RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup title for Joachim Loew and his “golden generation” crowned a process that was 10 years in the making. With a talented crop of new players coming through, the future looks bright for Germany.
EPERNAY, France — Matteo Trentin won the seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish today, after a group crash and hilly final section split the pack — notably ensnaring U.S. rider Tejay van Garderen.
ARENBERG, France — Dutch rider Lars Boom won a chaotic, crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday marked by the withdrawal of defending champion Chris Froome after his second fall in two days.
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Remember when CONCACAF was a quaint, unthreatening little football backwater where many of the people knew the sport as soccer — and few of them played it very well regardless of what it was called?
RIO DE JANEIRO — At this point in the World Cup, the Dutch know plenty about Costa Rica — once one of the surprise packages of the tournament. What they may not know is that Costa Rica’s Jorge Luis Pinto learned his coaching from the Dutchman who invented ‘total football’.
The Tour de France is considered the pinnacle of any cyclist’s career. Years of preparation and intense strength and conditioning training are required to participate in the prestigious 2,200-mile race.