The highs and highers of the Tour de France

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Kramon(L).jpg Allez allez: the Tour de France is one of the most gruelling, but rewarding, races

It’s one of the toughest races in the world covering more than 2,000 miles in 21 days. This year’s Tour de France will once again push contestants to the limit, with seven mountain stages, four of them in the French Alps. Gavin Green gets on his bike and experiences the gruelling course first hand

Ride over the summit of the Col du Galibier and all of France seems to lie below. Beneath and around, sharp daggers of granite point skyward and giant glaciers carpet the slopes. Clouds, some far below, cling to nearby peaks, migrating with the wind. There are no trees. It’s too high.

In front, a winding ribbon of tarmac plunges down the mountain, the road bordered by rocks and mounds of snow. Fall and you’ll get hurt.

I’m at 2,645 metres (8,678ft)…

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Tour de France Stage 16: Plaza Gaps the peloton for solo win


On a day when we were expecting all the action to happen on the descent of the Col de Manse, Rubén Plaza made a brilliant tactical decision and attacked on the ascent. His minute advantage as he crested the summit was more than enough to hold a rampaging Peter Sagan at bay to take the biggest victory of his career and ensured that his Lampre-Merida team get to crack open the bubbly tonight. The GC contenders flexed a few muscles with Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) gaining a few seconds with a trademark attack.

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Chris Froome questions `strange` doping scrutiny

Chris Froome questions `strange` doping scrutiny.

GENERAL: Tour de France earnings

CYCLING – Peter Sagan has earned €46,080 in the first 16 stages of the 2015 Tour de France. This is more than 18 teams have earned so far. Sagan is followed by three time stage winner André Greipel and leader in the general classification Chris Froome.

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World League 2015 – Five Questions Answered

Bravo les Bleus !!! So happy about Team France win World League for 1st time in his history.

At Home On The Court

On Wednesday afternoon, before the first match of the World League Finals in Brazil, official FIVB commentator Paul Sunderland revealed that he was really looking forward to this event as best World League finals for years.  The reason? Teams took World League more seriously this year and played a lot more with their top players.  I agreed completely.  Sadly, it was one of the few moments over the ensuing five days that Paul and I agreed on something.  But that isn’t important.  What is important are the questions that were raised over those five days.  I will attempt to answer them.

Does this mean France the best team in the world? No. It does not. Most of the top teams played this tournament at their maximum and twelve months on from last year’s World Championships, all three medallists were different.  Every team in Brazil won at least one match.  Serbia…

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No Pospisil, Raonic As Canadians Bow Out Of Davis Cup

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For a Davis Cup quarter final, many tennis fans expect to see many of the ATP’s top 100 ranked players.

However, for this past weekend’s tie between Canada and Belgium, it was hardly that for the Canadians.

A usual Davis Cup squad for Canadian captain Martin Laurendeau consists of top ten player Milos Raonic (8), Vasek Pospisil (29), Daniel Nestor (no singles rank), and Frank Dancevic (272). Nestor usually pairs with Pospisil in the doubles, while Dancevic acts as a sub incase of injury.

The Canadians were without their usual heavy hitters this weekend in Pospisil and Raonic, both of whom are recovering from nagging injuries. Raonic had foot surgery earlier this year and had it flare up on him during Wimbledon, while Pospisil is nursing a sore wrist which is most likely caused by the ridiculous amount of tennis he played in a week at Wimbledon.

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Zach Johnson Wins Open Championship In Four-Hole Playoff « CBS DC

Zach Johnson Wins Open Championship In Four-Hole Playoff « CBS DC.

Quick Hits – Hewitt, Groth, and the Murrays Shine in Davis Cup while Ram Wins Newport Again

Tennis Abides: Dan Martin on Tennis and Life

Aussie Comeback Succeeds

Davis Cup and Hall of Fame Thoughts

The tennis scheule does not leave a lot of time for reflection.  One Sunday Novak Djokovic is vanquishing Roger Federer for his 3rd Wimbledon title, and the next Sunday Andy Murray is defeating Gilles Simon to secure Great Britain a semifinal berth in Davis Cup play for the first time in over 30 years.  Here are some quick takes on the weekend’s action:

  1. Lleyton Hewitt’s hands were all over Australia’s advancement to the Davis Cup semifinal round.  He helped turn the tide with a doubles victory and won his first ever 5th singles match in Davis Cup.  His career is nearly over, but a little more Davis Cup theatrics are on tap for Rusty before he hangs up…

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Davis Cup: Lleyton Hewitt & Sam Groth save the day for Team Australia!


After day 1 of the Davis Cup Team Australia found themselves in a bit of trouble and in the headlines again with Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis both losing their first singles matches on the Friday to give Kazakhstan a 2-0 lead and one win away from the semi-final. Only 8 times in Davis Cup history in the past has a team come from 0-2 down to win 3-2.

On the Saturday it was over to the experience of Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth to keep Australia in the tie and they certainly did that. Groth and Hewitt secured a 6-4 7-6 6-2 win against Golubev and Nedovyesov.

In the early hours of the morning it was up to Groth and Hewitt to do their bit and they certainly did that! Sam Groth levelled the tie at 2-2 with a 6-3 7-6 4-6 7-6 win against Mikhail Kukushkin and then…

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

Four Quarters with Mike Vamosi

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links

Becky Hammon lead the Spurs to a Summer League title

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA Free Agent tracker
2) Becky Hammon makes history
3) NHL trade tracker
4) Free agent list

Second Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) You’d love this ringer on your team
3) The 30: Second half teams to watch
4) Rumors abound

Third Quarter: Soccer

1) Make it rain
2) Turf talk
3) US Open Cup
4) schedule

Fourth Quarter: Tuesday Links

1) NHL expansion applications
3) That’s one way to deal with the rain
4) Zach Johnson joined the company of five others on Monday at St. Andrews

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2015 Posts: 140

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Dies at 28

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A co-founder of Grooveshark, an early leader in music streaming that recently closed under threat of crushing financial penalties to record labels, has died at 28, police said Monday.

Josh Greenberg died at his home Sunday evening in Gainesville, Florida, the university town where he helped launch the site in 2006.

The cause of death was unclear but there was no evidence of foul play or suicide, the Gainesville Police Department said on Twitter.

Greenberg, who lived with a girlfriend who was away for the weekend, had been planning new projects and was « more relieved than depressed » by the end of Grooveshark, his mother, Lori Greenberg, was quoted saying by The Gainesville Sun newspaper.

Grooveshark was one of the pioneering sites that offered unlimited, on-demand music, but, unlike later platforms such as Spotify, the company initially had few licensing deals with record labels.

With its young, entrepreneurial spirit, Grooveshark had…

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La star du surf Mick FANNING attaqué par un requin


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Un requin a attaqué la star du surf Mick FANNING lors d’une compétition. Le champion du monde confie que.

Sous les yeux des spectateurs horrifiés, Mick FANNIG s’est battu avec le prédateur en le frappant à plusieurs reprises : « Le pire a eu lieu au moment où j’ai disparu derrière une grosse vague, il a commencé à s’agiter autour de moi. Vous pouvez voir le clapotis de l’eau quand on s’est battu. Je ne sais pas quelles étaient les intentions du requin. Il est probablement resté coincé dans le cordon de la planche et heureusement, je préfère le cordon que ma jambe », a-t-il confié dans un article publié sur le site de Red Bull.
Après avoir regardé la vidéo un nombre incalculable de fois, Mick FANNING ajoute « C’est surréaliste. Je me demande: est-ce que ça m’est vraiment arrivé? Je n’arrive pas à croire que je m’en sois sorti complètement indemne…

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NICOLAS SARKOZY. Les Républicains: l’ex président en Tunisie ou sa réconciliation avec Rachida Dati

Allain Jules


On les disait brouillés. Or, la visite de l’ex président de la République Nicolas Sarkozy en Tunisie, semble prouver le contraire. Nicolas Sarkozy et Rachida Dati côte à côte chez le président tunisien Beji Caid el Sebsi pour appuyer «le combat de la civilisation contre la barbarie». Mon oeil ! Il semble oublier son désastre libyen.

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Tchad : Hissène Habré impliquera-t-il Idriss Déby ? – Malicom – Toute l’actualité Malienne en direct

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Actualités du Mali – Tchad : Hissène Habré impliquera-t-il Idriss Déby ?

Tchad : Hissène Habré impliquera-t-il Idriss Déby ?

Actualités du Mali - Tchad : Hissène Habré impliquera-t-il Idriss Déby ?

Le président tchadien pourrait être mis en cause lors du procès de son prédécesseur, à Dakar, au Sénégal. Au moment des crimes commis sous le régime de Hissène Habré, il était chef d’état-major.
– Malicom – Actualités du Mali

Malicom – Toute l’actualité Malienne en direct :

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Hommage en pleurs et en colère aux victimes de l’attentat de Suruç

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AFP, 21 juillet 2015 :

Ils s’accrochent aux cercueils, crient des slogans antijihadistes ou pleurent, simplement. Mardi, familles et proches ont rendu un dernier hommage poignant aux victimes de l’attentat suicide qui a fait au moins 32 morts près de la frontière syrienne.

Vingt-cinq cercueils enveloppés dans un drap rouge ont été alignés dans la cour d’une mosquée de Gaziantep, à quelques dizaines de kilomètres de Suruç, dont le centre culturel a été la cible de l’attaque attribuée par les autorités turques au groupe Etat islamique (EI). Sur chacun d’eux, une feuille portant le nom d’une victime.

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Séance Extraordinaire de la Fifa : Sepp Blatter « aspergé » de dollars

Séance Extraordinaire de la Fifa : Sepp Blatter « aspergé » de dollars.

Noah pour coacher Fabius ?


Espérons que Laurent Fabius fera mieux pour la COP21 que l’équipe de France de tennis lors de la coupe Davis ! Aujourd’hui s’ouvre la discussion sur le climat à l’initiative du ministre des Affaires Étrangères, en vue de préparer la conférence qui se tiendra en fin d’année à Paris. Pendant ce temps, et sans aucun rapport, le nom de Yannick Noah circule pour remplacer l’infortuné Arnaud Clément au poste d’entraîneur de l’équipe de France de tennis …

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20150721 – News/Ciné : Retour vers le futur : les retrouvailles du casting pour les 30 ans du film culte