Barguil delivers Bastille Day win to France; Aru still leads
FOIX, France — After the setback, the fightback.
The day after losing the Tour de France lead to Fabio Aru, Chris Froome and his Team Sky showed on Friday they still have cards up their sleeves. On the shortest stage of the 104th Tour, barring the two time-trials, Sky brought Mikel Landa into play — sending Froome’s Spanish teammate racing off ahead on a fast and furious Stage 13 that became part-chess, part a test of speed and endurance over a close-packed succession of three climbs in the Pyrenees.
End result: Sky has two riders — Froome and Landa — in the top five. From here to the July 23 finish in Paris, Aru will have to watch both like a hawk and not let either race off ahead of him in order to keep the famed yellow jersey.
NFL suspends Vikings WR Michael Floyd for 4 games
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating its substance-abuse policy.
The league’s announcement Friday gave no details of the violation. But an Arizona judge last month ordered Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests while under house arrest for a drunken driving conviction. He blamed the results on a type of fermented tea called kombucha.
The case stemmed from a 2016 drunken driving arrest when Scottsdale police found him passed out behind the wheel. He pleaded guilty in February to extreme drunken…
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