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Sagan riding Vuelta with eye on worlds

Slovak Peter Sagan had a tough spring, then success at the Tour de France. Now, the Tinkoff-Saxo rider is racing the Vuelta a Espana with an eye on the upcoming world championships.

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Sbaragli wins Vuelta stage; Dumoulin keeps lead

Kristian Sbaragli of Italy outsprinted his rivals to win the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday, while Tom Dumoulin of Netherlands retained the overall leader's red jersey.

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2015 Vuelta a Espana tracker

Follow the action at the season's final grand tour with team and individual results, commentary, stage profiles, images and more.

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Van Garderen to miss worlds after Vuelta crash

Tejay van Garderen will miss the world championships in Virginia next month after a crash during the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday left the American star with a broken shoulder.

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Women's marathon comes down to sprint finish

Mare Dibaba captured the first women's marathon title for Ethiopia at the world championships Sunday, holding off Helah Kiprop of Kenya in a race that was settled by a 100-meter sprint.

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G. Dibaba tracks 5,000-10,000 double at worlds

Not only did Genzebe Dibaba remain on track to match the two gold medals big sister Tirunesh won seven years ago in Beijing, she is also shooting for her older sibling's world record, too.

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China's Dalian Wanda purchases Ironman brand

Dalian Wanda Group, a property and cinema giant in China, says it is buying World Triathlon Corp., the company that owns the Ironman triathlon brand and race series.

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The Buzz: Why you shouldn't celebrate too soon

Steps from the finish line in the 10,000 meters at the track world championships, American Molly Huddle looked set to win the bronze medal. Until this happened.

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8dGregor Brown

VeloNews: Nibali disqualified from Vuelta after tow

Three-time grand tour winner Vincenzo Nibali was disqualified from the Vuelta a Espana on Monday for receiving a tow from a team car after a crash during Stage 2.

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Everest opens for first time since April avalanche

Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season.

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Heat hits worlds as marathoner makes history

With the favored Kenyans wiped out of the men's marathon, it came down to Olympic champions Jessica Ennis-Hill and David Rudisha to restore normalcy on the opening day of the world championships.

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VeloNews: Quintana, Valverde lead Movistar into Vuelta

Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde finished second and third, respectively, in the Tour de France, and are now ready to lead their Movistar team into a new-look Vuelta a Espana.

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Tsarnaev lawyers ask for new trial out of Boston

Defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said in a court filing Monday that he deserves a new trial in a location where jurors will be impartial.

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Froome leads Team Sky's 9-man Vuelta team

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at the Spanish Vuelta as he looks to become only the third rider to win both of the Grand Tour races in the same year.

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Ennis-Hill urges tough action on drug cheats

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed her frustration at seeing athletes return to the pinnacle of the sport having served doping bans.


WADA investigating widespread doping claims

The World Anti-Doping Agency is investigating reports that one-third of medals in endurance races at Olympics and world championships were won by athletes with suspicious blood records.

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10,000-meter medalist among 28 positive tests

The Turkish Athletic Federation says 10,000-meter runner Elvan Abeylegesse is among the 28 athletes whose doping samples tested positive in reanalysis from previous world championships.

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Feds: Armstrong's files may show PED deception

The federal government says it wants Lance Armstrong's medical records from his 1996 cancer treatments because they could prove just how far he was willing to go to conceal PED use.

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22dDarren Rovell

Symmonds to miss worlds over contract wording

American runner Nick Symmonds will not be making the trip to the world track championships in Beijing this month after refusing to sign the release required of him by USA Track & Field.

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London Marathon 'concerned' by doping claims

London Marathon organizers are "very concerned" by claims in a British Sunday newspaper that the race was won seven times over a 12-year period by athletes who recorded suspicious blood scores.

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Russian ex-marathon star receives extended ban

The Russian former marathoner Liliya Shobukhova's doping ban was extended by 14 months to March 2016 by sport's highest court on Thursday following an appeal by the IAAF.