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July 4, 2015 - 10:01am
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July 4, 2015 - 7:17am
7 min 6 sec ago

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest from the first stage of the Tour de France (all times local):

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3:51 p.m.

With an average speed of 55.446 kilometers per hour, Rohan Dennis has set a new record for the fastest time trial ever at the Tour de France.

The previous record was hold by Chris Boardman. Nicknamed "Mr. Prologue," Boardman rode the 1994 prologue on a 7.2-kilometer (4.5-mile) course with an...

July 4, 2015 - 6:49am
7 min 6 sec ago

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

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3:45 p.m.

After a small hiccup, Roger Federer quickly found his stride again to advance at Wimbledon.

Federer dropped a set for the first time this week but never looked in real trouble against Sam Groth, beating the hard-serving Australian 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in the third round Saturday.

Federer never faced a break point...

July 4, 2015 - 6:19am
46 min 54 sec ago

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the eighth time in nine races this season as he chases a third British Grand Prix triumph on Sunday.

The British defending champion, who clocked 1 minute, 32.248 seconds in qualifying on Saturday, will share the front row of the grid with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the seventh time this year.

There was only a tenth of a second between...

July 4, 2015 - 6:15am
1 hour 27 min ago

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Astana team manager Alexandre Vinokourov has confirmed that Lars Boom will start the Tour de France despite potentially damaging test results.

Pre-race tests on the Dutch rider in the Kazakh-funded team showed a low cortisol level, which can indicate cortisone doping but is not conclusive proof of doping.

Astana is part of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC), a group of teams holding to stricter anti-doping measures...

July 4, 2015 - 4:21am
1 hour 27 min ago

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.

Now FIFA's senior vice president and the No. 2 executive after Blatter, Hayatou, a 68-year-old former physical education teacher, has played many roles in the quarter of a century he has sat on world soccer's powerful executive committee.

Of all roles,...

July 4, 2015 - 3:05am
1 hour 27 min ago

FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Miami 2, Chicago Cubs 1

Chicago White Sox 1, Baltimore 0

San Diego 2, St. Louis 1

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kane County 3, Clinton 2

Quad Cities 9, Peoria 1

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Houston 1, Chicago 1, tie

July 4, 2015 - 1:35am
1 hour 27 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristi Toliver suffered with every loss as the Sparks got off to their worst start in franchise history.

When she finally arrived in Los Angeles after playing for the Slovak Republic at the EuroBasket 2015 tournament in Hungary, she quickly made her presence felt.

And in her third game, she was unstoppable.

Toliver set a franchise record with 43 points Friday night to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 98-95 win...

July 4, 2015 - 1:31am
1 hour 37 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Cliff Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Friday night.

Welington Castillo led off the 10th against Yohan Flande (0-1) with a double off the fence in right field. Castillo moved to third on Chris Owings' single and scored easily on Pennington's fly ball.

Pennington had the game-tying hit in the sixth inning...

July 4, 2015 - 1:21am
1 hour 47 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Tyrone Mears scored in the 88th minute for his first MLS goal, leading the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 victory over the short-handed D.C. United on Friday night.

Mears, a defender in his first season in the league, was outside the top right corner of the penalty area when a ball was headed away from the net toward that spot. Mears took it just inside the box and fired into the left side of the next past goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra.

The...

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