Pantano wins stage, Froome holds lead

Colombian rider Jarlinson Pantano won the brutal 15th stage of the Tour de France through the Jura mountains after a long breakaway in Culoz, France, on Sunday.

Pantano outsprinted Polish rider Rafal Majka to the finish line.

On a day featuring hardly any flat stretches, there were plenty of attacks but only a few skirmishes between the main contenders. Race leader Chris Froome finished slightly more than three minutes behind in a group including the other main contenders and kept the yellow jersey with a lead of 1:47 over Dutch rider Bauke Mollema.


INDYCAR: Will Power used pit strategy to grab his third victory of the season, in Toronto, and close in on Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud in the race for the IndyCar championship.

Power’s victory on the temporary road course at Exhibition Place was his third in four races, and he was second last week at Iowa. He has closed the gap on Pagenaud to 47 points in the standings, and the two are tied for the most wins this season.


NHL: The Tampa Bay Lightning avoided arbitration with forward Alex Killorn, agreeing to terms on a $31.15 million, seven-year contract.

Killorn, who turns 27 in September, has 53 goals and 85 assists for 138 points in 272 regular-season games.


NBA: The Los Angeles Clippers waived forward Branden Dawson, four months after he was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse.

WNBA: The Los Angeles Sparks’ fell short of the fastest start in WNBA history when they lost to the Atlanta Dream 91-74 in Atlanta.

Los Angeles (20-2) had tied the 1998 Houston Comets, who finished the regular season 27-3, for the fastest start.

The loss also snapped the Sparks’ WNBA record nine-game road winning streak to open a season.

n Swin Cash scored 16 points and Tina Charles and Sugar Rodgers each added 14 to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 83-76 in New York.

n Elena Delle Donne made a 3-pointer with a second left to give the Chicago Sky a 91-88 victory over the host Seattle Storm.

Delle Donne scored Chicago’s final nine points and finished with 35.

n Seimone Augustus hit a fadeaway jumper with 15.3 seconds left in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 98-97 in Arlington, Texas.


HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia won in Newport, Rhode Island, beating third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) in the tournament’s longest deciding tiebreaker in the Open Era.


MLS: Diego Valeri scored goals on either side of halftime to give the Portland Timbers a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders in Portland.

n David Villa and Jack Harrison scored in the first half and first-place New York City held on for a 3-1 victory over the host Montreal Impact.

n Chris Pontius and C.J. Sapong scored about a minute apart to help the Philadelphia Union rally for a 2-2 tie with New York Red Bull in Chester, Pennsylvania.

– News service report