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2-time winner Contador drops out of Tour de France

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:13 AM

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) — Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains.

The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after defending champion Chris Froome of Britain crashed out in Stage 5.

Contador began the stage in 4:08 back of race leader Tony Gallopin of France, in ninth place overall.


Two-time champion Alberto Contador drops out of Tour de France after crashing in Stage 10

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:01 AM
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PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) — Two-time champion Alberto Contador drops out of Tour de France after crashing in Stage 10.


Dawg Pound: Browns getting dog mascot 'Swagger'

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:51 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel's newest teammate with the Browns has four legs and can roll over on command.

A dog named "Swagger" will lead them onto the field next season, Cleveland team vice president of marketing Kevin Griffin revealed in a radio interview. Griffin says the dog is a bull mastiff, described by The American Kennel Club as a dog "that possesses great intelligence and a willingness to please, making them ideal family companions and protectors."


Brazil rethinks future after World Cup failure

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:42 AM

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil - the country, not the team.

Yet the country pulled of a magnificent tournament, albeit with a few bumps. It's the team that has left many Brazilians wondering what went horribly wrong.

The cup was widely seen as theirs for the taking, especially on home turf. They leave the Cup in fourth place with their star badly injured and the brutal memory of a 7-1 rout by the Germans in front of a global audience.


Gallopin defends Tour de France lead on stage 10

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:05 AM

MULHOUSE, France (AP) — Frenchman Tony Gallopin defends the yellow jersey on the 10th stage of the Tour de France with a testing day of climbing ahead on Bastille Day — France's national day.

The 161.5-kilometer (100-mile) trek from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles features four steep Category 1 climbs and is the toughest stage so far.


Mickelson just as motivated to win another Open

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:41 AM

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Phil Mickelson says he's just as motivated to win another British Open after capturing the claret jug a year ago.

The defending champion addressed the media Monday at Royal Liverpool.

Mickelson has not won since his victory at Muirfield, where he closed with a brilliant 66. But he's eager to turn that around at the course in northwest England, saying he's looking to create "some new memories, some new opportunities."


Monday's Time Schedule

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:11 AM
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All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Home Run Derby, 8 p.m.


Monday's Time Schedule

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:11 AM
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All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Home Run Derby, 8 p.m.


Fight Schedule

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:10 AM
July 18

At Hyogo, Japan, Zolani Tete vs. Teiru Kinoshita, 12, for the vacant IBF super flyweight title.

At Paramount Theatre, Huntington, N.Y. (ESPN2), Karim Mayfield vs. Emmanuel Taylor, 10, junior welterweights.

At San Francisco (FS1), Mercito Gesta vs. Luis Arceo, 10, lightweights.


This Date In Baseball

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:08 AM
July 15

1901 — Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched his first of two career no-hitters, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0.

1969 — Cincinnati's Lee May hit four home runs in a doubleheader split with the Atlanta Braves. May had two home runs and drove in five runs in both games as the Reds lost the opener 9-8 but came back to win the second game 10-4.


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