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Quintana favorite for Vuelta with rivals hurting

In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Colombia's Nairo Quintana pedals as he wears the pink jersey of the overall leader during the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Belluno to Rifugio Panarotta, Italy. Movistar says Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will share leadership roles for the team at the Spanish Vuelta. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari, File)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With his rivals banged and bruised, Colombian climber Nairo Quintana is viewing the Spanish Vuelta as an excellent opportunity to win his second grand tour of the season and confirm his status as cycling’s rising star.

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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards grimaces as he is attended to on the field after an injury during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

Dominican Republic forward Francisco Garcia, left, and U.S. guard Kyrie Irving chase a loose ball during the first half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would’ve loved to give them what they wanted.

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In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller watches teammates warm up during an NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. Miller, among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder during practice. The report about the two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year comes with just more than two weeks before the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, left, and Fiorentina's Borja Valero  challenge for the ball during their friendly soccer match  in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season.

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