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Tour de France cycling: Dominant Nibali poised to be crowned in Paris

by Reuters
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the twentieth stage, a 54 km individual time trial, as part of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 26, 2014 between Bergerac and Perigueux, western France. Photo - AFP
Nibali will become the sixth man to win all three grand tours barring a race-ending crash in Sunday’s processional final stage which ends on the Champs Elysees

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Anderson faces a Level 3 accusation, ICC’s highest disciplinary charge, and his hearing is set for Aug. 1, at the end of the Southampton test. If found guilty, Anderson could be given a four-Test ban

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