May 21, 2011 in Sports

Professional wrestler ‘Macho Man’ Savage dies at 58

 

Professional wrestling: Randy “Macho Man” Savage, the professional wrestler known for his raspy voice, the sunglasses and bandanas he wore in the ring and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.

A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler – whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo – was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m. The Jeep veered over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a tree.

Police said he may have suffered a “medical event” before the accident, but the report did not elaborate, and it said officials would need to perform an autopsy to know for sure.

The report said a woman in the vehicle, identified as Barbara L. Poffo, 56, suffered minor injuries.

Associated Press

Report: Hincapie outs Armstrong

Cycling: A “60 Minutes” report says George Hincapie, a longtime member of Lance Armstrong’s inner circle, told federal authorities he saw the seven-time Tour de France winner use performance-enhancing drugs.

A segment of the report aired Friday on the “CBS Evening News,” one day after it broadcast an interview with another former member of Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service team, Tyler Hamilton, who said he also used PEDs with Armstrong.

In an interview last year, Armstrong said Hincapie was “like a brother to me.”

Armstrong has never tested positive and has steadfastly denied doping.

Hamilton, meanwhile, turned over his 2004 Olympics cycling gold medal to the United States Anti-Doping Agency, putting Russian Viatcheslav Ekimov in line for an upgrade from silver.

Associated Press


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