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Italy bobsledder Frullani could face 1-year ban

MILAN (AP) — Italian sport’s anti-doping office has asked for bobsledder William Frullani to be banned for a year after failing a doping test at the Sochi Olympics.

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Man U defeats Inter on penalties after 0-0 draw

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney kicks the ball from between Inter Milan’s Juan Jesus (5) and Inter Milan’s Zdravko Kuzmanovic during the first half of a soccer game at  the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Landover, Md. Manchester United won 5-3 in a penalty kick shootout. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Louis Van Gaal said Manchester United’s performance in Tuesday night’s scoreless draw against Inter Milan was better than each of his team’s previous preseason games.

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2015 Giro to start with team time trial in Liguria

MILAN (AP) — The 2015 Giro d’Italia will start with a team time trial from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo along a cycle path down the Ligurian coast.

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Correction: Tour de France story

PARIS (AP) — In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it’s been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago.

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Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins

2014 Tour de France cycling race winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Left is Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

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