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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.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/today-sports-history
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USA LGBT

...The only kissing I like to see is on the medal stand and of the typical French one kiss on each cheek variety. The Tour de France peck.I do not need to see a tongue in the throat romance just because you love who you are - by ANY athlete, gay...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-06/usa-lgbt
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-28/italys-vincenzo-nibali-wins-tour-de-fr
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-23/tour-enters-pyrenees-rogers-wins-16th-
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Today In Sports History

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-22/today-sports-history
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-22/tour-leader-nibali-flag-bearer-against
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-21/norways-kristoff-wins-stage
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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.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-20/majka-earns-pole-position-tours-14th-s
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Kadri wins 8th stage to Vosges

GERARDMER, France - In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday.Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-13/kadri-wins-8th-stage-vosges
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Sheufelt finishes Race Across America

...American Bike Race and is now one of the longest annual endurance events in the world. The race length is comparable to the Tour de France except that the RAAM is non-stop from start to finish instead of racing in stages.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-23/sheufelt-finishes-race-across-america
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