Tour de France

Britain's Mark Cavendish crashes during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 207.5 kilometers (129 miles) with start in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, and finish in Vittel, France, , Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 04, 2017 - 6:24 pm
VITTEL, France (AP) — Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified from cycling's showcase event. Hours after Tuesday's crash in a chaotic sprint finish to Stage 4,...
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Britain's Mark Cavendish crashes during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 207.5 kilometers (129 miles) with start in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, and finish in Vittel, France, , Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 04, 2017 - 2:03 pm
VITTEL, France (AP) — One day Peter Sagan was twirling his fingers and celebrating victory. A day later, the world champion from Slovakia — one of the sport's biggest stars — was disqualified from the Tour de France. Sagan was sent home Tuesday for causing a serious crash in a chaotic sprint finish...
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Britain's Mark Cavendish crashes during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 207.5 kilometers (129 miles) with start in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, and finish in Vittel, France, , Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 04, 2017 - 1:15 pm
VITTEL, France (AP) — World champion Peter Sagan has been disqualified from the Tour de France for causing a crash in a chaotic sprint finish that left Mark Cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and further examinations in a hospital. About 50 meters (yards) from the end of Stage 4 on...
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Peter Sagan of Slovakia celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 212.5 kilometers (132 miles) with start in Verviers, Belgium and finish in Longwy, France, Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 03, 2017 - 1:30 pm
LONGWY, France (AP) — Shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, Peter Sagan bagged his eighth career Tour de France stage victory on Monday with an impressive display of power and quick-thinking on a short, sharp final uphill dash. Geraint Thomas of Team Sky retained the...
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Peter Sagan of Slovakia celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 212.5 kilometers (132 miles) with start in Verviers, Belgium and finish in Longwy, France, Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 03, 2017 - 12:32 pm
LONGWY, France (AP) — Shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, Peter Sagan bagged his eighth career Tour de France stage victory on Monday with an impressive display of power and quick-thinking on a short, sharp final uphill dash. Geraint Thomas of Team Sky retained the...
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Peter Sagan of Slovakia celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 212.5 kilometers (132 miles) with start in Verviers, Belgium and finish in Longwy, France, Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 03, 2017 - 11:49 am
LONGWY, France (AP) — Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead. On the final short, sharp climb to the Stage 3 finish in Longwy, Sagan was cruising until one of his feet slipped from its pedal. But the Slovak...
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Germany's Marcel Kittel celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 203.5 kilometers (126.5 miles) with start in Dusseldorf, Germany, and finish in Liege, Belgium, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2017 - 3:22 pm
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — The thriving current state of German cycling stood out in sharp contrast to the sport's dirty past during the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. As Marcel Kittel rode toward a commanding sprint victory to conclude a leg that began before large crowds in Duesseldorf...
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July 02, 2017 - 2:23 pm
MLB-SCHEDULE Cy Young contenders meet ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington's Max Scherzer (9-5) opposes St. Louis' Carlos Martinez (6-6) tonight in a showdown of NL Cy Young Award contenders on national television. Scherzer is aiming for his second straight Cy Young and making a strong case with his NL-...
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Three dogs with cycling jerseys sit near a road in Mettmann, Germany, Sunday, July 2, 2017. The second stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Duesseldorf to Liege in Belgium will run through Mettmann. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Take your passport — and a nose-clip — for Monday's Stage 3 of the Tour de France because it hits three countries and a region with super-stinky cheese. Here is your gastronomic, sporting and cultural guide to the 212.5 kilometers (132 miles) between Verviers in Belgium and the finish in Longwy,...
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Germany's Marcel Kittel celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 203.5 kilometers (126.5 miles) with start in Dusseldorf, Germany, and finish in Liege, Belgium, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2017 - 2:02 pm
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — The thriving current state of German cycling stood out in sharp contrast to the sport's dirty past during the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. As Marcel Kittel rode toward a commanding sprint victory to conclude a leg that began before large crowds in Duesseldorf...
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