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  • Troicki ban cut to 12 months for doping offense

    November 5, 2013 8:54 AM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki has had his doping ban reduced to 12 months, though he still cannot play in next week's Davis Cup final. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Troicki should serve a 12-month ban instead of 18 months for skipping a blood test after... more »
  • A-Rod suspension hearing begins today

    September 30, 2013 9:57 AM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez gets to start arguing his case today. In a hearing room before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, lawyers for the Yankees third baseman will argue why the 211-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball should be overturned. The Major League Baseball Players Association says the... more »
  • Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions

    September 4, 2013 7:46 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions about who knew what and when about his doping. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings is seeking the information in its lawsuit to... more »
  • Usain Bolt says doping scandals have 'set us back'

    July 25, 2013 9:56 AM

    LONDON - Usain Bolt says the recent doping scandals in sprinting have set the sport back, while insisting he is not a cheat. Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are among a number of athletes to fail recent tests ahead of the world championships next month. Bolt... more »
  • Adidas suspends Tyson Gay sponsorship

    July 15, 2013 9:04 AM

    HERZOGENAURACH, Germany - Adidas has suspended its sponsorship of Tyson Gay after the American sprinter's positive doping test. After learning that a banned substance was detected in a May out-of-competition test, Gay pulled out of the upcoming world championships. In a statement, Adidas says "we are shocked by these recent... more »
  • Disgraced Armstrong says he still holds the record

    June 28, 2013 10:42 AM

    PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica - Lance Armstrong says he still considers himself the record-holder for Tour de France victories, even though his titles were stripped from him for doping. In an interview with the French paper Le Monde, Armstrong claimed it was impossible in his era to win cycling's showcase... more »
  • Singh suing PGA over proposed suspension

    May 8, 2013 10:08 AM

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour over the way it handled the investigation of his use of deer antler spray. Singh filed the lawsuit in New York on Wednesday, one week after the tour said it was dropping its case against him. It... more »
  • Armstrong case could hinge on Postal benefit

    May 1, 2013 10:22 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake. The cyclist's best chance at protecting his personal fortune likely rests in convincing a jury the government has already earned plenty from him. Armstrong is being sued by... more »
  • USADA chief: Armstrong has evidence against UCI

    April 25, 2013 10:45 AM

    PARIS - The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wants Lance Armstrong to come forward with information detailing the alleged complicity of cycling's governing body in his doping. Travis Tygart appeared at a Senate hearing in Paris on Thursday to discuss ways to improve the fight against doping. USADA'S scathing... more »
  • Armstrong: Truth & reconciliation is 'only way'

    January 30, 2013 10:58 AM

    LONDON - Lance Armstrong says a truth and reconciliation program is the "only way" to deal with cycling's doping crisis and the sport's governing body should have no role in the process. Armstrong spoke to Cyclingnews in his first interview since admitting to Oprah Winfrey that he doped to win... more »
  • WADA calls UCI 'deceitful' in doping probe

    January 29, 2013 10:25 AM

    MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency has called the UCI "deceitful" and "arrogant" after cycling's governing body shut down its own independent commission into doping. On Monday, the UCI disbanded the panel it put together to review any involvement the cycling body may have had in the Lance Armstrong scandal.... more »
  • Sources: IOC strips Armstrong of Olympic medal

    January 17, 2013 6:45 AM

    LONDON - Officials familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press the IOC has stripped Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics because of his involvement in doping. Two officials say the IOC sent a letter to Armstrong on Wednesday night asking him to return the... more »
  • Livestrong calls for complete truth from Armstrong

    January 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Livestrong charity Lance Armstrong founded says it expects the disgraced cyclist was "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong admitted to Winfrey using performance-enhancing drugs during his career after years of denials. The interview taped Monday is scheduled to be broadcast Thursday... more »
  • Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

    January 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Oprah Winfrey is confirming that Lance Armstrong came clean to her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during their 2 1/2 hour interview Monday. She says the cyclist was "forthcoming" as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de... more »
  • UCI urges Armstrong to testify before its panel

    January 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    AIGLE, Switzerland - Cycling's governing body is urging Lance Armstrong to testify before its independent commission on doping. The International Cycling Union, or UCI, says it is aware of media reports that Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday. The federation says "if these reports... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

    January 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - 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. Armstrong... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong 'sorry' to Livestrong staff

    January 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation. He did so before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the discussion was private.... more »
  • IOC chief backs plan for 4-year doping bans

    November 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    AMSTERDAM - IOC President Jacques Rogge says he supports proposals to double the length of doping bans to four years as a way of keeping drug cheats out of the Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency is planning to raise the penalty from two to four years for serious drug violations... more »
  • Tennis federation mulls anti-doping step

    November 13, 2012 10:55 AM

    PARIS - The International Tennis Federation might copy blood-testing measures used by cycling to weed out drug cheats. ITF anti-doping manager Stuart Miller told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the federation is working toward more blood and out-of-competition drug testing on players. Roger Federer and Andy Murray... more »
  • Cycling body to respond Monday to Armstrong report

    October 19, 2012 10:51 AM

    AIGLE, Switzerland - Cycling's governing body says it will respond Monday to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report on Lance Armstrong. The UCI received USADA's report last week and has until the end of the month to decide whether to ratify the agency's decision to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour... more »
  • Tour de France not commenting on Armstrong case

    August 24, 2012 11:04 AM

    PARIS - The organizers of the Tour de France say they will wait to see what happens before commenting on Lance Armstrong's case. Armstrong said Thursday that he would not pursue arbitration in the doping case brought against him by USADA, causing his seven Tour de France titles to be... more »
  • USADA strips 7 Tour titles from Lance Armstrong

    August 24, 2012 10:51 AM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday - including his record seven Tour de France titles - and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances.... more »
  • Landis admits doping

    May 20, 2010 11:47 AM

    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 paying international cycling officials to cover-up a positive test, according to e-mails obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour... more »

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