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__FROOME BUILDS LEAD IN TOUR

Chris Froome builds an almost unbeatable lead at Tour de France

__A ROD FREE TO MEET WITH MLB INVESTIGATORS

Alex Rodriguez says he'll have a day off from his injury rehab assignment Friday leaving him free for a possible meeting with Major League Baseball investigators.

__AP SOURCE: BYNUM TO JOIN CAVS

AP Source: Cavs, Andrew Bynum agree to 2-year deal in NBA

__RASK SIGNS LONGTERM DEAL TO REMAIN WITH BRUINS

Tuukka Rask signs an 8-year contract to stay with the Boston Bruins after a strong showing in NHL playoffs

__BOWLERS IN HOT FORM EARLY IN ASHES SERIES

England heads into the second day of the first test with a 140-run lead over Australia after a torrid opening three sessions in which 14 wickets tumbled on Wednesday. Australia resumes at 75-4, already struggling after bowling England out for 215.