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...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...
Two local artists invited to participate in World of Wearable Art in New Zealand

...years.Walker's first WOW piece, a wood dress with a spiky tail and shoulders called "Prehistoric Princess," was runner-up in the avant garde section in 2007 and is now on display in a museum in Wellington. Another of his works, a Marie-Antoinette...
Tour leader Nibali: A 'flag-bearer' against doping

...doping cases. Last year's Giro d'Italia was tarnished by three positive tests while in the 2010 Vuelta Nibali's runner-up, Ezequiel Mosquera, later tested positive for a masking agent that can hide blood-booster EPO - long cycling's...
Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

...back into the sand. He made bogey, and two birdies over the final three holes were not enough. Garcia shot 66 and was runner-up in a major for the fourth time."I think that we gave it a good effort," Garcia said. "And there was someone a...
Kadri wins 8th stage to Vosges

...Swiss leader of the IAM Cycling team, withdraw because of a broken left femur in a crash on Friday. Frank, who was runner-up in last month's Tour of Switzerland, underwent surgery in Geneva on Saturday.The toughest ride in the Vosges will...
Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

...unbeaten in regular play for the first time, having lost to Argentina on penalties in the semifinals. After finishing runner-up in 2010, the third place is the best position for the Dutch squad since it lost the final in 1974 and 1978.The loss...
Special K: 2nd Wimbledon title for Petra Kvitova," Bouchard said, "wishing one day - dreaming - that he'll write my name somewhere."The previous time a runner-up won only three games in the Wimbledon final was 1992, when Steffi Graf beat Monica Seles. Before that, it hadn't...
Spain playing for World Cup survival vs. Chile

...defending champions must fend off World Cup elimination against Chile, less than a week into the tournament.Spain and 2010 runner-up Netherlands were expected to advance from Group B, but plenty of pundits - including Brazilian great Pele - tipped Chile...
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Brazil ready to finally get World Cup underway

...will be trying to spoil the party in the land of football, including Germany, Italy, Argentina and the Netherlands, runner-up in 2010.Brazil is trying to become the first nation to win the World Cup at home since France did it in 1998. The...
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Nadal and Sharapova lose; while Serena leaves with illness

...quarterfinals Wednesday: No. 3 Simona Halep against 2013 runner-up Sabine Lisicki, and No. 9 Angelique Kerber against...women's quarterfinal. Both have been a Grand Slam runner-up: Halep lost to Maria Sharapova in the French Open final...


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