England have omitted Wayne Rooney for June's double-header against Scotland and France, with Gareth Southgate explaining his reasons.
Dutchman Tom Dumoulin took a massive step towards winning the Giro d'Italia when he fended off some desperate attacks by Nairo Quintana on stage 18 to retain the Maglia Rosa on Thursday. While American Tejay van Garderen took his first ever Grand Tour stage win by edging out fellow day-long breakaway
May 25 (Gracenote) - Points Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 18 on Thursday 1. Fernando Gaviria (Colombia / Quick-Step) 325 2. Jasper Stuyven (Belgium / Trek) 192 3. Sam Bennett (Ireland / BORA) 117 4. Lukas Poestlberger (Austria / BORA) 98 5. Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eritrea / Dimension Data