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2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain celebrates on the podium after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Chris Froome makes emotional Tour de France victory speech

- Associated Press

Cheered on by thousands of fans undeterred by the recent spate of violence across Europe, Froome celebrated his third Tour title in four years. He finished safely at the back of the main pack in the final stage, arm-in-arm with his teammates during the mostly ceremonial leg ending on the cobblestones below the Arc de Triomphe.

Natalia Molchanova went missing Sunday in the Belearic Sea near the island of Formentera, when she got caught by a strong underwater current. (Associated Press)

Natalia Molchanova, world-class freediver, feared dead

- The Washington Times

Natalia Molchanova, the world's most decorated freediver, is feared dead after going missing during a recreational dive off the coast of Spain, CNN reported. She is believed to have been caught by a strong underwater current, her family said.

Washington Nationals MASN Sports play-by-play announcer was honored this past weekend as co-D.C. sportscaster of the year, along with CSN Washington's Joe Beninati, the voice of the Washington Capitals. (The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Salisbury, North Carolina, an oasis of hope for sports media

- The Washington Times

Sports writers and broadcasters flocked to the small town outside of Charlotte to be honored for the work they do in their respective fields -- at a time when that work is often publicly ridiculed and attacked by anonymous critics with keyboard muscles, or dismissed by wealthy athletes with agent-driven personal web sites.

Dez Wells and Melo Trimble (2) led Maryland to a second-place regular season finish and Big Ten Tournament semifinals. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Maryland Terrapins' first year in Big Ten a resounding success

- The Washington Times

Grumbling came in when tradition went out. The University of Maryland was uprooting itself from the Atlantic Coast Conference to join middle America in the Big Ten. No more conference games against Duke or North Carolina. It was off to "The Big House" for Saturday afternoon football and Assembly Hall to face the ghosts of Bobby Knight.