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Larry Brown Sports:
Lance Armstrong has many supporters, but even his staunchest defenders will have a difficult time defending him against the mounting evidence he’s facing.
On Friday, The New York Times reported that Armstrong was considering admitting he doped/used performance-enhancers during his cycling career in order to improve his standing with the US Anti-Doping Agency. Now, USADA executive Travis Tygart is claiming that an Armstrong representative tried donating a large sum to the agency in 2004.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Tygart told “60 Minutes Sports” that an Armstrong representative tried donating around $250,000 to the organization in 2004. In the interview, which will air Wednesday on Showtime, Tygart reportedly called the gesture “totally inappropriate.”
“I was stunned,” Tygart says in the interview. “It was a clear conflict of interest for USADA. We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer.”
One of Armstrong’s attorneys tried explaining the offer.
“At some point … I thought a
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The chief of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency tells CBS's "60 Minutes Sports" that a representative for Lance Armstrong offered the agency a "donation" in excess of $150,000 several years before a USADA investigation led to Armstrong being stripped of seven Tour de France titles.
In an interview on the show's premier airing Wednesday night, USADA CEO Travis...
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Lance Armstrong is scheduled to do an interview with Oprah Winfrey. What will be discussed and what will the cyclist admit?
Lance Armstrong recently met with the head of the U.S.
Anti-Doping Agency to explore a ''pathway to redemption,''
according to a report Wednesday night on ''60 Minutes Sports''
dealing with the investigation that cost the cyclist his Tour de
Lance Armstrong is ''ready to speak candidly'' as he prepares to discuss doping allegations against him in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Armstrong was out for a morning run Sunday when he spoke briefly with The Associated Press. The man who once ruled cycling was wearing a red jersey with black shorts, sunglasses and a white hat pulled down low.
Lance Armstrong has agreed to a rare televised interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air next week.
According to a release posted on Oprah's website on Tuesday, Armstrong will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.
Armstrong has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles...
Lance Armstrong knows a thing or two about the PR machine. And so it's not surprising that the embattled cyclist is beginning an attempt to get back into the good graces of the public by sitting down with one of America's most influential and sympathetic people, Oprah Winfrey.
The interview, which will air next Thursday on Winfrey's network, will give Armstrong...
For 10000000 years Lance Armstrong said he was innocent, now in the last week it has been leaked that he is thinking about coming clean (pun intended) about cheating, followed by this news that he will appear on Oprah.
Lance Armstrong has agreed to sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey. He reportedly will address PED use. Show will air January 17.
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Is this when Lance Armstrong finally comes clean?
We doubt it, but somehow we bet that this interview ends up with big ratings, anyway. But since Armstrong was officially banned from all Olympic sports, he’s been remarkably quiet. During this period he’s lost all his sponsors and had his named stripped from the cancer-fighting foundation that he founded, but all the while he’s...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist Lance Armstrong is finally ready to talk. And Oprah Winfrey is willing to listen. But does he have anything new and important to say? He and his interviewer will look plain silly next week if Armstrong just belatedly admits to what has become blindingly obvious: that he didn't win the Tour de France seven times on bread...
Tour de France winner Andy Schleck said it is unlikely Lance Armstrong will fully admit using performance-enhancing drugs in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Luxembourg rider, in Australia for the Tour Down Under, said ''I don't think (Armstrong) goes there to say he's innocent and that he didn't do anything. It's been many years. For him it's not...
If anyone can do it, it’s Oprah Winfrey. Cycling star Lance Armstrong has agreed to a tell-all interview with Oprah where he will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. According to a release posted on Oprah’s website, it’s the first interview with Armstrong since his [...]
Winning Streak Continues – Arkansas State High ConvictionOnly Chip Kelly is having a better week than I am. Some things in life were thought of as certain truths – OJ was innocent, Lance Armstrong never participated in doping, and John Pickens is terrible at bowl picks. When news broke from the NYT that Lance was “weighing an admission of guilt,” two of those notions were...
World sport's highest court has denied Russian cycling team Katusha's urgent request for temporary top-tier status this season.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the main appeal hearing against the International Cycling Union ''will be scheduled shortly in order for a final decision to be issued as quickly as possible.''
Katusha is challenging a UCI...
Tour de France winner Andy Schleck isn't expecting Lance Armstrong to make a full confession to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Schleck said a candid interview on Winfrey's cable network set to be broadcast Jan. 17 might help Armstrong win back disillusioned fans, but it is unlikely the American will fully admit to doping.