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  • Phinney to make comeback to cycling at Tour of Utah

    Taylor Phinney had to endure such a long rehab from a devastating injury that the Olympic cyclist picked up painting and learned to fly a plane, just to help pass the time. The former world pursuit champion and two-time national time trial champion will make his return to racing at the Tour of…

    The Associated Press
  • Kenya dismisses athletics doping reports as smear campaign

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's athletics body said on Sunday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of world championships in Beijing. Of the 800, 77 were Kenyan athletes according the reports. Athletics Kenya (AK) said claims of widespread…

  • Porte quits Sky to pursue Grand Tour dream with BMC

    Australian rider Richie Porte, fresh from helping Team Sky's Chris Froome win a second Tour de France, announced on Saturday he will ride for the BMC Racing team next season. Porte, a key domestique in Sky's three Tour successes with Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and then Froome in 2013 and this year, is…

  • Athletics-Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after leak

    * WADA orders investigation * More than 800 "highly suggestive" or "abnormal" test results (recasts with details, reaction) By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Leaks of confidential doping data threw global athletics into chaos on Sunday, after a newspaper and a broadcaster said a…

  • Cycling-Road-World Ranking standings

    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Ranking 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 532 2. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 422 3. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) 407 4. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) 365 5. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) 322 6. Richie Porte…

  • Cycling team blames race organizers for San Sebastian crash

    BMC Racing Team is blaming organizers and the sport's governing body after cyclist Greg Van Avermaet was taken out by a race motorbike while leading the Clasica San Sebastian, the latest in a string of accidents that have knocked out riders for the U.S.-based team.

    Associated Press51 mins ago
  • Russia links new doping scandal to race for top athletics post

    Russia's sports minister dismissed allegations that more than 400 Russian athletes were suspected of taking banned performance enhancing drugs, linking the media reports to upcoming elections for athletics' ruling body. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and German broadcaster ARD/WDR said they were…

  • Cycling-Road-Clasica San Sebastian results

    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Clasica San Sebastian (San Sebastian - San Sebastian, 219 km) on Saturday 1. Adam Yates (Britain / Orica) 5:30:22" 2. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / BMC Racing) +15" 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 4. Daniel Moreno (Spain / Katusha) 5. Joaquim…

  • Cycling-Road-Team World Ranking standings

    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Ranking Teams 1. Team Sky (Britain) 1219 2. Movistar (Spain) 1142 3. Katusha (Russia) 1070 4. Etixx - Quick-Step (Belgium) 903 5. Tinkoff - Saxo (Russia) 777 6. Astana (Kazakhstan) 663 7. BMC Racing (United States) 613 8. Orica (Australia) 507 9.…

  • Cycling-Porte joins BMC Racing from Team Sky

    Australian Richie Porte will join the BMC Racing team from Team Sky on a one-year deal in 2016, the American outfit said on Saturday. "We officially welcome Richie to the BMC Racing Team," BMC Racing manager Jim Ochowicz said in a statement. "Richie's addition to our roster for next year adds extra…

  • Sport rocked by 'wild' doping allegations

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The world of athletics was rocked on Sunday by "wild" doping allegations involving hundreds of suspect blood samples, just as global sports leaders were meeting in Malaysia. International Olympic Committee members and sports federation chiefs woke to the…

  • Richie Porte joins BMC team

    PARIS (AP) -- Australian rider Richie Porte hopes to fulfill his ambition of winning a Grand Tour within the BMC Racing team.

    The Associated Press