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  • In brief: American Katie Ledecky wins 200-meter freestyle in elite field

    Swimming: Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday night in Kazan, Russia, against a stellar field that included defending champion Missy Franklin and two-time winner …


  • Arbitration panel rules against Armstrong in fraud case

    AUSTIN, Texas – An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an …


  • Newsmakers

    Suspended The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington for one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. . Washington, in a statement released by his agent, …


  • Newsmakers

    Signed The Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive end Cassius Marsh, the first of their fourth-round picks in the NFL draft. Financial terms of Marsh’s deal were not released but he …


  • ‘Lie’ seeks truths behind cyclist’s fall

    “The Armstrong Lie” is about as angry and confrontational as documentary titles get, but filmmaker Alex Gibney has good reason to feel aggrieved. One of the top documentarians working today, …


  • Panel rules against former cyclist Lance Armstrong

    A Texas company is closer to forcing Lance Armstrong to return about $12 million in bonuses he was paid for winning the Tour de France while secretly using performance-enhancing drugs. …


  • Armstrong uninvited, unwanted guest at 100th Tour

    PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica – Lance Armstrong made himself the uninvited guest at the Tour de France on Friday, coming back to haunt the 100th edition of the race and infuriating …


  • Newsmakers

    Traded Veteran goalie Tim Thomas, who has said he won’t play this season, was traded by the Boston Bruins to the New York Islanders on Thursday for a conditional second-round …


  • Lance: I lied, I cheated; Slouch: What a revelation!

    Lance Armstrong went on national television last week – well, he appeared on something called the OWN network – and, in a “worldwide exclusive,” told Oprah Winfrey he had doped …


  • Anti-doping officials want details

    For anti-doping officials, Lance Armstrong’s admission of cheating was only a start. Now they want him to give details – lots of them – to clean up the sport of …


  • Blanchette: Armstrong still has long road to recovery

    A hair-splitting mea culpa on a fifth-rate cable channel nobody gets on a day more people are buzzing about somebody else’s imaginary dead girlfriend. Yes, this is how I want …


  • Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

    AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong has finally come clean. Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday, just a couple of hours after a wrenching apology …


  • Lance: This is how you come clean?

    LOS ANGELES – The Tour de Fraud, Lance Armstrong version, continues. Tighten your helmet chinstraps and grab your handlebars. Armstrong apparently has ‘fessed up. To Oprah.


  • Armstrong reportedly considers confessing

    AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong may be considering a change in course, dropping his years of denials and admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs – though whether such a move …


  • Newsmakers

    Resigned Cyclist Lance Armstrong has cut formal ties with his cancer-fighting charity to avoid further damage brought by doping charges and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. …


  • Armstrong’s federal case stays closed

    LOS ANGELES – As Lance Armstrong continued to face fallout from doping allegations – this time, being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles – questions still surround a …


  • Armstrong loses titles

    GENEVA – Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the International Cycling Union on Monday. Cycling world governing body UCI said …


  • Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles

    Forget the seven Tour de France victories. Forget the yellow jersey celebrations on the Champs Elysees. Forget the name that dominated the sport of cycling for so many years. As …


  • Blazers embrace new focal point in Aldridge

    PORTLAND – LaMarcus Aldridge is getting a fresh start with his old team. No, Aldridge never left the Trail Blazers, but this season is decidedly different for the All-Star. “New …


  • Dahlberg: Armstrong’s con job unraveled in rush

    The end came quietly, with a pair of early-morning statements that said more about the guilt of Lance Armstrong than a thousand pages of evidence. Dumped by Nike. Out as …


  • Armstrong stepping down as Livestrong chairman

    AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed …


  • Armstrong competes in Maryland triathlon

    Lance Armstrong competed in a triathlon Sunday after organizers dropped USA Triathlon sanctioning so he could take part in a race that raises money for cancer. Armstrong is banned from …


  • In brief: ESPN networks plan to televise several Gonzaga games

    Men’s basketball: Gonzaga will appear on the ESPN networks a minimum of 17 times throughout the 2012-13 season as the West Coast Conference and ESPN announced the WCC television schedule …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • USADA files formal charges against Armstrong

    AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his …


  • Armstrong claims USADA violated rules

    AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong filed a scathing response Friday to the latest doping allegations against him, accusing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of violating its own rules and possibly breaking …


  • Leicester: Armstong’s story must be erased if USADA is correct

    PARIS – Take the entire Lance Armstrong story, the cancer survivor’s resurrection from his sick bed to conquer the hardest bike race in the world, and flush it. Goodbye. Good …

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