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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...

Wallays wins Vuelta stage, Yates leads before decisive tests

Sep. 13, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Jelle Wallays won the Spanish Vuelta's flat 18th stage on Thursday, while Simon Yates held on to the overall lead ahead of two decisive days in the Pyrenees. Wallays produced a long breakaway attack before edging out Sven Erik Bystrom and world champion Peter Sagan to win the...

Chiefs, Mahomes eyeing improvements after Week 1 victory

Sep. 10, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes' first Week 1 start could not have gone any better. The second-year quarterback became the third player in Chiefs' history to throw for four touchdowns in an opener. Before Kansas City fans begin running wild with Mahomes mania, though, coach Andy Reid and Mahomes are...

King tops mountain challenge, Yates leads Vuelta

Sep. 2, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

LA COVATILLA, Spain (AP) — American rider Benjamin King won the mountainous ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, finishing atop the beyond-category La Covatilla on Sunday, while Simon Yates took over the race lead. King stayed ahead of chaser Bauke Mollema on a long breakaway to win the 201-kilometer...

Christie wins host Indonesia's signature gold at Asian Games

Aug. 28, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Every host has a signature event that defines the success of the games, at least in the context of sports. Jonatan Christie won that event for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men's singles gold medal...

6th gold gives Ikee a record 8th medal at Asian Games

Aug. 24, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The haul of medals in a record collection at the Asian Games for Rikako Ikee will increase the weight of expectation on her at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer capped a remarkable week in the Jakarta pool by winning the 50-meter freestyle Friday night to...

Too bad for India as Iran wins Asian Games kabaddi gold

Aug. 24, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In what would have been unthinkable in India before the Asian Games, there'll be no kabaddi gold medals for the spiritual home of the sport. A day after Iran stunned the seven-time champion Indian men in the semifinals, the Iranians won the women's title with a 27-24 thriller over...

Italian cyclist Trentin sprints to Euro gold as Sagan quits

Aug. 12, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin sprinted to gold in the men's road race at the European Championships on Sunday as three-time world champion Peter Sagan quit with 84 kilometers (52 miles) left. Spearheading a leading group of five, Italian teammate Davide Cimolai set up Trentin...