Sports On TV for Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22

AUTO RACING 4 a.m., NBCSN - Formula One, Grand Prix practice, Belgium 5:30 a.m., NBCSN - NASCAR, Xfinity Series practice, at Bristol, Tenn. 7:30 p.m., NBCSN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series practice, at Bristol, Tenn. 9:30 p.m.
US returns $15 million Picasso painting stolen from France

...feeling of accomplishment when we return a piece of art like this," Salda?±a said.The painting was on its way from Belgium to the New York borough of Queens when it was identified and seized in Newark, New Jersey.Kelly Currie, acting U.S. attorney...
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Today In Sports History for July 19

...shatters the 8-minute barrier for the 2-mile run and sets a world record of 7:58.61 at the Hechtel Night of track in Belgium.2001 - Randy Johnson strikes out 16, a major league record for a reliever, and comes within four outs of combining with...
Froome takes yellow, Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the...moving from neighboring Netherlands into Belgium, stage three was 159.5 kilometers...said.Tuesday's fourth stage stays in Belgium's Walloon region, starting out from...
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Sports On TV for Sunday, July 4

CYCLING4 a.m., NBCSN - Tour de France, stage 4, Seraing, Belgium to Cambrai, FranceMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL9 a.m., MLB - St. Louis at Chicago Cubs4 p.m., MLB - Regional coverage, St...
Froome uses mountains to control Tour

...climb and searing summer temperatures were a rude awakening for riders coming off their first rest day Monday, following the Tour's east-to-west swing over nine stages from the Netherlands through Belgium and across northern France.
Williams moves on; Sharapova out; Djokovic-Nadal on tap

...who surprised two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 - or 100th-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium.The 40th-ranked Stephens, who is 22, knew she could compete with the 33-year-old Williams, having defeated her in...
Safety first for Froome, as he loses Tour de France leader's jersey

...dotted along the 223.5-kilometer (138.6-mile) trek from Seraing to Cambrai, as the race crossed the Meuse river in Belgium's Walloon region before swinging back into France.They rolled over the first cobbles safely.One down, six to go.As...
Today In Sports History for June 24

...straight sets by a player ranked 135th - the Spaniard's first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event. Steve Darcis of Belgium stuns the two-time champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4.2013 - Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland score 17 seconds apart...
A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium - On the side of a windswept field filled...battlegrounds known as Flanders Fields in western Belgium, scene of some of the most horrendous...on Aug. 4 when the German invasion of Belgium kicked off a series of events which quickly...


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