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The Victory Formation:
Sports are multi-billion dollar business, and, like any other business, there is corruption. Everyone is trying to find an edge in order to win and make money. From Lance Armstrong and Barry Bonds taking PEDs to advance their playing career, to college boosters lending cash to college athletes to convince them to play for their school. The perfect utopia would be returning it back to when they were just all fun and games, and nobody was motivated to make the money, but just have fun. But that’s not going to happen, and ridding it of corruption and scandal won’t happen. That’s not to say that efforts cannot be made to lessen it. It has to be done not just within each governing body, but outside of it as well. That’s what the Catholic Church wants to do. They want to be part of the solution, and want to enlist well-known athletes to be part of their plan of making change. They specifically are trying to recruit Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow to be the ones to help bring values back to sports. In an effort to flex its moral muscle in the professional sports arena, the Vatican has invited top-tier [...]
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Yesterday we told you about the ridiculous 17,100 square foot mansion that Barry Bonds was trying to sell. BC editors were all fired up because the realtor was keeping the photos on lock-down. One of our favorite players was selling a ridiculous house and we couldn’t even see the digs.
We were left to imagine how big the shower was, how many seats the theater had and whether or...
The former chief of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says a representative of Lance Armstrong's offered the agency a donation in the range of $200,000 to $250,000 in 2004 and the agency immediately rejected it.
Terry Madden, who led USADA from 2000-07, corroborated a story current CEO Travis Tygart told in an interview earlier this month.
In his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Friday...
First shunned, then vilified by Lance Armstrong, Mike Anderson had to move to the other side of the world to get his life back.
Now running a bike shop outside of Wellington, New Zealand, Armstrong's former assistant watched news reports about his former boss confessing to performance-enhancing drug use with only mild interest. If Anderson never hears Armstrong's voice again...
Lance Armstrong, former winner of seven Tour de France titles as well as the former owner of an Olympic bronze medal, finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night.
When asked if he doped he said, quite simply:
“I am sitting here today to acknowledge that and to to say I’m sorry for that.”
The economic downturn did little to affect the bottom line for the 1%, even those under house arrest. Over his career Barry Bonds made over $180M in salary alone and he's showing himself to be a smart businessman with those funds after his career has ended.
While his trial for evasive testimony resulted in a 30-day house arrest, it wasn't as though Bonds was slumming...
Admitting he cheated was a start. Now, it's all about whether Lance Armstrong is ready to give details - lots of them - to clean up his sport.
Armstrong's much-awaited confession to Oprah Winfrey made for riveting television, but if the disgraced cyclist wants to take things further, it will involve several long days in meetings with anti-doping officials who have very specific...
- Here are WWE's dates for their next UK tour in November:
November 6: Belfast, Ireland
November 7: Dublin, Ireland
November 8: Brussels, Belgium
November 9: Birmingham, England
November 10: Cardiff, Wales
November 11: Manchester, England TV
November 12: Newcastle, England
November 13: Zurich, Switzerland
November 14: Roeun, France
November 15: Marseille, France
Before his abrupt U-turn in an interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong had, many times and in many forums, consistently denied that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Here is a sample of some of the cyclist's choicest comments on the subject before he finally admitted to doping:
''Luke's name is Armstrong and people know that name, and when...
He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.
He was light on the details and didn't name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his ''fate was sealed'' when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong...
Time was better spent eating a homemade dinner* and watching the season premiere of Archer and college basketball than watching Lance Armstrong pathologically mouth the right words but show no remorse and engage in an absurd attempt at a semantics lesson. Apparently this interview needed a level-headed lawyer type like Nancy Grace.
It looks like we’re not going to hear from Manti...
Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong is more than an illustration of a hero athlete tumbling from the heights. It's also a pivotal moment for a famous media figure trying to climb the ladder back up.
Winfrey's OWN network is showing signs of life after a rocky start, and the Armstrong interview offered a chance for many more viewers to check it out. The former...
Sporting Kansas City CEO Rob Heineman says the loss of trust led the Major League Soccer team to sever ties with the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong.
Heineman also said Wednesday the ''tumultuous environment'' that developed before the cyclist admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs also played into the team's decision to change Livestrong Sporting...
Andre Greipel easily outsprinted his rivals Sunday to win the Tour Down Under's 30-mile criterium.
The German sprint star, riding for the Lotto Belisol team, claimed his third win in the criterium, which is raced over 10 laps of a course through parkland near downtown Adelaide. He went on to win the six-stage tour twice previously, in 2008 and 2010, beating a field including...