(Associated Press)

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Kittel nips Cavendish for the win

Jul 11, 2013

TOURS, France – At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who looks like the fastest man on two wheels. Everything was primed on Thursday for Cavendish to win a 25th Tour stage in his illustrious career. His beef...

Some riders triumph just by staying in race

Jun 30, 2013

AJACCIO, Corsica – Behind Jan Bakelants, the Belgian who rode with guts and guile to win Stage 2 at the Tour de France, there were other smaller but no less impressive victories Sunday that don't get so widely noticed. They came from the race's ri...

Surge on final climb puts Acevedo in lead

May 13, 2013
Surge on final climb puts Acevedo in lead

Rodrigo Pena Associated Press The peloton closes in on the leaders in Palm Springs during the Tour of California's second stage, which began in Murrieta. PALM SPRINGS – Javier Acevedo of Colombia bolted to the front with about 700 yards left...

Dutch rider wins opening Amgen stage

May 12, 2013
Dutch rider wins opening Amgen stage

ESCONDIDO – Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim the sweltering and hilly Stage 1, and assumed the overall race lead on Sunday in the Amgen Tour of California. Westra, an eight-year pro who cl...

Anti-doping director wants Lance confession under oath

Jan 16, 2013

LONDON – Lance Armstrong must make a full confession under oath – not just an admission in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey – if he wants authorities to consider lifting his lifetime ban from sports, the director of the World An...

Source: Armstrong confesses to Oprah

Jan 15, 2013
Source: Armstrong confesses to Oprah

Peter Dejong Associated Press file, 2005 Lance Armstrong puts up seven fingers before the 21st and final stage of the 2005 Tour de France, signaling his seventh straight win. Lance Armstrong confessed that he used performance-enhancing drugs to w...

Earthquakes beat Galaxy in opener of playoff series

Nov 5, 2012
Earthquakes beat Galaxy in opener of playoff series

Christophe Ena Associated Press David Ferrer of Spain exults after topping Jerzy Janowicz of Poland for the Paris Masters title. Victor Bernardez scored on a free kick deep into stoppage time Sunday night to lift the Earthquakes to a 1-0 triumph ...

Evans’ repeat hopes dashed in Pyrenees

Jul 18, 2012

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France – Cadel Evans' vision of repeating as Tour de France champion vanished under the sun-baked punishment of the Pyrenees mountains Wednesday, as Bradley Wiggins took another step toward taking the yellow jersey home. Fr...

‘Ex-doper’ captures a victory in Tour

Jul 13, 2012

ANNONAY, France – David Millar, a reformed "ex-doper," won a stage at the Tour de France on Friday, saying his victory is proof riders can win cleanly. His British compatriot, Bradley Wiggins, is of like mind. Wiggins, who holds the overall l...

Two dozen fall in crash that decimates U.S. team

Jul 6, 2012
Two dozen fall in crash that decimates U.S. team

Laurent Cipriani Associated Press Tom Danielson, who suffered a separated shoulder from an earlier crash, sustained hip, collarbone and elbow injuries Friday. METZ, France – Peter Sagan of Slovakia avoided a bloody, across-the-road pileup to...

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