Aussie Rohan Dennis sets speed record in winning opening stage of Tour de France

...Utrecht before ending 166 kilometers (103 miles) later at the heart of the Zeeland Delta.Cycling along the Dutch coastline promises to be tricky for riders, with heavy gusts and sprays.The Tour swings into nearby Belgium on Monday.

Tour de France begins Saturday in Netherlands with tough course

...Froome, defending champ Vincenzo Nibali, two-time winner 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...

Expect a wild ride from Kyle Busch in his bid to make Chase

...do that, and hopefully we can. It's certainly not going to be easy, but we didn't expect it to be, and it never is."Moving into the top 30 promises to be a wild ride, and that's generally what Kyle Busch likes most.

Need a reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features

...last fall. Google is readying a similar service for millions more smartphones to run on its Android software. And Samsung promises a service for its newest Galaxy smartphones will be accepted in more stores than both Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay...

Rants & Raves

...the reality is that money talks once again. HILLARY CLINTON, CAUGHT in so many lies, can we believe her campaign speech promises? IT'S GREAT THAT Augusta wants to continue to honor James Brown by improving his statue setting, even if his "giveaways...

Book briefs

...CharlestonAugusta-area author J.B. Collum has released a mystery novel called Terminal Tendencies, in which the author promises "multiple murders, airtight alibis, kidnapping, dark family secrets and mind-bending plot twists."Set in Charleston...

Theme parks across US look to skies, stars for newest attractions

...in Bird-in-Hand, Pa., where a "Magic Lantern Show" promises a 19th-century entertainment experience.I-Drive 360...000-square-foot motion simulator ride based on the movie franchise. It promises to take riders on a 120 mph journey through the "underworld...

Final federal loan guarantee finalized for Plant Vogtle project

...as a part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy," Moniz said.Loan guarantees, in which the federal government promises to assume a company's debt if the company defaults, were developed in 2005 as an incentive to help build new nuclear reactors...

New Apple, Google features will improve interactions with devices

...going on a run or getting in a car. You might automatically get music on a run, but an audiobook in your car.Siri also promises to anticipate your needs. If you have a meeting coming up, she'll remind you to leave, factoring in current traffic...

Europe calls emergency summit over Greece

...rendering that economy stable and sustainable," said Varoufakis.Dijsselbloem said the eurozone stands by its 2012 commitment to "consider further measures and assistance," but only if Greece meets all its reform promises.