Broncos picked to win MWC Mountain Division

Boise State redshirt freshman quarterback Chase Cord drops back to pass during the annual Spring Game on April 14 at Albertsons Stadium. Chris Bronson / Idaho Press

LAS VEGAS — The Boise State football team is the unanimous pick to win the Mountain Division, and both quarterback Brett Rypien and returner Avery Williams took home preseason Player of the Year honors in balloting released Tuesday morning at the start of the Mountain West Media Summit.

Tour de France seeking more action from innovative stages

Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs with the pack during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Tired of watching cycling races where nothing ever seems to happen?

Ryan Lochte’s future? Even he isn’t sure what’s next

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte prepares before a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The 12-time Olympic medalist has been sanctioned for getting an intravenous infusion, a method that broke anti-doping rules. U.S. officials say Lochte was not using a banned substance. But under anti-doping rules, athletes typically cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitalization or through an exemption. Lochte posted a photo of himself getting the IV in May and that image prompted the investigation. He was entered in four events at the national championships that start Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in California. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte doesn’t know when he’ll be in another race.

Beasley: New Lakers vets can form solid core around LeBron

FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley, left, goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. In a deal announced Monday, July 23, 2018, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Beasley to a one-year contract, adding the veteran forward to their revamped core around LeBron James. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Beasley thinks the basketball world is foolish to assume the Los Angeles Lakers’ revamped locker room will be combustible before the fuse is even lit.

Crennel moves to Houston and Pettine to Green Bay

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel watches his team play the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Crennel is back as defensive coordinator in Houston, replacing new Titans coach Mike Vrabel. (Jeff Haynes/AP Photo, File)

When longtime coordinators move from one defense to another, it’s noteworthy.

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