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WADA: Armstrong's attempt at reduced ban 'almost too late'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) WADA director general David Howman says Lance Armstrong has not done enough to get his life ban reduced and that his latest attempt for rehabilitation is coming too late. Speaking to The Associated Press on the sidelines of a WADA symposium, Howman said the American cyclist did not seize the opportunities he had to come forward with the details of his...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

1987 winner backs Lance Armstrong charity ride on Tour route

PARIS (AP) The 1987 winner of the Tour de France supports Lance Armstrong riding part of this July's route to raise funds against blood cancer. Stephen Roche says ''it's for a very good cause'' and adds ''he hasn't killed anybody.'' Former English soccer player Geoff Thomas invited Armstrong on the unofficial charity ride. To raise $1.5 million, Thomas plans to ride on the Tour...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Lance Armstrong, USADA meet to potentially reduce lifetime ban

  Lance Armstrong talked last week with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in hopes of potentially reducing his lifetime ban from the sports he loves, The Associated Press has learned. Armstrong and Travis Tygart met for six hours, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussion was meant to remain private. The...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Lance Armstrong meets with USADA

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that cyclist Lance Armstrong talked last week with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in hopes of potentially reducing his lifetime ban. Armstrong and Travis Tygart met for six hours, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussion was meant to remain private...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cycling head urges Armstrong to abandon 'disrepectful' France ride

  The head of world cycling urged Lance Armstrong on Tuesday to abandon ''disrespectful'' plans to ride part of the Tour de France route for charity a day before the professional peloton. International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson warned cycling's showpiece event risked being undermined by the appearance of Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour titles for doping...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cycling head urges Lance Armstrong not to pursue France ride

LONDON (AP) The head of world cycling says it would be ''disrespectful'' to current riders if Lance Armstrong rode the Tour de France route a day before the professional peloton as a charity fundraiser. Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour titles for doping on every one of his wins from 1999-2005. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which imposed a life ban from cycling on Armstrong...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

UCI urges new anti-doping measures after scathing report

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) Cycling's governing body is urging new measures to curb doping after a stinging report into the sport's culture of cheating. International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson says it is ''imperative that we do not shy away from tough decisions'' after the Cycling Independent Reform Commission report published Monday. The UCI wants night-time access to riders...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Time to rethink but not reduce Lance Armstrong's ban

PARIS (AP) A short-haired man, his accomplices and hangers-on walk into a jewelry store and help themselves, stuffing their pockets with swag. The store's security guard not only turns a blind eye, he pulls down the shutters to hide the pilfering from public view. He even asks for a watch. Then a policeman walks in. ''It was him!'' everyone shouts, pointing at the short-haired man...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

USADA boss wants further investigation into Vrijman report

The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency promised further investigation Monday into a "sordid incident" of collusion between Lance Armstrong and cycling's governing body.
Via Fox Olympics
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UCI to ask Verbruggen to resign as honorary president

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) Former UCI head Hein Verbruggen will be asked to resign his honorary presidency after a scathing report into the sport's doping culture and allegations of collusion with Lance Armstrong. International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson says he will write to Verbruggen asking him ''to consider his position.'' Cookson says Verbruggen, who was UCI president...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

USADA boss wants further investigation into Vrijman report

PARIS (AP) The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wants further investigation into a ''sordid incident'' of collusion between Lance Armstrong and cycling's governing body. After it was reported in 2005 that Armstrong's Tour de France samples from 1999 showed traces of EPO, Dutch investigator Emile Vrijman was appointed by the UCI to investigate the handling of the urine tests....
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Investigation: Cycling body allowed Lance Armstrong to cheat

  Cycling officials let doping flourish and broke their own rules so Lance Armstrong could cheat his way to becoming the superstar the sport badly needed, according to a scathing report into its drug culture. The International Cycling Union was severely criticized for failing to act during the doping era dominated by Armstrong, but the 227-page report the governing body released...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong backs investigation into cycling's murky past

PARIS (AP) Lance Armstrong has welcomed an investigative report into the murky past of cycling's governing body and said he hopes it can help the sport move on from an era that will always be remembered for the doping by himself and others. The report turned up no evidence to sustain previous allegations that Armstrong paid the UCI to cover up a positive doping test back in his...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Main findings in year-long probe into doping in cycling

GENEVA (AP) The Lance Armstrong era of massive doping was revisited in a scathing, 227-page report detailing cycling's historic culture of drug use and investigating alleged mismanagement by the International Cycling Union. The year-long probe was been ordered by the governing body's new leadership as it tries to build confidence in cycling's future after a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cycling leaders slammed for letting doping, Armstrong win

GENEVA (AP) Cycling officials let doping flourish and broke their own rules so Lance Armstrong could cheat his way to becoming the superstar the sport badly needed, according to a scathing report into its drug culture. The International Cycling Union was severely criticized for failing to act during the doping era dominated by Armstrong, but the 227-page report the governing body...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

East Lansing pro golfer Dan Olsen claims Tiger Woods is serving drug suspension (AUDIO)

Hunter Martin/WireImage.com East Lansing, Michigan native and PGA pro Dan Olsen was on Mad Dog in the Morning on The Game 730 AM Friday claiming Tiger Woods is serving a suspension for a failed drug test. Olsen is the PGA Teaching Professional at Walnut Hills Country Club in East Lansing.  His PGA profile Olsen has not regularly played on the Tour since the mid-90’s.  Olsen...
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27 days 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...
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February 22, 2015  |  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...
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February 20, 2015  |  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
February 20, 2015  |  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
February 20, 2015  |  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
February 20, 2015  |  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...
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February 18, 2015  |  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...
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February 16, 2015  |  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
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February 16, 2015  |  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...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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