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Hamilton’s book claims Armstrong gave him blood booster

Tyler Hamilton says Lance Armstrong gave him an illegal blood booster at his house before the 1999 Tour de France and the two teammates compared notes on using performance-enhancing drugs …


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories of interest: 1. IT’S OFFICIAL: ROMNEY GETS GOP NOMINATION


What’s left? Memories

SAINT-SEBASTIEN-D’AIGRE- FEUILLE, France – On the hot road to this village in the deepest south of France, we passed the forbidding, barren mountain where Lance Armstrong, the cyclist, took a …


US doping agency erases Lance Armstrong’s titles

The champagne toasts on the Champs-Elysees and the two-fingered “V” for victory signs he flashed while pedaling to the finish line. The excruciating mountain climbs and the explosions of power …


Garcia claims Wyndham Championship

Golf: Rainy weather left Sergio Garcia stuck in central North Carolina for an extra day. Turns out, it was worth the hassle – because he’s leaving with his first PGA …


Leipheimer looks for first win of season

Nearly five months after breaking his leg in a training accident in Spain, Levi Leipheimer will begin defense of his USA Pro Cycling Challenge title today ( 1 p.m., NBC …


Charities, cyclists reap benefits of sponsored biking events

Inland Northwest cyclists are on roll with an expanding calendar of catered events that start in winter, freewheel through spring and shift to high gear heading into fall. Fourteen area …


Inland NW fall bike tours

SEPTEMBER Great NW Fall Tour ( gnwft.homestead.com), Sept. 2: Ride routes of 15, 30, 50 or 85 miles beginning at the Newport City Park. Benefits Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. $25 …


Gear Junkie: Standouts at Utah Outdoor Retailer Show

More than 1,000 brands and tens of thousands of attendees gathered last week for the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. I was on site for four …


As Luck would have it, Colts rookie shines

NFL: Andrew Luck started his NFL career just like Peyton Manning – with a long touchdown pass on his first throw. Then he one-upped his predecessor by winning his first …


Now it’s official: Howard to Lakers

NBA: Dwight Howard got his wish: He’s out of Orlando. The All-Star center was traded Friday to the Los Angeles Lakers, the last act of his long, drawn-out departure from …


UI graduate Armstrong captures second gold

HAMPTON COURT, England – Kristin Armstrong knew she was the favorite to win time trial gold in cycling at the Beijing Olympics. But when she looked at the start list …


Armstrong wins 2nd straight time trial gold

HAMPTON COURT, England — Kristin Armstrong knew she was the favorite to win time trial gold in cycling at the Beijing Olympics. But when she looked at the start list …


Armstrong gears up to defend time trial gold

LONDON – Kristin Armstrong seemed to be retiring at the perfect time. The Olympic time trial champion had just won another world championship.


U.S. cyclists having no luck in London

LONDON – Taylor Phinney’s fourth-place finish. Kristin Armstrong’s crash on a rain-slicked road course. Shelley Olds’ flat tire at the most inopportune of times. They came into the London Games …


Dave Barry: Tight shorts and polite cheers

LONDON – I went to my first Olympic event, Men Riding Bicycles a Long Way in Extremely Tight Shorts. This event began near Buckingham Palace on the Mall, where a …


Wiggins makes history at Tour de France

PARIS – Twenty-three years ago, Bradley Wiggins marveled as Greg LeMond blazed a trail as America’s first Tour de France winner. Now, he has blazed his own. The 32-year-old from …


Wiggins all but locks up Tour de France win

CHARTRES, France – For Bradley Wiggins, the champagne on the Champs-Elysees is about to flow. He all but locked up the Tour de France title with a tour-de-force performance to …


Thankful Wiggins lets spotlight shine on Cavendish

BRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France – For Bradley Wiggins, it’s time to bestow gifts at the Tour de France. With his title in sight, Wiggins made it a point Friday to acknowledge the …


USA Cycling offers bonus money for medals

USA Cycling will reward gold medalists at the London Games with up to $100,000 in bonus money, creating the richest known Olympics financial incentive program offered by any cycling organization …


Britain’s Wiggins nears Tour de France championship

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France – Britain’s Bradley Wiggins overcame the mountains and challengers to retain the yellow jersey, while Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on …


Evans all but loses chance to defend Tour title

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France – Thomas Voeckler won the 16th stage of the Tour de France over four huge climbs in the Pyrenees, while defending champion Cadel Evans dropped out of title …


RadioShack team drops Schleck after failed test

PAU, France – The RadioShack Nissan Trek team pulled Frank Schleck, one of the biggest names in pro cycling, out the Tour de France on Tuesday after he failed a …


Wiggins plays it safe, retains yellow jersey

PAU, France – Bradley Wiggins knows he’s well-positioned to win the Tour de France. But with the banged-up, frenetic and weary pack nearing the final rest day of the three-week …


Sabotage slows Tour

FOIX, France – Crashes, falls, fractures – Bradley Wiggins has seen it all. Now add tacks and nails to the list. Still, nothing can break his stranglehold on the Tour …


Wiggins: The un-boss at Tour de France

LE CAP D’AGDE, France – Bradley Wiggins doesn’t think the Tour de France needs a “boss” of the pack. At least not him. He says riders are equal and he’s …


Gear Junkie: Specialized jersey blocks sun

Applying sunscreen in the outdoors can be a pain. As such, whenever possible I wear clothing that can do double duty by blocking the sun’s harmful rays. Wide-brim hats and …


‘Ex-doper’ Millar wins Tour de France’s longest stage

ANNONAY, France – David Millar, a reformed “ex-doper,” won a stage at the Tour de France on Friday, saying his victory is proof riders can win cleanly. His British compatriot, …


‘Some nutter’ burns Tour leader with flare

Tour de France racers are used to dodging flags, people and the odd stray dog along the race route. But flares?


Coeur d’Alene to host bicycle ride around lake

A group of North Idaho cycling enthusiasts is organizing a European-style bike ride around Lake Coeur d’Alene this fall. Coeur d’Fondo will include a 108-mile ride around the lake, plus …