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Gay beats Thompson in France

U.S. Tyson Gay, left, on his way to win the 100m men's race, ahead of Richard Thompson, right, from Trinida and Tobago, during the Athletics Montreuil meeting at the Jean Delbert stadium, in Montreuil, east of Paris, France, Monday July 7, 2014.  Tyson Gay clocked 10.04. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

PARIS (AP) — Former world champion Tyson Gay ran 10.04 seconds in pouring rain to win the 100 meters at the Montreuil meeting on Monday.

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5 things to know about the Tour de France

British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith poses for photographers on the finish line of the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Cambridge and finish in London, England, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LONDON (AP) — After triumphing on the Champs-Elysees last year in Paris, Marcel Kittel won another royal sprint in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday, making clear to all other pretenders he is the new king of speed.

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McDowell rallies from 8 back to win French Open

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland poses with his trophy after winning the French Open Golf tournament at Paris National course in Guyancourt, west of Paris, France, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland came from eight shots back to retain his French Open title Sunday, shooting a 4-under 67 in pouring rain to win by one stroke.

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5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London

Britain's Christopher Froome, center right with race number one, passes a police officer during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LONDON (AP) — It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city’s greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

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Tour de France 2nd stage begins in York

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali points to his shirt as he crosses the finish line ahead of the sprinting pack to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali displayed his riding smarts at the Tour de France, winning Stage 2 on Sunday and taking the yellow jersey after a well-choreographed attack on rivals in the postindustrial English city known for “The Full Monty.”

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