Quintana to focus on Tour, Valverde to ride 1st Giro

MADRID (AP) — Nairo Quintana says his focus this season is winning the Tour de France, while Movistar teammate Alejandro Valverde will compete in the Giro d'Italia for the first time.

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Clippers' Blake Griffin injures hand in altercation on road

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Griffin hurt his hand in an altercation with a member of the Los Angeles Clippers' staff on the team's current road trip and will be sidelined just as he was nearing a return from another injury.

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UK official: IAAF ethics body looking at '17, '19 worlds

LONDON (AP) — Qatar's bids for the 2017 and 2019 world athletics championships have been referred to the IAAF ethics commission for bribery allegations to be investigated, the head of UK Athletics said on Tuesday.

  • Written by ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer