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AUGUST 6 1926 - Gertrude Ederle, 19, of New York City becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel. She is timed in 14 hours and 31 minutes. 1958 - Glen Davis of Columbus, Ohio, sets a world record in the 400 hurdles with a time of 49.

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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 in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals...

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As Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

...which featured a tough climb up the mountain pass of Port de Bales."Every cyclist's dream is to win a stage at the Tour de France," said Rogers, who finished nine seconds ahead of France's Thomas Voeckler who had won two previous Tour stages...

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...players and coaches from both teams leaving the bench.2012 - Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France by protecting the yellow jersey during the final processional ride into Paris. Fellow Briton and Sky teammate Christopher...

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Tour leader Nibali: A 'flag-bearer' against doping

...CARCASSONNE, France - Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.Italy's Vincenzo Nibali knows...

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Norway's Kristoff wins stage

...Tour and especially for a Kiwi cyclist, not many of us turn professional and not many of us get a chance to start the Tour de France," Bauer said.The 29-year-old rider came to the Tour to help Garmin-Sharp leader Andrew Talansky, who dropped...

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Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

RISOUL, France - Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.

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July 29 1751 - The first International World Title Prize Fight takes place in Harlston, Norfolk, England. The champion, Jack Slack of England, beats the challenger, M. Petit of France, in 25 minutes.

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Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

...France - Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned...

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1920 - Resolute defeats Shamrock IV of Britain to defend the America's Cup title for the United States. 1937 - The United States wins the Davis Cup by beating Britain four matches to one.

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