Road 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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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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March 20, 2019 - 4:07 pm
MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015 file picture, competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in West Hampstead, London. A doping ban handed down to the top-ranked player in bridge has provoked a backlash in the card game. It also has provoked criticism of bridge's affiliation with the Olympics. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
March 20, 2019 - 3:25 am
PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed...
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Austrian Federal Police officers stand at the finish area of a men's cross country skiing 15km classic competition, at the Nordic Ski World Championships, in Seefeld, Austria, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Austrian authorities say five elite athletes and four others have been arrested in doping raids in the country and neighboring Germany amid the Nordic skiing world championships. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 03, 2019 - 10:45 am
VIENNA (AP) — The blood doping case which started with police raids at the Nordic skiing world championships four days ago spread to cycling on Sunday. In Austria, authorities confirmed local media reports that an Austrian professional cyclist admitted to doping after being arrested on Friday...
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Austrian Federal Police officers stand at the finish area of a men's cross country skiing 15km classic competition, at the Nordic Ski World Championships, in Seefeld, Austria, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Austrian authorities say five elite athletes and four others have been arrested in doping raids in the country and neighboring Germany amid the Nordic skiing world championships. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 01, 2019 - 11:41 am
VIENNA (AP) — A police video showing Austrian skier Max Hauke apparently caught with a needle in his arm during a doping raid has led to consequences for the leaker. Austria's Federal Police Office said Friday the person who shared the video on a messaging app was "immediately removed from duty."...
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