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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 …


Armstrong considers ‘all options’ in drug charge

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong is gearing up for a fight over the latest round of doping allegations. Armstrong’s lawyers demanded access to evidence gathered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, …


US Anti-Doping Agency charges Lance Armstrong

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is bringing doping charges against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, questioning his victories in those storied cycling races.


Despite allegations, Armstrong wins again

Lance Armstrong licked ’em again. Always has. Always will. Like cancer and the Tour de France, the federal government turned out to be just another challenge to conquer. On his …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney

NEW YORK – Lance Armstrong said hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting …


Armstrong fails to win stage 16

PAU, France – In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire. The seven-time champion, knowing full well he no longer …


Armstrong crash hands chance to Leipheimer

MORZINE, France – On this first 2010 Tour de France rest day, Lance Armstrong rode a historic Alps climb, the Col de Joux Plane, one of the steepest of cycling’s …


Armstrong all but done

Cycling: Lance Armstrong says his hopes of an eighth Tour de France victory are “finished” after he struggled in the Alps and was caught up in three crashes during an …


Armstrong struggles at Tour de France

ARENBERG, France – Lance Armstrong’s hopes for victory in his final Tour de France hit a setback Tuesday when a burst tire cost him time during a jarring stage over …


Will drives Armstrong

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Lance Armstrong heads into his last Tour de France intent on winning a record eighth title and motivated by former teammate Floyd Landis’ accusations that he used …


Armstrong says one last Tour

Cycling: Lance Armstrong has posted on his Twitter page this year’s Tour de France will be his last. “It’s been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks,” Armstrong …


Landis’ delayed admission shouldn’t stain Armstrong

Should you buy a used confession from this man? The short answer: not all of it.


Armstrong hangs tough

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, France – Lance Armstrong mustered one of his strongest showings yet at this Tour de France on Tuesday, a dazzling burst of acceleration from yesteryear that allowed him to …


Lance ready for hills

VITTEL, France – Lance Armstrong is ready to climb again, ready to leave the pack at the Tour de France after days of flat riding that belonged to sprinters. After …


Armstrong in 3rd as Tour rolls into rest day

TARBES, France – Lance Armstrong stayed in third place at the Tour de France on Sunday after a deliberate ride on the last day in the Pyrenees. Pierrick Fedrigo of …


Sports in brief: Armstrong says he may be back

Cycling: Lance Armstrong says he could be back for one more Tour de France. The 37-year-old Texan, who is competing in the Tour for the first time since 2005, was …


Armstrong takes his case to mountains

Cycling: In less than 48 hours, Lance Armstrong will have answered the last unresolved question about his capacity to win an eighth Tour de France: Can he still climb? The …


Lance Armstrong still a big wheel

MONACO – The nervous plainclothes policeman scrutinized the frenzy, the cameramen elbowed and sweated in the Mediterranean sun and that dead-shark look of determination was back in the eyes of …


Armstrong part of Giro protest

MILAN — Lance Armstrong already has a tenuous relationship with Tour de France organizers. Now his rapport with the Giro d’Italia appears at risk, too. Armstrong played an integral role …