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ARCALIS, Andorra -- Diminished by a fever and still reeling from crashes on the opening two days of the race, two-time champion Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France during the toughest Pyrenean stage on Sunday.Slightly more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the end of Stage 9 from the Spanish town of Vielha to the ski resort of Arcalis in Andorra, the 33-year-old Spaniard stopped at the side of the road, hopped off his bike and got into the passenger seat of his team car.I could not keep going, Contador later said at his team hotel. This morning I had a fever. And I did not feel good since I crashed on the first day.Contador crashed in each of the opening stages -- damaging his right shoulder, elbow and hip -- and had already lost time on the other overall favorites.He was in 20th position at the end of Saturdays eighth stage -- 3 minutes, 12 seconds behind leader Chris Froome, who said Contadors departure from the race was a big loss for the Tour de France.We are not going to have to chase his attacks 100 kilometers out anymore, its one of the less things for us to worry about, but its maybe a shame of the race, Froome said.During Sundays stage, Contador dropped back to his team car four times before finally withdrawing.He had started the stage in a bright fashion, though, attacking alongside fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde to catch a group of early breakaway riders on the first climb.But Contador could not continue his effort and was quickly brought back by the pack before he pulled out in the Port del Canto climb. He then handed his bike to a mechanic and waved to TV cameras as he exited the race that made him famous.The withdrawal occurred on Contadors home roads near the town of Vilamur in Spain.Its bad news for me, said Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov, who is planning to leave the sport. It was my last try to win the Tour de France. 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SEATTLE -- In the midst of Washingtons John Ross returning after 20 months away from football and reminding everyone just how fast he is on the field, the unthinkable happened.Huskies quarterback Jake Browning actually managed to overthrow Ross when the speedster was open sprinting down the sideline.Ive got to put more air under it, Browning said with a grin.The return of Ross proved the biggest highlight for No. 14 Washington coming out of its 48-13 win over Rutgers to open the season. While the Pac-12 took its collective lumps on the opening weekend, the Huskies appeared worthy of their preseason billing, even if their first true test of whether they are a top 15 program wont come for a few more weeks. They play Idaho on Saturday.Ross was the star, playing for the first time since suffering a major knee injury during spring practice in 2015. Ross had five catches for 90 yards, with 88 of those yards coming on two long touchdown catches, and he returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown. It was his fifth touchdown of 90 yards or more in 27 career games at Washington.I figured they would kick it to me because I didnt do nothing last year. I havent really proved anything, Ross said. Just to see they did I got very excited.Ross immediately provided a dynamic that was missing from Washingtons offense a year ago when the Huskies struggled to push the ball downfield in the passing game. In 13 games last season, Washington had five passing touchdowns of 30 or more yards.They had three touchdown passes of 30 or more yards in the opener.It cant just be the John Ross show, Washington coach Chris Petersen said. People will figure out how to slow that down fast. But I think its really nice to come out of the gate and make some plays there so people have to pay attention to that closely.Speed was never the queestion about Ross prior to his injury.dddddddddddd The question was what would be the best position to play him. His exceptional speed made him a threat as a wide receiver, but it also made him effective as a defensive back. With the injuries Washington suffered in its secondary during the 2014 season, Ross split his time between offense and defense.The last time he was on the field in a game setting prior to Saturday -- January 2015 in the Cactus Bowl -- Ross started at cornerback, meaning the growth potential at wide receiver is significant. Since suffering his knee injury, Ross has focused solely on being a wide receiver, but it takes game opportunities to really assess where the improvement needs to be.I feel better than I have ever, Ross said. I feel bigger. I feel faster. Just really thankful Im able to do it again.Petersen understands there is more development needed with Ross, pointing out not just the lack of game reps but the limited practice reps for Ross as a wide receiver. His speed will always separate Ross and be his biggest strength, but now its learning the intricacies of the position that will really allow him to stand out.I dont want to say behind, but I still think he has a lot more to him, Petersen said on Monday. I mean, just in terms of practice reps. He hasnt had a ton of practice reps. I maybe even think about that more than the game reps. Some of these guys have had a lot. As we all know, to build true skill takes hours and years of these reps over and over. He hasnt really had that, with us, at least.So its been nice to watch him this fall progress with some detailed, route-running stuff.---AP college football site: http://collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '

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