Samantha Davies' dream of winning the solo around-the-world Vendee Globe sailing race came to a sudden end Thursday, but her family knows the skipper will "bounce back quickly."
Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.
Everyone was anticipating Thursday's mountain duel between the yellow jersey and its challenger. But Alberto Contador held on to his lead over Andy Schleck because he chose confirmation over confrontation.
Outside of a dazzling leapfrog by someone lower in the standings, the two figure skating slots available for Vancouver will be filled from the trio of Mirai Nagasu, Sasha Cohen and Rachael Flatt.
Many thought the climb up Mont Ventoux might blow up the Tour de France standings. It wound up confirming them instead.
Lance Armstrong, Bradley Wiggins and Andy Schleck have some catching up to do in Thursday's time-trial stage if they hope to contend for a podium position at the Tour de France.
With teammates Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador sitting 2-3, respectively, behind Tour leader Fabian Cancellara, there is quite the storm brewing heading into Friday's crucial Stage 7.
Levi Leipheimer delivered a Solvang time trial win for the third straight year at the Tour of California, bettering his 2008 time and consolidating his lead in the overall standings.
The famed L'Alpe-d'Huez always reveals a lot about a Tour and its contenders. But even after this year's chapter, everything will come down to Saturday's time trial.