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Armstrong, UK Times Settle Libel Suit

Ends 9-year legal battle over articles alleging doping

(Newser) - Britain's Sunday Times and Lance Armstrong have settled an almost decade-long legal battle over the disgraced cyclist's doping, the Times reports via a headline that proclaims Armstrong a "drug cheat." Terms of the deal are confidential, but the paper calls it a "mutually acceptable final... More »

UK's Froome Wins Tour de France

2nd win in two years for UK

(Newser) - British cyclist Chris Froome has won the 100th Tour de France, the second consecutive title for a Briton, with Bradley Wiggins winning in 2012. Froome rode into Paris in style—in the yellow race leader's jersey he took on Stage 8 and never relinquished. In its final stage, riders... More »

Teen Cyclist Killed on Cross-Country Ride

Car struck 7 riders in Arkansas

(Newser) - A Boston-area teenager was on a cross-country cycling trip when she and six others were hit by a car Tuesday near McCrory, Arkansas. Merritt Levitan, 18, died yesterday from her injuries; the others were hospitalized, the Boston Globe reports. The 21-year-old driver, Teagan Martin, is facing an investigation ahead of... More »

California Couple Go Missing on Peru Bike Trip

News comes amid kidnapping warning

(Newser) - A young couple from California who were cycling in Peru haven't been heard from since Jan. 25, a disappearance that was followed by a Feb. 13 warning from the US embassy in Lima of kidnapping danger near the cities of Cusco and Macchu Picchu, Reuters reports. Jamie Neal and... More »

Feds Hit Armstrong With Criminal Probe

Cyclist investigated for 'obstruction, witness tampering, and intimidation'

(Newser) - Contrary to comments yesterday by a US attorney, federal agents are investigating Lance Armstrong for criminal activity, ABC News reports. "Agents are actively investigating Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering, and intimidation," says a source. US attorney Andre Birotte, who yesterday said feds wouldn't charge Armstrong, "does... More »

2009 Tour Rider: Lance's Dope-Free Comeback a Lie

Bradley Wiggins has choice words for Armstrong

(Newser) - The latest Tour de France winner has some choice words about a cyclist who once inspired him. Watching Lance Armstrong claim to Oprah that he hadn't doped in 2009 and 2010 , "I thought, 'You lying bastard,'" Bradley Wiggins tells the Telegraph . "I can still... More »

Get Ready for Lance Armstrong Movie

JJ Abrams has movie rights to upcoming investigative book

(Newser) - On the heels of his small-screen appearance , Lance Armstrong looks to be headed to the big screen: The Hollywood Reporter confirms that director JJ Abrams has secured the movie rights to a coming book by New York Times writer Juliet Macur, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong. Macur... More »

Armstrong Still Lying: Investigators

Cyclist claims he stopped doping in 2005

(Newser) - Looks like Lance Armstrong is still lying, investigators say. While the cyclist did cop to doping to win the Tour de France, he claimed to have stopped in 2005: "That's the only thing in this whole report that upset me," he told Oprah Winfrey. "The accusation... More »

Armstrong: I Came Clean Because of My Son

Cracked after he saw his 13-year-old defending him

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong finally cracked after he saw his son defending him against allegations from anti-doping authorities, he said tonight in the second part of his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong didn't break over the $75 million in lost sponsorship deals, or after being forced to walk away from the... More »

Armstrong Loses Yet Another Honor

Sources say his Olympic medal is gone, Oprah interview looms

(Newser) - Tonight's the big night for Lance Armstrong, whose Oprah confession airs at 9pm ET. But it's also shaping up to be a big morning, and not in the most pleasant of ways. Armstrong's mantel looks to be one award lighter, reports the AP , which spoke to sources... More »

Should We Give Lance Another Chance?

Reactions to his doping confession

(Newser) - Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted to doping , it seems he's officially made his way from universally beloved to universally reviled . A roundup of reactions to his confession, which airs on Oprah's show tomorrow:
  • "He’s a cheater and a bully who doesn’t deserve leniency,"
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Olympics May Ax Cycling Over Armstrong Scandal

Sport needs time to clean up, IOC member says

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong's doping scandal could end up sidelining his entire sport from the Olympics, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound warns. Armstrong—who confessed to doping in an Oprah interview set to air tomorrow—reportedly plans to implicate cycling's world governing body, which could leave the IOC feeling... More »

Armstrong Admits Doping

Sources say he will now testify against cycling officials

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong has finally come clean and admitted using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The cyclist confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview taped yesterday afternoon, sources tell the AP and the New York Times . Insiders say Armstrong is now planning to testify against officials from 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 »

Armstrong Will Admit Doping to Oprah: Report

Cyclist expected to finally come clean next week

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong will make his expected doping admission on Monday during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, reports USA Today . An anonymous insider says Armstrong will not discuss specific events but will confess that he took illegal drugs to boost his performance throughout his cycling career, despite years of denials and... More »

Lance Armstrong Might Admit Doping

Reports say he's considering a confession to reduce lifetime ban

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong has spent the last decade swearing up and down that he never, ever, used drugs to boost his performance, even as the evidence mounted and he got stripped of his titles and glory. Now, he might just fess up, reports the New York Times and Wall Street Journal... More »

Want to Live Long? Golf Just as Good as Cycling, Rowing

Study of nearly 10K Olympians showed high cardio doesn't help mortality

(Newser) - Golf may be "a good walk, spoiled," but at least it doesn't spoil your life expectancy. In fact, a new study finds that heavy cardio sports like cycling and rowing do nothing to help you live longer than playing golf or cricket, reports the Wall Street Journal... More »

Livestrong Ditches Armstrong's Name

Had officially been called Lance Armstrong Foundation

(Newser) - The Livestrong Foundation's official name was the Lance Armstrong Foundation—until Oct. 30. That day, Texas' secretary of state approved the cancer charity's bid to change its name, in a move to further distance itself from the cyclist who recently cut ties to the group . Henceforth, the Livestrong... More »

Now Armstrong's Olympic Bronze Under Investigation

IOC to 'immediately start the process' of reviewing Sydney win

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong's fireplace mantel could get a little emptier: The International Olympic Committee today announced that it will investigate the cyclist's 2000 Olympics win. Armstrong took a time trial bronze at Sydney, reports Reuters . "The IOC will now immediately start the process concerning the involvement of Lance... More »

Lance Armstrong Will Be Burned in Effigy

He gets annual honor from English town

(Newser) - Poor Lance Armstrong. He lost his Tour de France titles , and now an English town is going to burn him in effigy in a big way. Edenbridge has chosen Armstrong as the celeb to go up in flames in its annual Bonfire Night celebrations on Nov. 5, reports NBC's... More »

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