Louis Bien

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Ray Rice suspended 2 games to start NFL season

Ray Rice will sit out for the first two games of the 2014 season for his arrest last February on an assault charge, when video footage caught the running back dragging his unconscious fiancee out...

TdF chronicle: The mystic Pyrenees


The Pyrenees may be France's most striking feature, and the mountain range will be the dramatic setting to one of the Tour de France's last remaining pivotal stages.

The French version of a NASCAR infield

If you're going to the Tour de France, forget the start and finish towns. Park yourself next to a sprint.

TdF chronicle: Driving as a religious experience


The best parts about experiencing the Tour de France are outside the course itself, from the endearing scene before every race to the bliss of driving through one of the world's most eclectic...

Tour de France rider has diarrhea, uses fan's RV

When you gotta go ...

Meet the best fan at the Tour de France

This Minnesota man flew to France so he could run up the Tour de France's most treacherous climb, then cheer riders as they readied to take on the Alps.

TdF chronicle: The view from an Alpine finish line


It's impossible to miss spectacular views in Chamrousse, but especially so at the finish line of Stage 13 at the Tour de France, where an impromptu parade broke out.

Tour de France chronicle: An American hero emerges

Sometimes finishing a stage is a heroic feat in the world's most surreal bike race.

Contador's fall, and the meaning of Bastille Day


In a true celebration of Bastille Day, Alberto Contador fell, eliminating the last remaining noble of the Tour de France. All that's left is the future.

The complex workings of a Tour de France team

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,...

The Tour de France sacrifices a champion

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


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...

How to watch the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest


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...

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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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....


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...

'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...

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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