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Comedian Says Lance Armstrong Asked Her To Lick His Butt

A Comedian, who appeared on Howard Stern on Monday, claims that she was asked by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to lick his butt.April Macie says that she and a friend enjoyed a night out in Los Angeles with Armstrong "five or six years ago" where the two returned to Armstrong's hotel room. She went on to describe how things got a little awkward."I went to use...
Via The Juicy Online
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiggins won't race in Tour de France

Team Sky says defending champion Bradley Wiggins will not race in this year's Tour de France because of a knee problem. The British rider withdrew before the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia two weeks ago because of a chest infection. Team principal Dave Brailsford says ''with illness, injury and treatment Brad has gone past the point where he can be ready for the...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiggins out of Tour de France with knee problem

Team Sky says defending champion Bradley Wiggins will not race in this year's Tour de France because of a knee problem. The British rider withdrew before the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia two weeks ago because of a chest infection. Team principal Dave Brailsford says ''with illness, injury and treatment Brad has gone past the point where he can be ready for the...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jan Ullrich admits blood doping

A German magazine is reporting that 1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has admitted receiving blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Ullrich was quoted Saturday as saying in an interview with the weekly Focus that almost everyone was using performance-enhancing substances and he wanted to ensure ''equality of opportunities.'' Asked if...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ullrich admits blood doping

Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, has admitted for the first time that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes during his career, according to an interview with a German magazine published Saturday. Ullrich had previously acknowledged having unspecified ''contact'' with Fuentes, but went further in an interview with the...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Records show Armstrong downsizes in Austin

Disgraced former cycling great Lance Armstrong has downsized. The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/17kq7ol ) reports Armstrong has purchased an Austin home owned by former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes. A deed filed May 29 does not list a price. The 7,200-square-foot home is on the Travis County tax rolls for $2.7 million. Armstrong declined comment Wednesday. The seven-time Tour...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong's American heirs battle to regain trust

They grew up watching Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France every year. Now, American riders like Andrew Talansky and Tejay van Garderen carry the burden of winning back the trust from fans back home who were angered by seven-time Tour winner's doping. Talansky and van Garderen, both 24, are considered the best of the six Americans in the 100th Tour, which begins on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss
NOW HE SAYS IT

Armstrong: Doping needed to win

Lance Armstrong spoke with Le Mondetelling the French newspaper that it would have been “impossible” to win the Tour without doping when he was racing. 

Via The Other Paper
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bus gets stuck at Tour de France finish line (Video)

Chaos broke out during Saturday's opening stage of the 2013 Tour de France when a team bus got stuck underneath the gantry at at the finish line, leading to a mad scramble for Tour organizers to move the bus before the lead pack of cyclists reached the finish. Buses are allowed to drive through the finish line according to Tour regulations. However, it became painfully apparent...
Via Holdout Sports
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Fields on US roster for BMX world championships

Connor Fields will attempt to defend his time trial title when he leads a U.S. team stocked with experience into the BMX world championships in Auckland, New Zealand. Fields, ranked second in the world, joins the elite men's squad Tuesday that includes fellow Olympians David Herman and Nic Long. Also making the team for the competition July 24-28 are Jared Garcia, Justin Posey...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavendish spill dents aim for Tour stage-win mark

Catching up with Andre Leducq will have to wait. Mark Cavendish's campaign to match the Frenchman's 25 stage wins at the Tour de France was put on hold Thursday when he crashed near the end of Stage 6 and ran out of power at the end. Cavendish pedaled furiously, rode in a team car's slipstream, and even bunny-hopped over a curb to catch up with the pack after crashing...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy Schleck angry with team over brother's firing

Andy Schleck is upset with his Tour de France team for cutting ties with older brother Frank Schleck. But he's not saying anything more to team leaders at RadioShack Leopard Trek because if he says what he really thinks ''they might use it against me and fire me as well.'' The 2010 Tour de France champion spoke before Friday's stage. A day earlier, key sponsor...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Judge allows lawsuit vs. Armstrong

A Texas judge has refused Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss an insurance company's lawsuit seeking $3 million in bonuses it paid him from 1999 to 2001, and an attorney for the company said Tuesday he'll move quickly to question the cyclist under oath. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings had a contract with Armstrong to pay bonuses for winning the Tour de...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavendish doused with urine at Tour

A spectator reportedly threw urine at rider Mark Cavendish during Wednesday's time trials at the Tour de France. According to the BBC , the liquid was thrown at Cavendish from a bottle during Stage 11, and Cavendish "initially (thought) it was water before realising what it was from the taste." Cavendish has not commented on the incident, but Omega Pharma-Quickstep...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Cavendish gets doused with urine during Tour de France

Tour de France competitor Mark Cavendish was reportedly doused with urine by a spectator during his Stage 11 time trial on Wednesday.Cavendish's team manager says the incident was believed to be in response to a crash that happened on Tuesday, when Cavendish collided with Tom Veelers near the finish line of Stage 10, as both riders tried to track down eventual stage winner Marcel...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic champ Vos wants to ride in Tour de France

Marianne Vos has Olympic gold medals and the road race world champion's rainbow jersey in her trophy cabinet. Now she wants the chance to add a yellow jersey. The Olympic road race champion is among a group of cyclists, including British Olympian Emma Pooley, who have launched an online petition urging Tour de France organizers to let women participate in next year's race...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vos wants to ride in Tour de France

Marianne Vos has Olympic gold medals and the road race world champion's rainbow jersey in her trophy cabinet. Now she wants the chance to add a yellow jersey. Olympic road race champion Vos is among a group of cyclists, including British Olympian Emma Pooley, who have launched an online petition urging Tour de France organizers to let women participate in next year's race...
Via Fox Olympics
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Froome tops Contador in time trial

Chris Froome edged Alberto Contador to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a rainy time trial and extend his overall lead on Wednesday. The British rider was slower than Contador on the first part of the undulating 20-mile course from Embrun to Chorges in the French Alps, but gained time on the final section and finished 9 seconds ahead of the Spaniard to clinch his third...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss
VIVE LE CHAMPION

Chris Froome wins Tour de France

British cyclist Chris Froome is the winner of the 100th Tour de France, completing the race in 83 hours and 56 minutes.

Via Sports-Glory
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gallery: The 2013 Tour de France in photos

France's epic three week race in stunning photography.
Via Gunaxin Sports
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong rides again, talks doping

Lance Armstrong returned to the sport he loves this week in his first major public event since his interview with Oprah Winfrey in January. According to the Des Moines Register, Lance Armstrong rode Monday with an estimated 20,000 others on the second day of the (Des Moines) Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times...
Via Fox Olympics
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong urges judge to dismiss gov't lawsuit

Lance Armstrong is urging a federal judge to dismiss the Justice Department's False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations. In the filing Tuesday, lawyers for the disgraced cyclist also argue that the U.S. Postal Service, which sponsored Armstrong's team, got exactly what it bargained for - that is, tens of millions...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong asks for lawsuit dismissal

Cyclist Lance Armstrong urged a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss the Justice Department's False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that that the Postal Service got its money's worth out of its sponsorship deal and that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations. In the filing in U.S. District Court in Washington, lawyers for Armstrong said the Postal Service...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report claims Pantani, Ullrich doped

A French inquiry into sports doping has uncovered proof that 1998 Tour de France champion Marco Pantani and runner-up Jan Ullrich used a banned blood booster to fuel their performances. France's senate, after a five-month investigation focused on fighting sports doping, released a report Wednesday that demonstrates what many have long suspected: use of the banned substance EPO...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cycling probe: Doping by Pantani, Ullrich in 1998

A French inquiry into sports doping indicates 1998 Tour de France champion Marco Pantani and runner-up Jan Ullrich used the banned blood-booster EPO. France's senate, after a five-month investigation focused on sports doping, released the report Wednesday. It describes what many have long suspected - the use of EPO was rife in cycling in the late 1990s, before a test for the...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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