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Louis Bien

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  • last login Jul 13, 2014
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The complex workings of a Tour de France team

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Just as eight riders help one man win the Maillot Jaune, it takes a near-batallion of support to make a Tour de France team function on a daily basis. And yet for all of the diligent work, well-laid plans still rest on hope.

The Tour de France sacrifices a champion

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Christopher Froome won't win a second straight Tour de France, despite entering the race as an overwhelming favorite, and that's exactly what a nasty Stage 5 demanded.

Froome abandons Tour de France

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Christopher Froome is out for the Tour de France, after a second nasty spill on Stage 5 BEFORE the cobbles began.

The Tour de France according to Haimar Zubeldia

If you haven't been following cycling much since the days of Lance, then you may not know Haimar Zubeldia. Now one of the sport's most veteran riders, the 37-year-old Spaniard should become your new favorite.

How to watch the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

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The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest has helped elevate professional eating to the level of honest-to-God sport, replete with heroes, villains, rivalries and rising stars. Here's how to watch this year's Independence Day showdown.

Love the Tour de France

The Tour de France is a stubborn anachronism among sports. Like its host country, you may love it or hate it, but you can't deny its unique place among the world's major sporting events.

Can the Lions fix Stafford?

The Lions are going all-in on Matthew Stafford. What will it take for him to fulfill his enormous expectations?

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Jackson says he still talks to gang members

One of the biggest stories of the offseason has resurfaced with an ESPN profile in which DeSean Jackson admits he still associates with "certain people" affiliated with gangs in Los Angeles.

Johnny Manziel won't apologize for partying

Johnny Manziel wants you to leave Johnny Manziel alone, you Man-zealots.

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Cam Newton recovery well ahead of schedule

Cam Newton is ahead of schedule in his recovery from ankle surgery, and has returned to practice for the Panthers well before the start of training camp.

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NFL agrees to revised concussion settlement

The NFL has agreed to lift the cap on monetary funds that can go to former players suffering from brain injuries that occurred as a result of their professional football careers.

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Aaron Hernandez trial dates set for murder charges

Aaron Hernandez will stand trials for separate murder charges; the shooting of Odin Lloyd in 2013, and the double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012.

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Greg Hardy going to trial July 15

Hardy got into a dispute with an ex-girlfriend in May, during which he allegedly threw her around his condo and threatened to shoot her. She has been subpoenaed to testify, and what she says could have an enormous impact on Hardy's career.

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Johnathan Franklin's career over with neck injury

Franklin spent just one year -- 11 games -- with the Packers before being forced to step away from football forever due to a neck injury.

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Dolphins unveil Sun Life renovation plans

The Dolphins revealed their plans for a $350 million renovation to Sun Life Stadium, funded entirely out-of-pocket by owner Stephen Ross.

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Brady Quinn has more advice for Manziel

If Johnny Manziel wants to be a success in Cleveland, perhaps he should heed the advice of someone who has actually made it (not really) in the big leagues: Brady Quinn.

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Jets release RB Goodson, may try to recoup bonus

Mike Goodson's stint with the Jets will end after just seven carries. The team released him with a "left squad" designation, suggesting that the Jets may try to recoup the running back's bonus.

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Redskins will appeal Patent Office decision

The Redskins will fight back against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to cancel registrations on the team's name. The team hopes to win appeal, just as it did in 2003 when the U.S. PTO reached a similar ruling in 1999.

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Movie clips used against Redskins in patent case

Plaintiffs used movie clips, among other sources, to build a case against the Redskins that ultimately led the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel six registrations for the team's name. Here are a few of those clips.

'Redskins' denied registration by Patent Office

The Redskins will have a difficult time using their name going forward, after the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled registration for a name they found "disparaging to Native Americans."

You should watch the U.S. open, here's how

Competing against the World Cup and two pending championships in the NBA and NHL, a compelling U.S. Open isn't getting the attention it deserves. Let's fix that. Here's how to watch.

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Flowers, Houston become latest cap casualties

The Chiefs and Lions made surprising moves Friday, releasing mainstays from their respective defensive backfields. The reason isn't surprising, however: The teams needed money.

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Clowney out until Texans training camp

The Texans' No. 1 overall pick has suffered a setback that will leave him on the mend until start of training camp, head coach Bill O'Brien has confirmed.

Why is everyone getting hurt this offseason?

We've seen an inordinate number of serious injuries during offseason practices. What is causing this rise in non-contact ailments?

NFL
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Falcons to star in HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

The Atlanta Falcons will be the subject of this summer's "Hard Knocks" as the team prepares to bounce back from a forgettable 2013 season.

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What should the Browns do about Josh Gordon?

What would you do with Josh Gordon? It's a good question that the Browns don't yet have any idea how to answer.

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Graham's hearing a battle of semantics

Jimmy Graham's grievance hearing to be classified as a wide receiver will have a far-reaching impact beyond his salary for next season. Here's why everyone should be paying attention.

Quotables: It's NFL silly season!

It's NFL Silly Season, all right. Read on for more on changes to the NFL Draft, weird Doug Martin trade rumors, Arian Foster serenading Andre Johnson with the sweet sounds of soul, and more!

Confidence waning in California Chrome

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California Chrome is still the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont and horse racing's Triple Crown, but recent offerings from sports books suggest that confidence in the horse has fallen since the morning line's release.

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Clowney, Texans agree to 4-year deal

Jadeveon Clowney and the Texans have agreed on a four-year deal that will pay the defensive end handsomely, and give Houston a pass rush to rival any in the NFL.

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