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Tour de France: Bardet, Van Garderen suffer as Rogers claims Stage 16

by Reuters
Michael Rogers of Australia. Photo — AFP
Rogers gave his Tinkoff-Saxo team their second stage win this year by powering away from a breakaway group in the 237.5-km mountain trek from Carcassonne.

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Spanish League: Real Madrid sign Colombian striker James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez, 23, scored six goals for Colombia at the World Cup to win the Golden Boot award

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