Thomas effectively seals his first Tour de France title

Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey reacts as he crosses the finish line during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles) with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

ESPELETTE, France (AP) — No longer merely a support rider for Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas is going to Paris in the yellow jersey.

Baker sets world record in 100 back at nationals

Kathleen Baker reacts after her world record in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Baker had settled for a first-place tie in the 200-meter backstroke. In the 100 back, she wanted the attention for herself.

Arenado homers again in Rockies’ 4-1 win over Athletics

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, left, gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home as Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley looks on in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — A slow start behind him, Carlos Gonzalez has come on to play a central role in the Colorado Rockies’ mid-season surge.

Dustin Johnson tied for Canadian Open lead

Dustin Johnson of the United States hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during round three of the Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Top-ranked Dustin Johnson used a fast start and a late eagle to grab a share of the lead Saturday in the RBC Canadian Open.

Thomas can taste Tour title with 1 big stage to go

Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, grimaces as he sprints with France's Romain Bardet, right, and Ireland's Daniel Martin, left, towards the finish line of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200.5 kilometers (124.6 miles) with start in Lourdes and finish in Laruns, France, Friday July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LARUNS, France (AP) — Having worn the leader’s yellow jersey over the Alps and through the Pyrenees, only one more challenging stage stands in the way of Geraint Thomas winning his first Tour de France.

Dressel wins for 1st time in 3 events at swim nationals

Caeleb Dressel looks at the times after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Friday, July 27, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel bounced back from a clunker of a swim in the 100-meter freestyle and won for the first time in three events at the U.S. national championships, taking the 100 butterfly Friday night to earn a berth on the team for the Pan Pacific championships.

Bradley plays last 4 holes in 6 under in Canadian Open

Kevin Tway watches the ball bounce towards the hole on the 16th green during the second round of the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Friday July 27, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Keegan Bradley played the last four holes in 6 under, making two of his three eagles Friday, to pull within a shot of the lead in the RBC Canadian Open.

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