Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday and immediately vowed that his victory wouldn’t be stripped for doping as Lance Armstrong’s were. “This is one yellow jersey that will stand the test…

‘Doctor Who’ writer: No word on next doctor

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The question of whom the next Doctor Who is remains a mystery, for now. But fans of Matt Smith and his predecessor will be ecstatic once official footage of the 50th anniversary special airs…

49-year-old Austin wins Sanderson Farms playoff

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Woody Austin won the Sanderson Farms Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory since 2007, beating Cameron Beckman and Daniel Summerhays with an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a…

Pirates salvage final game from Reds, 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Locke broke into a grin before taking any questions. “Happy to be back,” the left-hander said. No one’s happier than the Pittsburgh Pirates, who used their formula from a highly successful first half —…

Kids’ book ‘The Snowy Day’ is focus of US exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A classic and groundbreaking children’s book is the subject of a new exhibit in Philadelphia. “The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats” is on view now until Oct. 20 at The National…

Wainwright wins 13th, Cardinals edge Padres 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright worked eight sharp innings for his National League-leading 13th win and Allen Craig made a game-ending leaping catch at the left field wall as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego…

Zoe Saldana goes green for ‘Guardians’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — How many more colors can Zoe Saldana be on the big screen? The actress portrays green-skinned alien Gamora in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” after going blue in James Cameron’s “Avatar.” She recently reprised…

Greek police kill prison escapee after manhunt

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have killed Marian Kola, the Albanian mastermind of a daring prison escape, in an intense firefight after a four-month manhunt. Kola and fellow escapee Ilir Kupa clashed with a police…

Portugal’s president keeps coalition govt in power

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president has accepted a compromise reached by the coalition government that allows it to stay in power, defusing a crisis that had roiled financial markets. In an address to the nation, President Anibal…

Kelly Rowland gets maritime escort back to shore

PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts (AP) — The Coast Guard says singer Kelly Rowland was among the passengers on a private boat escorted back to Cape Cod after the captain became disoriented. Lt. Ruairi White tells the Cape Cod Times that…

NY sex criminals sue Pataki over psych transfers

NEW YORK (AP) — The convicted rapist formerly known as Louis Massei wore pink clam diggers and shoulder-length hair parted on the side for a star turn on the witness stand last week in a Manhattan courtroom. The…

Pemex pipe explodes in central Mexico, 7 injured

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — A pipeline explosion Sunday that injured six people and sent flames and smoke shooting hundreds of feet into the air in central Mexico was caused by illegal tapping, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said. The…

Kemp homers, hurts ankle; Dodgers top Nats 9-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Kemp returned to the lineup with a home run and a double in the same inning Sunday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 9-2 win that…

Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday, having dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and adroitly dealt with doping suspicions off it. In two years, Britain has now had two…

13 more killed in Iraq today; 2 prisons attacked

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings and shootings in Iraq have killed 13 people today, a day after a wave of car bombings and other attacks left more than 70 dead. The deadliest of today’s attacks came when gunmen fired…