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Britain’s Wiggins takes Tour de France lead

By Jamey Keaten LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES SKI STATION, France — With two weeks left in the Tour de France, the two-man showdown that many predicted is taking shape, with Britain’s Bradley Wiggins already in the yellow jersey — and driver’s seat — while Cadel Evans isn’t. The 31-year-old Briton and his Team Sky […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Rain, rain go away: A London slog for Olympics?

By Danica Kirka LONDON — After a sodden spring, is Britain heading for a summer washout? It’s lurched from the cold, wet drizzle that dampened the queen’s Diamond Jubilee flotilla on the Thames to a sea of mud at the Isle of Wight music festival to frequent delays at Wimbledon, where even the retractable roof […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. employers add 80,000 jobs as economy struggles

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said in its report Friday. The economy added an average […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Late miscue dooms Giants against Nats

WASHINGTON — The San Francisco Giants lost when they couldn’t turn a double play in the ninth inning. It wouldn’t have mattered if they had pushed across a few runners in, say, the first or the third or the fourth. The Washington Nationals completed a sweep of the Giants on Thursday night, winning 6-5 when […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Greipel’s Stage 5 win comes among talk about Armstrong

SAINT-QUENTIN, France — The Tour de France is shadowed again by Lance Armstrong and doping. The subject returned with a vengeance to cycling’s greatest race Thursday, and caught in the turmoil were four riders and a team manager who years ago helped Armstrong on the way to his seven Tour titles. All this on a […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Jeep’s flagship SUV is refined, capable

By Ann M. Job Those who thought sport-utility vehicles were going the way of the dodo were wrong. SUVs haven’t died off amid higher gasoline prices. To the contrary, Jeep’s flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee, just posted its best June sales in the United States since 2005 and is up 38 percent so far this […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

First NATO truck crosses Pakistan border

CHAMAN, Pakistan — The first truck carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan has crossed the Pakistani border after a seven-month closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended earlier this week. The reopening is a rare bright spot in relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, which had closed the routes in retaliation […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nats beat Bumgarner, Giants

WASHINGTON — At a time when he’s usually sleeping or eating breakfast back home in San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner was on the mound facing the Washington Nationals. Maybe it was the early starting time, or the way the ball carried on a steamy day in the nation’s capital that led to his uncharacteristically poor performance. […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Moss leads A’s to sweep of Red Sox

OAKLAND — Brandon Moss might just make Boston miss him yet. Moss homered among his three hits for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday’s 3-2 win and completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox. He finished 6-for-8 with five RBIs and three runs scored against his former club that traded him away. “Playing against a […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Twitter helps find dog that took train to Dublin

By Shawn Pogatchnik DUBLIN — When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, it took the power of Twitter to reunite the dog with his owner. Irish Rail sent a “Lost dog!” tweet with a photo attachment after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with Wednesday morning commuters on a train from rural Kilcock, County Kildare, […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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