Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour

...goal in 2009 of nurturing Britain's first Tour winner within five years.In a repeat of 2013, Quintana was again runner-up. But the margin was much smaller this time: 1 minute, 12 seconds, the tightest win since 2008.Third-placed Alejandro...
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Today In Sports History for July 24 and July 25

...third time in four years. Contador holds off a next-to-last day challenge from Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, his runner-up for a second consecutive year.2010 - Jamie McMurray's victory in the Brickyard 400 gives owner Chip Ganassi the first...
Geschke wins, Froome stays safe on Stage 17 in Alps

...five climbs, testing Froome with bursts of speed that the 2013 winner was forced to match, having identified the 2013 runner-up as his biggest rival again this year.With time running out for podium contenders to claw back a few minutes, Froome...
Little guarantee Spieth will ever get another chance beat in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 until Michael Campbell stood his ground and won by two. Woods was the runner-up. Woods won five more majors, though never a Masters.Spieth is 21.He at least has youth on his side, though that...
Spieth, amateur Dunne eyeing history at St. Andrews

...Sunday, expect just about anything.Oosthuizen, the last player to lift the claret jug at St. Andrews in 2010 and a runner-up at the U.S. Open last month, birdied three of his last five holes for a 67. Day is just as big of a threat. He...
Froome uses mountains to control Tour

...Tejay van Garderen, the American leader of the BMC team. But he's 2 minutes, 52 seconds behind overall. Quintana, runner-up to Froome in 2013, trails by 3:09, in third. Contador slipped back to sixth overall, 4:04 behind."Froome rode...
Djokovic beats Federer for title

...say, but right now, the best in the men's game is Djokovic.He won the Australian Open in January, then was the runner-up at the French Open last month, denying him a career Grand Slam. Go further back, and Djokovic has reached 15 of the...
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No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Federer in final today

...myself the chance."He'll turn 34 on Aug. 8, making him the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Rosewall was the 1974 runner-up at age 39. A victory Sunday would make Federer the oldest champion at any major since Andres Gimeno won the 1972 French...
Nibali's Tour defense is creaking as Froome takes control

...minute, 48 seconds and riders have yet to tackle the high mountains.Two-time champion Alberto Contador, former runner-up Nairo Quintana, and American rider Tejay Van Garderen also helped themselves to 10 seconds on Nibali.In the overall...
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Froome confident heading to peaks

...Garderen is 12 seconds behind Froome in second place, putting him ahead of Nairo Quintana of Colombia, the 2013 Tour runner-up and the Giro d'Italia winner in 2014, as well as two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador of Spain and defending Tour...
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