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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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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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Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

ARGELES-GAZOST, France - Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.On the last big climb of...

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JULY 25 1902 - Jim Jeffries knocks out Bob Fitzsimmons in the eighth round to retain the world heavyweight title. 1941 - Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox wins his 300th and last game, beating the Cleveland Indians 10-6.

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Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

...ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday.For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ride...

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...Woods when he won the first of his three consecutive U.S. Junior Amateur titles in 1991.2011 - Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France, becoming the first Australian champion in cycling's greatest race. Andy Schleck of Luxembourg finishes second...

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