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Tour de France begins Saturday in Netherlands with tough course

...Alberto Contador, and 2014 Giro d'Italia champ Nairo Quintana promises to draw eyeballs from the very first stage, an 8 ½-mile individual time trial in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the only solo stage against the clock.Following an anti-clockwise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/tour-de-france-begin
Overtime

...Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park.Owner Ahmed Zayat said on Thursday the decision to run in the 1 1/8-mile Haskell was based on several factors, the most important being the health of his horse ? the first to sweep the Kentucky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-02/overtime
Senseless and insensitive

...ramp onto Broad Street. She drove unhesitatingly past screaming wrong-way signs and horrified oncoming traffic for 2.8 miles ? and with her 4-year-old son on board ? before striking a minivan driven by Amelia Hiltz in a head-on collision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-22/senseless-and-insensi
River Watch wrong-way driver found guilty of felony murder

...that they had only a split second to save themselves from a collision with Sullivan.At a sharp curve in the road, 2.8 miles from where Sullivan entered the wrong lane, she crashed into Hiltz, then Mollenhauer and Floyd."I wish there was an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-19/river-watch-wrong-way-
Haskell or Jim Dandy likely next for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah

...comes back, I want him to really bring his fastball," Baffert said.The Haskell and Jim Dandy are both run at 1 1/8 miles.Baffert has won the Grade 1 Haskell a record seven times at the track on the Jersey shore. The Haskell purse is richer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-10/haskell-or-jim-dandy-likely-next-
Long shot Keen Pauline wins Black-Eyed Susan for fillies at Pimlico

...her second winning effort in six career races.A 15-1 long shot, Kentucky-bred Keen Pauline covered the 1 1/8-mile course in 1:50.46 at Pimlico Race Course to beat Include Betty by 2 3/4 lengths.Ahh Chocolate finished third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-15/long-shot-keen-pauli
Mets' fans show signs of their disgust in billboards

...Palumbo at first hoped to raise $5,000 and used the excess for a billboard put up in Florida along Interstate 95, about 8 miles north of the Mets' spring training complex in Port St. Lucie. Much of the money came in after former Mets pitcher Pedro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-14/mets-fans-show-signs-the
After close calls, owner believes he finally has Kentucky Derby winner

...I'm totally high on him."So are the oddsmakers. American Pharoah is the 1-2 morning-line choice for the 1 1/8-mile Arkansas Derby, the final major prep before the Derby. He drew the No. 6 post.The Derby-qualifying race is worth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-04-09/after-close-calls-ow
Dortmund takes Santa Anita Derby

...Aqueduct.Ridden by Joel Rosario, Frosted covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.31, and returned $6.40, $4.50 and...completed the order of finish.Carpe Diem finished the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.77 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-04-04/dortmund-takes-santa
Upstart and Itsaknockout set for rematch at Florida Derby

...issue for Upstart is that he's starting on the outside of the field, meaning a good start will be crucial in the 1 1-8 mile race. The field will start entering the first of two turns about 11 seconds after the gate opens.Upstart blazed his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-03-27/upstart-and-itsaknockout-set-rema