The 1914 Tour de France coincided with the events that triggered World War I, and several Tour riders -- including three former champions -- were lost in the ensuing fighting, something this year's Tour will honor in its early stages, writes Jim Caple.
Men have been coaching prominent women's sports for decades. So why was it so gasp worthy when Andy Murray hired former top-ranked player Ameile Mauresmo as his coach? Because it's precedent setting. And frankly it's about time.
Like a fine cognac that gets better with age, so did the French Open as the women's matches played out concluding with a piece de resistance final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep with the more seasoned of the two emerging victorious.