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Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) — With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Chris Kluwe's lawyer threatens to sue Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.

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Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

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Akron plans party for LeBron's homecoming

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James' hometown is planning a big party for his homecoming.

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Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

BERLIN (AP) — At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners at a victory parade to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday.

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Abreu, Cespedes, Puig among 5 Cuban All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aroldis Chapman wanted to interview Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers star who shaved a star on the left side of his head for the for the All-Star game.

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Juggling act paying off

At the beginning of the season, the Indians conducted an experiment that received quite a bit of attention.

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McIlroy has to get past that '2nd-round thing'

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy calls it his "second-round thing."

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