British rider Chris Froome extended his overall lead of the Tour de France despite the defending champion crashing during the 19th stage on Friday. Froome’s hopes of claiming a third title was threatened when he hit the ground just eight miles from the finish of the… Read More
    MEGEVE, France — Britain’s Chris Froome edged nearer retaining his Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-kilometer mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost four minutes on Thursday. The Team Sky rider, aiming to become the first to… Read More
    BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE MINNESOTA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI… Read More
    BERN, Switzerland — World champion Peter Sagan claimed his third 2016 Tour de France stage victory when he edged Alexander Kristoff on the line at the end of the 16th stage, a 209-kilometer ride from Moirans-en-Montagne on Monday. Norway’s Kristoff (Katusha) celebrated after crossing the line,… Read More
    BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE N.Y. METS at CHICAGO CUBS, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE PORTLAND at TRENTON, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE… Read More
    CULOZ, France — Chris Froome has been so strong on this year’s Tour de France that at times he appears to have been toying with his rivals. He was at it again on Sunday in the final climb of the 15th stage won by Colombian Jarlinson… Read More
    BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted… Read More
    AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, practice, 11:30 a.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR XFINITY, practice, 1 p.m., NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais… Read More
    MONT VENTOUX, France — Defending champion Chris Froome retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour de France despite being left without a bike following an incident involving a motorbike in a farcical finale to the 12th stage on Thursday. The Briton’s bike was broken… Read More
    BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE NEW HAMPSHIRE at PORTLAND, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio CHARLOTTE at PAWTUCKET, 7 p.m., NESN-TV BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE Playoffs, Teams TBD,… Read More