MOUNT VESUVIUS, Italy — Russia’s Denis Menchov all but wrapped up the Giro d’Italia on Friday, keeping the leader’s pink jersey after a stage that took riders up the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius volcano.
CHAMONIX, France — Karine Ruby, a former Olympic snowboarding champion who had been training to become a mountain guide, died Friday in a climbing accident on Mont Blanc. She was 31.
GENEVA — All 10 Formula One teams met Friday’s deadline to enter cars for the 2010 season, ending a threatened pullout by Ferrari and others in a dispute over a planned budget cap.
MOUNT VESUVIUS, Italy — Lance Armstrong fell midway through the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday but appeared to escape serious injury.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Anti-Doping Agency and swimming’s governing body appealed to sports’ highest court to restore Jessica Hardy’s two-year doping ban.
LONDON — A soccer team of only English players is set to represent Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.
GENEVA — A standoff between Formula One teams and the sport’s governing body over a budget cap appears close to being settled Friday with teams preparing to meet an entry deadline for the 2010 season.
BRUSSELS — Australian sprint ace Robbie McEwen says he will miss the Tour de France after breaking his shinbone in Belgium.
HELSINKI — The long wait is nearly over for Nikolai Valuev, who defends his WBA heavyweight title against Ruslan Chagaev on Saturday night.