Tour de France
Cavendish wins second stage; Cancellara holds on to lead
Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium.
The top overall standings didn't change as defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia and fellow title contender Bradley Wiggins of Britain trailed close behind in the pack after the 129-mile ride from Vise to Tournai.
Cavendish collected his 21st Tour stage victory and proved he remains the rider to beat in Tour sprints. He also won three stages in the Giro d'Italia and two in the Tour of Oman this year.
The 27-year-old from the Isle of Man has been left largely to fend for himself this year because his Sky team is focusing on helping Wiggins become Britain's first Tour winner.
"It's quite nice. I came into this sprint day with really the least pressure I've ever had in a Tour stage," Cavendish said. "Normally in the past, I've had a full dedicated team. Normally I win by some bike lengths. Today I had to lunge at the line, so you see that it wasn't too easy."
Cancellara kept the lead for a third straight day after winning the opening-day prologue Saturday. Wiggins remains second, 7 seconds back, and Evans is 17 seconds behind in eighth place.
Derby-winning trainer Gentry dies
Thoroughbred trainer Loyd "Boo" Gentry, who saddled 1967 Kentucky Derby winner Proud Clarion, died of heart failure. He was 87. A statement from his family said Mr. Gentry died Sunday in Lexington, where he lived. He also resided in Stuart, Fla.
Proud Clarion ran one of the fastest times in the Derby. Gentry also trained Kauai King as a 2-year-old before the horse went on to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 1966 for Henry Forrest when Gentry went into private training.
Gentry's father, also named Loyd, twice rode in the Derby before turning to training, and his uncle, Olin Gentry, managed Col. E.R. Bradley's farm.
■ Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another will bid fans farewell on Saturday at Hollywood Park.
The colt will be paraded between races, giving fans a last chance to see I'll Have Another at his home track before he begins the next phase of his career as a stallion in Japan.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez and trainer Doug O'Neill will sign autographs before the racing card starts. They were part of I'll Have Another's team during his bid for the Triple Crown that suddenly ended on June 8, the day before the Belmont Stakes when the colt was retired because of a tendon injury.
I'll Have Another was recently sold to Shigeyuki Okada and will stand at Big Red Farm on the island of Hokkaido.
Sports in the courts
Paterno family: Release emails, records
Joe Paterno's family has called on Pennsylvania's attorney general and former FBI Director Louis Freeh to release all emails and records related to their investigations into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, saying a leaker or leakers have used selective emails to "smear" the late coach and university officials.
Family lawyer Wick Sollers' statement Monday followed news reports of leaked emails between administrators about graduate assistant Mike McQueary's 2001 account of an encounter between former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and a boy in the showers.
CNN reported that one email outlined a change in plans among administrators after Athletics Director Tim Curley spoke to Paterno.
"With the leaking of selective emails over the last few days, it is clear that someone in a position of authority is not interested in a fair or thorough investigation," Sollers said in the statement.
Sollers called for the immediate release of all emails and records related to the case, adding that "the public should not have to try and piece together a story from a few records that have been selected in a calculated way to manipulate public opinion."
A spokesman for Freeh declined to comment, as did a Penn State spokesman.
Devils, Canadiens keep their goalies
Martin Brodeur signed a new two-year contract to remain with the New Jersey Devils on Monday morning. A few hours later, his backup, Johan Hedberg, did the same thing.
After testing free agency for the first time in his career, Brodeur, 40, netted a pact worth $9 million. More than likely, the goaltender will finish his career with the Devils.
Hedberg, 39, will receive $1.4 million in each of his two seasons, and both deals feature no-trade clauses.
The NHL's all-time winningest goaltender, Brodeur has led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and two other finals, including a loss to the Los Angeles Kings in six games this past season. After missing the playoffs in 2011 for the first time since 1996, New Jersey responded by snaring the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference, and defeated the Panthers, Flyers and Rangers to advance to the finals.
Brodeur posted a 31-21-4 record in the regular season with three shutouts and a .908 save percentage. He played even better in the post-season, recording a 14-9 mark with a 2.12 goals against average and a .913 save percentage in leading New Jersey to its first Eastern Conference title since 2003. He has posted a 656-371-105 record with the Devils, winning Cups in 1995, 2000 and 2003.
■ Canadiens goaltender Carey Price signed a six-year contract worth $39 million with Montreal. The 24-year-old Price is a two-time All-Star who has been in the NHL for five seasons.
Price played 65 games last season for the Canadiens, who missed the playoffs. He posted a 26-28-11 record with a 2.43 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and four shutouts.
The last word
Jim Palmer said he no longer needs trophies as mementos of his Hall of Fame career, so the former Baltimore Orioles ace has put his three Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves up for auction:
"At this juncture of my life, I would rather concern myself with the education of my grandchildren."
Until recently, Palmer kept the three Cy Young Awards on a wall in his Florida home. The Gold Gloves were in storage, mainly because his wife, Susan, didn't want them in their home:
"Gold doesn't go with my wife's design. She has a design shop for women's wear in Palm Beach, and she doesn't do gold."