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The Trailer for the New Lance Armstrong Documentary, ‘The Armstrong Lie’

Before the evidence was in, I defended this guy’s right to a fair investigation. While I’m highly disappointed, I still believe Lance was the product of a pervasive atmosphere in all of sports: in order to compete, drugs are/were necessary … Continue reading
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Baseball, Cycling and Doping

So it turns out that professional cyclists aren’t the only ones using PEDs: Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez … Continue reading
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Quote of the Morning

“Ultimately, people forgive and forget and remember the good stuff you did. Is it hard to do? Yeah. But Clinton did it — he loves to work, he loves people, he loves to hustle. He’s a hero of mine. He’s … Continue reading
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Framers’ Intent

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Moody’s Investor Service cut the credit rating of the United Kingdom today because of weak growth outlook. Score one for austerity. Also — the Department of Justice has reportedly joined a civil lawsuit … Continue reading
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Prison Time for Lance Armstrong?

This is getting really serious. ABC News reported that the federal government could be investigating Armstrong and could file criminal charges: According to the source, who agreed to speak on the condition that his name and position were not used … Continue reading
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The Lance Armstrong Movie

They’ve been talking about an Armstrong movie since he recovered from cancer, but now that there appears to be some sort of closure, it looks like Abrams will add his lens flare to the project. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“As for Armstrong, I’m afraid I cannot muster much anger about the actual use of what he correctly calls “performance enhancers”. If everyone is cheating, in some ways, no one is. And the ubiquity of performance enhancers in the sport … Continue reading

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Lies, Drugs, Heroes and Lance Armstrong

My Wednesday column begins like so: Americans are good at a lot of things. We’ve defeated Nazis and ended a Holocaust. We’ve created a universe of technological advancements that have connected the world. We’ve discovered many of the vast secrets … Continue reading

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Report: Lance Armstrong Confessed to Oprah Yesterday

Oprah recorded her interview with Lance Armstrong yesterday, to be aired this Thursday, and it looks like those rumors are true. The interview lasted for 2.5 hours. Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used … Continue reading

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Likely Armstrong Confession To Happen on Oprah

There are thousands of sports writers worldwide cursing Oprah right now for scoring what could be the biggest sports exclusive since I don’t know what. After years of accusations, former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong will sit down for his first … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong Might Confess to Doping Allegations

This happened to be one of my New Year’s predictions: Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong Stripped of All Cycling Victories

Whatever you might think of Armstrong and whether he used drugs, this persecution by the USADA is a gross injustice. So who officially “won” those races now? Jan Ullrich gets three of those Tour de France titles. Yes, Jan Ullrich … Continue reading

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USADA Releases “Evidence” Against Lance Armstrong

This continues to stink of a witch hunt. The evidence, Tygart said, is in excess of 1,000 pages and features sworn testimony from 26 individuals, “including 15 riders with knowledge of the USPS team and its participants’ doping activities.” Tygart … Continue reading

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A Word About Lance Armstrong

[I have no idea what happened to this post and why it was cut off, but I found a cached version. Sorry about that. Stupid internets.] You might have heard by now that Lance Armstrong walked away from the USADA … Continue reading

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Lance is Pretty Much Screwed

Love him or hate him, Lance Armstrong had finally met his match. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that it has filed doping charges against champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. This month, the agency announced that it was opening proceedings against … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong, Drugs and the Ambivalence of a Sportsfan

[My Armstrong column from earlier in the week, re-posted in full.] Every year around this time, you can count on seeing several things. High temperatures, fireworks stands and new doping allegations against Lance Armstrong. Seriously, it happens every year. This … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong, Drugs and the Ambivalence of a Sportsfan

I’m kind of happy with today’s column. You should read it. Every year around this time, you can count on seeing several things. High temperatures, fireworks stands and new doping allegations against Lance Armstrong. Seriously, it happens every year. This … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong Faces Renewed Doping Charges

It’s June, and that means the perennial tradition of new doping charges against Lance Armstrong. Every year without fail. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against the seven-time Tour de France winner, threatening to strip him of his … Continue reading

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Contador Stripped of 2010 Tour de France Victory

For the two or three people here who are cycling geeks like me, Contador has joined Floyd Landis… Alberto Contador received the worst possible news Monday: a two-year ban and the loss of his 2010 Tour de France crown as … Continue reading

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Tyler Hamilton on 60 Minutes

Here’s Tyler Hamilton on last night’s 60 Minutes describing in detail the process of doping on the US Postal Service team, as orchestrated by Lance Armstrong. Part One. Part Two. Overtime: It pains me to write this, but I don’t … Continue reading

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