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Turkmenistan Prez 'Wins' Auto Race

He enters at last minute and, surprise, surprise, is the victor

(Newser) - US presidents like to throw out the first pitch at baseball games, but Turkmenistan President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov takes sport to a whole new level, coming in first in a Turkmenistan car race today. Driving a Turkish-made Volkicar. In a race he wasn't even scheduled to enter. Well, that's... More »

Team's Strong Showing Puts Armstrong in 2nd Place

Fabian Cancellara hangs onto jersey

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong missed taking the yellow jersey by two-tenths of a second today as his Astana team hammered its rival in the Tour de France’s fourth-stage time trial, AFP reports. Though Astana beat Saxo Bank by 40 seconds, Fabian Cancellara held onto the lead. “It’s a little... More »

Sastre Poised to Win Tour

Spanish rider heads into uncompetitive last stage more than a minute up

(Newser) - Spain's Carlos Sastre looks poised to win the Tour de France after the last leg before Paris, the New York Times reports. Barring a crash or concerted attack, Sastre, who leads his nearest competitor by 1 minute and 5 seconds overall, will roll to victory in the capital tomorrow. He... More »

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