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SPORTS: Overrated -- Lance Armstrong
He finally confessed to doping. A damning documentary film, "The Armstrong Lie," came out, and now we're hearing from a retired Italian cyclist who alleges that Armstrong bribed him with $100,000 in a cake box to throw a race in 1993. But unless Armstrong can solve healthcare or slow down climate change, he needs to go away and stay away. He really belongs to 2012. That was the year the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency nailed him. In 2013, he was merely scolded by Oprah -- which is to say, 2013 was the year he became James Frey with better bone structure.
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