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Putin Slams Discrimination as Banned Athletes Join Send-Off

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, visits the Olympic Athletes Village in Coastal Cluster ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with Olympic Village Mayor Elena Isinbaeva, left, and Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy Vitaly Mutko in Sochi, Russia. On Monday, July 18, 2016 WADA investigator Richard McLaren confirmed claims of state-run doping in Russia. (Pascal Le Segretain/Pool Photo via AP, file)
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, visits the Olympic Athletes Village in Coastal Cluster ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with Olympic Village Mayor Elena Isinbaeva, left, and Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy Vitaly Mutko in Sochi, Russia. On Monday, July 18, 2016 WADA investigator Richard McLaren confirmed claims of state-run doping in Russia. (Pascal Le Segretain/Pool Photo via AP, file)

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at “discrimination” against the country’s banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted...


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  • Arshad Muhammad of Khalsa tops off their score at 10:0 against HKCC in the HKHA Premier Division match at Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday March 13, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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    HONG KONG—HKCC succumbed to relentless pressure from Khalsa to go down 10-0 in their HKHA Premier match at HK Football Club on Sunday March 13,... Read more

  • Goalmouth action between Hong Kong (in red) and Macau in the senior Interport hockey fixture at King’s Park on Sunday March 6, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Win Juniors, Vets and Seniors in Macau Interport

    HONG KONG—In the Macau Interport matches at King’s Park on Sunday March 6, Hong Kong edged the Junior game but showed strength in their Veteran... Read more

  • Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti scores a fantastic goal in Vancouver on March 6, 2016. The Impact handed the Whitecaps a second straight opening day home loss to a Canadian team. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Soccer Picks up Hockey’s Slack in March for Canada

    Move over hockey, soccer’s taking center stage in March. It doesn’t matter that it’s too cold to play the beautiful game outdoors. Aside from the... Read more

  • Gus Allan of HKFC-A scores against HKCC-A in the Premier division match at HKFC on Sunday Feb 28. HKFC went on to win a close contest 5-3 to retain their 2nd place in the standings behind Khalsa-A. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Run-a-way Victory for Khalsa Keeps Them On-track For Title

    HONG KONG—Khalsa-A bounced back with a vengeance in their Premier-A game on Sunday Feb 28, after dropping points to HKFC-A the previous week, by thrashing... Read more

  • Montreal traded Devante Smith-Pelly, seen here against Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 5, to New Jersey on NHL trade deadline day. He had an emotional interview with journalists after the trade. (Elsa/Getty Images)

    Draft Picks, Youngsters the ‘Currency’ for Canadian NHL Teams

    Canadian NHL teams face a squeeze on and off the ice. None of them are likely to reach the playoffs, and faced with tighter financial... Read more

  • Jan Adams of HKFC-A pops in a high ball to score his second goal in their HKHA Premier Division match against Khalsa-A at King’s Park on Saturday Feb 21. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Khalsa-A Outgunned By Inspired Sports Road Outfit

    HONG KONG—Khalsa-A arrived at King’s Park last Sunday expecting to leave for celebrations to wrap up the Premier League title with five games to run,... Read more

  • Angus Allan (Blue No 11) scores for HK Football Club against SSSC in the HKHA Premier Division match at King's Park on Sunday Feb 14, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    HKFC Move into Second Place with Win Over SSSC

    HONG KONG—With top of the table Khalsa sitting on the sidelines last weekend, the important match in the HKHA Premier Division was for second place... Read more

  • In this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, file photo, Pacific Division defenseman Brent Burns (88), of the San Jose Sharks, talks with a referee during the NHL hockey All-Star championship game in Nashville, Tenn. When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the Sharks defenseman usually leaves some cosmetic teeth behind. “I don’t wear them often,” he said. “I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them somewhere safe, forget where that is, and find them a couple months later.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    Grin and Bear It: NHL Players Say Losing Teeth Part of Game

    When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: his cosmetic teeth. “I don’t wear them... Read more

  • With 4 goals on the night, Lucas Eshleman of Hong Kong Tycoons lines up for a strike at the South China Shark’s goal during their CIHL match at Mega Ice on Thursday Feb 4, 2016.
Caption: (Cox/Epoch Times)

    Sharks Suffer Setback as Aces Close the Gap

    HONG KONG—With five rounds left in the regular season South China Sharks still lead the standings with 18 points but Macau Aces in second place... Read more

  • SSSC's Satwinder Singh launches a strike only to have Khalsa goalkeeper Aiden Ibrahim diving to deny him in their HKHA Premier-A match at King’s Park on Sunday Jan 31, 2019. (Eddie So)

    Singh Sabha-A Implode Under Pressure

    HONG KONG—Singh Sabha Sports Club-A (SSSC-A) players and officials left King’s Park with bitter disappointment etched on their faces after crashing to a 3-0 defeat... Read more

  • Deflector: Khalsa player/coach Arif Ali can only watch in dismay as Club reduce their 2-0 lead through a Gabriel Tsoi penalty corner, in their HK Premier Division match at HKFC on Sunday Jan 17, 2016. (Eddie So)

    Khalsa Maintain Pole Position

    HONG KONG—Khalsa-A’s new year began as 2015 ended, by staying firmly on top of the Premier League standings in formidable fashion after an emphatic 5-1... Read more

  • Goalmouth action in the match between South China Sharks and Hong Kong Tycoons in the CIHL in Hong Kong on Thursday Jan 14, 2016. Tycoons scooped an 8-6 win by pulling out 2-goals late in the 3rd session. (Cox/Epoch Times)

    Sharks Falter To Tycoons, While Warriors Score Important Win Over Aces

    HONG KONG—Kowloon Warriors scored an important win against second placed Macau Aces at Mega Ice on Thursday Jan 14. Still only in 3rd place Warriors... Read more

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs Tie Domi, right, and goalie Mikael Tellqvist celebrate their 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto Saturday, March 11, 2006. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

    Former NHL Tough Guy Tie Domi Talks Old-School Values in Autobiography

    TORONTO—The photos on the inside cover of Tie Domi’s “Shift Work” tell the book’s tale. There are shots of family as well as stars like... Read more

  • Tristan Nunez’s #55 Mazda prototype is painted green, orange, and silver in honor of the marque’s 1991 win at Le Mans with the 787B rotary prototype. The #70 bears an identical pattern but in red, silver, and grey, expressing Mazda Motorsports’ current and future palette. (IMSA.com)

    Tristan Nunez Earns Mazda Motorsports Another IMSA WeatherTech Pole at Mosport

    Tristan Nunez put the #55 Mazda Motorsports prototype on the pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix at Mosport (officially... Read more

  • Tristan Nunez qualified second in the #55 Mazda Prototype, painted as a tribute to Mazda’s Le Mans-winning 1991 787B. (IMSA.com)

    Tristan Nunez Puts #55 Mazda on Front Row for Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

    Mazda factory driver Tristan Nunez gave Mazda Motorsports its first front-row starting position in the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Saturday, qualifying the #55 Mazda Prototype just... Read more

  • Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, drives through turn one during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    The Hype Is Back at Indy and Everyone Wants to Win the 100th

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track. He wanted to be kind to the old lady, to... Read more

  • Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

    Talladega Superspeedway: 2 Bodies Found at Track Prior to NASCAR Race on Sunday, Reports Says

    Two dead bodies were found in a camper in the campground of Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, just hours before a NASCAR race was held there, according to multiple news reports... Read more

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, climbs into his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.: NASCAR Racer Drives Car With Steering Column After Steering Wheel Comes Off

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t going to let a little case of a steering wheel come off stop him from continuing racing at Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint... Read more

  • Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, affixes the winner’s decal to his car in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    Kyle Busch: NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jumps out of His Car During Traffic Jam to Sign a Fan’s Hat

    Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch is starting to get a reputation for surprising fans on the road. Several weeks ago Busch startled a fan... Read more

  • Three-time MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo is leaving Yamaha for Ducati in 2017. (Thomas B. Shea/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yamaha and Jorge Lorenzo Set to End Partnership After 2016

    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its partnership with three-time MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo will end following the 2016 season, according to a press release by... Read more

  • A general view from behind the starting line as a top alcohol dragster waits to make his run during the finals for the NHRA Carolinas Nationals at the Zmax Dragway on September 14, 2008 in Concord, North Carolina. (Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)

    Ronnie Davis: Drag Racer Dies From Injuries Sustained in Crash, Race Track Says

    Acclaimed drag racer Ronnie Davis died on Sunday, Rockingham Dragway said in a release, from a crash sustained Saturday during Top Sportsman, qualifying for the third annual... Read more

  • Team members scuff the car's tyres as they roll it back before launching a run during the Top Fuel Car qualifying for the European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway on September 5, 2014 in Podington, England. (Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

    Drag Racer Ronnie Davis and Journalist Ian Tocher Injured in Crash

    Drag racer Ronnie Davis and sports journalist/photographer Ian Tocher were seriously injured Saturday, April 9 in a crash during Top Sportsman qualifying for the third annual PDRA... Read more

  • Guy Martin of Great Britain looks on during the Cemetery Circuit Motorcycle Races in Wanganui, New Zealand, on Dec. 26, 2013. (Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

    Science Behind Remarkable New Wall of Death Motorcycle World Record

    The Wall of Death has been the most enigmatic daredevil motorbike stunt for more than 100 years. Motorcyclists ride around the inside of a vertical... Read more

  • TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 02:  Derek White, driver of the #40 Braille Battery/Grafoid Dodge, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

    Derek White: NASCAR Driver to Face 7 Charges in Biggest Tobacco-Smuggling Bust in North America

    NASCAR driver/owner Derek White turned himself into authorities on March 30 and faces seven charges relating to the largest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history, according to... Read more

  • The #0 Elan DeltaWing rounds Turn Seven at Sebring Raceway during the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 19. (Bill kent/Epoch Times)

    Bill Kent: 2016 Sebring Twelve Hours Photo Gallery One

    SEBRING, Fla.—Veteran race photographer Bill Kent offers this set of images from the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 19, 2016... Read more

  • McLaren Honda's Fernando Alonso crashes into the wall after colliding with Haas F1 Team's Esteban Gutierrez during the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. (Max Blyton/AFP/Getty Images)

    Watch: Fernando Alonso Walks Away From Vicious Wreck at Australian Grand Prix

    Formula One driver Fernando Alonso walked away from a vicious accident Sunday on lap 16 at the Australian Grand Prix that saw his McLaren-Honda flip... Read more

  • Kyle Larson was involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2016 in Fontana, California. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

    Watch: Kyle Larson Crashes Hard Into Inside Wall During Auto Club 400

    Kyle Larson lost control of his car on lap 48 when his left rear tire blew out and his Chip Ganassi-owned Chevrolet ended up crashing... Read more

  • Extreme Speed Motorsports drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, and Luis Felipe Derani celebrate winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

    Extreme Speed Motorsports Wins the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

    SEBRING, Fla.—After starting the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportCar Championship season with a win in the Rolex 24, Extreme Speed Motorsports followed up with a win... Read more

  • The #5 Action Express Racing Coyote-Corvette of Christian Fittipaldi and the #31 Action Express/Whelen Engineering Coyote-Corvette of Dane Cameron lead the race minutes before the red flag waves. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

    Sebring Twelve Hours Red Flagged for Rain

    SEBRING, Fla.—The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has been red-flagged due to lightning after just under three hours of racing. The race started in... Read more

  • The #0 DeltaWing Prototype enters Turn 17 during Thursday's Night Practice at Sebring Raceway. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

    Sebring Night Practice Photo Gallery

    SEBRING, Fla.—Motorsports photographer Bill Kent offers this gallery from night practice for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring Raceway, Thursday, March 17,... Read more

  • Oliver Pla in the #60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda will start from the pole at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

    Grid Set for 64th Twelve Hours of Sebring

    SEBRING, Fla.—In a surprising twist, a pair of P2 cars qualified one-two for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Twelve Hours of Sebring. Oliver Pla in the #60... Read more

  • Dane Cameron in the #31 Action Express Racing/Whelen Engineering Coyote-Corvette DP set the quickest time of the four sessions, 1:52.135 at 120.070 mph. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

    Action Express Leads Fourth Sebring Practice

    SEBRING, Fla.—Action Express Racing has not only demonstrated its intention to win the IMSA WeatherTech 64th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the team had... Read more

  • The defending champion #5 Action Express Coyote Corvette DP was quickest in the afternoon sessions, while its sister car the #31 Action Express/Whelen Coyote Corvette was quickest in the morning. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

    IMSA WeatherTech Kicks Off Twelve Hours of Sebring Weekend

    SEBRING, Fla.—The 64th running of the IMSA WeatherTech Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida—that’s the official name of the Sebring... Read more

  • Sky's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second place Romain Bardet of Ag2R, left, and third place Nairo Quintana of Movistar, right, celebrate on the podium after Stage 21 of the 2016 Tour de France in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016.(Stephane Mantey Pool via AP)

    André Greipel Wins Stage 21, Chris Froome Wins Third Tour de France

    Lotto-Soudal sprinter André Greipel kept alive his record of winning at least one stage in every Tour de France he has entered with a win... Read more

  • Movistar’s Jon Izaguirre celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 20 of the Tour de France, 146.5 kilometers (90.7 miles) from Megeve to Morzine-Avoriaz, France, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Izaguirre Wins Tour de France Stage 20; Froome Keeps Yellow

    Movistar’s Jon Izaguirre scored Spain’s first stage win in stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France, by beating some the sport’s best descenders on... Read more

  • Ag2R's Romain Bardet celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 19of the Tour de France, 146 kilometers (90.7 miles) from Albertville to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, France, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Crashes and Attacks Fill 2016 Tour de France Stage 19

    Ag2R’s Romain Bardet became the first Frenchman to win a stage in the 2016 Tour de France as he attacked from a breakaway and rode... Read more

  • Britain's Chris Froome, in the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs during Stage 18 of the Tour de France, a 17-km (10.6 miles) individual time trial from Sallanches to Megeve, France, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Chris Froome Wins 2016 Tour de France Stage 18 Time Trial, Extends Lead

    Sky’s Chris Froome is apparently not satisfied with simply winning the Tour de France for the third time. Based on the way he has been... Read more

  • Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 17 of the Tour de France, 184.5 kilometers (114.3 miles) from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Zakarin Takes the Win, Froome Stretches His Lead in Tour de France Stage 17

    Katusha’s Ilnur Zakarin won his first Tour de France stage in Stage 17, attacking on the Hors Categorie climb to Finhaut-Emosson, Switzerland. The Russian rider... Read more

  • Peter Sagan Tinkoff, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, crosses the finish line ahead of Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff to win Stage 16 of the 2016 Tour de France, 209 kilometers (129.9 miles) from Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern, Switzerland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Tour de France Stage 16: Sagan Gets His Third

    For years cyclists repeated the adage that once a rider won the World Championship he was done winning for a year—and based on the records... Read more

  • IAM’s Jarlinson Pantano celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Tinkoff’s Rafal Majka to win Stage 15 of the 2016 Tour de France, 160 kilometers (99.4 miles) from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz, France, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Jarlinson Pantano Wins Mountainous 2016 Tour de France Stage 15

    Jarlinson Pantano of IAM Cycling outsprinted Tinkoff’s new team  leader Rafal Majka after the six difficult climbs of Stage 15 of the 2016 Tour de France. It... Read more

  • Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish flashes four fingers for his fourth victory in this year's Tour de France as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 14, 208.5 kilometers (129.2 miles) from Montelimar to Villars-les-Dombes, France, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Tour de France Stage 14: Cavendish Gets His Fourth

    Dimension Data sprinter Mark Cavendish scored his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France and the thirtieth of his career by beating Marcel... Read more

  • Sky's Chris Froome crosses the finish line of Stage 13 of the 2016 Tour de France, an individual time trial of 37.5 kilometers (23 miles) between Bourg-Saint-Andeol and La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Chris Froome Stretches Tour de France Lead With Strong Stage 13 Time Trial

    Sky’s Chris Froome extended his lead in the 2016 Tour de France with a powerful second-place performance in Stage 13, a 37.5 km time trial... Read more

  • Richie Porte, Chris Froome, and Bauke Mollema fight their way through the crowd in the final kilometer of Stage 12 of the 2016 Tour de France, seconds before the trio crashed headlong into a TV motorcycle. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) Sky's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, right, Trek-Segafredo’s Bauke Mollema, center, and BMC’s Richie Porte crash at the end of Stage 12 of the Tour de France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Bernard Papon/ Pool Photo via AP)

    Climbing Catastrophe: Chris Froome Brought Down by Motorcycle Collision in Tour de France Stage 12

    The final several hundred meters of the Stage 12 of the 2016 Tour de France will always be remembered, not for the tremendous battle between race... Read more

  • Tinkoff’s Peter Sagan crosses the finish line ahead of Sky's Chris Froome, while Tinkoff’s Maciej Bodnar, rear, fist-pumps at the end of Stage 11 of the 2016 Tour de Franc, 162.5 kilometers (100.7 miles) from Carcassonne to Montpellier, France, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

    Sagan Wins Tour de France Stage 11, Froome Gains 12 Seconds

    Master cyclists Peter Sagan and Chris Froome used tactics and experience to turn a mundane sprint stage into a thrilling breakaway win for the World... Read more

  • Orica’s Michael Matthews, left, celebrates as he crosses the finish line head of Peter Sagan of Tinkoff, center, and Dimension Data’s Edvald Boasson Hagen to win Stage Ten of the 2016 Tour de France, 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) from Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, to Revel, France, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Orica’s Michael Matthews Outsprints Peter Sagan to Win Tour de France Stage Ten

    Orica-BikeExchange sprinter Michael Matthews earned his first Tour de France stage win by beating Tinkoff’s Peter Sagan in the final sprint of Stage Ten. After... Read more

  • Giant Alpecin’s Tom Dumoulin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage Nine of the 2016 Tour de France, 184.5 kilometers (114.3 miles) from Vielha Val d'Aran, Spain, to Andorra Arcalis, Andorra, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Dumoulin Climbs to Victory in Tour de France Stage Nine; Froome Keeps Yellow

    Giant-Alpecin rider Tom Dumoulin, having won a stage in last September’s Vuelta a España and May’s Giro d’Italia, completed his hat-trick by riding to victory... Read more

  • Sky’s Chris Froome celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage Eight of the 2016 Tour de France, 184 kilometers (114.3 miles) from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Saturday, July 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Sky’s Chris Froome Wins Tour de France Stage Eight, Takes Yellow Jersey

    Sky’s Chris Froome attacked downhill at the crest of the final climb of Stage Eight of the 2016 Tour de France and led his pursuers over... Read more

  • Dimension Data’s Stephen Cummings crosses the finish line to win Stage Seven of the 2016 Tour de France, 162.5 kilometers (100.7 miles) from L'Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Stephen Cummings Wins Tour de France Stage Seven With Surprise Solo Attack

    Dimension Data rider Stephen Cummings attacked the leading breakaway with 27 km to go in Stage Seven of the 2016 Tour de France, and outdistanced all attackers... Read more

  • Dimension Data sprinter Mark Cavendish celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage Six of the Tour de France, 190.5 kilometers (118.1 miles) from Arpajon-sur-Cere to Montauban, France, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Mark Cavendish Gets Number 29 in Tour de France Stage Six

    Dimension Data sprinter Mark Cavendish once again proved his renewed power, coming from deep in the field to overtake Etixx-Quickstep’s Marcel Kittel, and Fortuneo-Vital Concept’s... Read more

  • BMC’s Greg van Avermaet celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Stage Five and take the overall leader's yellow jersey of the Tour de France cycling race, 216 kilometers (134.2 miles) from Limoges to Le Lioran, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet Solos to Tour de France Stage Five Win, Captures Yellow

    BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet launched a surprise solo attack from a breakaway 17 kilometers from the end of the hilly fifth stage of the 2016... Read more

  • Etixx-Quickstep sprinter Marcel Kittel, center, leads Direct Energie’s Brian Coquard, right, and Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff (left) toward the finish line during Stage Four of the Tour de France, 237.5 kilometers (147.3 miles) from Saumur to Limoges, France, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Marcel Kittle Sprints to Stage Four Win in 2016 Tour de France

    Stage Four of the 2016 Tour de France ended with another uphill sprint, half as long but even steeper than the one ending Stage Three... Read more

  • Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, crosses the finish line ahead Lotto-Soudal's Andre Greipel, left, and Peter Sagan of Tinkoff, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, to win Stage 3 of the Tour de Franc, 223.5 kilometers (138.6 miles) from Granville to Angers, France, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Cavendish Takes 28th Win, Sagan Holds Yellow in Tour de France Stage 3

    Mark Cavendish, long known as The Fastest Man in the World, found his efforts to regain that title rewarded as he won his 28th Tour... Read more

  • Peter Sagan celebrates on the podium after winning Stage 2 of the Tour de France, 183 kilometers (113.7 miles) from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Sagan Seizes Yellow, Contador Crashes Again in Tour de France Stage 2

    Tinkoff rider Peter Sagan seized the rwce leader’s yellow jersey with a perfectly timed uphill attack in the final few dozen meters of Stage 2... Read more

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