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  • Russia says won't allow athletes caught doping into team for Rio Olympics

    Russia's athletics federation said in a statement on Tuesday that it would not allow athletes who had been caught doping in previous years into the Russian team for the Rio Olympics. The Russian Olympic Committee said earlier on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic…

    Reuters
  • Report: BMX legend Dave Mirra had brain disease CTE

    TORONTO (AP) -- Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE.

    The Associated Press
  • Kruijswijk stretches lead, Valverde bags maiden Giro win

    Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk moved closer to a history-making Giro d'Italia triumph Tuesday after stretching his lead over Esteban Chaves and Vincenzo Nibali in a thrilling 16th stage won by Alejandro Valverde. Kruijswijk, of the Lotto team, started the hilly 132 km race from Bressanone to Andalo…

    AFP
  • 23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France

    Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats. France has been in a state of emergency since attacks on Paris in November killed 130…

    The Associated Press
  • Nervous France to deploy 23,000 police for 'Le Tour'

    About 23,000 police will be deployed for the Tour de France, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday, as the world's premier cycling race takes place under the post-attacks state of emergency. For the first time, members of the elite GIGN paramilitary police will be stationed along the…

    AFP
  • Slovenian mountain biker Klemencic banned 2 years for doping

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Slovenian mountain biker Blaza Klemencic has been banned for two years for doping and had her results from the 2012 London Olympics wiped out.

    The Associated Press
  • Cyclist Nibali ready to bite into Kruijswijk lead

    Former champion Vincenzo Nibali said he is ready to bite into his deficit to Giro d'Italia leader Steven Kruijswijk on his way to stopping the Dutchman making history in Turin next Sunday. Lotto team leader Kruijswijk is poised to become the first Dutch winner of the three-week Italian race after…

    AFP