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14hRupert Guinness

The Tour de France I love and hate

After almost 30 years of covering the Tour de France, Rupert Guinness recalls the stories, dramas, heartbreak and thrills of the great race.

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Froome, Quintana 'above the rest' - Contador

Alberto Contador missed the Spanish road championship citing "health reasons", but he tells ESPN that he feels "much better" than in 2015, when he started the Tour after winning the Giro.

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Great Britain names star-studded cycling team

Lizzie Armitstead, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Laura Trott and Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead a 26-strong Great Britain cycling team to the Rio Olympics this summer.

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Boy, 9, makes historic swim to Alcatraz and back

James Savage, a 9-year-old from Los Banos, became the youngest swimmer to make journey from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island and back, breaking a record previously held by a 10-year-old boy.

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Operation Puerto blood bags ordered released

A Spanish court ruled Tuesday that blood bags that are key evidence in one of Spain's worst doping scandals should be handed over to authorities for investigation.

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8dDoug Williams

Dipsea Race: There's nothing typical about it.

Started 111 years ago, the Dipsea Race attracts every kind of runner. One thing they have in common? A fearlessness of the rugged terrain -- and the unknowns -- between the start and finish.

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Three IAAF staff members suspended

The International Association of Athletics Federation is in turmoil weeks out from the Rio Olympics after three staff members were suspended.

25dChantel Jennings

UGA's Williams siblings push each other to succeed

Despite some ups and downs, Georgia brother and sister Devon (decathlon) and Kendell (heptathlon) Williams have a chance to compete for NCAA national titles at the same time.

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25dTristan Barclay

Ali-inspired Farah gives Britain rare Rio hope

Mo Farah hailed his hero Muhammad Ali last Sunday and Great Britain will be hoping for greatness from the Olympic champion in Rio this summer.

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Triathlete given Spain's highest sports honor

Javier Gomez, who won five triathlon world titles and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics, has been awarded Spain's highest sports honor, the Princess of Asturias Award.

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8dChristina Kahrl

Mosier breaks ground at duathlon championship

Chris Mosier finished 142nd among 433 competitors at the ITU world duathlon championship as he became the first known transgender athlete to compete in a world championship Sunday.

Evans: Passing torch to Ali 'one of most meaningful parts of my career' (1:52)
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Van Garderen won't go to Olympics due to Zika

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen understands the chances that he might contract the Zika virus in Rio are minimal, but with a pregnant wife at home, not even the smallest risk was worth it.

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30dBonnie Ford

Cyclist Taylor Phinney puts the pieces together

Taylor Phinney looks ready for the Rio Games after recovering from a brutal 2014 crash. However, neither he nor the friend who came to his aid will ever be quite the same.

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Home favorite Nibali wins second Giro d'Italia

The chances of Vincenzo Nibali winning his second Giro d'Italia seemed improbable just stages ago, but after a dramatic few days, the Italian rider locked up his fourth Grand Tour title Sunday.

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Tour de France to be protected by 23,000 police

Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats.

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3 climbers die in 4 days on Mount Everest

An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say

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43dBonnie D. Ford

Ford: Beginner's mind

Bonnie Ford writes about those of us who thought that running beyond one mile was a pipe dream. It's part of a collection of essays from the new book, "Night Running."

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Competitors who defined the Invictus Games

Different paths brought these wounded warriors to the same place: finding renewed confidence and resolve as competitors in the 2016 Invictus Games.

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Kenya scoops London Marathon elite double

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge broke the course record to win the London Marathon men's race after Jemima Sumgong recovered from a fall to claim the women's title.

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Varnish: Cycling chief said 'go and have a baby'

Track cyclist Jess Varnish has alleged she was told to 'go and have a baby' by British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton when she was dropped from the Olympic programme.