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UCI wants Astana team stripped of license for doping

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) The Astana team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali appears set to lose its license to compete this year, at the request of the UCI. An audit by the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) into Astana's management of anti-doping measures found ''a big difference'' between what the team was doing and what it promised to do...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Steven Jackson’s Future with the Atlanta Falcons

The year was 2004. Blink 182 and Green Day were all the rage. Lance Armstrong became a national hero winning his sixth Tour de France title, and Ken Jennings won the intellectual crowd’s envy earning over $2.5 million on Jeopardy. Mark Zuckerberg’s trendy new website Facebook was gaining steam in pop culture, and the NFL was reeling from Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong to ride in Livestrong event

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong to ride in Livestrong event

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong to ride in October's Livestrong event

Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave.
Via Fox Olympics
6 days ago  |  Discuss

APNewsBreak: Armstrong to ride in Livestrong event

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Best thing about A-Rod apology is it was in cursive

Alex Rodriguez finally said he was sorry, though his handwritten apology on the eve of his return to the New York Yankees seemed to fall flat. Not really surprising, but give A-Rod some credit for trying. Doesn't anyone realize how hard it is to write in cursive these days? Surely it seemed like a nice old-fashioned touch when the scorned slugger sat down to put pen to paper. You...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong pleads guilty to careless driving in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving for hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen. The cyclist entered his plea by mail on Friday under a plea agreement with prosecutors, closing the case and avoiding a court appearance. Armstrong's girlfriend, Anna Hansen, originally told police she was behind the wheel in the Dec. 28 accident in icy conditions...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Owes $10 Million In Fraud Case With Promotions Company

Lance Armstrong just can’t catch a break. An arbitration decision is ordering the troubled cyclist and his dissolved team management company, Tailwind Sports Corp., to pay $10 million over a fraud dispute with SCA, a Dallas-based promotions company. SCA says that Armstrong’s “unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy” by...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong ordered to pay $10 million insurance

An arbitration panel in Texas voted 2-1 against Lance Armstrong and awarded $10 million to SCA Promotions, a sports insurance company that helped contribute to the cyclist’s downfall. SCA Promotions paid Armstrong bonuses in 2002 and 2003 for winning the Tour de France, but they withheld his bonus in 2004 amid speculation he cheated. Armstrong...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A three-man arbitration panel has ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company. Dallas-based SCA Promotions announced the 2-1 ruling against the former cyclist on Monday when it asked a Texas state court to confirm the arbitration decision. SCA paid Armstrong about $12 million in bonuses during his...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian official cites systematic doping among race walkers

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's anti-doping chief says there is evidence of systematic doping among the country's Olympic champion race-walkers and compares the case to that of Lance Armstrong. Five Russian walkers, including three Olympic champions, were banned for doping last month. Five world championship gold medals from 2009 and 2011 look set to be re-awarded. Russian anti-doping agency...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Hit & Run Photos Released

TMZ Sports has obtained pics of the SUV was smashed up in a hit and run driven by Lance Armstrong, or his girlfriend. Someone smashed into 2 parked cars during a hit and run in Aspen, CO — with various reports saying Armstrong allowed his woman to take the fall for him. Armstrong initially let his girlfriend Anna Hansen run with the story of her being behind the wheel, before...
Via Thacover2
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Hit Parked Cars In Colorado, Let Girlfriend Take Blame

If being banned from professional cycling and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles was a fall from grace for Lance Armstrong, then what he got himself into in December was a leap. Police in Aspen, Colo., cited Armstrong this week with failing to report an accident and speeding after he hit parked cars and allowed longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars, let girlfriend take blame

Lance Armstrong and his girlfriend Anna Hansen have been caught in a lie about a driving incident in December where their vehicle hit two parked cars and left the scene. Aspen police say Armstrong’s car was identified as the one that hit two parked cars on Dec. 29 and left before police arrived to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Lance Armstrong’s Girlfriend Anna Hansen—She Took the Fall for Hitting Cars

Apparently Lance Armstrong isn’t quite through with his cheating ways. According to the Associated Press, Armstrong had too much to drink on a December night in Aspen and hit two parked cars. The twist to this standard drunken tale: Lance let his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, shoulder the blame “to avoid national attention.” She initially lied to the police and said she drove before...
Via Busted Coverage
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Police: Lance Armstrong hit parked cars, blamed girlfriend

ASPEN, Colo. -- Authorities say disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention. Police say they cited Armstrong after the Dec. 28 hit-and-run but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. Police say Hansen told them she had been driving home...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Police: Lance Armstrong hit parked cars, blamed girlfriend

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Authorities say disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention. Police say they cited Armstrong after the Dec. 28 hit-and-run but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. Police say Hansen told them she had been driving...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Seahawks are whining

Here’s something Earl Thomas recently tweeted out: Yesterday I said my shoulder was a 10 … Wake up the next morning and I have a blood test for HGH .. League office distraction — Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) January 29, 2015 Hmm . . . did he ever consider that HGH is needed when we had 6’5, 280 pound monster running 4.5 forty times? Another genius on the Seattle roster...
Via The Scores Report
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chance for a do-over, Lance Armstrong would do PEDs again

Given a chance for a do-over, Lance Armstrong would do PEDs again. “If I was racing in 2015? No, I wouldn’t do it again,” Armstrong said, per ESPN. “Because I don’t think you have to do it again. If you take me back to 1995, when it was completely and totally pervasive? (I’d) probably do it again.”“Listen, if I go back to 1995 — and some started earlier, some a...
Via Bob's Blitz
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong: I’d use PEDs again under same circumstances

  If Lance Armstrong could go back in time, he’d do it all again.   Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from professional cycling in 2012 for using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career, told BBC Sport that he’d use PEDs again under the same circumstances he faced. “If I was racing in 2015? No, I wouldn’t do...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong admits in TV interview: 'I would probably again'

With Alex Rodriguez back in headlines, his current employer trying to void potential bonus payments because of the sluggers ties to performance-enhancing drugs, perhaps the world's most infamous doper is making news again — and his latest comments are a real stunner. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong spoke with BBC recently and in a story and video posted Monday, the man stripped...
Via Fox Sports
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg LeMond rejects leniency for Lance Armstrong

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) U.S. cycling great Greg LeMond has rejected calls for Lance Armstrong's life ban to be reduced, saying ''if there's anybody who deserves a ban, it's this guy.'' LeMond told a news conference in Adelaide, where he is attending the Tour Down Under cycle race, that Armstrong's doping activities ''took a good 10 years out of my life.'' He said the seven-time...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Practice Makes Perfect For Nina Agdal

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Practice Makes Perfect For Nina Agdal It’s very clear that Nina Agdal, a relative newcomer to golf, has been working on her swing. She posted this beauty to Instagram Monday in which she rips one straight down the middle of the fairway...
Via Back9Network
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong: I would never, ever cheat ... at golf

Lance Armstrong hasn't exactly made amends with fans for his doping scandal during his time as a cyclist. It's not going to be easy for Armstrong to change the public's perception of his character, but discussing his integrity in golf is a good starting point, I suppose. In a piece for Golf Digest, Armstrong discusses the game and whether or not he'd cheat on the course. Due...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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