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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
19 hours 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
1 day 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
3 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

French teams to mourn victims of terrorist attack in Paris

PARIS (AP) French club Lille says it will hold a minute's silence before Wednesday's home league game against Evian as a mark of respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris. Masked gunmen shouting ''Allahu akbar!'' stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo newspaper earlier Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including the paper's editor...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Players to mourn Paris attack victims in French league

PARIS (AP) French club Lille says it will hold a minute's silence before Wednesday's home league game against Evian as a mark of respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris. Masked gunmen shouting ''Allahu akbar!'' stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo newspaper earlier Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including the paper's editor...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  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

Lance Armstrong Says He’d Never Cheat Playing 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...
Via Back9Network
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cycling officials seek to end influence of banned doctor Michele Ferrari

  Law enforcement authorities need to prevent banned physician Michele Ferrari from seeing riders and conclude his long-running stain on the sport, according to the president of the Italian Cycling Federation. ''It needs to be law enforcement and judicial officials that put an end to it,'' Renato Di Rocco told The Associated Press. ''Unfortunately, teams don't have these means....
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cycling chief seeks end of Dr. Ferrari's influence

ROME (AP) The president of the Italian Cycling Federation is calling on law enforcement authorities to prevent banned physician Michele Ferrari from seeing riders anymore and conclude his long-running stain on the sport. Renato Di Rocco tells The Associated Press: ''It needs to be law enforcement and judicial officials that put an end to it. Unfortunately, teams don't have these...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI: Astana case not a return for old doping ways

GENEVA (AP) International Cycling Union President Brain Cookson says the Astana team keeping top-tier status in 2015 does not mean the sport will revert to its old doping ways. Astana, which includes Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, will keep its World Tier license despite five senior and development squad riders being caught doping since August. Cookson insists to the Associated...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Cycling chief executive Johnson to retire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Steve Johnson, the president and CEO of USA Cycling, plans to retire after the United States hosts the road world championships next year in Richmond, Virginia. Johnson said Tuesday in a statement that he was ready to step away after 15 years working for the sport's national governing body. Along with serving as chief executive, Johnson also has been...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: Russia is athletics' Lance Armstrong case

What should be a cherished, career-best memory for Netherlands runner Yvonne Hak - winning a silver medal at the 2010 European Championships - now just feels ''strange and frustrating.'' That's because of the expose broadcast on German television this week that appears to have blown a lid off systematic doping and corruption in Russian sports. The ARD documentary, largely based on...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sheryl Crow Reportedly Told Feds About Lance Armstrong’s Illicit Activities

It seems that a little birdie might have sung to federal investigators about bicyclist Lance Armstrong’s illicit activities. Singer Sheryl Crow reportedly told the feds that Armstrong received a blood transfusion during a trip to Belgium in 2004, according to a new book called “Wheelmen,” which details the doping conspiracy that propelled Armstrong’s cycling teams. “Rather...
Via NESN.com
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong attempts beer mile, stops running after just one lap

Lance Armstrong is banned from participating in any cycling events because of his history with performance-enhancing drugs, so he tried to take up a new sport. Spoiler alert: It did not end well for the polarizing cyclist. Armstrong participated in everyone's new favorite sport -- the beer mile run, where challengers down a full brewski for every quarter-mile they complete on...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Got Through One Beer Prepping For The Beer Mile World Championships Before Calling It Quits

The Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships, where runners consume four beers while running around a track four times, is coming up on December 3rd but it will be surprising if Lance Armstrong shows up for the event. Back in early November, Lance decided that he wanted to try and prepare for the run but he Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Joey Fatone to cut a new record -- for biggest pillow fight, at college football game

Joey Fatone and *NSYNC haven't been together since 2002. So what's the former boy band member up to these days? We thought you'd never ask. According to the Argus Leader, Fatone will travel to Brookings, S.D. -- the site of Saturday's football game between South Dakota and South Dakota State -- to lead "the world's largest pillow fight." Nope, that's not a typo. Joey Fatone is going...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Attempts Beer Mile, Stops Running After Just One Lap

Lance Armstrong is banned from participating in any cycling events because of his history with performance-enhancing drugs, so he tried to take up a new sport. Spoiler alert: It did not end well for the polarizing cyclist. Armstrong participated in everyone’s new favorite sport — the beer mile run, where challengers down a full brewski for every quarter-mile they complete on...
Via NESN.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Quits Beer Mile After One Budweiser, One Lap

  Love him or hate him, former seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has to be one of the healthiest human beings...
Via Busted Coverage
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

JJ Watt forgets which Armstrong walked on the moon

Quick! Who was the first person to walk on the moon? It may seem like an easy question now, but for Houston Texans superstar JJ Watt, it turns out to not be so simple, especially when put on the spot. In an all-to-brief clip, teammates Shane Lechler and Garrett Graham join Watt to answer question to see if they are smarter than their Harvard-alum quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. It...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Armstrong barred from South Carolina ride

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) USA Cycling says Lance Armstrong can't ride in a South Carolina event this weekend with several of his former U.S. Postal Service teammates. Armstrong had hoped to ride with George Hincapie and several other former teammates at the non-competitive ride that bears Hincapie's name. But because the ride is still authorized by USA Cycling, Armstrong can't participate...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI report on doping, Armstrong due within months

PONFERRADA, Spain (AP) The International Cycling Union says an independent panel investigating the sport's doping history should report early next year. Lance Armstrong met in May with the three-man group which is studying how doping happened from 1998-2013, and if previous UCI leadership helped the American rider's teams avoid scrutiny. The UCI's management committee got a progress...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Livestrong CEO leaving charity after 14 years

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Doug Ulman helped Livestrong ride Armstrong's sports career and celebrity into rapid...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career. In federal forms released this week, Livestrong noted its 2013 donations dipped 34 percent, from nearly $23 million to $15 million after Armstrong's televised...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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