Tour de France continues with boosted security

Amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice, the Tour de France rolled on and defending champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead on Friday.

Thousands of people lined the 23-mile time-trial route to La Caverne du Pont-D’Arc to celebrate the Tour and pay homage to the dozens killed and injured by a truck that drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

Froome finished second to Tom Dumoulin on the 13th stage, but ahead of all other general classification contenders. A time trial specialist, Dumoulin was in a league of his own but Froome limited his time loss to 63 seconds.

There was a minute’s silence after the stage, as the yellow, green, and polka-dot jersey plus the stage winner gathered on the podium with bouquets.


PGA: Jhonattan Vegas shot a course-record 11-under 60, making a hole-in-one, another eagle and two closing birdies to take a six-stroke lead in the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Alabama.

Vegas had a 17-under 125 total – a shot off the tour record for strokes in the first two rounds.

LPGA: Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 66 in windy conditions at Sylvania, Ohio, for a share of the Marathon Classic lead with Hyo Joo Kim.

The top-ranked Ko, the 2014 tournament winner, had six birdies and one bogey to match Kim at 8-under 134. Kim had a 68.


DAVIS CUP: Jack Sock and John Isner gave the United States a 2-0 lead over Croatia on Friday in the best-of-five quarterfinal at Portland, Oregon.

Sock overcame a two-set deficit to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, and Isner topped Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the second match on the Tualatin Hills hard court.

HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Top-seeded Steve Johnson was upset in the quarterfinals at Newport, Rhode Island, losing to fellow American and No. 8-seeded Donald Young 6-2, 6-3.

BUCHAREST OPEN: Top-seeded Simona Halep swept past sixth-seeded Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-4, 6-2 to reach the semifinals in Romania.

OLYMPICS: Fifth-ranked woman Simona Halep and No. 7 man Milos Raonic withdrew from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.

AZARENKA PREGNANT: Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka announced on Twitter that she is pregnant and plans to resume her career after the baby is born.


NBA: The Orlando Magic acquired third-year guard C.J. Wilcox and cash from the Clippers in exchange for Devyn Marble and a future second round draft pick.

The Brooklyn Nets signed veteran guard Randy Foye, a career 37 percent shooter from 3-point range.

A person with knowledge of the details says the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a one-year deal with center Chris Andersen, 38, for the veteran’s minimum.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed international prospect Dario Saric two years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal.


NHL: The Dallas Stars signed captain Jamie Benn to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension, a day after he had surgery to repair an abdominal muscle injury that may keep him out of hockey’s World Cup in September.

The Arizona Coyotes re-signed forward Tyler Gaudet, a former Portland Pirate, to a one-year, two-way contract.