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Sunday, July 25, 2010

U.S., South Korea begin military exercises

Amid acute tensions with North Korea, the United States and South Korea on Sunday began collective aggressive exercises.The aggressive exercises, dubbed Invincible Spirit, are appointed to run through Wednesday in amnion off South Korea to authenticate the alliance's resolve. In accession to the 8,000 cadre involved, aggressive admiral say, the contest will accommodate 20 ships and submarines and about 200 aircraft.The U.S. Defense Department said the drills are in acknowledgment to the biconcave of the South Korean warship Cheonan and are advised to accelerate a able bulletin to Pyongyang to stop "provocative and aggressive acts.The drills will accommodate anti-sub aggression exercises, said Cmdr. Jeff Davis of the U.S. 7th Fleet.The anti-sub-infiltration exercise works like this: if a sub is advancing in to advance a ship, the aggressive finds it and prosecutes it," he said.Davis said there was a "renewed desire" and coercion to focus on the exercise afterwards the Cheonan sinking.

Contador claims third Tour de France title as Cavendish wins finale

Alberto Contador was crowned Tour de France best for the third time on Sunday as Mark Cavendish won the final date of cycling's arch event, which was delayed afterwards seven-time champ Lance Armstrong's aggregation were ordered to change their jerseys.Contador had the accepted winner's cruise into the Champs-Elysees in Paris, accepting taken a 39-second advance over Andy Schleck in what is the commonly absolute penultimate date on Saturday.He was 81st in a 161-strong peloton abaft Cavendish -- all accustomed with the aforementioned time of two hours, 42 account and 21 abnormal -- with Armstrong 106th as he completed his final Tour in 23rd overall.The 38-year-old accomplished added than 39 account abaft Contador, his assistant at Astana aftermost year, afterwards adversity from crashes aboriginal on in the arduous 21-stage race.