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Defending champ Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France

ARENBERG, France - An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable...the pack through nerve-wracking cobblestones along France's border with Belgium.The 29-year-old Team Sky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-09/defending-champ-chri
Business news

French bank pleads guilty to violationsNEW YORK - BNP Paribas, France's largest bank, has pleaded guilty in New York to a federal charge of violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-09/business-news
Crash leaves defending champ Chris Froome banged up at Tour de France

LILLE, France - Back on the race's home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France pack faces a first possible shakeout today...of bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France.Many riders were expressing dread that the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-08/crash-leaves-defendi
FIFA suspends Nigeria from international play

...been withdrawn," FIFA said.Nigeria advanced from its group for the first time since the 1998 World Cup, but lost 2-0 to France in the round of 16. Before that game, players rebelled against the federation after not receiving their money for reaching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-09/fifa-suspends-nigeri
NASCAR has no answers for Kyle Busch's trucks domination

...gain valuable experience even if somebody gets on a run and tends to win more events than is normal," NASCAR chairman Brian France said. "So we try to balance that out, but we lean on the side of the greater experience for the younger drivers to get a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-09/nascar-has-no-answers-kyle
Germans build on Spain's 'tiki-taka' passing game

...they are also not shy to defend.Germany has shown it can win even when it doesn't have more possession <0x2014> France had as much as Germany and lost 1-0 in the quarterfinals. Brazil had 51 percent, with the known outcome.Still, Germany...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-09/germans-build-spains
Mark Cavendish's hopes hurt in Tour de France

...victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard...the first three stages of this 101st Tour before riders enter France on Tuesday. In all, the 198 riders are to cover 3,664 kilometers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-05/mark-cavendishs-hope
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins second leg of Tour de France

...Italy's Vincenzo Nibali displayed his riding smarts at the Tour de France, winning Stage 2 on Sunday and taking the yellow jersey after...doesn't have ascents on a par with the Alps or Pyrenees in France, riders faced nine low- to mid-grade climbs. The hardest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-06/italys-vincenzo-niba
Alberto Contador altered his training for this Tour de France

...been worth it, so far. Contador is back to his best form in years, and the Spaniard lines up for the start of the Tour de France today believing a third victory is within his grasp.At 31, he can expect to remain in top condition for only a few more years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-04/alberto-contador-altered-his-trai
Germany deals Brazil worst ever World Cup loss

...Previously, Brazil's biggest World Cup loss was 3-0 to France in the 1998 final. In the 1920 the South American championship...five goals in a World Cup match since the 1938 tournament in France, when the team beat Poland 6-5 in extra time.In previous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-08/germany-deals-brazil