Thomas Bach reminds Tokyo to stick with current venue plans

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed willingness Tuesday to work with Tokyo officials to achieve a "significant reduction" in costs for the 2020 Olympics, but suggested the effort should stick to the current venue plans.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

2017 Tour will scale all of France's mountains

PARIS (AP) — For the first time in 25 years, all five mountain ranges of continental France will feature in next year's Tour de France, in a stretched-out endurance test of racing that smiles on the climbing strengths of defending champion Chris Froome and his Colombian rival, Nairo Quintana.

  • Written by JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer