Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Sports in brief: 2010 Tour de France yellow jersey awarded to Schleck

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2010 yellow jersey goes to schleck

MONDORF-LES-BAINS, Luxembourg — Almost two years later, Andy Schleck has his yellow jersey for winning the 2010 Tour de France. The Luxembourg rider finished second in the race, but Alberto Contador was stripped of the title for failing a doping test.

"It is not the same as to take the jersey on a podium in the tour," Schleck said Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Tour de France organizers. "You don't have the podium girls, everything around is different."

Contador, who also won the Tour in 2007 and '09, tested positive for clenbuterol during a Tour rest day in July 2010.

golf

Price returns to Presidents Cup

The last time Nick Price took part in the Presidents Cup, he snapped a putter over his knee walking off the 18th green after losing a critical singles match in South Africa. He will return 10 years later as captain of an International team that has only one victory in nine tries.

Price, a three-time major champion, was selected to be International captain for the 2013 matches. The PGA Tour asked Fred Couples to return as U.S. captain for the third straight time.

"This has been a moment that I've been waiting for an awful long time," Price said. "It's probably the most excited I've been about anything in the last five or six years. This is a huge honor, and I'm very, very excited about it."

et cetera

Autos: Early television ratings are showing this year's Indianapolis 500 had more viewers than any time since 2008. Based on the numbers provided by Nielsen Media Research and ESPN, Sunday's race attracted nearly 6.9 million viewers and drew a 4.34 rating. The 2011 race, won by the late Dan Wheldon, drew a 4.03. That was also Danica Patrick's final Indy 500 appearance before jumping to NASCAR.

soccer: The U.S. men's national team will play a friendly tonight against Brazil at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. A crowd of more than 60,000 is expected for Brazil's first area visit since defeating Ecuador in a 1998 friendly at RFK Stadium. "They love to dictate their own game; they are used to setting the tone," U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann said of the Brazilians. "They have wonderful players, but for us, the situation is how much we can take to them. How can we go eye-to-eye and cause them some trouble? It's an exciting benchmark we face. It will tell us a lot about where we are in the process."

Media: Radio host Tom Krasniqi and Genesis Communications have parted ways. Krasniqi, who hosted an afternoon show on ESPN 1040-AM, and the company were unable to come to terms on a new employment agreement.

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