Cycling

Richard Carapaz celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Richard Carapaz of Ecuador won the grueling 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday to move into the overall lead. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
COURMAYEUR, Italy (AP) — Richard Carapaz of Ecuador won the grueling 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday to move into the overall lead. Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, attacked with just over 25 kilometers remaining of the 131-kilometer (81-mile) route from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur in...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. The network announced Thursday that the 30-minute special will start after the game on Wednesday night. Armstrong will discuss his career with Mike Tirico in "Lance Armstrong: Next Stage." The...
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May 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm
PESARO, Italy (AP) — Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the eighth and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained the overall leader. Ewan, who rides for Lotto-Soudal, edged Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann in a bunch sprint at the end...
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May 17, 2019 - 8:31 pm
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — UAE Team Emirates began its week at the Tour of California by sending home one of its riders upon learning that his name had surfaced in a European investigation into doping in cycling. The team appears set to end it with the overall race lead. Tadej Pogacar reeled in several...
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May 16, 2019 - 7:42 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Team Bahrain-Merida spent most of the fifth stage at the Tour of California at the front of the peloton, setting a hard pace but leaving nobody quite sure what their end-game might be. Turns out it was Ivan Garcia Cortina. The 23-year-old Spanish cyclist moved to the front...
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Tejay van Garderen rides to the finish of the fourth stage of the Tour of California cycling race Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Morro Bay, Calif. Van Garderen thought he had lost his overall race lead after a string of bad luck in the final couple of miles. The race jury gave it right back a couple hours later. Tour organizers issued a controversial statement that said a major crash near the finish that held up van Garderen and many other top contenders would be treated "such that all riders affected by the incident and the road blockage will receive the field time," effectively giving van Garderen the lead back. (David Middlecamp/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 10:35 pm
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — Tejay van Garderen thought he had lost his overall race lead in the Tour of California after a string of bad luck in the final couple of miles Wednesday. The race jury gave it right back a couple hours later. Tour organizers issued a controversial statement that said a...
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May 14, 2019 - 8:41 pm
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — Remi Cavagna began his post-race news conference by apologizing for his heavily accented English. He should have apologized to the field for his powerful legs. The Frenchman decimated the peloton with an audacious solo breakaway to win Stage 3 of the Tour of California on...
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The peloton passes the California state Capitol as the riders go into a turn during the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California cycling race Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 12, 2019 - 9:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Peter Sagan has had trouble finding his way to the front at the finish this season. Turns out he just needed to get back to the Tour of California. The three-time road cycling world champion, and the winningest rider in race history, freelanced his way to the front of the...
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FILE- In this file photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, Russia's Margarita Vasilyeva competes in the women's 10 km pursuit competition at the Biathlon World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system. Vasilyeva told state TV last month that despite having asthma, she refused to get permission to use an inhaler. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
April 12, 2019 - 4:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...
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Jennifer Kupcho, right, and her caddie Brian McKinley, walks past a pond to tee off the 16th hole in the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 07, 2019 - 4:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Only when Nick Faldo took a break after playing nine holes Sunday at Augusta National did he look differently. At least to Matt Wallace. Faldo was asked to present prizes for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, and he had to look the part. The three-time Masters champion...
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