Tour de France: Peter Sagan prevails in 3rd stage | Cycling
Slovakian Peter Sagan of the Liquigas-Cannondale team won the third stage of the Tour de France.
Tour de France
Sagan prevails in 3rd stage
Once upon a time in Hollywood, the cry was "Run, Forrest, Run!" The message was not lost on Slovakian Peter Sagan at the Tour de France.
The Liquigas-Cannondale cyclist won Tuesday's ride toward the English Channel in dramatic fashion and then went cinematic — pumping his arms in the running style of fictional antihero Forrest Gump at the behest of teammates.
Competing in his first Tour, the 22-year-old Sagan earned his second victory in the three full stages so far. He covered 122.4 miles from Orchies to the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer in 4 hours, 42 minutes, 58 seconds.
With the pack split up because of crashes, Sagan surged ahead with less than 300 meters left. He crossed the finish line several lengths — and at least one second — ahead of 46 other riders in his wake.
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara of the RadioShack-Nissan team was one of them, and he retained the leader's yellow jersey after finishing fourth in the stage.
BMC Racing's Tejay van Garderen, who was born in Tacoma, was 16th in the stage and is in fourth place, 10 seconds behind Cancellara.
Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda rider Tyler Farrar of Wenatchee went down in one crash and was delayed in another, but was not seriously injured, team spokeswoman Marya Pongrace said. Farrar placed 172nd in the stage and is 165th overall.
Esfandiari: $18.3 million
Antonio Esfandiari prevailed in a daylong battle against Sam Trickett on the final day of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop Texas Hold'em event in Las Vegas and won $18,346,673, the richest top prize in poker history.
"It's unbelievable," said Las Vegas resident Esfandiari, who clinched the title on the 85th hand in the three-day event.
Trickett settled for $10,113,001.
Orange Bowl retains ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference is remaining tied to the Orange Bowl.
ACC officials announced a 12-year agreement with the Miami Gardens, Fla., game beginning after the 2014 season. They say details on the opponent and broadcast partner will come later.
The ACC has sent its champion to the Orange Bowl each year since 2006.
Jagr, 40, signs with Stars
While the two biggest prizes on the free-agent market — defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise — were pondering their futures, a future Hall of Famer found a new home in Texas.
The Dallas Stars signed Jaromir Jagr, 40, to a one-year deal worth $4.55 million.
"He's still a world-class player," Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said of Jagr, who scored 19 goals for Philadelphia last season to raise his career total to 665.
MacLean is hospitalized
Phoenix forward Brett MacLean, 23, is in intensive care at a London, Ontario, hospital. Team officials said he suffered a "cardiac emergency" during a pickup hockey game in Owen Sound, Ontario.
Ring decision isn't a crime
Nevada's attorney general found nothing illegal or criminal in Manny Pacquiao's controversial split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley in a welterweight-title fight June 9 in Las Vegas.
Interviews with the referee of the bout, two Nevada Gaming Control Board officials and athletic commission director Keith Kizer turned up no evidence of wrongdoing, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said in a letter to Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum.
Arum manages both fighters. He sought an inquiry June 11.
Masto's letter said, "Displeasure with the subjective decisions of sporting officials is not a sufficient basis for this office to initiate a criminal investigation. There do not appear to be any facts or evidence to indicate that a criminal violation occurred."
Timbers knock off San Jose
Timbers knock off San Jose
Danny Mwanga and Jack Jewsbury each scored and the host Portland Timbers knocked off the Major League Soccer-leading San Jose Earthquakes 2-1.
"You can make the game a lot easier by outworking your opponent," Timbers coach John Spencer said.
In another MLS match, Houston and visiting Chicago tied 0-0.
• Manchester United, which has won a record 19 English soccer championships, filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to hold an initial public offering of stock and become a listed company on the New York Stock Exchange.
• Becky Hammon scored seven of her 22 points in the last 1:05 to help host San Antonio beat Phoenix 82-81 in a WNBA game.
DeWanna Bonner had 38 points and eight rebounds for Phoenix.
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