Jens Debusschere wins bunch sprint on 2nd stage of Tirreno

CASCINA, Italy (AP) — Jens Debusschere sprinted to victory on the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Thursday, edging out Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett while Adriano Malori retained the overall lead. The Belgian champion clocked 3 hours, 30 minutes, 18 seconds over the mainly flat, 153-kilometer (95-mile) route from Camaiore to Cascina to win[…]

Defending champ Swiss beaten in Davis Cup 1st round

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Playing without stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, defending champion Switzerland slumped to a first-round loss to Belgium in the Davis Cup on Sunday, while Andy Murray scored the decisive point to lift Britain past the United States and Novak Djokovic led Serbia to victory over Croatia. After Federer and Wawrinka[…]

Things to watch in the new F1 season

With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: ___ BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg went[…]

Djokovic and Serbia back in Davis Cup title hunt

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic is back for the Davis Cup, making Serbia the favorite. After leading Serbia to the 2013 final, Djokovic took last year off and watched Roger Federer pair with Stan Wawrinka to capture the only major tennis trophy to elude him. Federer and Wawrinka are skipping the Davis Cup this year,[…]