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Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:30 PM

Italian poised to finish off Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:34 AM

Tampa Bay wins 8th straight, clipping Bosox

David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a roll. Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double, and the Rays earned their eighth straight victory by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:26 AM

Fan Fest in Charlotte signals NFL season on horizon

Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers will take it slow with Cam Newton, making sure to avoid any potential setbacks. Newton said that while his surgically repaired ankle is getting better, it's not completely healed. The Pro Bowl player participated in his first full practice Friday night at Fan Fest since undergoing surgery in March.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:22 AM

Lineup for baseball Hall of Fame is packed

Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown is always big, but this year it is a little bit bigger. Here's a capsule look at this year's star-studded lineup. Coming later online are respective stories on the managers and the players.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:16 AM

Russia still on go for 2018 World Cup

FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

NASCAR returns to Brickyard

Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.His impromptu smooch with the bricks in 1996 has blossomed into a tradition for drivers of all series when they win at the famed Brickyard. It's time to pucker up again: NASCAR runs its 21st Sprint Cup race Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

English star Lampard joins new MLS team

The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn on Thursday after signing the 36-year-old former Chelsea midfielder to a two-year contract.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Rice receives two-game suspension from NFL

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

Former Duke pitcher, Toronto relievers deal one-hitter

John Gibbons wasn’t exactly happy to see rookie Marcus Stroman lose his no-hitter. Still, it saved the Blue Jays manager from making a tough decision about how long to stick with his young star.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Timberwolves weighing options with Kevin Love

The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody's guess.