in Georgia meet
Michael Phelps takes another step in his comeback and Ryan Lochte gets to test out his surgically repaired knee during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week.
Walsh Jennings ties record with 69th tourney win
Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings tied the women's record for beach volleyball tournament victories in the United States with 69, teaming with April Ross to win the AVP Milwaukee Open on Sunday.
Cavendish out of Tour: 'Impossible' to ride
British sprinter Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of the second stage with a shoulder injury.
U.S. women sweep Brazil in USA Volleyball Cup
Alix Klineman scored 19 points in her first match at the senior level and the U.S. women's national team swept Brazil in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Sunday night.
Harper-Nelson clocks year-best hurdles time
Dawn Harper-Nelson of the United States ran a year-leading 12.44 seconds to win the 100-meter hurdles at the Paris Diamond League meeting on Saturday while Hansle Parchment of Jamaica set the fastest time in the 110 hurdles this season.