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Armstrong lawsuit likely will go forward for some

A federal judge says he probably won't dismiss all of the defendants from a False Claims Act lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong and others. Judge Robert Wilkins made the comment at the end of a nearly three-hour hearing Monday on the Justice Department's lawsuit, which also named former Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel and team management company Tailwind Sports...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Justice: Lance was 'unjustly enriched'

The Justice Department laid out its case in a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, saying the cyclist violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and was ''unjustly enriched'' while cheating to win the Tour de France. The government had previously announced it would join the whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis. Tuesday...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong manager hails cycling's 'new era'

Lance Armstrong's former team manager believes cycling has entered a new era after months of controversy, much of it provoked by the disgraced former seven-time Tour de France winner. In his first website posting since August, when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency alleged massive doping by Armstrong's Tour de France teams, Johan Bruyneel wrote on Thursday that the sport is focusing...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance's ex-team leader to skip hearing

Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong's former team leader, will not appear at a hearing Tuesday to discuss his role in the doping scandal. Belgian cycling federation prosecutor Jaak Fransen said Monday he will consider pursuing the case without Bruyneel. ''Whether this is a delay tactic or not, that I cannot say,'' Fransen said by phone to The Associated Press. ...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance's ex-team leader to skip hearing

Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong's former team leader, will not appear at a hearing Tuesday to discuss his role in the doping scandal.
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruyneel won't appear at hearing

The prosecutor of the Belgian cycling federation says Lance Armstrong's former team leader, Johan Bruyneel, will not appear at Tuesday's hearing to discuss his role in the doping scandal. Cycling federation prosecutor Jaak Fransen said Monday it was still was too early to accuse Bruyneel of not cooperating with the investigation. Fransen will consider whether to pursue the...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Swiss lab chief disputes USADA claim

The director of Switzerland's anti-doping lab has disputed claims by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart that he helped Lance Armstrong avoid being caught for doping. Lab director Martial Saugy called a news conference Friday to challenge accusations that he provided Armstrong with information on how to avoid detection for use of EPO. Tygart told the television program...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruyneel fears hearing 'prejudiced' by USADA

Johan Bruyneel intends to fight charges he was a central figure in doping programs within Lance Armstrong's teams provided his defense hasn't been ''permanently prejudiced'' by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's accusations. Armstrong's former manager was a key figure in USADA's damning report into massive doping undertaken in American cycling teams...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Lance's former coach fired

The RadioShack-Nissan team severed ties Friday with Lance Armstrong's former manager Johan Bruyneel after he was singled out as a central figure in the former Tour de France champion's doping program. The team said the decision was by ''mutual agreement,'' adding that Bruyneel ''can no longer direct the team in an efficient and comfortable way.'...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Lance's former coach fired

The RadioShack-Nissan team severed ties Friday with Lance Armstrong's former manager Johan Bruyneel after he was singled out as a central figure in the former Tour de France champion's doping program.
Via FOXSports.com
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruyneel out at RadioShack after USADA report

Lance Armstrong's former team manager, Johan Bruyneel, has left as general manager of RadioShack Nissan Trek. The team says the decision was taken by ''mutual agreement'' and that Bruyneel ''can no longer direct the team in an efficient and comfortable way.'' The announcement comes two days after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Armstrong's coach calls case unjust

Lance Armstrong's longtime coach came to his defense on Friday, saying the Texan is the victim of an ''unjust'' legal case that is likely to cost him his seven Tour de France victories. Johan Bruyneel said he is ''disappointed'' for Armstrong, who denies doping but has chosen not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Armstrong's coach hits out at 'unjust' legal case

Lance Armstrong's longtime coach says the seven-time Tour de France winner is the victim of an ''unjust'' legal case that could cost him his victories in cycling's greatest race. Johan Bruyneel says he's ''disappointed'' for Armstrong, who denies doping but chose to not pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Armstrong coach chooses arbitration

The coach of Lance Armstrong's teams during his seven Tour de France victories will fight doping charges against him in arbitration. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency confirmed Friday that Johan Bruyneel chose to send his case to arbitration rather than accept sanctions for charges that he led a doping program on Armstrong's teams. Bruyneel faced a Saturday deadline. Bruyneel...
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July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Armstrong coach chooses arbitration in doping case

The coach of Lance Armstrong's teams during his seven Tour de France victories will fight doping charges against him in arbitration. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency confirmed Friday that Johan Bruyneel chose to send his case to arbitration rather than accept sanctions for charges that he led a doping program on Armstrong's teams. Bruyneel faced a Saturday deadline. Bruyneel...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruyneel skipping Tour amid doping allegations

Lance Armstrong's former team coach says he's skipping this year's Tour de France amid allegations he helped Armstrong use performance-enhancing drugs during his seven tour victories from 1999-2005. Johan Bruyneel, who currently coaches the Radioshack-Nissan-Trek team, says he doesn't want the allegations raised by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to be a distraction...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-team manager defends Armstrong

The team manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories says he's innocent of doping charges raised by US officials. Johan Bruyneel is currently manager of the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team. In a statement he posted Friday on his website and Twitter, Bruyneel says he never participated in any doping activities and is dismayed by the charges. The...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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