AJACCIO, Corsica (AP) - Behind Jan Bakelants, the Belgian who rode with guts and guile to win Stage Two at the Tour de France, there were other smaller but no less impressive victories Sunday that don't get so widely noticed - by the race's riding wounded.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The crowd at Maracana Stadium was noisy, hoping for and maybe even anticipating a triumph by Brazil.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby now share more than a hometown.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson is pushing for a spot on the American League All-Star team with his bat and glove.
DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks acquired pending restricted free agent forward Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round pick in Sunday's draft.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park set many golfing goals. Etching her name alongside Babe Zaharias was never one of them.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Bill Haas made the long walk across a makeshift bridge and under the grandstands to the 18th green for the trophy presentation, high-fiving kids along the railing and raising his cap to thousands of fans who cheered as they saw him coming.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Matt Kenseth has raced long enough to know that rough starts can still have good outcomes.
OAKLAND (AP) - The only thing Bartolo Colon cares about is staying healthy and helping his team win. He simply has no idea how to answer the constant questions about how he's doing both.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - In words and deeds, the Los Angeles Lakers are making it clear how they feel about Dwight Howard.
PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica (AP) - They grew up watching Texan Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France every year. Now American riders like Andrew Talansky and Tejay van Garderen carry a burden.
LONDON (AP) - When a 19-stroke exchange ended with Andy Murray's Wimbledon opponent slapping a forehand into the net, thousands of Centre Court spectators rose in unison.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park led the U.S. Women's Open with the second round suspended by fog.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rachel Bootsma won the 50-meter backstroke in 27.68 seconds Thursday night in the USA Swimming National Championships to break the American and U.S. Open records, and Kevin Steel and David Plummer also set U.S. Open records.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.
SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.
SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The New York Yankees' battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - The Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to return to Cleveland.
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ARENBERG, France (AP) - An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history.
OAKLAND (AP) - With 57 victories, the Oakland Athletics have their most wins ever before the All-Star break and lead the majors by a long shot. They still have five more chances to boost that number, too.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Tommy Wingels didn't hesitate in committing the next three years to the San JoseSharks even as general manager Doug Wilson says the team is entering a rebuilding period.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling, who's challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he's mentally sound, sparring with his wife's lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from spectators.