HTC-Highroad rider Mark Cavendish of Britain celebrates winning the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 from Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur on July 13.
Japan's stock market index surges 4.4 percent as outlook for Japanese nuclear plant improves. Other stock markets in Asia, Europe little changed
Alberto Contador secured his third Tour de France title Saturday, but it wasn’t without a final challenge from rival Andy Schleck. The defending champion has a lead of 39 seconds and is expected to finish the Tour, which ends tomorrow in Paris, in the yellow jersey.
Alberto Contador tried rapid acceleration and sudden braking in an attempt to drop the Luxembourger, Andy Schleck, during the Tour de France Stage 14. But Schleck didn't take the bait.
A fan who is bundled up in the cold waits for the start of the 2010 World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico at Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Thursday.
A Dutch bank that bought carbon offsets to neutralize its carbon footprint was unaware that poor Indian farmers had been aggrieved by the green project.