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Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

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Media playback is not supported on this device Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana to complete a clean sweep of British victories in this year's Grand Tours.The 26-year-old Michelton-Scott rider crossed the line safely in Madrid on Sunday to secure his first Grand Tour, with Spain's Enric Mas second and Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez third.Britons Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas won the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France respectively this year. Elia Viviani claimed the 100km final stage of the Vuelta in a bunch sprint.In a chaotic run-in, the Italian edged out world champ...
Froome takes Giro lead with stunning stage win, Yates drops away dramatically

Froome takes Giro lead with stunning stage win, Yates drops away dramatically

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Chris Froome launched a devastating attack to win stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia and take the leader's pink jersey from fellow Briton Simon Yates.Yates finished almost 39 minutes behind Team Sky's Froome, who attacked 80km from the finish in Bardonecchia.Froome, 33, was fourth prior to Friday's 184km run from Venaria Reale. But, with two days remaining, he now has a 40-second lead over Tom Dumoulin as he attempts to become the first British man to win the Giro d'Italia.BeSpoke podcast - 'One of the best rides of all time'The four-time Tour de France champion is also attempting to become only the seventh man to win all three Grand Tours, and just the third to win three in succession."I don't th...
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

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HOUSTON -- For Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, the starting job that eluded him for years is firmly within his grasp. Yates will start his second consecutive game Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien affirmed that Yates will remain the starter. He didn't officially rule out quarterback Tom Savage for the remainder of the regular season, but emphasized that he's a "ways off" in terms of being cleared under the NFL concussion protocol. Yates is hoping to upgrade his performance and production significantly after the entire offense struggled during a 45-7 road loss last Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first start in two years, Yates was sacked four times and hit nine times overall as he completed just 12 of 31 passes for 128 yards with one t...