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Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome has given up on his repeat bid after crashing at least twice Wednesday, according to race's Twitter account.

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LeBron James Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the life of LeBron James, basketball superstar.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic revels in grand slam win over Roger Federer updated 2 days ago

It was, said Novak Djokovic, the highest level of grand slam tennis he had ever been involved in, an unquestionable highlight of his career.

Vincenzo Nibali in yellow after bold late move; Mark Cavendish pulls out updated 3 days ago

Vincenzo Nibali was rewarded for a bold late move to win the second stage of the Tour de France in Sheffield Sunday and don the coveted yellow jersey.

Tour de France: Cavendish crashes as Kittel wins opener updated 4 days ago

Mark Cavendish clashed with Simon Gerrans during opening stage of the 101st Tour de France in Yorkshire, dislocating his right shoulder.

Tour de France: Welcome to 'God's own county' updated 5 days ago

Britain's love affair with the Tour de France will be rekindled when its 101st edition starts Saturday in Yorkshire.

Ji Cheng to ride into history as the first Chinese cyclist in the Tour de France updated 5 days ago

26-year-old Ji Cheng will become the first rider from China to compete in the Tour de France when the famous race kicks off its 101st edition on Saturday.

Madonna's ex-teacher risks life in never-ending quest for equine perfection updated 6 days ago

William Fox-Pitt sounds rather like a character straight out of the pages of a novel and, at times, his life has played out like one.

Man and Machine: The perfect workout? updated 7 days ago

Slugger Barry Bonds gets another day in court on obstruction conviction updated 8 days ago

Baseball legend Barry Bonds gets a hearing in federal court on his obstruction of justice conviction stemming from an investigation into steroids use.

Ainslie's America's Cup crusade gets UK government backing updated 8 days ago

Ben Ainslie's bid to bring the America's Cup to Britain for the first time ever has secured an important financial boost from the UK government.

Australian rugby league star Todd Carney sacked over lewd urination photo updated 9 days ago

An Australian rugby league star has been sacked from his club after a photograph circulated that appeared to show him urinating into his own mouth.

No World Cup? Try these 7 things instead updated 12 days ago

No World Cup games to watch, no trash to talk, no bandwagons to ride. It was a sad day on Twitter without the World Cup.

U.S.-Germany match goes on despite downpour updated 13 days ago

It's raining hard Thursday in Recife, Brazil, where the U.S. is facing off against Germany in a crucial World Cup game.

Leading the charge for Team U.S.A.: Who is coach Jurgen Klinsmann? updated 13 days ago

Leading the charge for Team U.S.A. at the World Cup: Who is German-born coach Jurgen Klinsmann?

Rugby comes out of the shadows in football obsessed Brazil updated 15 days ago

As darkness falls on Copacabana, the floodlights flick on and locals gather for a game of kick-about late into the night. The bars, restaurants, sidewalks and beaches of Rio de Janeiro all seem to pulse to the beat of football.

LeBron James choosing free agency, source says updated 15 days ago

Four years after "The Decision," LeBron James appears headed toward another one.

5 things: What to watch for Sunday at the World Cup updated 17 days ago

The U.S. team will play its second game of the World Cup, following a big win last Monday against Ghana. Here's what to look for today from Brazil:

Royal Ascot: Disappointment for Queen Elizabeth II updated 19 days ago

There was more heartbreak for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Friday as her horse Bold Sniper was beaten in the Wolferton Stakes on Royal Ascot's fourth day.

World Cup: Argentina and Iran -- a time to remember? updated 19 days ago

Nearly 20 years have passed, but Diego Goldman still can't get rid of the sensation in his nostrils.

Royal Ascot: Leading Light holds off Queen Elizabeth II's Estimate updated 20 days ago

They think it's all over... it is now.

A beginner's guide to polo: How a chukka can get you hooked updated 20 days ago

A polo handicap is often said to be a passport to the world. This certainly proved true in Alysen Miller's case as she caught a lesson from the Fecundo Pieres.

The Fugue wins Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot updated 21 days ago

The second day of Royal Ascot delivered a shock in the day's feature race, the Prince of Wales Stakes.

World Cup: WAGs to riches - The business of being perfect updated 21 days ago

Eye-popping physiques, multimillion dollar incomes, celebrity status -- and that's just the women.

China's pioneers: Around the world with no sleep and a new language updated 22 days ago

Nine months at sea, one change of clothes, no sleep and a strange language. Could you cope?

Royal Ascot: Toronado stars on opening day updated 22 days ago

The biggest sporting event on the globe may be taking place in Brazil at the World Cup, but try telling that to Royal Ascot.

A team of Balos: Mario's dream lineup updated 22 days ago

"We all dream of a team of Carraghers" is a tribute to Liverpool FC's former player and cult hero, Jamie Carragher, which dares to imagine a first 11 made up entirely of the club's legendary defender.

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies updated 23 days ago

Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame outfielder who spent his entire pro career with the San Diego Padres, has died after a multiyear battle with cancer. He was 54.

Family affair for Kaymer with Father's Day victory updated 23 days ago

A month ago, Martin Kaymer paid an emotional tribute to his deceased Mum after winning the Players' Championship on Mother's Day.

Football-mad Bangkok faces World Cup under curfew updated 27 days ago

When Brazil and Croatia hit the pitch for the World Cup opener, football fanatics in Bangkok will be forced to contend with more than unfriendly time zones.

Kate Middleton adds glamor as Britain seeks to right America's Cup 'wrong' updated 28 days ago

You can buy a lot of silverware with $134m. But can you buy the America's Cup?

Who are the real winners and losers of the 2014 World Cup? updated 28 days ago

The World Cup is expected to bring in billions to Brazil's economy but who will benefit the most?

Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach updated 29 days ago

The New York Knicks on Tuesday introduced longtime NBA player Derek Fisher as the team's 26th head coach.

California Chrome owner apologizes for rants updated 29 days ago

Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes "fair and square," California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn told ABC on Monday as he apologized for his previous remarks

Triple Crown Fast Facts updated 30 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about horse racing's Triple Crown. The three races in the Triple Crown are the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

Facundo Pieres: The emperor of polo updated 30 days ago

On a private field in Windsor, England, before an audience of no more than a dozen or so spectators, one of the greatest players his sport has ever seen is plying his trade.

California Chrome's injury 'superficial'; owner continues criticism updated 30 days ago

It's going to take two to three weeks for thoroughbred California Chrome to heal from a nasty injury to his hoof, his trainer Art Sherman said Sunday.

It's Australia day as favorite wins Epsom Derby for Aidan O'Brien treble updated 32 days ago

Favorite Australia lands an historic victory for trainer Aidan O'Brien and breeder Lord Derby in the Epsom Derby.

The people who know the horse: California Chrome's biggest fans updated 32 days ago

It's rare enough for a jockey to get a shot at winning the Triple Crown. Jockey Victor Espinoza will get a second chance, riding California Chrome on Saturday.

California Chrome: Will long wait for Triple Crown end at Belmont? updated 32 days ago

More people have walked on the moon than have won the fabled Triple Crown of U.S. horse racing. But the scores could soon be level.

Epsom Derby: Can 'enfant terrible' Kieren Fallon find true redemption? updated 34 days ago

Twelve months ago, Ruler of the World made history for trainer Aiden O'Brien by capturing the 2013 Epsom Derby, arguably the world's most prestigious flat race.

Even before World Cup ball starts rolling, Rio de Janeiro's Olympics under scrutiny updated 34 days ago

Soldiers patrolling the streets, barely-begun construction sites and sewage-soaked waterways. The 2016 Olympic Games are still two years away, but the list of problems appears to be growing.

Beyond Monaco: Superyacht expeditions to the ends of the Earth updated 36 days ago

Bored of the Med? An increasing number of superyacht owners are now sailing to the ends of the Earth.

Store defends flag likened to Ku Klux Klan outfit updated 39 days ago

A British supermarket chain has defended the sale of a wearable England flag that has been compared to a Ku Klux Klan uniform.

Washington Redskins fumble on Twitter updated 40 days ago

The Washington Redskins, stinging from calls to change its racist name, apparently fumbled a desperate Twitter appeal to fans.

Roland Garros: France's forgotten WWI hero updated 40 days ago

You'll find his name and initials everywhere you go at the French Open -- the famous green and brick red logo stamped on everything from parasols and caps to towels and tennis balls.

'Horse quidditch' seeks place in Olympics updated 40 days ago

Horseball players say their sport -- rugby and basketball, with hints of Harry Potter -- deserves a place at the Olympics.

NBA back in Mexico City and London as expansion gathers pace updated 41 days ago

The NBA stepped up its global expansion Thursday with announcements of regular season games in the 2014/15 season in Mexico City and London.

Rise of the supersize rugby player updated 41 days ago

Long-time rugby fans don't need graphs or charts to see that players are getting bigger.

Hidetoshi Nakata: Japan's misunderstood son returns from exile updated 42 days ago

By the age of just 29, Hidetoshi Nakata was recognized by many as the greatest footballer Japan had ever produced. So why the glum look?

Nags to Riches: The syndicate owner racing to a 30,000% return updated 43 days ago

With owners ranging from onetime Presidents of the United States through Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum to the Queen of England herself, horse racing is known as the 'Sport of Kings' for good reason.

British artist takes to the water to retrace Turner's brush strokes updated 48 days ago

"I got the sailors to lash me to the mast to observe it. I was lashed for four hours and I did not expect to escape, but I felt bound to record it if I did."

'Girl with the dancing horse' Charlotte Dujardin no longer fears last waltz updated 48 days ago

Sometimes the price of success is losing the thing you most cherish.

California Chrome's jockey ready for another shot at Triple Crown updated 49 days ago

A dozen years ago, jockey Victor Espinoza went into the Belmont Stakes on War Emblem with a chance to win one of sports' great titles, the Triple Crown.

Cricket hit by fresh match-fixing allegations over New Zealand players updated 49 days ago

The cricketing world has been rocked by fresh revelations over alleged fixing by former New Zealand players, following the leak of player statements.

California Chrome can use nasal strip in Belmont Stakes, race officials say updated 50 days ago

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn wants horse to run in the Belmont Stakes, but will leave it up to the horse's trainer amid questions over nasal strips.

California Chrome chasing pot of gold updated 50 days ago

Already dubbed a horse racing "rock star," California Chrome's owners are laying plans to maximize the thoroughbred's rising profile ahead of the colt's bid to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.

Dentist by day, world champion equestrian gymnast by night updated 50 days ago

Take one dentist, a catsuit, a horse and a barrel, and you have a world champion.

Are sky-high property prices steering home buyers onto water? updated 50 days ago

Are houseboats the answer to sky-high property prices?

California Chrome wins the Preakness Stakes updated 52 days ago

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is highly favored Saturday at the Preakness Stakes -- the second race of the illustrious and elusive Triple Crown.

Globetrotting: The world's most traveled horse updated 57 days ago

The air miles don't accrue, there's no free holiday to aspire to at the end of it, and the flights are seemingly never ending.

Individual honors for Fiji as New Zealand win fourth straight Seven World Series updated 58 days ago

New Zealand may have retained rugby's Sevens World Series in fine style, but Fiji's Samisoni Viriviri claimed the honor of being named the competition's leading player following the finale in England.

The Craven Sale: Where million-dollar thoroughbreds are bought and sold updated 58 days ago

On an April morning at Newmarket's famous Rowley Mile, a stretch of turf so hallowed it traces its origins back to Britain's King Charles II, the fate of Lot 99 is about to be decided.

Waisale Serevi: How radio made the rugby star updated 62 days ago

As a young child in Fiji, rugby star Waisale Serevi strained to hear tales of his heroes through the crackles of an old transistor radio.

Cafu: The double World Cup winner with 'two hearts' updated 63 days ago

When former Brazil international captain Cafu is asked why he became a professional footballer, he gives a simple reply. "I was born in 1970."

Demystifying dressage: Can ballet teach the world to love dancing horses? updated 64 days ago

While most people can appreciate the grace and athleticism of ballet, dressage -- the precision art of horse riding and training -- remains a puzzling spectacle to all but a few.

Sailing a lifesaver for record-breaking quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister updated 64 days ago

Hilary Lister had had the difficult conversation with her husband -- a few times in fact. The quadriplegic had finally made the decision to end her life, had prepared to say goodbyes to Clifford and the rest of her family.

Premier League: Liverpool blows title chance to leave City in charge updated 65 days ago

They left the field with their heads bowed.

Fallon thunders to victory in 2,000 Guineas updated 66 days ago

It was billed as a showdown between king and country: John Gosden's imperious Kingman versus Aiden O'Brien's exciting Australia. In the end it was 40-1 shot Night of Thunder, ridden by Kieren Fallon, who delivered a shock result in the first Classic of the English season.

Sprinting star Tyson Gay gets reduced one-year doping ban updated 68 days ago

Tyson Gay was handed a one-year ban by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency (USADA) Friday and has had to return the silver medal he won at the 2012 London Olympics.

Kentucky Derby: Favorite California Chrome is racing on a rock star's dream updated 68 days ago

Billed as a racing rock star and Seabiscuit's successor, California Chrome goes as favorite in the prestigious Kentucky Derby Saturday.

Kentucky Derby: The race that always runs -- whatever the weather updated 69 days ago

It's the race that never stops -- come rain, hail or sleet.

Banning Sterling good for NBA's bottom line, experts say updated 69 days ago

Don Sterling's punishment for his racist remarks was swift and severe. It was also good business.

Sergei Baltacha: The Soviet who tore down English football's Iron Curtain updated 70 days ago

At first glances, Sergei Baltacha doesn't exactly look like a man of international sporting history.

NBA vs. Clippers owner Sterling: Who wants to buy out a billionaire? updated 70 days ago

Now that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, what happens next?

Real life 'Spider-Men' scale urban jungles...without the web updated 70 days ago

Introducing parkour, the spectacular fitness craze changing the face of urban travel.

Rio 2016 organizers slammed over Olympic preparations updated 70 days ago

Brazil is waiting to welcome the world for the biggest football tournament on the planet -- but has it taken its eye off the greatest show on earth -- the Olympics?

Basketball Hall of Famer 'Dr. Jack' Ramsay dies at 89 updated 72 days ago

Hall of Fame former NBA coach John "Dr. Jack" Ramsay has died at age 89, his longtime employer ESPN said Monday on Twitter.

San Francisco 49ers chief open to Michael Sam signing updated 72 days ago

There will be no room for homophobia at the 2014 NFL Draft, according to San Francisco 49ers owner and co-chairman John York.

Dan Carter's only goal: Back-to-back World Cup crowns for All Blacks updated 75 days ago

The All Blacks and their fans are clear on one thing, says Dan Carter: the goal is to make history and become the first rugby nation to win back-to-back World Cups.

Michael Phelps finishes second on competitive return updated 75 days ago

Back in the pool for the first time since 2012, Michael Phelps was close to his peerless best.

Sevens sister Kayla McAlister aiming to emulate her All Black brother updated 76 days ago

Ten years ago, Kayla McAlister was hiding under her bed to avoid going to rugby training with her father and her All Black brother.

Rio 2016: WADA chief warns Brazil over Olympic construction delays updated 77 days ago

Conducting effective drug testing on site at the 2016 Olympic Games will be hard to implement if construction delays in Rio de Janeiro continue, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has warned.

The secret to human flight? This suit updated 77 days ago

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Actually, it's a bit of both.

Sunday Oliseh: From Super Eagle to African pioneer updated 77 days ago

When Sunday Oliseh was a young boy kicking a football around the dusty streets of Lagos, he never dreamed he would one day carry the hopes of 170 million people on the world's biggest sporting stage.

Secret life of a superyacht superhero: Serve and obey at all costs updated 78 days ago

Secret life of a superyacht servant

Knicks fire coaching staff updated 78 days ago

One year after leading the New York Knicks to their first division title in nearly two decades, head coach Mike Woodson is out of a job.

New York Yankees honor Nelson Mandela with stadium memorial updated 83 days ago

The New York Yankees honor Nelson Mandela by permanent reminder of his historic 1990 visit to the baseball giants.

The science of sevens: Meet rugby chemist Humphrey Kayange updated 83 days ago

By day, he dons a white lab coat. At the weekend, he terrorizes opposition teams in his bright red outfit.

Size matters: How sheikhs and oligarchs transformed the yachting industry updated 83 days ago

How do you design a superyacht fit for the billionaire who has everything money can buy?

Olof Mellberg: From tennis dreams to World Cup stardom updated 84 days ago

He dreamed of being a tennis star, but it was not to be.

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps to make comeback updated 86 days ago

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is set to return to competitive swimming less than two years after announcing his retirement.

Kenya double in London Marathon as Mo Farah disappoints on debut updated 87 days ago

World record-holder Wilson Kipsang completed a Kenyan double at the London Marathon Sunday as home hope Mo Farah disappointed on his debut over the 42km test.

Manny Pacquiao regains world title with revenge win over Timothy Bradley updated 87 days ago

Filipino hero Manny Pacquiao scored a comprehensive 12-round points victory over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title he controversially lost to the previously unbeaten American two years ago.

Bradley: Beating Manny Pacquiao will help me move on from death threats updated 89 days ago

Timothy Bradley says he needs to beat Manny Pacquiao for a second time in Las Vegas on Saturday to move on from the controversial conclusion of their first fight two years ago.

Former world-record holder Asafa Powell banned 18 months for doping updated 90 days ago

Two days after fellow Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson received an 18-month doping suspension, former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell was hit with the same penalty after testing positive for the same banned stimulant. He called the ruling "unfair" and "patently unjust."

Ultimate Warrior: Wrestling legend dies aged 54 updated 90 days ago

On Wednesday the wrestling community and fans around the world mourned the passing of Ultimate Warrior, one of the biggest and brightest stars of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson to appeal 'incredibly unjust' ban updated 91 days ago

Olympic gold medalist Sherone Simpson of Jamaica plans to file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after receiving an 18-month doping suspension Tuesday, with her agent calling the ban "incredibly unjust."

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