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.

WNBA All-Stars, gathered in Minn., proud of bigger brand

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) knocks the ball away from Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart during the first half of a first-round WNBA playoff basketball game in Tempe, Ariz. The WNBA's best players still lack the compensation and exposure of their male counterparts, but they have made strides toward carving out a bigger place in the spotlight of mainstream sports. There is no better way to build their brand than at the All-Star Game, this time with teams divided by captain pick instead of conference affiliation.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore, arms outstretched and her right hand gripping a basketball, has been on billboards this summer in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York. She’s in the same “wings” pose as the classic photo of Michael Jordan, whose Nike shoe line includes Moore, the Minnesota Lynx forward, as an endorser.

Alabama gives Saban 8-year deal worth more than $74M

NCAA college football head coach Nick Saban of Alabama speaks during the ceremony for the acceptance of The Macarthur Bowl trophy which is in front of him during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban still reigns supreme over college football — in national titles and annual pay.



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