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July 311932 - France beats the United States 3-2 for its sixth consecutive Davis Cup championship.1934 - Britain, led by Fred Perry and Bunny Austin...

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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian...sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours - France, Italy and Spain. The last Italian to win the Tour de France was Marco Pantani in 1998.After cruising...

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Today in Sports History

...beats the challenger, M. Petit of France, in 25 minutes.1924 - Paul Runyan defeats...the first American to win the Tour de France three times in a row. In 2012, the three...Contador wins the doping-scarred Tour de France, a young and unlikely winner for the...

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Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

PERIGUEUX, France - Finally cracking broad smiles after...Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic...England, over cobblestones in northern France, and over mountain passes in the Alps...

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Today in History

In 1214, France prevailed in the Battle of Bouvines over the forces of the Holy Roman Empire and England.In 1789, President George Washington...

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

Opens Friday, Aug 8, 2014 Synopsis: An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Lasse Hallstrom directs a film produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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...becomes the first American to win the Tour de France. LeMond's teammate, Bernard Hinault of France, finishes second.1986 - Pat Bradley sinks...Thorpe.2006 - Floyd Landis' stunning Tour de France victory just four days earlier is thrown into...

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Fledgling nation goes to war

...administration began by prohibiting trade with both Britain and France. Then in May of 1810, Congress authorized trade with both...Napoleon abdicated the French throne and Britain's war with France was over. This allowed Great Britain to move their focus to...

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Neighbors
Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

...brewmaster Chuck Silva, the brewery is making and selling fresh West Coast IPA for distribution in the U.K., Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Italy.Meanwhile, 500 miles away in Berlin, Stone Brewing Co. is taking a different approach to meeting...

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Today In Sports History

...straight national titles since George Wheeler did it from 1937-41.2002 - Lance Armstrong wins his fourth straight Tour de France. His final winning margin over second-place Joseba Beloki of Spain is 7 minutes, 17 seconds, making it Armstrong's second-biggest...

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