Wind blowing at 125 kph on Mont Ventoux for Stage 12 of Tour

MONT VENTOUX, France (AP) — The wind is blowing at 125 kph (nearly 80 mph) on Mont Ventoux as the peloton sets out for the weather-shortened Stage 12 of the Tour de France, which coincides with Bastille Day.


San Francisco Giants, NBA win Sports Humanitarian awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants, the NBA and Los Angeles Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul were among the winners at the Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards Tuesday night.


Strawberry, Gooden story is no redemption tale

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York baseball stars Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden are forever linked in the public's mind, but not necessarily their own.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

USADA CEO: Report could justify Russia's exclusion from Rio

A report on Russian doping due out this week is expected to include details about the country's sports ministry telling its drug-testing officials which positive tests to report and which to conceal. If those details do, indeed, show up in the report, the leader of the U.S. anti-doping effort says nothing short of removing the Russian flag from this summer's Olympics would suffice.

  • Written by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer