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VeloNews: Tour de France riders to watch

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Giro d'Italia winner Alberto Contador are among the big-name riders to watch at the 2015 Tour de France.

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VeloNews: Contador's audacious double ambition

Giro d'Italia champion Alberto Contador comes to the Tour de France with the seemingly impossible goal of becoming just the eighth rider ever to win both races in the same season.

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Farah: I am 100-percent clean

Double Olympic champion says doping allegations surrounding coach Alberto Salazar is "killing my family" - but will walk away should any claims be proven.

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Teammate Powell: Bolt's struggles 'just a phase'

Usain Bolt's Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world-record holder's struggle with injury and poor form is "just a phase" and not the beginning of the end for the sprinter.

Powell: I hope Gatlin is running 'honestly' (3:10)
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USOC leaders stick with Boston's troubled bid

Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be tough.

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Boston 2024 organizers unveil $4.6 billion bid

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands o

Athletes as fans: Lindsey Vonn (0:33)
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Goucher lashes out at former coach Salazar

Distance runner Kara Goucher was upset at being portrayed as a liar by Alberto Salazar after her former coach went public in an attempt to clear his name over doping allegations.

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Shnapir, 2-time U.S. pairs champ, retires at 27

Two-time U.S. pairs champion Simon Shnapir is retiring from figure skating. The 27-year-old Shnapir said Tuesday he planned to coach and work in broadcasting.

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Jamaica anti-doping agency takes blood samples

Jamaica's anti-doping agency says it has started collecting blood samples to test athletes on the island that produces the world's most dominant sprinters.

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Discovery gets Euro Olympic rights through '24

U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).

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Serbia women win EuroBasket title, Rio berth

Ana Dabovic scored 25 points and Sonja Petrovic added 22 to help Serbia beat France 76-68 on Sunday in the EuroBasket Women championship game and qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio.

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Poll: Americans strongly support home Olympics

While Bostonians are hesitant to host the Olympics, Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the idea of the games on home turf, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

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