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(Reuters) - Pole Rafal Majka fought strong headwinds and a late push by New Zealand's George Bennett to win a hilly stage two and earn the yellow jersey at the Tour of California on Monday.
(Reuters) - Olympic silver medallist Trey Hardee scored a runaway victory in the decathlon but headwinds slowed times for 100 metres winners Mike Rodgers and Tianna Bartoletta at the U.S. championships on Friday.
LE GRAND BORNAND, France (Reuters) - Julian Alaphilippe claimed France’s first victory on this year’s Tour de France when he climbed impressively to win the 10th stage on Tuesday, a 158.5-kilometre ride from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two-time Olympic gold medallist American Ted Ligety missed the podium but said his fifth place finish in Tuesday's Alpine combined has given him a boost in confidence ahead of his giant slalom and super-G races at the Pyeongchang Games.
(Reuters) - Nike's "Breaking-2" attempt in Italy this weekend might not produce a sub-two hour marathon, but it will probably lead to a world best time, three exercise physiology experts have told Reuters.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Protests in Brazil and delays in building stadiums are putting the World Cup next month at risk and prompting tourists to stay away, football great Pele said on Monday.