Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
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REIMS, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany has won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy has retained the yellow jersey.

The peloton faced intermittent drizzle in Thursday's 194-kilometer (120 mile) course from Arras to Reims, a mostly flat ride well suited for sprinters.

The race got its biggest surprise on Wednesday after defending champion Chris Froome, carrying from an injured wrist, dropped out of the race after crashing twice.

Two-time Tour champion Alberto Contador was dealt a setback after Saxo-Tinkoff teammate Jesus Hernandez dropped out after a crash.

Overall, Nibali has a two-second lead over teammate Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark. Slovakia's Peter Sagan is third, 44 seconds back.

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Scores & Schedules

October 24, 2014 07:07 GMT

WORLD SERIES - BEST OF SEVEN

Thursday's Score

No game scheduled

Friday's Schedule

GAME 3:

Kansas City (Guthrie 13-11) at San Francisco (Hudson 9-13), 8:07 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Thursday's Score

Denver 35, San Diego 21

Friday's Schedule

No games scheduled

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGU E

Thursday's Scores

N.Y. Islanders 3, Boston 2

Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT

Vancouver 4, St. Louis 1

Nashville 3, Chicago 2

Minnesota 2, Arizona 0

Calgary 5, Carolina 0

Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Friday's Schedule

Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Carolina at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL - TOP 25

Thursday's Score

No. 18 East Carolina 31, Connecticut 21

Friday's Schedule

No games scheduled

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION - PRE-SEASON

Thursday's Scores

Indiana 88, Charlotte 79

Detroit 109, Philadelphia 103

New Orleans 88, Dallas 85

Friday's Schedule

Dallas at Orlando, 7 p.m.

New York vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota vs. Chicago at St. Louis, MO, 8 p.m.

Miami at Memphis, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.

Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at Las Vegas, NV, 10 p.m.

Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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