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Tour de France draws record 10 riders from U.S.

Given the federal investigation of Lance Armstrong and the demise last year of the Tour of Missouri, you might assume that the state of cycling in North America was pretty …


Armstrong plans to attend Tour’s final two days

Cycling: A spokesman for Lance Armstrong (pictured above) says the seven-time Tour de France champion plans to attend the final two days of this year’s race. Speaking Thursday, Armstrong spokesman …


Mountain bikers carve out time to slow down, improve skills

We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that …


Mathis makes late move to lead St. Jude Classic

Golf: David Mathis matched his best round on the PGA Tour, shooting a 5-under-par 65 Thursday to grab the opening round lead at the St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tenn. …


NFL, players gather for confidential meeting

NFL: The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday in New York, seeking a resolution to the labor impasse. Three people familiar with the meetings confirmed to The Associated Press …


Burress out after two-year stay in prison

NFL: Clad nearly all in black – hooded sweat shirt, athletic shorts, sneakers – and a white T-shirt, the tall, lanky man walked alone through a gate in a chain-link …


In brief: Swiss director calls Armstrong’s results ‘suspicious’

Cycling: The director of the Swiss anti-doping laboratory informed federal authorities last fall that Lance Armstrong’s test results from the 2001 Tour de Suisse were “suspicious” and “consistent with EPO …


Bruins advance to Stanley Cup finals to meet Vancouver

NHL: Nathan Horton scored with 7:33 left in Game 7, sending the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in more than two decades with a …


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 …


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 …


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 …


‘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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …