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Last ride for Lance?

Lance Armstrong has posted on his Twitter page this year's Tour de France will be his last.

"It's been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks," Armstrong tweeted Monday.

A seven-time winner of cycling's most prestigious race, the 38-year-old Armstrong returned to the Tour last year after a three-year absence and finished third behind Astana teammate Alberto Contador of Spain.

Armstrong started a new team for this year's race. He won the race seven straight times from 1999-2005 before retiring.

The Tour de France starts Saturday in Belgium.


Sabres welcome prospects

The Buffalo Sabres' annual summer development camp will be held July 5-9 at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena, the team announced Monday.

There will be an on-ice session each day open to the public featuring the camp's 42 prospects. Defenseman Mark Pysyk, the team's first-round pick in last week's entry draft, is among those scheduled to participate.

The public workout schedule (subject to change): Monday, July 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 6, 3:30-4:45 p.m; Wednesday, July 7, 4-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 8, 4-6:30 p.m.; Friday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Recchi stays with Bruins

Mark Recchi, 42, wants to stick around and be a part of the Boston Bruins' youth movement.

Recchi signed a one-year contract to return to Boston for a 22nd NHL season, making him the league's oldest active player under contract. It also gives him a chance to play with 18-year-old prospect Tyler Seguin -- the No. 2 overall selection in last week's draft.

"I think it's wonderful any time you can get a kid like that. That's a franchise player," Recchi said in a conference call with reporters Monday. "Throw this kid in the mix, he's going to be an important part."


South Carolina closes in

Blake Cooper allowed three hits in eight-plus innings and Bobby Haney drove in a career-high three runs, moving South Carolina within a win of its first national title with a 7-1 victory over UCLA in Game One of the College World Series finals Monday night.

Pitching on three days' rest for the second straight time, Cooper struck out 10 and carried a one-hitter into the ninth before running into trouble.


Capriati hospitalized

Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was recovering Monday from an accidental overdose of prescribed medication, a family spokeswoman said.

The 34-year-old Capriati, once ranked No. 1 in a career sidetracked by personal troubles, was in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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