Constant action but same result at Tour: Sky domination

Britain's Geraint Thomas celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 108.5 kilometers (67.4 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LA ROSIERE, France (AP) — If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage 11 on Wednesday went according to plan.

British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

Tiger Woods of the US plays out of a bunker on the 13th hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Wednesday July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers.

Fowles scores 30 with 16 rebounds, Lynx beat Fever

Minnesota Lynx WNBA basketball player Sylvia Fowles, left, is defended by Indiana Fever's Natalie Achonwa during a game a the Target Center in Minneapolis, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 89-65 on Wednesday.

Van Avermaet extends Tour lead as Sky bides its time

France's Julian Alaphilippe rides to cross the finish line to win the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 158.8 kilometers (98.7 miles) with start in Annecy and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — Facing the climbing prowess of Chris Froome’s Team Sky, Greg Van Avermaet expected to lose his lead of the Tour de France on the first day in the mountains.

Delle Donne, Parker to captain WNBA All-Star Game

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 file photo,Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) gets inside Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) to drive to the basket during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA basketball finals in Los Angeles. Parker was named Player of the Week. Parker averaged 25.3 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists to help the Sparks go 2-1 this week, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams.

Josh Hart matures during summer league, wins MVP

Los Angeles Lakers' Josh Hart shoots around Portland Trail Blazers' Zach Collins during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Hart wasn’t around to see the conclusion of the summer league as he was ejected from the championship game after criticizing the officials.

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