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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Armstrong, Favre are two-of-a-kind

     
    Lance Armstrong. Brett Favre.In the details, different circumstances.In an overarching sense, though, it's really the same thing.It is difficult to give up what you do if what you do is who you are. And that is sometimes problematic and can......
  • Meissner's agenda: fun, clean program

    Kimmie Meissner must be channeling Nancy Kerrigan. Meissner, who skates her short program tonight in her first Olympic competition, says her goal is to "have fun, skate clean and not freak out." Kerrigan, 1994 silver medalist and 1992 bronze medalist,...
  • After 8 medals, Phelps relaxes, ponders glittering possibilities

    There's an English bulldog puppy waiting for Michael Phelps and a week at a Wyoming time share. Whether simple or elaborate, Phelps denied himself pleasure in many aspects of his life as he built the strength and mental resolve that resulted in Olympic...
  • U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte confirmed by Senate for federal judgeship

    U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte confirmed by Senate for federal judgeship
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Andre Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, to serve as a district court judge in Los Angeles. President Obama nominated Birotte, who has served as the L.A....
  • Context means Nibali gets an easy ride on doping

    CARCASSONNE France (Reuters) - On the first rest day of the Tour de France, Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford wondered why Vincenzo Nibali was being let off the hook over cycling's doping problem after last year's champion Chris Froome was grilled multiple...
  • Lance Armstrong cooperates with anti-doping investigators

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has met with investigators who are scrutinizing a widespread history of doping in his sport, an attorney said. There had been lingering questions about whether Armstrong would cooperate wtih an independent panel created...
  • Nibali defends choice to work with dope-tainted Vinokourov

    PARIS - Thirteen years ago, Vincenzo Nibali packed his bags and left his home in Sicily to start the journey that led him to a triumphant ride on the Champs Elysees on Sunday as Tour de France champion. The 29-year-old Italian, as soft-spoken in life as...
  • Greatest sporting humiliations

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Hosts Brazil suffered their worst World Cup defeat ever when they were crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. It was Brazil's first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 and one of the most...
  • American Van Garderen emerges from Evans's shadow

    LEEDS England (Reuters) - There will be no hiding place for young American rider Tejay van Garderen when the Tour de France begins in Leeds on Saturday. The 25-year-old will lead the BMC team in the absence of 2011 winner Cadel Evans as they look to...
  • Cycling officials vow to fight doping at Tour de France

    Cycling officials vow to fight doping at Tour de France
    International cycling officials will team with a French anti-doping agency to test for cheaters at the upcoming Tour de France. The work will begin with every rider being checked before the start of the famed race on Saturday. "This partnership...
  • Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules

    Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules
    A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Lance Armstrong's bid to dismiss a federal whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he and his former cycling team, which had been sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service, had defrauded the government through a scheme to use...
  • Cheating their way to the top

    A lot of people seemed surprised by last week's World Cup biting episode. They obviously don't know soccer's long and proud tradition skullduggery. Here are 10 prime examples: 1. Hand of God — Diego Maradona admitted he was too short to outjump the...