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  • Big Tobacco adds nearly $9 million to fight against cigarette tax

     
    The parent companies of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported nearly $9 million in contributions to the campaign against Proposition 29, the June ballot measure that would hike cigarette taxes by $1 per pack....
  • Tour of California 2012 will finish at L.A. Live

     
    Amgen Tour of California to finish in 2012 at LA Live....
  • Tour de France TV numbers tumbled after Armstrong did the same

     
    Lance Armstrong may not have fared very well in the recently completed Tour de France but he did prove he's still a big drawing card when it comes to television viewers. According to Nielsen ratings numbers, an average of 456,000 viewers watched the 21...
  • Tour de France winner Contador will leave Astana team

     
    Alberto Contador, fresh off his 2010 Tour de France victory, will be looking for a new team next season. The Spanish rider, who wrapped up his second consecutive Tour title and third in four years on Sunday, announced in Madrid he had rejected a...
  • Tour de France winner Contador will race for Saxo Bank

     
    Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will ride for the Saxo Bank team next season. The two-time defending champion, who last week said he would leave the Astana team, confirmed the move to Saxo Bank-SunGard on his website. Saxo Bank...
  • Major pro cycling event returns to Colorado with Armstrong’s help

     
     With planning help from Lance Armstrong, Colorado will host a major international pro-cycling stage race next year. The race will be called the Quiznos Pro Challenge and will be held Aug. 22-28, 2011. The exact route hasn't been mapped out yet but...
  • Doping investigation threatens Lance Armstrong’s cancer-research foundation

     
    The federal investigation into drug use in professional cycling could end harming Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer foundation if the seven-time Tour de France winner is dragged further into the scandal. Donations to Armstrong's foundation in particular...
  • Another former teammate says Lance Armstrong cheated (updated)

     
    Did Lance Armstrong cheat? Vote in our poll Allegations that Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs during his record Tour de France run became more credible late Wednesday when the New York Times reported that another of Armstrong's former...
  • Lance Armstrong gets show of support from his bike sponsor

     
    Did Lance Armstrong cheat? Vote in our poll Embattled cycling legend Lance Armstrong got some support Friday from the bicycle manufacturer that helps sponsor his racing team. A spokesman for Trek Bicycle Corp. said the company is cooperating with...
  • Another former teammate defends Lance Armstrong

     
    One of Lance Armstrong's teammates on the U.S. Postal Service team in 2000 said he has never seen evidence to suggest that the seven-time winner of the Tour de France doped. Patrick Jonker, who now manages the Australian-based Virgin Blue/RBS......
  • Leipheimer shatters Armstrong’s record in winning Leadville 100

     
    Levi Leipheimer, competing in his first major mountain bike race, won the Leadville Trail 100 on Saturday, beating RadioShack teammate Lance Armstrong's record in the process. An exhausted Leipheimer won the grueling Colorado mountain test in six h...
  • German court rules against Ullrich in doping case

     
    Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich’s suit that sought to keep an anti-doping campaigner from saying Ullrich spent $45,000 in one year for doping was dismissed Friday by a German court. A Hamburg court ruled a statement made in a TV interview...