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RESULTS Bicycle racing -- Tour de France

At Bourg-en-Bresse, France

18th Stage

109.4 miles from Cluses

1. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Credit Agricole, 4 hours, 28 minutes, 28 seconds.

2. Christophe Mengin, France, fdjeux.com, same time.

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3. Jakob Piil, Denmark, CSC-Tiscali, 5 seconds.

4. Leon Van Bon, Netherlands, Domo Farm Frites, 33 seconds.

5. Jorg Jaksche, Germany, Once, 33 seconds.

6. Nicki Sorensen, Denmark, CSC-Tiscali, 33 seconds.

7. Gian Matteo Fagnini, Italy, Telekom, 40 seconds.

8. Erik Dekker, Netherlands, Rabobank, 40 seconds.

9. Thierry Loder, France, AG2R, 40 seconds.

10. Nicola Loda, Italy, Fassa Bortolo, 6:59.

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11. Robbie McEwen, Australia, Lotto, 11:42.

12. Erik Zabel, Germany, Telekom, 11:42.

13. Stuart O'Grady, Australia, Credit Agricole, 11:42.

14. Jan Svorada, Czech Republic, Lampre, 11:42.

15. Baden Cooke, Australia, fdjeux.com, 11:42.

Overall Standings

(After Stage 18)

1. Armstrong, 77:30:35.

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2. Beloki, 5:06 behind.

3. Rumsas, 7:24.

4. Botero, 10:59.

5. Jose Azevedo, Portugal, Once, 12:08.

6. Gonzalez Galdeano, 12:12.

7. Francisco Mancebo, Spain, ibanesto.com, 12:28.

8. Roberto Heras, Spain, USPS, 12:54.

9. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Rabobank, 13:58.

10. Carlos Sastre, Spain, CSC-Tiscali, 14:49. Also

18. Hamilton, 25:50.

22. Rubiera Vigil, 29:46.

39. Julich, 1:09:29.

57. Livingston, 1:37:17.

59. Ekimov, 1:40:36.

60. Hincapie, 1:41:47.

61. Landis, 1:44:08.

68. Padrnos, 1:55.50.

80. Pena Grisales, 2:02:55.

91. Joachim, 2:13:02.

Basketball

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

; Los Angeles 19 4 .826 --

; Houston 19 6 .760 1

; Utah 17 8 .680 3

; Portland 14 11 .560 6

; Seattle 11 13 .458 81⁄2

; Phoenix 8 15 .348 11

; Minnesota 7 16 .304 12

; Sacramento 6 16 .273 121⁄2

; EASTERN CONFERENCE

Washington 15 8 .652 --

; Charlotte 14 10 .583 11⁄2

; New York 14 10 .583 11⁄2

; Miami 11 13 .458 41⁄2

; Indiana 10 13 .435 5

; Orlando 10 13 .435 5

; Cleveland 9 15 .375 61⁄2

; Detroit 5 18 .217 10

; Friday

Indiana 73, Minnesota 63

Utah 74, Phoenix 61

TODAY

Seattle at Washington, 5 p.m.

Detroit at Charlotte, 5 p.m.

Miami at Portland, 9 p.m.

Sacramento at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Sunday

Houston at New York, 1 p.m.

Indiana at Los Angeles, 2:30 p.m.

Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m.

Seattle at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Sacramento, 8 p.m.

FEVER 73, LYNX 63

MINNESOTA (63)

Williams 5-9 3-4 13, Abrosimova 5-12 0-4 11, Van Gorp 0-0 0-0 0, T.Moore 7-12 1-2 19, Smith 6-13 0-0 14, Pride 1-2 0-0 2, Gortman 2-5 0-0 4, Harrower 0-0 0-0 0, Schweitzer 0-1 0-0 0, Burse 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-54 4-10 63.

INDIANA (73)

Catchings 7-13 7-10 23, Malcolm 3-8 4-4 11, Scott-Richardson 4-6 1-2 9, McCray 2-5 2-2 6, Ivey 1-3 0-0 3, Washington 4-9 3-6 12, Pettis 1-2 0-0 3, Thompson 3-5 0-0 6, Schumacher 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-53 17-24 73.

Minnesota 29 34 -- 63

; Indiana 32 41 -- 73

; 3-Point Goals--Minnesota 7-18 (T.Moore 4-5, Smith 2-8, Abrosimova 1-3, Schweitzer 0-1, Gortman 0-1), Indiana 6-15 (Catchings 2-4, Malcolm 1-1, Pettis 1-2, Ivey 1-3, Washington 1-3, Thompson 0-1, McCray 0-1). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--Minnesota 42 (Abrosimova 11), Indiana 27 (Catchings 5). Assists--Minnesota 17 (Pride 4), Indiana 17 (Catchings 7). Total fouls--Minnesota 20, Indiana 16. Technicals--Pride, Scott-Richardson. A--8,973.

Golf

PGA

John Deere Classic

At TPC at Deere Run

Silvis, Ill.

Fred Funk 64-64 -- 128

; J.P. Hayes 67-61 -- 128

; Robert Gamez 65-64 -- 129

; Briny Baird 67-64 -- 131

; Nolan Henke 66-65 -- 131

; Pat Bates 70-62 -- 132

; Tim Petrovic 67-65 -- 132

; Lucas Glover 66-66 -- 132

; Mike Heinen 63-69 -- 132

; Gene Sauers 66-66 -- 132

; Tripp Isenhour 65-68 -- 133

; Joe Durant 67-66 -- 133

; Spike McRoy 66-67 -- 133

; Chris Riley 69-64 -- 133

; Peter Jacobsen 66-67 -- 133

; Pat Perez 68-65 -- 133

; Carl Paulson 69-64 -- 133

; Miguel A. Jimenez 67-66 -- 133

; Bob Burns 69-64 -- 133

; Hidemichi Tanaka 67-66 -- 133

; Notah Begay III 69-65 -- 134

; Jay Delsing 70-64 -- 134

; Neal Lancaster 69-65 -- 134

; Duffy Waldorf 66-68 -- 134

; Steve Jones 68-66 -- 134

; David Gossett 65-69 -- 134

; Brian Bateman 68-66 -- 134

; Dan Forsman 68-67 -- 135

; Jerry Smith 66-69 -- 135

; John Rollins 69-66 -- 135

; Kirk Triplett 68-67 -- 135

; Paul Goydos 69-67 -- 136

; Glen Day 70-66 -- 136

; Paul Stankowski 72-64 -- 136

; Greg Kraft 71-65 -- 136

; Jeff Gove 66-70 -- 136

; J.L. Lewis 67-69 -- 136

; Charles Howell III 71-65 -- 136

; J.J. Henry 67-69 -- 136

; Kent Jones 68-68 -- 136

; Jonathan Byrd 69-67 -- 136

; Pete Jordan 66-70 -- 136

; John Senden 68-68 -- 136

; Bart Bryant 69-67 -- 136

; Dicky Pride 71-66 -- 137

; Andrew Magee 70-67 -- 137

; Brad Elder 68-69 -- 137

; Joe Ogilvie 71-66 -- 137

; Ted Tryba 70-67 -- 137

; LPGA

Big Apple Classic

At Wykagyl Country Club

New Rochelle, N.Y.

Kelli Kuehne 69-65 -- 134

; Chris Johnson 71-65 -- 136

; Annika Sorenstam 71-66 -- 137

; Hee-Won Han 70-67 -- 137

; Beth Daniel 73-65 -- 138

; Kim Saiki 71-67 -- 138

; Gloria Park 71-67 -- 138

; Sherri Steinhauer 69-69 -- 138

; Nancy Scranton 71-68 -- 139

; Karrie Webb 70-69 -- 139

; Jennifer Hubbard 72-68 -- 140

; Dorothy Delasin 71-69 -- 140

; Natalie Gulbis 71-69 -- 140

; Silvia Cavalleri 69-71 -- 140

; Marisa Baena 74-67 -- 141

; Barb Mucha 74-67 -- 141

; Marianne Morris 74-67 -- 141

; Lorie Kane 72-69 -- 141

; Diana D'Alessio 72-69 -- 141

; Tina Barrett 71-70 -- 141

; Kelly Robbins 71-70 -- 141

; Carri Wood 71-70 -- 141

; Meg Mallon 70-71 -- 141

; Michelle Bell 70-71 -- 141

; Jeong Jang 75-67 -- 142

; Rosie Jones 75-67 -- 142

; Julie Piers 72-70 -- 142

; Ara Koh 72-70 -- 142

; Rachel Teske 71-71 -- 142

; Cindy Rarick 71-71 -- 142

; Candie Kung 70-72 -- 142

; Maria Hjorth 75-68 -- 143

; Ashli Bunch 74-69 -- 143

; Jackie Gallagher-Smith 73-70 -- 143

; Annette DeLuca 72-71 -- 143

; Jean Zedlitz 71-72 -- 143

; Michele Redman 71-72 -- 143

; Vicki Goetze-Ackerman 71-72 -- 143

; Stephanie Keever 70-73 -- 143

; Beth Bauer 70-73 -- 143

; SENIORS

SPGA FleetBoston Classic

At Nashawtuc Country Club

Concord, Mass.

Bob Gilder 35-31 -- 66

; Jack Spradlin 34-33 -- 67

; Wayne Levi 33-34 -- 67

; Dave Eichelberger 34-33 -- 67

; Larry Nelson 32-35 -- 67

; Tom Jenkins 33-34 -- 67

; Allen Doyle 33-35 -- 68

; Rodger Davis 34-34 -- 68

; Jim Thorpe 33-36 -- 69

; Jay Sigel 35-34 -- 69

; George Archer 33-36 -- 69

; Walter Hall 32-37 -- 69

; Don Pooley 34-35 -- 69

; Hubert Green 32-37 -- 69

; Jim Colbert 36-33 -- 69

; Ted Goin 34-35 -- 69

; Jimmy Powell 37-33 -- 70

; John Mahaffey 34-36 -- 70

; Terry Dill 36-34 -- 70

; Dick Mast 34-36 -- 70

; Jim Albus 35-36 -- 71

; Jim Ahern 37-34 -- 71

; Hale Irwin 36-35 -- 71

; Dave Stockton 34-37 -- 71

; Mike McCullough 34-37 -- 71

; Morris Hatalsky 35-36 -- 71

; Jim Dent 37-34 -- 71

; Hugh Baiocchi 34-37 -- 71

; John Harris 35-37 -- 72

; Andy North 34-38 -- 72

; Gibby Gilbert 36-36 -- 72

; Jerry McGee 35-37 -- 72

; Sammy Rachels 35-37 -- 72

; Dana Quigley 38-34 -- 72

; Bruce Fleisher 36-36 -- 72

; Fred Gibson 38-34 -- 72

; Dale Douglass 38-34 -- 72

; Bob Eastwood 35-37 -- 72

; Terry Mauney 36-36 -- 72

; Transactions

AUTO RACING

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY--Named Dan Salenbien director of facilities.

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX--Activated INF Carlos Baerga from the 15-day disabled list. Designated RHP Rich Garces for assignment.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Recalled INF-OF Willie Harris from Charlotte of the International League.

DETROIT TIGERS--Purchased the contract of RHP Brian Powell from Toledo of the International League. Optioned OF Craig Monroe to Toledo. Designated INF Oscar Salazar for assignment.

NEW YORK YANKEES--Placed RHP Mariano Rivera on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 21. Recalled LHP Randy Choate from Columbus of the International League.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS--Announced the retirement of C Darrin Fletcher.

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS--Named Dan Jennings vice president of player personnel.

NEW YORK METS--Recalled RHP Satoru Komiyama from Norfolk of the International League. Designated LHP Bobby Jones for assignment. Purchased the contract of INF Ramon Soler from St. Lucie of the Florida State League. and then optioned him back to St. Lucie.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS--Named Eric Musselman coach and signed him to a multiyear contract.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS--Signed F-C Slava Medvedenko, G Brian Shaw and G Jannero Pargo.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS--Re-signed F Malik Rose.

TORONTO RAPTORS--Signed C Nate Huffman to a two-year contract.

Women's National Basketball Association

DETROIT SHOCK--Activated G-F Lenae Williams from the injured list. Placed G-F Edwina Brown on the injured list.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BALTIMORE RAVENS--Signed DT Anthony Weaver.

CLEVELAND BROWNS--Signed RB Autry Denson to a one-year contract. Placed DT Devone Claybrooks on the waived-failed physical list.

DALLAS COWBOYS--Signed S Roy Williams, G-C Andre Gurode, WR Antonio Bryant and CB Derek Ross.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS--Signed DT Larry Tripplett to a four-year contract. Waived DB Jonathan Ordway.

MIAMI DOLPHINS--Placed QB Jay Fiedler and TE Alonzo Mayes on the active physically-unable-to-perform list.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS--Signed DL Riddick Parker. Released LB Marty Moore.

NEW YORK JETS--Signed S Jon McGraw. Placed OL Dave Szott on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS--Signed DE Josh Shaw to a four-year contract. Waived DE Menson Holloway. Placed CB Anthony Parker on injured reserve.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS--Announced the retirement of QB Ryan Leaf.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS--Agreed to terms with RB Travis Stephens on a four-year contract, WR Marquise Walker, DE John Stamper, WR Aaron Lockett and C-G Zack Quaccia on three-year contracts and S Dwayne Stukes on a one-year contract. Released CB Anthony Midget. Placed TE Damian Vaughn and DT Mike MacKenzie on injured reserve.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES--Named Scott Arniel assistant coach.

LOS ANGELES KINGS--Agreed to terms with C Eric Belanger on a two-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS--Agreed to terms with D Eric Cairns on a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING--Re-signed D Mathieu Biron to a one-year contract.

COLLEGE

MINNESOTA--Promoted men's assistant swimming and diving coach, and Kelly Kremer to associate head coach.

MINNESOTA-MANKATO--Named Kevin Buisman director of athletics.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

; Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS

AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING--ISuzuki, Seattle, .362; MiSweeney, Kansas City, .355; Winn, Tampa Bay, .322; JaGiambi, New York, .321; Konerko, Chicago, .318; BWilliams, New York, .318; Ordonez, Chicago, .317.

RUNS--ASoriano, New York, 81; Jeter, New York, 79; Damon, Boston, 78; ARodriguez, Texas, 78; BWilliams, New York, 77; ISuzuki, Seattle, 75; JaGiambi, New York, 73.

RBI--Garciaparra, Boston, 84; JaGiambi, New York, 83; ARodriguez, Texas, 83; Konerko, Chicago, 79; Ordonez, Chicago, 78; Tejada, Oakland, 77; GAnderson, Anaheim, 77.

HITS--ISuzuki, Seattle, 148; ASoriano, New York, 136; Winn, Tampa Bay, 129; Tejada, Oakland, 129; Jeter, New York, 126; GAnderson, Anaheim, 125; Konerko, Chicago, 123.

DOUBLES--GAnderson, Anaheim, 36; ASoriano, New York, 35; Garciaparra, Boston, 35; Winn, Tampa Bay, 32; Salmon, Anaheim, 31; Olerud, Seattle, 30; Beltran, Kansas City, 28; Ordonez, Chicago, 28; Randa, Kansas City, 28.

TRIPLES--Beltran, Kansas City, 7; Damon, Boston, 7; ISuzuki, Seattle, 6; Winn, Tampa Bay, 6; Lofton, Chicago, 6; 7 are tied with 5.

HOME RUNS--ARodriguez, Texas, 32; Thome, Cleveland, 30; RPalmeiro, Texas, 27; JaGiambi, New York, 26; ASoriano, New York, 25; THunter, 'esota, 23; Konerko, Chicago, 22; Tejada, Oakland, 22; Burks, Cleveland, 22.

STOLEN BASES--ASoriano, New York, 29; ISuzuki, Seattle, 25; Beltran, Kansas City, 24; Damon, Boston, 24; Jeter, New York, 24; Lofton, Chicago, 22; Winn, Tampa Bay, 21.

PITCHING (12 Decisions)--PMartinez, Boston, 13-2, .867, 2.50; Washburn, Anaheim, 12-2, .857, 3.22; Zito, Oakland, 14-3, .824, 3.04; RLopez, Baltimore, 11-3, .786, 3.01; Mussina, New York, 13-4, .765, 4.47; Halladay, Toronto, 12-4, .750, 2.71; Burkett, Boston, 9-3, .750, 4.09.

STRIKEOUTS--PMartinez, Boston, 169; Clemens, New York, 126; Zito, Oakland, 120; FGarcia, Seattle, 119; Halladay, Toronto, 113; ROrtiz, Anaheim, 108; Mussina, New York, 107.

SAVES--Guardado, Minnesota, 32; Sasaki, Seattle, 25; Koch, Oakland, 25; MRivera, New York, 24; Urbina, Boston, 24; Percival, Anaheim, 22; Wickman, Cleveland, 20.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING--LWalker, Colorado, .363; Bonds, San Francisco, .343; LCastillo, Florida, .335; JKent, San Francisco, .335; Helton, Colorado, .334; VGuerrero, Montreal, .324; Spivey, Arizona, .322.

RUNS--SSosa, Chicago, 76; Pujols, St. Louis, 75; Bonds, San Francisco, 72; LWalker, Colorado, 70; Burrell, Philadelphia, 69; Helton, Colorado, 67; ShGreen, Los Angeles, 67.

RBI--Berkman, Houston, 86; Pujols, St. Louis, 76; LGonzalez, Arizona, 76; Burrell, Philadelphia, 74; Sexson, Milwaukee, 74; LWalker, Colorado, 74; McGriff, Chicago, 72.

HITS--LCastillo, Florida, 132; JKent, San Francisco, 130; VGuerrero, Montreal, 126; Vidro, Montreal, 120; LWalker, Colorado, 118; Lowell, Florida, 117; Helton, Colorado, 117.

DOUBLES--Lowell, Florida, 35; BAbreu, Philadelphia, 32; JKent, San Francisco, 28; Biggio, Houston, 28; Helton, Colorado, 27; Vidro, Montreal, 27; Pujols, St. Louis, 26; OCabrera, Montreal, 26; LWalker, Colorado, 26.

TRIPLES--Rollins, Philadelphia, 7; Furcal, Atlanta, 7; Spivey, Arizona, 6; McCracken, Arizona, 6; Uribe, Colorado, 5; Wilkerson, Montreal, 5; Kotsay, San Diego, 5; DeLee, Florida, 5; BAbreu, Philadelphia, 5.

HOME RUNS--Berkman, Houston, 31; SSosa, Chicago, 31; BGiles, Pittsburgh, 28; Bonds, San Francisco, 28; ShGreen, Los Angeles, 27; VGuerrero, Montreal, 26; Burrell, Philadelphia, 25.

STOLEN BASES--LCastillo, Florida, 33; ASanchez, Milwaukee, 29; DRoberts, Los Angeles, 28; Pierre, Colorado, 27; VGuerrero, Montreal, 22; AFox, Florida, 22; ABoone, Cincinnati, 21; Owens, Florida, 21.

PITCHING (12 Decisions)--Schilling, Arizona, 17-3, .850, 2.95; RJohnson, Arizona, 14-4, .778, 2.86; Astacio, New York, 10-3, .769, 3.08; Maddux, Atlanta, 9-3, .750, 2.61; Glavine, Atlanta, 13-5, .722, 2.64; Ishii, Los Angeles, 12-6, .667, 3.36; JJennings, Colorado, 10-5, .667, 4.69; Morris, St. Louis, 12-6, .667, 3.13.

SAVES--Smoltz, Atlanta, 37; Gagne, Los Angeles, 35; MiWilliams, Pittsburgh, 30; Graves, Cincinnati, 28; Mesa, Philadelphia, 28; Nen, San Francisco, 27; BKim, Arizona, 26; JJimenez, Colorado, 26.

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