MEGEVE, France — Britain's Chris Froome edged nearer to retaining his Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-kilometer mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost four minutes on Thursday.
FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland — Britain's Chris Froome took another big step toward a third Tour de France title when he dropped his main rivals in the finale of the 17th stage; a 184-km mountain trek won by Russian Ilnur Zakarin on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday it’s possible that ace Clayton Kershaw will need surgery on his injured back, which would likely rule the three-time Cy Young-winner out for the season.
SEATTLE — The return of Felix Hernandez got off to an awful start Wednesday afternoon, when the Chicago White Sox jumped out to a quick lead over the Seattle Mariners on Todd Frazier's three-run, first-inning homer.
MOIRANS-en-MONTAGNE, France — Nairo Quintana is expected to be at his best for the final week of the Tour de France, which features four stages in the Alps, but Chris Froome says he has never been better going into a grand tour decider.
ST. LOUIS — Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa has been sentenced by a federal judge to 46 months in prison for hacking the Astros’ player personnel database and email system during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James has informed the Cleveland Cavaliers he will re-sign with the reigning NBA champions this summer but still has no timetable for negotiating or signing a deal, sources told ESPN.
BERN, Switzerland — World champion Peter Sagan claimed his third 2016 Tour de France stage victory when he pipped Alexander Kristoff on the line at the end of the 16th stage, a 209-km ride from Moirans-en-Montagne on Monday.