Britain’s Geraint Thomas captures Tour de France title

The spits and the jeers. The eggs thrown at team cars. The attempts to unbalance riders while riding up the most grueling climbs. Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans — or his rivals — threw at him or Team Sky.

Jones, Thome, Guerrero among greats inducted into Hall of Fame

Chipper Jones didn’t bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper in honor of the special day.

Edarian Williams powers Aces over Blue Sox

Edarian Williams went 2-for-3 with a double, a grand slam, two runs and four RBIs to lead the Las Vegas Aces to a 12-2 victory over the Southern Nevada Blue Sox in a rematch of the last two state championship games

‘Medicare for all’ bill estimated at $32.6 trillion, report says

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.”

 
Thousands skate into Las Vegas roller derby convention

Holdaway, 59, flew to Las Vegas from Geraldton, Australia, on Tuesday and had competed in eight scrimmages by the time RollerCon roller derby convention was winding down Sunday. She was on the winning team about half of the time, she said.

Trump right to rollback fuel efficiency standards

Live by the administrative state. Die by the administrative state. That’s the reality facing environmentalists as the Trump administration prepares to rollback fuel efficiency standards put in place under the Obama administration.

Notes: Bench players, Makhi Mitchell lead DC Premier to Fab 48 title

Makhi Mitchell had 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots, and Josh Wallace and Mekhi Long combined for 36 points off the bench as the Premier topped The Truth 82-75 in the final of the 17 Invite division.

Las Vegas’ Kyle Busch wins again, this time at Pocono

Kyle Busch had no one to bump him out of the lead this week and stormed from the bottom half of the field Sunday at Pocono Raceway on the way to his sixth NASCAR Cup victory of the season.

Longer, ‘crazy’ fire seasons hinder crews in West

Exhausted and hungry, some 12,000 firefighters are working 24-hour shifts battling deadly California wildfires and becoming resigned to fire seasons that start earlier, burn longer and unleash increasingly unpredictable blaze

51s clubhouse feeling the impact of trade deadline

The 51s clubhouse has already seen a couple changes in recent days as a result of the July 31 trade deadline. There could be more coming.

Trump willing to shut down government over border debate

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

NYT publisher calls Trump’s verbal attacks ‘increasingly dangerous’

The publisher of The New York Times said Sunday he “implored” President Donald Trump at a private White House meeting this month to reconsider his broad attacks on journalists, calling the president’s anti-press rhetoric “not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.”

3 dead, 7 wounded after gunmen fire on crowd in New Orleans

Two armed individuals walked up to a crowd gathered Saturday evening outside a strip mall in New Orleans and opened fire, killing three people and wounding seven more, the police chief said.

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