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Bradley Cooper may say he’s not in line to play Lance Armstrong in a new biopic, but then again, Armstrong also said for years that he wasn’t using performance-enhancing drugs. So, if Cooper is indeed getting the job and fibbing about it now, he may just be studying up for the part. Rumors have arisen in recent days that Armstrong’s story is headed to the big screen via a J.J. Abrams-directed movie. Cooper reportedly reached out to Abrams and asked to have the title role. “I would be interested in that,” Cooper told the BBC, according to MSN.com. “I think he’s fascinating. What a fascinating character.” Abrams then told Entertainment Tonight that he and Cooper had “been talking,” according to the MSN article. Cooper, however, denies that such moves have been made, and he’s using the old lost-in-translation ploy to distance himself from this one. “I was in Manchester, doing the BBC morning show. … I had no idea what [the interviewer] was talking about,” he told Access Hollywood. Hmm
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Tom Schreier weights in on the Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o situations and what it means for journalism going forward.
In perhaps the least shocking news of the 21st century, turns out Lance Armstrong lied in what he billed as his ‘come clean’ interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Deadspin reported the news of Armstrong’s less than honest interview to Mrs. Winfrey. Travis Tygart, the head of the USADA and also, the judge and jury on the Armstrong trial has spoken out against Armstrong. In the much...
The World Anti-Doping Agency has called the UCI ''deceitful'' and ''arrogant'' after cycling's governing body shut down its own independent commission into doping.
On Monday, the UCI disbanded the panel it put together to review any involvement the cycling body may have had in the Lance Armstrong scandal. Instead, the UCI set up a separate amnesty...
The World Anti-Doping Agency called the UCI ''deceitful'' Tuesday for shutting down its independent doping panel and said it won't participate in an amnesty commission set up by the cycling governing body.
WADA said the UCI has ''again chosen to ignore its responsibility to the sport'' by disbanding the panel looking into claims that cycling leaders...
The sagas of Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong have spiraled across the media landscape over the past month, appearing everywhere from Oprah Winfrey's network to Katie Couric's show to Saturday Night Live. At first glance, the two stories are substantially different: Armstrong admitted to conducting an incredible doping regimen in his quest to win the Tour de France and...
Lance Armstrong + Oprah Winfrey + Radiohead = Internet Gold. Check out more of Matthijs Vlot’s video awesomene…
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Enough, Ray Lewis. Enough.
The deer antler velvet spray does it. You’ve officially lost us.
It’s not that we don’t like the way you play linebacker. It’s not that we don’t admire the way you inspire a team, or how you’ve kept at it through challenges. It’s not that we don’t think there’s some innocence in that heart, and some sheer passion that is still laudable...
Thought this was an interesting story by Howard Kurtz over on CNN.com, mostly because he admits sportswriters' culpability and participation in the sports hero worship mentality. I haven't commented on the whole Manti Te'o debacle in this blog just because I can't even wrap my head around what the hell he was thinking, whether he was in on it or not, but I talked...
Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong's former team leader, will not
appear at a hearing Tuesday to discuss his role in the doping
By MICHAEL SCOTTSpecial to FOXSportsDetroit
Were nearly one month into 2013 and one thing is clear: We want to know.
We think we know, but to quote the old Bo Jackson commercial, we dont know diddly.
Think about it, we could have a normal rest of the year and 2013 would still be a year wed never forget.
NEWS ITEM: Lance Armstrong confesses to blood doping and using PEDs.
If you’re one of those people who laments that nobody at the Plain Dealer sports page has taken a remotely courageous or otherwise significant editorial stance for at least the last half-decade, you must just not be reading closely enough.
And admittedly, it was hard to catch this among the latest round of “LeBron never went to college!,” “Lance Armstrong is a liar!,” and...