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She Keeps Getting Tested for Drugs. Now She's Mad

Serena Williams has been tested far more than other top players, reports Deadspin

(Newser) - Serena Williams is getting tested for performance-enhancing drugs a lot. And Williams, who’s prepping for Wimbledon, is getting annoyed. The US Anti-Doping Agency versus Serena situation came to a head on June 14 when a tester for the USADA went to Williams’ home in Florida at 8:30am for... More »

Report: Armstrong Trying to Roll Back Ban

But to get back into sports, he's got to play nice with anti-doping agency

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong, in possession of a mighty anti-Midas touch of late , would like to compete in high-level triathlons in his abundant spare time, it seems. But that pesky little lifetime ban from sports has forced him to turn to the arms of a longtime thorn in his side, reports the... More »

Armstrong 'Ready to Speak Candidly' to Oprah

Cyclist says he's 'calm' and 'at ease' before interview

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong says he is "ready to speak candidly" as he prepares to discuss doping allegations against him in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey . Armstrong was out for a morning run Sunday when he spoke briefly with the AP. The man who once ruled cycling was wearing a... More »

Lance Armstrong Is Still a Hero

USADA's effort was a 'slam job': Buzz Bissinger

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong may have been stripped of his Tour de France titles , but he hasn't lost his legacy. This is a man who inspired us by overcoming life-threatening cancer to achieve the seemingly impossible. The cyclist "is a hero, one of the few we have left in a... More »

Judge Rejects Armstrong Lawsuit in Doping Case

But anti-doping agency may be seeking limelight, judge says

(Newser) - Yet another Lance Armstrong lawsuit has bit the dust. A federal judge today tossed out the athlete's latest lawsuit and allowed the anti-doping case against him to continue, USA Today reports. Armstrong's suit alleged that the US Anti-Doping Agency was violating his rights and overextending its authority by... More »

Lance Armstrong Faces New Doping Charges

US agency's move means he can't compete in triathlons

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles still aren't safe: He faces serious new charges that he doped his way to cycling glory, reports the Washington Post . The newspaper obtained a letter from the US Anti-Doping Agency announcing the formal charges, which also mean that he is immediately... More »

Olympians Adjust to Tougher Drug Tests

Athletes must keep agency up to speed on their whereabouts

(Newser) - Many US professional athletes aren't accustomed to giving blood and urine samples during their off seasons, but with the Olympics approaching, that's all been changing, writes USA Today. The US Anti-Doping Agency requires all potential competitors to comply with a "whereabouts program" and submit to random screenings for HGH... More »

Landis Says He'll Appeal Ruling, Fight for Title

Tour de France winner wants sports court to review panel's decision

(Newser) - US cyclist Floyd Landis' fight to retain his 2006 Tour de France title will go on, he tells "I won the 2006 Tour de France fair and square," Landis writes on his website. That's why he is asking a Swiss-based sports court to reverse the split... More »

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