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British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins Tour De France

The 30-year-old repeats his 2013 victory, beating back a late-stage attack by Colombian Nairo Quintana.

On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

A cycling group comprised of mostly Latino, bilingual, bicultural bikers is growing in Los Angeles — and changing people's minds about what recreational bikers look like.

Pro Gaming Joins Other Sports As It Begins Drug Testing

Cycling, baseball and other pro sports all have performance enhancing drug tests. Now the tests are coming to the world of competitive video gaming.

Athletes Make News On Social Issues: The Week In Sports

The big question in sports this week has been: Will Zack Greinke pitch for the Dodgers on Saturday night? And the U.S. men's soccer team competes for third place in the Gold Cup.

Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

NPR's Melissa Block talks to tournament director Karen Kimaki about the inaugural Quidditch European Games, taking place this weekend in Sarteano, Italy.

Hulk Hogan's WWE Contract Terminated After Alleged Racist Language In Sex Tape

WWE said it's "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers, and fans worldwide."

Baseball Writer To Be Honored By Hall Of Fame, But He's Out Of A Job

Baseball writer Tom Gage is being honored by the Hall of Fame for his long and illustrious career at The Detroit News. But he didn't leave his beat voluntarily. He recently lost his job at the paper.

British Cyclist Chris Froome Leads As Tour De France Enters Final Days

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Andrew Hood, the European correspondent for VeloNews, for an update on the Tour de France.
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D.C. Swim League Busting The Myth That Black People Don't Swim

In the second part of our series on District pools, we'll look at the D.C. Swim League's efforts to get more African-American youth swimming.


For Love Or Money: Fans And Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.