• Alberto Contador quits Tour de France with fever in the Pyrenees
Alberto Contador quits Tour de France with fever in the Pyrenees

Stage 8 on Saturday is a much more challenging 184-kilometer (114-mile) leg from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon featuring four serious climbs, beginning with the Col du Tourmalet, which is so hard it's labeled "beyond classification". Spectators watch the riders during the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 184 kilometers (114.3 miles)...

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  • Price, Ortiz carry Red Sox to sweep of Rays, 4-0
Price, Ortiz carry Red Sox to sweep of Rays, 4-0

He is 2-2 with a 4.82 ERA in five games (four starts) at Fenway Park. By the end of the first inning, the Sox had three runs home on a sacrifice fly by Xander Bogaerts and two-run home run by David Ortiz . "I know my coaching staff and my teammates didn't either". The victory completed a three-game sweep for the Red Sox and handed Tampa Bay it...

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  • What is Brock Lesnar's UFC Record?
What is Brock Lesnar's UFC Record?

Brock Lesnar has heard the criticism. In the co-main event, Lesnar returns after a 4 1/2 hiatus to face Mark Hunt. Lesnar is on loan from World Wrestling Entertainment, but don't let their scripted outcomes fool you: The 37-year-old Lesnar, who recently relocated from South Dakota to Saskatchewan, has a legitimate wrestling pedigree that inclu...

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  • Giants' Bumgarner has no-hitter through 7 innings
Giants' Bumgarner has no-hitter through 7 innings

As close as the Giants have crept to falling apart, they've stayed air-tight. "We're seeing light at the end of the tunnel", Bochy said. "They're all doing something to contribute". Posey got out of his crouch and tried shouting at Peavy, but it was too late. The next batter, Jake Lamb , became the first Diamondback to get a ball out of the infie...

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  • Andy Murray captures second Wimbledon title
Andy Murray captures second Wimbledon title

Those clean strokes from every angle, limiting his unforced errors to merely a dozen during the 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) victory Sunday that allowed Murray to end his three-match losing streak in major finals in rather dominating fashion. On Sunday Raonic's serve was not working well, and Andy Murray found his weaknesses, defeating the top Canad...

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  • Russian jumper Klishina cleared to compete
Russian jumper Klishina cleared to compete

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has rejected every Russian athlete except Darya Klishina and Yuliya Stepanova from participating in international competitions. The federation changed its rules last month when it extended the ban of Russia's athletics team put in place in November after a report from the World Anti-...

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  • Watch the moment Amanda Nunes became the new women's bantamweight champion
Watch the moment Amanda Nunes became the new women's bantamweight champion

Regardless, Nunes said she has more pressing - and less stressful things - to focus on in the immediate future. "She's never faced anyone like me", Tate said Monday at a UFC media lunch. Moments later, Hunt stuffed two takedown attempts from Lesnar and slowly grew in confidence. In the final round it was still Lesnar in complete control...

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  • Arsene Wenger open to coaching England
Arsene Wenger open to coaching England

That would effectively mean that Wenger is not their candidate - of course, it could be that they have a placeholder until Wenger is ready to go and agrees to take the job, but as of now, at least, Arsene isn't going anywhere near the England job.

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  • Milos Raonic: 'This one's going to sting'
Milos Raonic: 'This one's going to sting'

He is expected to head to Serbia next week for a Davis Cup quarter-final, having nearly single-handedly won the trophy for Britain past year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were cheering on Andy from the Royal box. His match against Roger (Federer ) in the semis was a great, great match. A brilliant backhand victor set him on the way to anoth...

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  • Power display, Leake propel Cardinals past Brewers
Power display, Leake propel Cardinals past Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers' Kirk Nieuwenhuis , left, slides in safely past the tag of St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina on teammate Jonathan Villar's walkoff single to left during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 8, 2016, in Milwaukee.

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  • 40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence
40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence

France and Portugal fans had gathered from as far afield as Switzerland and the South Pacific today at the Stade de France stadium. French firemen extinguish flames from burning vehicles near the Paris fan zone. An aerial picture shows France supporters cheering during the Euro 2016 final. Gangs of angry youths fought with heavily armed riot po...

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  • United training ground 'buzzing' as Mourinho stamps out Van Gaal's methods
United training ground 'buzzing' as Mourinho stamps out Van Gaal's methods

The Portuguese was sacked by the west London club last December, despite having won the Premier League title earlier that year, after a awful start to the 2015/16 campaign. 'The previous manager was very thorough in his planning and preparation and on the training ground but it all felt a little bit regimented'. Given the refreshed squad, Mouri...

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  • South Korea's Lee seizes first round lead at LPGA US Open
South Korea's Lee seizes first round lead at LPGA US Open

Korean Park, who made her LPGA Tour debut at the Founders Cup in March, said she had benefited from a strategy of simply enjoying herself on the course . The closest she's come to not making a birdie this season was in May in the first round of the Yokohama Tire Classic, where she had one. Lee's compatriot Amy Yang, American Cristie Kerr and Aus...

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  • Murray wins Wimbledon, beats Raonic in 3 sets
Murray wins Wimbledon, beats Raonic in 3 sets

Murray also briefly spoke to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch. "Two years ago I bottled up all the difficulties I had on a court and never got it out", Raonic said. Murray owned Raonic in head-to-head with 6-3 advantage. This time he was sublime virtually from start to finish, repelling Raonic's huge serve with apparent ease and passing h...

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  • IMG Teams With Private Equity Firms for $4B UFC Purchase
IMG Teams With Private Equity Firms for $4B UFC Purchase

Dell as well as private equity firms Silver Lake and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts are the ones backing the deal, according to The New York Times article. In May, sources with knowledge of the potential sale told ESPN that the bid book, prepared by boutique investment bank The Raine Group on behalf of Zuffa LLC, was sent to prospective bidders in lat...

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  • Alberto Contador bows out of Tour de France
Alberto Contador bows out of Tour de France

After all, for the vast majority of the day the riders couldn't get enough water being poured over them - just as Thomas De Gendt, who gamely attacked over the third climb before hitting a wall on the double-digit ramp of the Col de Beixalis .

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  • Serena & Venus Complete Wimbledon Sweep
Serena & Venus Complete Wimbledon Sweep

I mean, I think I was not the one who [lost] the match; I think she won the match". The match featured a stark contrast in styles, but together Williams and Kerber produced a handsome display on Centre Court on Saturday. "It is an honor to play here on this court and I would like to say thank you to my box you are fantastic, I have the best team an...

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  • Olympic Trials Track & Field: Watch Men's Hopefuls Compete In 100 & 110m Hurdles
Olympic Trials Track & Field: Watch Men's Hopefuls Compete In 100 & 110m Hurdles

After spending most of the race in the middle of the 16-man pack, Lagat won on the strength of an outstanding 52.82-second final lap that saw him move from sixth place to first. Brown's pregnancy situation was unique. It's been great to see what she has accomplished this year. "Obviously it kind of sucks finishing on a down note a little bit, bec...

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  • Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon, her record-tying 22nd major title
Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon, her record-tying 22nd major title

When they were asked during the BBC interview which one is in charge of their doubles team, Serena immediately pointed toward Venus and said with a laugh, "She's definitely the boss". Saturday's win was a sixth ladies doubles title at Wimbledon for the Williams sisters and Venus hopes it bodes well for their upcoming attempt to win gold at ...

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  • Brock Lesnar leaves door open for MMA future after UFC 200
Brock Lesnar leaves door open for MMA future after UFC 200

I'll never say never. Hunt and WWE star Brock Lesnar were originally scheduled to be the co-main event, behind Jon Jones' grudge match with champion Daniel Cormier . Health issues plagued Lesnar's first UFC run, primarily a battle with diverticulitis. Much has changed in the UFC since Lesnar retired the first time.

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