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In brief: Lightning force Game 7 with Bruins

Hockey: Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice, resilient goalie Dwayne Roloson weathered a hat trick by Boston’s David Krejci, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in …


Former teammate supports Armstrong, calls Hamilton a ‘liar’

ROME – Viatcheslav Ekimov stands to receive his third Olympic gold medal in the wake of Tyler Hamilton’s doping admission. The Russian is in no mood to celebrate, though. A …


Cycling union denies covering up positive Armstrong drug tests

GENEVA – The International Cycling Union “categorically rejects” Tyler Hamilton’s allegations that it helped cover up a positive drug test by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse. The …


In brief: Canucks take commanding lead on Sharks

NHL: Sami Salo scored twice and Ryan Kesler added a goal as the visiting Vancouver Canucks capitalized on three two-man advantages in the second period to beat the San Jose …


Ex-teammate: Armstrong pushed doping

Lance Armstrong’s former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, says Armstrong and other team leaders encouraged, promoted and took part in a doping program in an effort to win the Tour de France …


‘60 Minutes’ report: Armstrong encouraged doping

Lance Armstrong’s former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, says Armstrong and other team leaders encouraged, promoted and took part in a doping program in an effort to win the Tour de France …


In brief: Dallas holds off Thunder for 2-1 series advantage

NBA playoffs: Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game’s superstars and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for …


Sharks break through against Canucks in Western final

NHL playoffs: Patrick Marleau scored twice in the first period and Antti Niemi made the early lead stand up with 27 saves to get the San Jose Sharks back into …


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 …


Oklahoma City wins at Dallas to tie NBA series

NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night and …


Hamilton tells ‘60 Minutes’ that Armstrong doped

Cycling: Tyler Hamilton (in photo), a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, told “60 Minutes” that he used performance- enhancing drugs with the seven-time Tour de France winner to cheat in …


In brief: Heat tie series with Bulls as James, Wade lead way

NBA: LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the visiting Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to …


Nowitzki leads Mavs to Game 1 win over Thunder

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki made 10 of his first 11 shots and a playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Mavericks to a 121-112 victory …


In brief: Miami Heat close out Boston in Eastern semifinal

NBA: Not only have the Miami Heat caught the Boston Celtics – they have officially gone past them, and into the Eastern Conference finals. Vanquishing the team they couldn’t beat …


Round and Round partners peddle bicycling events

Producing some of the region’s most ambitious bicycling events has required more than a volunteer spirit. A two-person event management company has been the energy and organization behind the scenes …


Support for road and transit fixes wanes at wallet

Transportation projects enjoy wide public support in Spokane, but that support drops when people are asked if they would pay specific taxes for them. A survey of 353 respondents in …


Region’s most popular bike tours fill quickly

Procrastinators miss out on some of the region’s popular premium bicycle tours, which already booked with riders for 2011, although in some cases names are being put on waiting lists. …


Organized events cater to cyclists

Traction sand, gravel and potholes still warrant caution for bicycles braving the region’s winter-weary roads. But early bloomers are getting a leg up on conditioning for a long list of …


Organizers needed for Tour des Lacs bike event

Organizers of the September Tour des Lacs bicycle tour are retiring from the effort, leaving doubts about the event’s scheduling this year. Wendy Zupan Bailey and Gino Lisiecki of Round …


Armstrong quiet about allegations

ADELAIDE, Australia – Lance Armstrong accepted a gift on stage and thanked the cheering fans for an “unbelievable event.” But after finishing 67th Sunday in what he says is his …


Landis regrets doping lies

MELBOURNE, Australia – Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis says he waited almost four years to reveal his doping because he knew once he’d admitted lying, he would not be believed about …


Study correlates walking, cycling and obesity levels

A transportation expert says the United States could solve part of its obesity problem by making it easier for people to bike or walk where they need to go. John …


SpokeFest draws more than 2,000 cyclists – and a gorilla

Bill Bender’s fingerprints are all over SpokeFest, and SpokeFest fingerprints are all over him – or at least his hands. The event organizer posts himself in front of the event’s …


24-hour bike ride rallies community to help fight cystinosis

When they first established a foundation in honor of their son who is fighting a rare genetic disease, Brian and Tricia Sturgis never imagined their efforts would not only raise …


SpokeFest benefits bicycling

While many organized cycling events raise money for worthy causes such as medical research and ski patrols, Spokane’s SpokeFest bicycling event seeks only to promote bicycling and the health and …


Late-summer bicycling events roll into October

There’s no reason to lose the cycling edge you honed this season as summer freewheels into autumn. Cycling events of some sort for a wide range of abilities are scheduled …


Federal probe puts Armstrong foundation in difficult spot

NEW YORK – Lance Armstrong has overcome cancer, rival cyclists and nagging allegations of doping to become one of the world’s best-paid athletes and sought-after pitchmen. He’s also turned the …


Lance Armstrong’s finale no triumph

PARIS – Lance Armstrong didn’t want to go out this way. In his final Tour de France, the seven-time champion popped a tire, crashed and struggled up the mountains. Worse, …


Contador captures third Tour

PARIS – Alberto Contador stood atop the podium at the Tour de France on Sunday for the third time in four years, struggling to rein in his emotions as Spain’s …


Contador doesn’t falter

COL DU TOURMALET, France – Alberto Contador never wavered. Under a blistering attack from Andy Schleck, the Spaniard tightened his grip on a third Tour de France title in four …