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July 6, 2015 - 8:39am
20 min 26 sec ago

HUY, Belgium (AP) — By claiming the race leader's jersey in a sixth different Tour de France, Fabian Cancellara not only equaled one of Belgian great Eddy Merck's feats. He also earned a nice present for his wife.

Before the start of Monday's third stage in Antwerp, a city known for its diamonds, the 34-year-old Swiss rider was offered a trophy worth 25,000 euros ($27,560) incrusted with 120 gems. A precious gift, especially when compared to the daily prize money for...

July 6, 2015 - 8:36am
20 min 26 sec ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fenerbahce says it has reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign Portugal winger Luis Nani on a three-year contract.

The announcement Monday comes hours after the 28-year-old underwent a successful medical with the team. He is expected to formally sign with the club at a ceremony later in the day.

Fenerbahce said it will pay Manchester United 6 million euros ($6.66 million) for Nani. It did not disclose Nani's fee....

July 6, 2015 - 8:31am
20 min 26 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain has named former Wimbledon winner Conchita Martinez captain of its Davis Cup team.

Martinez replaces fired predecessor Gala Leon amid a shakeup for the tennis federation that included the government removing former president Jose Luis Escanuela after Rafael Nadal and several other players criticized his management style.

Martinez, already captain of Spain's Fed Cup team, will lead the Davis Cup side until the end of year....

July 6, 2015 - 8:20am
20 min 26 sec ago

HIGHMORE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota centenarian taking part in this year's National Senior Games is playing to win.

KSFY-TV ( ) reports that John Zilverberg of Highmore is the oldest athlete in the competition that's being held through July 15 in the Minneapolis area. The South Dakota Senior Games association says Zilverberg will be 102 next month.

The retired rancher is competing in discus, shot put, javelin and softball throw...

July 6, 2015 - 7:50am
20 min 26 sec ago

HUY, Belgium (AP) — Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara defends the yellow jersey as riders set off on the third stage of the Tour de France, as the showcase race swings from the Netherlands into neighboring Belgium.

Cancellara took the leader's jersey from Australian rider Rohan Dennis on Sunday's rain-soaked and wind-battered second stage along the Dutch coastline; where defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana lost valuable time to Tour rivals Chris Froome...

July 6, 2015 - 7:48am
20 min 26 sec ago

GENEVA (AP) — The CONCACAF soccer body wants sweeping new leadership rules to help rebuild during a FIFA bribery scandal.

The North and Central American and Caribbean governing body has published anti-corruption proposals after its past two presidents and general secretaries were implicated in an American federal investigation.

CONCACAF legal adviser Sam Gandhi tells The Associated Press: "This is a pretty big crisis. We have to solve our own...

July 6, 2015 - 6:30am
20 min 26 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


1:55 p.m.

Richard Gasquet wasn't happy about wasting two match points against Nick Kyrgios, smashing his racket in anger after dropping the third set of their fourth-round match.

Gasquet was up 6-4 in the tiebreaker but the Australian saved both match points before converting his fourth set point to take the match to a fourth. The Frenchman then...

July 6, 2015 - 6:05am
20 min 26 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — World number one Rory McIlroy says he has ruptured ligament in left ankle while playing soccer.

The Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement on his Instagram account, only saying that he is "working hard to get back as soon as I can."

McIlroy says he suffered a "total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday."...

July 6, 2015 - 3:01am
30 min 24 sec ago



Baltimore 9, Chicago White Sox 1

St. Louis 3, San Diego 1

Chicago Cubs 2, Miami 0


Kane County 7, Clinton 1

Peoria 7, Quad Cities 1



Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m....

July 6, 2015 - 2:54am
30 min 24 sec ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. with a horrific last-lap accident.

The outcome wasn't in doubt as Earnhardt dominated the race. But as the pack of cars chased him on a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, contact in traffic sent Austin Dillon's car flying upside down into the fence.

The car tore down a section of fencing and Dillon...

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