Tour de France

Germany's sprinter Marcel Kittel celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 216 kilometers (134 miles) with start in Vesoul and finish in Troyes, France,, Thursday, July 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 06, 2017 - 11:47 am
TROYES, France (AP) — Marcel Kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint finish Thursday with Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish both no longer in the race. Chris Froome held on to the leader's yellow jersey. It was Kittel's second victory in this year's...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:36 am
MLB All-Star Sale UNDATED (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale makes his final appearance before the All-Star Game, putting him in line to potentially start for the American League next Tuesday in Miami. Sale (11-3, 2.61 ERA) enters a game this evening against Tampa Bay with double-digit strikeouts in...
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Italy's Fabio Aru celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 05, 2017 - 2:24 pm
CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — After losing two of its biggest stars in one horror crash, the Tour de France needed a pick-me-up. Italy's Fabio Aru answered the call. On the first mountain climb of this 104th Tour, after the lower altitudes where Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan were forced out of the...
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Italy's Fabio Aru celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 05, 2017 - 1:20 pm
CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Italy's Fabio Aru accelerated away from three-time champion Chris Froome and other top contenders on the first mountain climb of this year's Tour de France, winning Stage 5 on Wednesday and showing he could be the man to beat to the finish in Paris. Froome still rode well...
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Italy's Fabio Aru celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 05, 2017 - 12:00 pm
CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Italy's Fabio Aru accelerated away from three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome and other top contenders for the yellow jersey in an impressive show of strength on the first mountain climb of this year's race, winning Stage 5 on Wednesday and showing that he could...
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Italy's Fabio Aru celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 05, 2017 - 11:22 am
CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — In an impressive show of strength, Italy's Fabio Aru has beaten three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome to the top of the first mountain climb of this year's race, winning Stage 5. Aru powered away from Froome and other top riders with a burst of acceleration on...
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British rider Mark Cavendish speaks to reporters after pulling out of the race with broken shoulder prior to the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Cavendish sustained the injury in a crash Tuesday for which Peter Sagan was disqualified. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
July 05, 2017 - 10:25 am
VITTEL, France (AP) — British rider Mark Cavendish commended the "courage" of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday. Speaking Wednesday, before the Tour set off without him from the spa town of...
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British rider Mark Cavendish speaks to reporters after pulling out of the race with broken shoulder prior to the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Cavendish sustained the injury in a crash Tuesday for which Peter Sagan was disqualified. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
July 05, 2017 - 10:09 am
VITTEL, France (AP) — British rider Mark Cavendish commended the "courage" of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday. Speaking Wednesday, before the Tour set off without him from the spa town of...
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British rider Mark Cavendish speaks to reporters after pulling out of the race with broken shoulder prior to the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Cavendish sustained the injury in a crash Tuesday for which Peter Sagan was disqualified. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
July 05, 2017 - 7:41 am
VITTEL, France (AP) — British rider Mark Cavendish has commended the "courage" of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday. Speaking Wednesday, before the Tour set off without him from the spa town of...
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British rider Mark Cavendish speaks to reporters after pulling out of the race with broken shoulder prior to the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Cavendish sustained the injury in a crash Tuesday for which Peter Sagan was disqualified. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
July 05, 2017 - 7:26 am
VITTEL, France (AP) — British rider Mark Cavendish has commended the "courage" of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday. Speaking Wednesday, before the Tour set off without him from the spa town of...
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