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  1. Endurance sports - Tour de France connections to World War I run ...

    Jim Caple

    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.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  2. Endurance sports -- Bradley Wiggins is excited to return to the T...

    Jim Caple

    Former Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins is back stateside for the Tour of California, excited for the race and embracing his new role on Team Sky, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  3. John Klish prepares for upcoming Deaflympics

    Jim Caple

    What Tour de France riders do for three weeks is pretty astounding. But what if they couldn't hear? That's the situation for John Klish, a deaf cyclist who will compete at the upcoming Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria (July 26-Aug. 4). Imagine bikin...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  4. 2013 Tour de France -- Caple: There's nothing on the Tour quite l...

    Jim Caple

    There are higher climbs. There are steeper climbs. There are more grueling climbs. But there is no better climb at the Tour de France than the Alpe-d'Huez, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  5. 2013 Tour de France -- Caple: Five rules to follow when wearing b...

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple doesn't want you to be guy on bike who stands out for all the wrong reasons, so here are five rules to follow when wearing bike shorts

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  6. 2013 Tour de France -- The 100 most significant moments in Tour h...

    Jim Caple

    Compelling. Tragic. Inspirational. Disappointing. Jim Caple's list of the Top 100 most significant moments from the Tour de France are all of the above.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  7. French Open - David Ferrer finally has his shot

    Jim Caple

    David Ferrer has waited a long (long!) time to reach a major final. Now he gets his shot.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  8. 2013 French Open -- American dreams derailed in Paris

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. sent four women into the fourth round in Paris. Unfortunately, the three who played Monday all lost in straight sets.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  9. 2013 French Open -- Martina Navratilova speaks out against gay ma...

    Jim Caple

    Martina Navratilova has a few words for gay marriage protesters disrupting everyday life in Paris, where France legalized gay marriage.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2013
  10. The (possible) Lance Armstrong transcript!

    Jim Caple

    Can't wait to see just what Lance Armstrong admits in his interview with Oprah Winfrey? Don't worry. Playbook has gotten ahold of the transcript. [The interview opens with OPRAH sitting on a couch in a hotel room in Austin, Texas.] OPRAH: Hello...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  11. Caple: An inspiring, sometimes naked 2012

    Jim Caple

    Like Jamie Moyer, Peter Parker, the Rolling Stones and the Houston Astros, I turned 50 years old in 2012. While I did not make history by becoming the oldest man to ever win a major league game, nor have another movie about my spider powers released,...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  12. Tour de France: What good comes of Lance Armstrong decision?

    Jim Caple

    Stripping Lance of his titles does far more harm than good. The USADA should have let this one go.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  13. Women's 200 final boasts impressive field

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- Allyson Felix was talking to a couple of reporters about winning her 200-meter semifinal Tuesday evening when she was interrupted by the loud, repeated squeals of France's Myriam Soumare. Soumare wasn't hurt or scared or in danger. She w...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  14. 2012 Olympics -- Another 4x100 blockbuster, but no Hollywood endi...

    Jim Caple

    At the last Summer Games, it was the U.S. that pulled off the improbable victory in the 4x100 relay. Sunday in London, France got its revenge.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  15. Playbook rides the legendary Alpe d'Huez

    Jim Caple

    ALPE D'HUEZ, France - How steep and grueling is the nine-mile road to Alpe D'Huez? So steep that our rental car did not make it to the top. I'm proud to say that my bike and I did, though. Score that bicycle 1, Opel hatchback 0. Gaining 3,700 f...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh together a...

    Jim Caple

    Since we last saw Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, Walsh gave birth to two children, May-Treanor tore her Achilles, the two went their separate ways, then reunited and have battled their way back to the Olympics. Can the beach volleyball tandem make it three straight golds?

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012