Froome all but locks up Tour de France

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs towards Alpe d'Huez during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110.5 kilometers (68.7 miles) with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (AP) — Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks.

Jamaica, Mexico to meet in Gold Cup final

Mexico's head coach Miguel Herrera speaks during a news conference, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. Mexico is scheduled to face Jamaica in a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Sunday night in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mexico is the favorite to win its record-extending seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title, and coach Miguel Herrera is answering questions about his future with the team.

Phillies get 1st no-hitter vs Cubs in 50 years

Philadelphia Phillies' starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) is hugged by Phillies' catcher Carlos Ruiz, left, and first baseman Ryan Howard after he pitched a no-hitter during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Phillies won 5-0. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

CHICAGO (AP) — The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field.

U.S. road to World Cup opens in November

United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan reacts after giving up a goal to Panama's Harold Cummings during a penalty kick shootout in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third place soccer match, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Chester, Pa. Panama won. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The United States’ road to the 2018 World Cup opens in November with a four-nation group that includes Trinidad and Tobago.

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

A spectator waves the Colombian flag as Colombia's Nairo Quintana, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, climbs during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 138 kilometers (85.7 miles) with start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in La Toussuire, France, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (AP) — Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn’t expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.

Angels fans boo Hamilton but Texas gets 4-2 victory

Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton, left, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta react as Hamilton is greeted with "Boos" as he is introduced to bat during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2015. It was Hamilton's first game in Anaheim since being traded to the Rangers from the Angels. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Several of Josh Hamilton’s former Angels teammates chatted with the slugger on the field during his first game back at the Big A, glad to see him happy and healthy with the Texas Rangers.

WWE cuts ties with Hulk Hogan

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012 file photo, former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, arrives for a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hogan. The company did not give a reason, but issued a statement Friday, July 24, 2015, saying it is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide." (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing at NFL headquarters in New York. The players' union has proposed a settlement on Brady's four-game suspension last week, but has not gotten a response from the NFL. A person familiar with the proposal tells The Associated Press on Thursday, July 23, 2015, the offer was "met with silence." The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL Players Association's offer was confidential. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(AP) - The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.

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