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Tour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17

PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — The Tour de France pack has embarked on Stage 17, the shortest leg of the three-week race featuring three tough climbs plus an uphill finish in the Pyrenees.

Vincenzo Nibali is again in the yellow jersey that he's worn for all but two stages this year for Wednesday's 124.5-kilometer (77-mile) trek.

It covers three hard Category 1 ascents from Saint-Gaudens and a final push up to Pla d'Adet ski station above the town of Saint-Lary-Soulan.

The Italian leader had little trouble keeping his top rivals in check on Tuesday.

Nibali leads Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde by 4 minutes, 37 seconds.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Bowling Green player charged with attempted rape

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the Bowling Green State University football team's leading scorers has been charged with attempted rape in northwestern Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Shaw, Indians lose 4-3 to Twins on Willingham's HR

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Indians were mounting another comeback, and the bullpen was holding strong.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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