Tour de France champ challenged
cycling • Chris Froome told VeloNews that he will lead Team Sky at the Tour de France, despite teammate and 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins saying a decision has yet to be made by management.
Wiggins, who won the Tour last year, said Monday that team principal Dave Brailsford will decide on the leader in the week leading up to the Tour and "at this stage, it may be that we end up joint leaders for that first week."
Froome finished second in the 2012 Tour and is widely considered a better climber.
Frazier's gym gains historic status
boxing • The Philadelphia gym where former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier lived and trained has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation officials say they were notified Tuesday of the designation by the National Park Service. They say it will help protect the building and commemorate Frazier's legacy.
Frazier converted the three-story north Philadelphia building into a gym in 1968. He lived upstairs and trained downstairs. For decades after his retirement, the space served as a neighborhood anchor. But Frazier sold the building in 2008, and it's now partially occupied by a furniture store. The gym sign is still visible. Frazier died of liver cancer in 2011.
From wire reports