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 of Spain is reflected in the sunglasses of Egoi Martinez of Spain as the riders wait to take the start of the 14th stage of the Tour de France from Revel to Ax Trois Domaines, France, on July 18.
This year's Tour de France is considered one of the toughest in years, more than 300 miles longer than last year.
The Men in Orange hung on in a thrilling 3-2 victory in the Uruguay-Netherlands semifinal. Now the stage is set for a European final, but will Holland face Spain or Germany?
As the Tour de France gets under way, the Saxo Bank and Garmin teams – pioneers of a stringent new antidoping standard – were first and second in the team standings. Watch for them to prove that it's possible to win clean.
Sue and Roger Main watch fireworks in Fenton, Mich., on Saturday.
British singer Phil Collins performs during "Up Close & Personal: Phil Collins Plays '60s Motown and Soul" during the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, on Thursday. The show features Collins's interpretations of the biggest hits from the '60s.
British rock band Pink Floyd in March won a court battle with EMI in a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the internet from the group's concept albums.
Northeast Passage through the Arctic slashes time and money for mariners and could be a boom for Russia. But it raises concerns about ice loss induced by global warming.