As the militants worked to consolidate control over Mosul, a powerful blast struck a funeral in the central city of Baqouba, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad. BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi police and army forces abandoned their posts in the northern city of Mosul after militants overran the provincial government headquarters and other key buildings, dealing a serious blow to Baghdad’s efforts to control a widening insurgency in the country, a provincial official and residents said Tuesday. From there he was back on the jet to Belgium in the afternoon to race in Monday’s post-Tour Aalst Criterium, a low-key city-centre event with a strong party atmosphere, and another criterium in Belgium on Tuesday night. These post-Tour exhibition races shouldn’t put too much strain on a tired body, though after last year’s Tour Froome admitted that he did too many. The extra week between this year’s Tour and the Rio Games means Froome can show off his yellow jersey and pick up appearance fees on the lucrative criterium circuit, spend time at home and engage with British fans. But throughout all this he will be thinking carefully about his next goal, the Rio Olympics, where he will arrive as favourite to win the gold in the time trial.
Since then Froome, 31, has surpassed the 37-year-old’s success on the Tour, racing to his third title on Sunday, and has the chance to match him in Rio. Belgium labored to a 3-2 victory over Norway on Sunday in a final warm-up match before Euro 2016 that showed off their attacking flair and defensive frailty in near equal measure. Open by ending a week of superb putting and accurate driving with a four-under 68 in the final round of the Memorial tournament on Sunday. Strong Memorial finish gives McIlroy a U.S. He congratulates his fellow World Cup devotee and gives him a quick hug. Belgium, second in FIFA’s world rankings, looked on course for a morale-boosting victory when forward Romelu Lukaku struck inside three minutes for his fourth goal in four matches. Twenty-two years ago at the same venue, Dunga captained his country to their fourth World Cup title as they beat Italy in a final decided by penalty kicks. Gore, the former US vice president turned champion of action against climate change, had announced the June 18 concerts alongside Pharrell Williams at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January.
As nearly everything in Switzerland, the design of the national team’s uniform is fashioned after the Swiss flag. Brazil’s alternate colors featured all three uniform pieces completely black. Just like defending champion Germany and Argentina before them, the Kazan Arena is where Brazil’s World Cup challenge ended. World number three Rory McIlroy gave himself a timely boost for this month’s U.S. Rinder and Oksana scored a respectable 31, with Craig giving a seven and the other three judges each scoring eight. Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton’s quickstep to The Deadwood Stage from Calamity Jane received rave reviews from the judges. 15, Monte Carlo, Monaco – athletics, Diamond League, Herculis. He will finally go home to Monaco for a few days’ rest before flying back to London for Sunday’s RideLondon Surrey Classic. The British second seed was on the back foot in the first game before winning 16 of 20 points to lead 4-1, finding the perfect balance between defense and attack on Court Philippe Chatrier. The Officialauthentic Fifa World Cup 2014 Brazil Jersey Boysyouth Xlminor Light Stains On The Front And Back Of The Jersey, But Overall Is In Great Condition. The World Cup winner and Champions League winner as well as the Bundesliga champ.
15-17, various sites – tennis, Davis Cup quarterfinals. England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick boosted his Ryder Cup qualifying hopes with a three-shot victory at the Nordea Masters in Stockholm on Sunday. Swede Anna Nordqvist became the oldest winner on the youthful LPGA Tour this year when she successfully defended her title at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey on Sunday. Russia holding midfielder Igor Denisov suffered a hamstring injury as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Serbia on Sunday and is expected to miss Euro 2016, said coach Leonid Slutskiy. His chances were boosted by the injury suffered on the Tour by Tom Dumoulin – the heavily fancied Dutchman fracturing his wrist in a crash. After sealing his third Tour de France win on the Champs-Elysees, Froome celebrated with his Sky team-mates and family late into the night at l’Arc nightclub in Paris. 2-24, France – cycling, Tour de France. Follow Tour de France victory with Olympic gold.