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• Alberto Contador of Spain won the 2009 Tour de France, with Andy Schleck of Luxembourg coming in second and the USA’s Lance Armstrong – who won the race every year between 1999 and 2005, and came out of retirement to compete this year – finishing third.

• The New York Mets actually won a series, beating the hot Houston Astros in two out of three games this weekend and showing offense, energy and even a little optimism. MNB was unable to confirm reports that pigs were seen flying over Minute Maid Park.
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