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Tejay van Garderen is one of just three American riders in this year’s Tour de France, the lowest number since 1996.

Just 3 Americans will race Tour de France

As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders...

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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

NEW YORK – Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and said he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

Nike Inc. says it expects to name a new chairman in 2016, but no specific date was set for Knight’s departure. Knight, 76, says he plans to stay involved with the company.

Phil Knight co-founded Nike and has been a director of the footwear and athletic apparel and equipment maker since 1968. Parker has been...


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