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Colombia's Egan Bernal wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 59,5 kilometers (36,97 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Val Thorens, France, Saturday, July 27, 2019. AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 27, 2019 - 1:34 pm
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling's biggest race. At just 22. Bernal kept the yellow jersey Saturday after the last...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey climbs the Galibier pass during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — With the Alps spread like giant teeth in front of him and rivals speeding away, seeking to steal the precious yellow jersey off his shoulders, Julian Alaphilippe switched off the part of the brain that stops normal people from taking death-defying risks...
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The pack rides during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160 kilometers (100 miles) with start in Mulhouse and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Dylan Teuns of Belgium has won the first mountain stage of the Tour de France and Giulio Ciccone of Italy has taken the overall race lead. Teuns and Ciccone were rewarded for a daring breakaway early in Thursday's Stage 6 that they pursued all the way to the end, up the...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, right, and Netherlands' Wout Poels ride during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Saint-Die-Des-Vosges and finish in Colmar, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 10, 2019 - 2:45 pm
COLMAR, France (AP) — With four-time winner Chris Froome out, nursing broken bones, two of the big questions at this Tour de France have been whether other contenders who've long ridden in his shadow will now be more willing to attack and who, on his team, will fill the vacuum left by the British...
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The new headquarters building of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The inauguration of the Olympic House will take place on June 23, during the celebration of Olympic Day. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 8:31 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as...
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May 15, 2019 - 6:42 am
MADRID (AP) — Retired American Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has won Spain's Princess of Asturias award for sports. The judges said on announcing the prize Wednesday that Vonn "has throughout her career made extraordinary contributions to the world of sports." Vonn's achievements include a women's...
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Lindsey Vonn attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York on Monday, May 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, the retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back. Vonn's memoir, "Rise: My Story," will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday. Vonn will describe her "epic journey" from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin holds the women's World Cup overall trophy at the alpine ski, World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra, Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
March 17, 2019 - 12:34 pm
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Another race won, another crystal trophy earned, another World Cup record written by Mikaela Shiffrin in her historically great season. Shiffrin won a giant slalom Sunday to seal the season-long standings title and, shedding a few tears while sitting in the finish area,...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after competing in the women's super G race at the alpine ski World Cup finals, in Soldeu, Andorra, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
March 14, 2019 - 7:07 am
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title on Thursday after placing fourth in the season-ending race, which was won by Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany. It was the American's 10th career crystal globe but the first in a speed discipline. She has also won three overall...
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Third placed Marcel Hirscher of Austria celebrates on the podium of an Alpine Skiing World Cup men's slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, March. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
March 10, 2019 - 10:14 am
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — After wrapping up his eighth consecutive men's World Cup overall title on Sunday, Marcel Hirscher hinted that there might not be a ninth. The Austrian considered calling it a career after competing in two more races at next week's World Cup Finals in Andorra. "It...
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