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Alberto Contador drops out of the Tour de France

Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains.

LeBron James saves the day with video footage of World Cup 'streaker'

Can you believe there was actually a time when a lot of us viewed LeBron James as a villain?

Stocks snap higher in early trading; Citigroup up

Stocks are up sharply in early trading as the market shakes off its worst weekly performance in three months.

'True Blood' recap: Bon Temps strikes back at H-vamps

Humans and supernaturals combine forces on a daring raid to rescue Bon Temps residents from rogue vampires on “Death Is Not the End,” Episode 74 of HBO’s “True Blood.”

Wig seller crafts second chances for women with hair loss

"I've been in hiding," the wide-eyed young mother said as she stared at herself in a mirror. She had driven 15 hours from Michigan and was pouring her heart out to Flora Shepelsky, a woman she had just met.

Maryland Gov. O'Malley 'seriously considering' 2016 presidential run

As the political world holds its breath, awaiting a go or no-go announcement from Hillary Rodham Clinton, one Democratic presidential prospect is already campaigning. Although a final decision to go forward into 2016 may be months away, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is making all the moves of a...

With World Cup, Brazil shows its successes and shortcomings

When Brazil won the right to host soccer's World Cup, the idea was to show the world a new country, a welcoming and capable place that had made great strides in growing its economy and reducing inequality.

'Masters of Sex' recap: Virginia's into research; Bill's into her

While collaborating on landmark studies of human sexual response, Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) views her relationship with Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) as strictly professional.

Passion and love drive Jay Leno to fill a 130-car garage

On a sunny day in the Burbank hills, Jay Leno's canary yellow McLaren supercar shatters the silence.

Merger of Aecom and URS to create giant L.A. construction firm

Los Angeles construction giant Aecom Technology Corp. — which has worked on downtown L.A. high-rises, World Cup stadiums and New York's new World Trade Center — will buy its San Francisco rival, URS Corp., in a $6-billion deal.

Los Alamitos racetrack's thoroughbred meeting 'an artistic success'

Before the start of the final day of racing at Los Alamitos Race Course's summer thoroughbred meet, a jogger in track pants ran a few laps around the track. He finished with a final trek down the immense stretch run.

Dodgers hold on to defeat Padres, 1-0

KEY MOMENT: With the game scoreless, Dee Gordon singled to left field with one out and promptly stole second base. Carl Crawford drew a walk, which brought up Yasiel Puig, who singled to left-center field to drive in Gordon.

World Cup notes: Germany takes note of Klinsmann's contributions

U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann wasn't with the German team in person when it won the World Cup on Sunday. But he was certainly there in spirit and influence.

Hyun-Jin Ryu shows quality of Dodgers starters in another 1-0 win

The Dodgers went into the All-Star break Sunday with the best record in the National League.

'Brilliant but flawed' women rule NBC's TCA presentation

The portrayal of women emerged as a major theme Sunday at NBC's presentation at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.

'Parenthood' boss Jason Katims talks final-season plan

"Parenthood," NBC's little family drama that could, will enter its sixth and final season in the fall — and showrunner Jason Katims says the plan is to go big and go home.

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