Froome has 'unfinished business' at Vuelta
The reigning Tour de France champion is aiming to become just the third rider in history to win the Tour and the Vuelta a Espana in the same season.
Froome: I have unfinished business with Vuelta.
After finishing second on three occasions, Chris Froome has his eyes on the prize at the Vuelta a España.
Contador to retire after Vuelta a Espana
Alberto Contador, one of only six cyclists to won all three Grand Tour races, announced Monday that he will retire after the Vuelta a Espana.
Contador to retire after Vuelta a Espana.
34 year-old Spaniard Alberto Contador, winner of two Tour de France titles and seven 'Grand Tour' crowns overall, announced that the upcoming Vuelta a Espana will be his last race as a professional cyclist.
Kenya's marathon tradition thrives through Kirui
First, victory in the Boston Marathon in April, then World Championships gold four months later. Could we be looking at a new Kenyan great in 24-year-old Geoffrey Kirui?
Bowie dips at line to win women's 100 by .01
Tori Bowie dipped at the line to win the women's 100 meters by .01 seconds Sunday at the world championships. The day also produced a pair of stirring marathon races, as both Geoffrey Kirui and Rose Chelimo came from behind to win gold medals.
Kirui: Anything is possible.
Geoffrey Kirui discusses winning the men's marathon at the World Championships while Tamirat Tola complains about the race format and Alphonce Simbu expresses his pride.
Netflix doc spotlights Russian doping whistleblower
Grigory Rodchenkov, who helped Russian athletes get away with doping before blowing the whistle on them and now fears for his life, is the focus of "Icarus," a documentary with an agenda.
How an amateur cyclist helped expose the Russian Olympic doping scandal
Cyclist Bryan Fogel set out to prove how easy it is to beat a drug test. He stumbled upon the biggest doping scandal in sports history.
After a year in a Mars simulator, Johnston can handle anything
Carmel Johnston was the commander of a six-person crew that spent one year living inside a 1,200-square-foot Mars simulator dome stuck on the side of a volcano in the middle of the Big Island of Hawaii. What helped her survive? Triathlon training.
Froome targets Vuelta a Espana after TDF win
Tour de France champion Chris Froome is bidding to become the first rider in 22 years to win both the Tour and the Vuelta a Espana in the same year.
Nieto walks down the aisle.
Former Olympian Jamie Nieto suffered a horrific accident that left him paralyzed, but he overcame odds to walk down the aisle on his wedding day.
Chris Froome is still unflappable, and other things we learned
This year's Tour de France featured big names crashing out, a controversial expulsion and a build up of suspense as the stages went by. Here are our five takeaways from the three-week drama.
The race that kept everyone guessing
The biggest stars crashed out of the Tour de France stage after stage, but one thing remained steady throughout: Britain's Chris Froome. Here's how the race unfolded, ushering the defending champ to his fourth Tour win.
Cyclist Michael Matthews shows up big for Australia
For the past 20 years, the Tour de France has been good to Australia, with Robbie McEwen claiming the green jersey three times and Cadel Evans taking the title in 2011. Michael Matthews is doing what he can to pick up where they left off.
The superhero in James Pradke's family
At the Warrior Games, one might assume that U.S. Army Maj. James Pradke is the hero in the family. But it was someone much smaller who helped his family when they needed it the most.
Marine Cpl. Dakota Boyer challenges himself, inspires others
When Cpl. Dakota Boyer plays volleyball or swims, it takes him back to the days when he was doing exactly what he was meant to do, being on a team, being a Marine.
How a ray of sunshine saved Dawn Page's life
Injured and alone in a cave in Jordan, Special Ops medic Dawn Page knew that if she was going to survive, she would have to save herself. She just didn't expect that she would have to follow her heart to do it.
Photos -- 'The legacy I want to leave is one thing: love,' says Ramesh Haytasingh
U.S. Navy Lt. Ramesh Haytasingh has an important message for everyone he meets at the Warrior Games -- and he's more of a show, not tell, kind of guy.
The science behind Africa's team and the Cavendish comeback
From developing African cycling champions to shaping Mark Cavendish's inspiring comeback from the Epstein-Barr virus, Team Dimension Data's sports scientists share some exclusive insider tips.
The unexpected rise of Rigoberto Uran
Colombia's Rigoberto Uran isn't a newcomer by any stretch, but his performance at the Tour de France has been something of a surprise -- a welcome surprise for his fans and his country.
'I would do damn near anything to have my left knee back'
When USMC sergeant Kirstie Ennis lost her leg in 2015, she embraced sports in her recovery -- rowing, cycling, mountaineering. Now, she talks about being the first veteran in the Body Issue, her confidence and the inspiration she is compelled to be.
Sprinter Williams-Mills: 'My battle scars are my cancer scars'
For ESPN's annual Body Issue, Jamaican sprinter Novlene Williams-Mills opens up about her battle with breast cancer -- and competing in the 2012 London Olympics while awaiting treatment.
Run this town: San Diego
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A Tour cyclist's 8,000-calorie-a-day diet and the bus that delivers it
What does it take to keep a Tour de France team going over three weeks and 2,200 miles? We get on the bus with Cannondale-Drapac to find out.
Tour de France victory takes time and patience - Chaves
Esteban Chaves has risen through the ranks to be among the favourites for this year's Tour de France, but as Rupert Guinness reports, Chaves knows it could take some time before he is ready to win.
Tour de France: U.S. cyclist Taylor Phinney's 'final frontier of my own unknown'
Come July, Taylor Phinney will make his Tour de France debut with Cannondale-Drapac. A near career-ending crash in 2014 and multiple injuries this year couldn't deter the three-time Olympian. But he knows this race will be the ultimate challenge.
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Prince Harry launches the Invictus Games in Sydney.
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