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1 week 2 days ago

Armstrong provides names in written testimony

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use. He insists he didn't pay anyone or any organization to keep his doping secret. Armstrong's testimony came in written answers to questions in a lawsuit that was settled in...

6 months 3 weeks ago

Feds urge judge to allow Armstrong case to proceed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Justice Department lawyers are urging a federal judge not to dismiss the government's fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong. In court filings late Monday, federal lawyers argue the U.S. Postal Service was forever tainted by its sponsorship of Armstrong's team while he was using performance-enhancing drugs to...

7 months 1 week ago

Judges sides with Armstrong in book lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge in California is siding with Lance Armstrong and the publishers of his autobiographies, rejecting claims in a lawsuit that lies about not using performance-enhancing drugs amounted to fraud and false advertising. In a ruling issued Tuesday, the judge sided with lawyers for Armstrong...

8 months 3 weeks ago

Armstrong urges judge to dismiss gov't lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lance Armstrong is urging a federal judge to dismiss the Justice Department's False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations. In the filing Tuesday, lawyers for the disgraced cyclist also argue that the U.S. Postal Service, which sponsored...

1 year 2 months ago

Armstrong sued for $12 million bonus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Dallas promotions company is suing Lance Armstrong to repay $12 million in bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour de France. Armstrong now admits he used performance-enhancing drugs and has been stripped of those victories. SCA Promotions filed its lawsuit Thursday in Dallas district...

1 year 3 months ago

Armstrong admits doping to Oprah

CHICAGO (AP) - Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, reversing more than a decade of denial. "Yes," Armstrong said when Winfrey asked if he used a series of drugs to help his record run. Said Armstrong: "I...

1 year 3 months ago

AP source: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network....

1 year 4 months ago

Armstrong resisted subpoena, then wanted secrecy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by U.S Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents. In 2011, Postal Service officials investigating Armstrong and his teams for doping wanted records...

1 year 6 months ago

Doping scandal documents released

COLORADO SPRINGS - It was one of the great comeback stories of modern sports history. Recovering from cancer, pro cyclist Lance Armstrong battled his way back to win the Tour de France in 1999, the first of what would become a record seven straight tour victories. Those victories are now...

1 year 7 months ago

Armstrong stripped of 7 Tour de France titles

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles Friday, erasing one of the most incredible achievements in sports after deciding he had used performance-enhancing drugs to do it. Armstrong, who retired a year ago, was also hit with a lifetime ban...

1 year 8 months ago

UCI pushes to take over Armstrong case

NEW YORK (AP) - Cycling's international governing body is pressing its case for jurisdiction over the doping case against Lance Armstrong. In a statement released Saturday, the International Cycling Union (UCI) argues that it - and not the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency - is the authority that should handle the Armstrong...

1 year 10 months ago

US Anti-Doping Agency charges Armstrong

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - 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. Armstrong, who retired from cycling last year, could face a lifetime ban from the sport if he is found to have used...

1 year 11 months ago

Armstrong wants doping questions to end

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong's cycling career is behind him. Now he says the doping questions should go away as well. Armstrong says he's done talking about doping rumors and allegations that dogged his seven Tour de France titles, after a nearly two-year federal investigation that closed with no...

2 years 6 months ago

Lance Armstrong to race in XTERRA Worlds

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Lance Armstrong will compete in the XTERRA Worlds off-road triathlon. "XTERRA World Champs next wknd. I'm in! Looking fwd to racing," the seven-time Tour de France winner tweeted Sunday, a week before the swimming, cycling and running competition in Maui. Last month in Colorado, Armstrong was...

2 years 10 months ago

FBI looks into Armstrong-Hamilton conversation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI has contacted a Colorado restaurant to get surveillance tapes of a conversation between seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and former teammate Tyler Hamilton over the weekend. Hamilton went on "60 Minutes" last month and accused Armstrong of doping repeatedly and encouraging his...

2 years 10 months ago

Defending Lance Armstrong

LONDON (AP) - In the wake of fresh doping allegations against Lance Armstrong, cycling's world governing body and one of his former teammates have come to the defense of the seven-time Tour de France champion. Tyler Hamilton, another ex-teammate of Armstrong, alleges the American was involved in a systematic doping...

2 years 11 months ago

Feds ask for help in Armstrong case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. authorities are asking European officials for help gathering evidence against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong in a case related to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. People familiar with the investigation have told The Associated Press that the request for evidence made to...

3 years 6 months ago

Strong support for "Kids on Bikes"

Kids on Bikes gives bikes to kids, hundreds since 2005, and at a fundraiser Tuesday a special guest showed her support for the program. Linda Armstrong Kelly, the mother of cyclist Lance Armstrong, knows first hand what a bike means to a kid. It's a reason she's a big supporter...

3 years 8 months ago

Lance Armstrong joins anti-cancer telethon

Lance Armstrong, Robin Roberts and Michael C. Hall are among the celebrities affected by cancer who are set to appear in a TV fundraiser next month. "Stand Up to Cancer" announced a lineup that will include other actors, athletes and musicians who have faced the illness, including Maura Tierney,...

3 years 8 months ago

Contador stays on top at Tour de France

PAU, France (AP) - Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong provided some excitement during the 16th stage of this year's race. France's Pierrick Fedrigo won a sprint finish in a group of nine that included Armstrong, who had attacked repeatedly from the very beginning of the 16th stage....

3 years 9 months ago

Cavendish wins stage 5

MONTARGIS, France (AP) - Mark Cavendish has won the fifth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint, with the main yellow jersey contenders cruising behind in the main pack. The British rider collected his 11th career stage victory at the Tour over the mostly flat 116.3-mile trek from...

3 years 9 months ago

Petacchi wins stage 4 of the Tour

REIMS, France (AP) - Alessandro Petacchi has won the fourth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint with Lance Armstrong and other contenders finishing in the pack. The Italian collected his second stage win this year in the mostly flat 95.4-mile ride from Cambrai to the champagne...

3 years 9 months ago

Armstrong falls to 18th at Tour de France

ARENBERG, France - Thor Hushovd of Norway won a treacherous third stage of the Tour de France, while Lance Armstrong lost time to defending champion Alberto Contador and last year's runner-up Andy Schleck. Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara reclaimed the overall leader's yellow jersey a day after losing it to Sylvain Chavanel....

3 years 9 months ago

Petacchi wins 1st stage of Tour de France

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Alessandro Petacchi has won the first stage of the Tour de France in a sprint, while Lance Armstrong and other top contenders trailing in the pack in a day marred by several crashes. Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara appeared set to retain the leader's yellow jersey after Sunday's...

3 years 9 months ago

Armstrong wary of first week of Tour

The Tour de France gets under way Saturday and Lance Armstrong says he doesn't expect to win the 5.5-mile prologue of what will be his last ride in cycling's premier event. The short and mainly flat stage through the Dutch port of Rotterdam's city center doesn't feature major problems but...

3 years 10 months ago

Armstrong fires back again at Landis

Lance Armstrong is lashing out at former teammate Floyd Landis for a second day. He calls the disgraced cyclist a liar and dismisses his allegations that the seven-time Tour de France champion is a drug cheat. Armstrong fired back Friday by posting detailed e-mails on his website from, among others,...

3 years 11 months ago

Landis admits doping, points finger at Armstrong

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted to systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs, and accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of involvement in doping. The paper says Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping,...

4 years 2 months ago

Star power helps garner more Haiti donations

Telethons tend to occur almost as suddenly as the catastrophic events that make them necessary. Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, actor George Clooney helped to organize "America: A Tribute to Heroes," which took place only days after the attacks and raised more than $100 million for...

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