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- Cycling-Defending champion Hesjedal quits Giro d'Italia
By Alasdair Fotheringham BUSSETO, Italy, May 17 (Reuters) - Defending Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has withdrawn from this year's race, the Canadian's Garmin-Sharp team announced before the start of Friday's stage 13. Hesjedal had slipped to 38th place after 12 stages, 32 minutes and 55 seconds down on overall leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy after suffering badly in the first mountain stages of the race last weekend. "It's heartbreaking," Hesjedal said in a news release. "I want to be here for my team and for all the people who have supported me to get me here to this point. ...
- Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia points classification after stage 12
May 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 12 on Thursday 1. Mark Cavendish (Britain / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 83 2. Cadel Evans (Australia / BMC Racing) 73 3. Elia Viviani (Italy / Cannondale) 60 4. Maxim Belkov (Russia / Katusha) 55 5. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / Team Sky) 53 6. Mauro Santambrogio (Italy / Vini Fantini) 52 7. Nacer Bouhanni (France / FDJ) 51 8. Enrico Battaglin (Italy / Bardiani Valvole) 45 9. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 45 10. Carlos Betancur (Colombia / AG2R) 43
- Bea Arthur topless painting fetches $1.9M in NYC
A painting of actress Bea Arthur topless has sold for $1.9 million at a New York City auction. The painting is by artist John Currin and is titled "Bea Arthur Naked." It sold at Christie's auction ...
- Topless protest disrupts opening of Barbie house in Berlin
BERLIN (Reuters) - Women's rights protesters disrupted the opening of a giant pink doll's house in Berlin on Thursday, saying the Barbie "Dreamhouse Experience" objectified women. Promoting the doll made by Mattel Inc, the house allows paying visitors to try on Barbie's clothes, play in her kitchen and have a go on her pink piano. The exhibition will be open until August 25. A handful of protesters gathered outside the shocking pink house that has been erected in one of central Berlin's greyest areas. ...
- Girls on Film: The real problem with the Disney Princess brand
The company's wildly profitable Disney Princess line sends a dangerous and regressive message to young girls. It's not too late to fix it.
- Why Venezuela is running out of toilet paper
The government has announced an emergency toilet paper run for 50 million rolls
- Huge Rock Crashes Into Moon, Sparks Giant Explosion
The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into it in March, creating the biggest explosion scientists have seen on the moon since they started monitoring it.
- Danish teenager makes rare Viking find
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins.