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–VINCENZO NIBALI WINS 101ST TOUR DE FRANCE, 1ST ITALIAN CHAMPION SINCE MARCO PANTANI IN 1998
Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France to become the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
–RED BULL’S DANIEL RICCIARDO OVERTAKES FERNANDO ALONSO TO WIN HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the closing stages of the race to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix for his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.
–MAGNUSSEN OVERWHELMS AUSTRALIAN RIVAL TO CLAIM COMMONWEALTH GAMES TITLE IN POOL
Renowned for his bravado, world 100-meter freestyle champion James Magnussen didn’t try to conceal his glee at reasserting his supremacy against a great rival in the pool on Sunday.
–BERNHARD LANGER WINS SENIOR BRITISH OPEN BY CHAMPIONS TOUR-RECORD 13 SHOTS
Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie.
–ORTIZ’S 3-RUN HOMER HELPS RED SOX END FIVE-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH 3-2 WIN OVER RAYS
David Ortiz hit a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays’ longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games.