Froome keeps overall lead as Norwegian wins stage

After two second-place finishes, Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway finally got a stage victory at the Tour de France, using his guile and strength to hold off chasers in the final section Friday at Salon-de Provence.

Boasson Hagen was part of a 20-man group that Chris Froome and Team Sky gave freedom to escape from the peloton because none of them presented a threat to his overall lead.

The overall standings remained unchanged, with Froome still leading French rider Romain Bardet by 23 seconds and Rigoberto Uran of Colombia by 29 seconds. The race ends Sunday.


HALL OF FAME: Top-seeded John Isner beat fellow American Dennis Novikov 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships semifinals at Newport, Rhode Island.

The only seeded player remaining, Isner will face American Bjorn Fratangelo in the semifinals. In the other semifinal, Peter Gojowczyk of Germany will face Matthew Ebden of Australia.

CROATIA OPEN: Local wild card Ivan Dodig upset top-seeded David Goffin 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals at Umag, Croatia.


NFL: Cincinnati cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was suspended for the regular-season opening game after his role in an altercation at a downtown Cincinnati hotel earlier this year.

Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge from the January incident, the latest in a history of off-the-field legal issues for the NFL veteran. The NFL said the suspension was for a violation of its personal conduct policy.

The Chiefs signed quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a four-year rookie contract.

COLLEGE: Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop doesn’t expect a lawsuit filed against him by his former employer to be a distraction as the Volunteers’ defense attempts to bounce back from a disappointing season.

Penn State sued Shoop for breach of contract over the circumstances of his January 2016 departure. Shoop has filed a counterclaim indicating he was forced out rather than leaving Penn State on his own.

Coastal Carolina Coach Joe Moglia will miss the Sun Belt Conference’s yearly football gathering after having a precautionary medical procedure.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Olympic champion Shi Tingmao led a China 1-2 in the women’s 3-meter springboard competition at Budapest, Hungary.

Earlier, Russia again showed its class in synchronized swimming, taking the women’s team free title for its sixth gold from seven competitions.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid and is set to take over from Diego Costa as the main striker for the English champion.

Chelsea announced the signing of the Spain international without giving a fee. He signed for five years.

EUROPA LEAGUE: UEFA ordered Hajduk Split of Croatia to play its next home game in an empty stadium as punishment for racist chants by fans.


NHL: Detroit agreed to terms with winger Tomas Tatar on a $21.2 million, four-year contract.

Tatar, 26, a Czech native, led Detroit with 25 goals last season and also had 21 assists.