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  • Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash

    Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash
    ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five. On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
  • Understanding French culture

    Understanding French culture
    I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine. But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
  • Greipel finally wins at Tour de France

    Greipel finally wins at Tour de France
    REIMS, France - Andre Greipel emerged from the shadow of fellow German Marcel Kittel to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 194-kilometer ride from Arras on Thursday. Norway's Alexander Kristoff was second and Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin took...
  • Kittel surges to third Tour stage win

    Kittel surges to third Tour stage win
    LILLE, France - German Marcel Kittel won his third stage on this year's Tour de France when he prevailed in a bunch sprint on Tuesday after defending champion Chris Froome suffered a fall. Kittel, who won the first and third stages, now has seven Tour...
  • France, like the U.S., entered the World Cup missing a star

    Some teams sail into the World Cup through smooth qualifying waters. Others find the going choppy. Then there is France, which survived treacherous high seas to squeeze into the tournament. Its presence in the elite eight, with a match against Germany,...
  • Wednesday's World Cup matchups: Nigeria looks to upset Argentina

    GROUP F: NIGERIA VS. ARGENTINA Where: Porto Alegre. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Thanks to a pair of game-winning goals from Lionel Messi, Argentina has already qualified for the second round and could win the group with anything...
  • Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open

    Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open. Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
  • Former U.S. coach Bruce Arena offers his World Cup predictions

    Former U.S. coach Bruce Arena offers his World Cup predictions
    The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers...
  • A look at the World Cup roster for the U.S. men's soccer team

    A look at the World Cup roster for the U.S. men's soccer team
    Here are the prospective U.S. starters for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: TIM HOWARD Goalkeeper Age: 35. Club team: Everton (England). Caps: 100. Goals: 0. On his second World Cup team ... Tied for second in national team history with 100 caps...
  • World Cup: France smashes Honduras 3-0

    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- A moment of madness in the first half and a landmark goal line technology ruling in the second helped France to a 3-0 victory over Honduras in their Group E World Cup clash on Sunday. Wilson Palacios charged into French...
  • Islamic State's taunting speech calls for killing civilians

    The extremist group Islamic State will drive the United States to its "death, grave and destruction," a spokesman for the militants declared in a recording that also called on Muslims living in the West to kill civilians. "You will pay the price when...