Press Box: Wiggins first Brisith rider to win Tour de France

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

Bradley Wiggins became Britain's first winner of the Tour de France on Sunday.
Wiggins, 32, had clinched the yellow jersey a day earlier by winning the final time-trial and Sunday's ride onto the Champs-Elysees was largely ceremonial.
The British rider's success comes less than one week before the start of the London Olympics, where Wiggins and teammate Mark Cavendish are the heavy favorites to win the gold medal in the time trial and the road race.

---The Boston Celtics reportedly are close to a one-year contract with center Jason Collins.
The deal would be for the NBA veteran minimum salary, according to, which cited league sources.
The 7-foot Collins, an 11-year veteran, would essentially replace center Greg Stiemsma, who is expected to sign an offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Celtics, sources said, are not planning to match the offer sheet.
Collins, 33, averaged 1.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 30 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season. He has career averages of 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds.

---Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace said he is "50-50" about whether he will retire or return to the Pistons next season.
WTVR-TV in Richmond, Va. reported Saturday that Wallace, who has played 17 seasons in the NBA, said some of his decision will be based on how he performs in the summer league in sponsors in Richmond.

---Chris Walker, the No. 6 ranked high school basketball player in the country's class of 2013 by, announced Sunday he has committed to play for Florida.
The Holmes County (Fla.) senior selected Florida over Louisville, Kansas, Connecticut and Baylor to stay in-state with the Gators.
The 6-10, 195-pound center will join another top recruit, Kasey Hill, who is his teammate on his traveling basketball team, Florida Elite.

---Free agent forward Shane Doan has visited with the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers over the past two days, according to multiple reports.
Doan has said he wants to remain with the Coytoes, but the team could leave Phoenix.

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