Cycling

January 14, 2018 - 5:36 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Three-time world road racing champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia made an outstanding start to the 2018 cycling season Sunday when he won the People's Choice Classic, a prelude to the first World Tour event of the season, the Tour Down Under. Sagan beat star sprinters Andre...
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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec.9, 2017.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
December 09, 2017 - 12:22 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Arab foreign ministers are arriving in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to attend an emergency meeting to formulate a unified response to President Trump's decision...
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October 19, 2017 - 9:41 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent. Dent, a former state senator, is a centrist Republican who has held the seat since...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and other GOP members as they talk about the Republicans' proposed rewrite of the tax code for individuals and corporations, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are writing a far-reaching, $5-trillion plan they say would simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans reckoned Wednesday with an insurgent's win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Nearly $10 million spent by a McConnell-backed super PAC couldn't save incumbent GOP Sen. Luther...
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August 30, 2017 - 12:28 pm
CALAR ALTO, Spain (AP) — Chris Froome increased his lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday, finishing second in the mountainous 11th stage behind Astana rider Miguel Angel Lopez. The 23-year-old Lopez won his first grand stage tour, with the Colombian finishing the 187.5-kilometer (116.5-mile)...
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August 27, 2017 - 12:49 pm
EL POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, Spain (AP) — Chris Froome moved to the front in the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and increase his overall lead. The Tour de France winner took the lead with about 500 meters (yards) to go and held on to win the 174-kilometer (108-...
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August 26, 2017 - 12:53 pm
XORRET DE CATI, Spain (AP) — Chris Froome made a strong charge in the final climb to increase his overall Spanish Vuelta lead in Saturday's eighth stage, which was won by Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. Alaphilippe broke from the leading pack in the final meters (yards) and crossed the line...
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August 07, 2017 - 6:28 am
MADRID (AP) — Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will retire next month after riding in the Spanish Vuelta. Contador announced his plan to stop racing on a video posted Monday on Instagram. The Spanish rider said the Vuelta "will be my last race as a professional cyclist." "It's a...
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A Spanish Civil Guard policeman stands guard outside the Spanish Football Federation headquarters during an anti-corruption operation in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested Tuesday along with his son and two more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 18, 2017 - 8:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation on Tuesday. Villar, who is FIFA's senior vice president and a UEFA vice president, was suspected of having arranged matches...
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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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