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Sports News Summary: Thomas takes maiden title as Sky extends Tour reign

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Reuters Last Updated at 30 Jul 2018, 22:07 IST

Thomas takes maiden title as Sky extends Tour reign

Geraint Thomas tightened Team Sky's grip on the Tour de France when he handed the British outfit their sixth title in seven years on Sunday and there is no sign that their domination will end anytime soon. Thomas produced a near flawless performance to become the third British and Team Sky rider to triumph after Bradley Wiggins (2012) and Chris Froome (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Suh says teammate Donald deserves massive contract

Ndamukong Suh once held the biggest contract for a defensive player: six years for $114 million with a whopping $60 million in guaranteed money. He played three years with that contract for the Miami Dolphins, then was released in the offseason. He signed a one-year, $14 million pact in March with the Los Angeles Rams, and Suh said that his new teammate, Aaron Donald, should have a bigger deal than Suh had.

James fulfills promise with opening of school in Akron

LeBron James the basketball player has left Ohio. But on Monday morning, the footprint of LeBron James, the philanthropist, got even bigger in his home state. The I Promise School, started in conjunction with James' foundation and Akron Public Schools, opened Monday for 240 third- and fourth-grade students. The school will add grade levels each academic year, and by 2022 is expected to educate children in first through eighth grades.

Nats' Turner becomes latest to apologize for old tweets

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner apologized Sunday night after he became the latest major-leaguer to have years-old offensive tweets surface. After a Twitter user on Sunday dug up racist and homophobic tweets that Turner posted in 2011 and 2012 when he was an 18-year-old freshman at North Carolina State, Turner issued a statement through the Nationals: "There are no excuses for my insensitive and offensive language on Twitter. I am sincerely sorry for those tweets and apologize wholeheartedly.

Former Olympic champion Skofterud dies in jet-ski accident

Olympic cross-country skiing gold medalist Vibeke Skofterud has died aged 38 following a jet-skiing accident, the Norwegian Ski Federation confirmed on Monday. The Norwegian Skofterud was reported missing on Saturday and her body was found by a rescue team on Sunday near the island of St Helena in southern Norway, the BBC reported.

Report: Anthony, Hawks agree to contract buyout

The Atlanta Hawks and Carmelo Anthony have reached an agreement on his contract buyout, meaning Anthony can become a free agent once he clears waivers. That's according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, who said the Hawks planned to put the 10-time All-Star on waivers Monday.

MLB roundup: Braves' Newcomb just misses no-hitter

Atlanta left-hander Sean Newcomb came within one out of a no-hitter, and the Braves posted a 4-1 win over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. After taking a close 1-2 pitch for a ball, Los Angeles' Chris Taylor ended the no-hit bid with a clean single to left field with two outs in the ninth inning.

Indigenous breakthrough a matter of time, says Goolagong-Cawley

Nearly half a century after Evonne Goolagong-Cawley became the first Aboriginal Australian to win a grand slam title at the 1971 French Open, the nation still waits for another indigenous talent to emerge and claim the game's highest honors. Aboriginal athletes have featured prominently in the narrative of Australian sport and regularly light up the country's top flight rugby league (NRL) and Australian Rules football (AFL) competitions.

Isner joins elite club of Americans with fifth Atlanta title

John Isner joined elite company when he saved four of five break points en route to beating compatriot Ryan Harrison 5-7 6-3 6-4 to win the Atlanta Open for the fifth time on Sunday. Top seed Isner became the fifth American man to win the same event at least five times after Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

Eovaldi, Martinez lead Red Sox past Twins

Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven shutout innings in his Boston debut, and J.D. Martinez had two hits and drove in three runs to lead the Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. It was the third straight victory for Boston (74-33), which moved 41 games over .500 for first time since Sept. 27, 1946. The Red Sox also improved to 37-14 at Fenway Park, where they have won 13 of their last 15 games.

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