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Political pioneers: Voters elect trailblazing candidates

Nov. 7, 2018 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is already the most diverse Congress ever will become even more so after Tuesday's elections, which broke barriers of race and gender. For the first time, a pair of Native American congresswomen are headed to the House, in addition to two Muslim congresswoman. Massachusetts and...

Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

Oct. 24, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court of...

CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year's end

Oct. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive. It's in a decidedly better place than last time. Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job he assumed in 2015 amid uncertain times. The sport was still getting over doping...

Geraint Thomas' Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show

Oct. 10, 2018 5:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain. The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grand Tour trophies won by its riders. In addition...

Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team

Oct. 5, 2018 3:14 AM EDT

Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of Canada. He says this...

Russia accused of hacking sports world over doping scandal

Oct. 4, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, sports and the government are closely intertwined. Top athletes hold military ranks, Olympic medals are a matter of national pride, and champions receive luxury cars in Kremlin ceremonies. So when Russia was accused of doping its way to the top, the Russian state hit the sports...

As good as it gets: Fleetwood is rocking in Ryder Cup debut

Sep. 28, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood has the long, flowing hair of a rock star, and he was treated like one as he strode through the massed ranks of spectators at the back of the 14th green on a day he'll never forget at the Ryder Cup. Like a cyclist pushing his way through boisterous...

Grand Tour sweep for Britain as Yates wins Spanish Vuelta

Sep. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Simon Yates won his first Grand Tour title after a largely ceremonial ride into Madrid in the final stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, giving British riders a sweep of the season's three biggest races. The 26-year-old Englishman was dominant throughout the three-week race across Spain,...

English rider Simon Yates wins Spanish Vuelta for his 1st Grand Tour title

Sep. 16, 2018 1:54 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — English rider Simon Yates wins Spanish Vuelta for his 1st Grand Tour title.

Simon Yates protects lead, poised to win Spanish Vuelta

Sep. 15, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

SANTUARIO DE CANOLICH, Andorra (AP) — English rider Simon Yates is poised to win his first Grand Tour title after he successfully defended his lead in the Spanish Vuelta through Saturday's 20th stage. Yates will take his advantage of 1 minute, 46 seconds, over Enric Mas into the final stage, when race...