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Chris Froome set to capture third Tour de France title

After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years. 

Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing — and descending — in the Alps on Saturday and heads to the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees with a comfortable advantage of 4 minutes,

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U.S. women rout Costa Rica in final Olympic soccer tuneup

Crystal Dunn scored in the 15th minute and Carli Lloyd had her 88th career goal to help the United States women's team beat Costa Rica, 4-0, on Friday night in its final game before the Rio Olympics next month. 

Mallory Pugh and Christen Press also scored. The U.S. will face New Zealand on Aug.

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New-look U.S. Olympic men's basketball team is a hit in rout of Argentina

No matter how insistently Paul George tried to banish reminders of the ghastly broken right leg he suffered here two years ago, while he was playing in a Team USA intrasquad scrimmage before the World Cup, someone would bring it up — usually a reporter — and make him relive the horror all over again. 

He guessed he was asked about it 100 times this week as he and the U.S.

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Through the darkness, Brad Snyder becomes one of the best swimmers in the world

“I’m dead.” The thought settled on Brad Snyder in the middle of a cloud of dust and smoke raised by the blast of a homemade land mine. He lay in the fetal position on a patch of grass next to a ravine in southern Afghanistan. The Navy lieutenant couldn’t make out any blood through the haze. His arms and legs were still attached.

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Dustin Johnson, Luke List share lead at Canadian Open

Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it. 

Johnson had a double bogey and two bogeys on his first holes Friday in windy conditions at sun-baked Glen Abbey at Oakville.

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Usain Bolt's winning effort is upstaged by Keni Harrison, who breaks 28-year-old world record

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. 

Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on Friday. 

Only unlike Bolt, Harrison is not going to the Olympics. 

While Bolt is Rio-bound despite being forced to pull out of the Jamaican trials with a hamstring

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