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Lance Armstrong Doped in Front of Sheryl Crow: Book

She later told investigators about blood transfusion, authors say

(Newser) - A new book claims that Sheryl Crow was with then-boyfriend Lance Armstrong during one of his secret blood transfusions—and that she ultimately snitched on him to federal investigators. The New York Daily News got an early look this week at Wheelmen by Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and... More »

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 »

Armstrong: 'Impossible' to Win Tour Without Doping

He says on eve of new race

(Newser) - With the 100th Tour de France set to begin, Lance Armstrong as good as called every previous winner a cheater. "It's impossible to win the Tour de France without doping because the tour is an endurance event where oxygen is decisive," he told France's La Monde,... More »

Gov't Sues Armstrong for USPS Money

Department of Justice actually wants 3x the sponsorship funds

(Newser) - All that money the US Postal Service spent to sponsor Lance Armstrong's cycling team? The Justice Department wants it back, and more. It filed a lawsuit against the cyclist and his company last night, just as its deadline to do so was about to expire. Armstrong's doping was,... More »

Justice Department Joins Suit Against Armstrong

Teaming with Floyd Landis

(Newser) - The Justice Department has jumped onto Floyd Landis' lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, arguing that the disgraced cyclist defrauded the government by violating its ban on illegal drugs while under contract to race for the US Postal Service team. The government is asking for around $100 million, or about three times... 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 »

Feds: We're Not Reopening Lance Armstrong Case

But they will monitor the situation

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have decided against charging Lance Armstrong with any doping-related crimes, despite his public admission that he used all manner of performance-enhancing drugs and techniques, US Attorney Andre Birotte said today. "We made a decision on that case a little over a year ago ," Birotte said when... 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 »

Library Moves Armstrong Books ... to Fiction Section

And you thought Lance had nothing else to lose

(Newser) - Just when you thought life couldn't possibly get any worse for Lance Armstrong, an Australian library deals him what may be the harshest blow of all: Books about the cyclist will be moved to the fiction section in Sydney's Manly Library. The titles were formerly considered non-fiction, but... 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 Actually Less Likable After Oprah Interview

Reactions to his sitdown are not good

(Newser) - If Lance Armstrong thought his sitdown with Oprah Winfrey would be the start of an image rehabilitation, he was dead wrong. Some reactions to the first part of the interview, which aired last night :
  • "If it was possible to like Lance Armstrong even less, his 90-minute interview ... went a
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Armstrong: I Doped in All 7 Tour de France Wins

Tells Oprah his career has been 'one big lie'

(Newser) - The first part of Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong aired tonight, and she didn't waste time with small talk at the open, reports ESPN . Winfrey started with a series of yes-or-no questions, beginning with the big one:
  • Winfrey: "Did you ever take banned substances to enhance
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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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Stewart: Lance Was Doping?! Um, Obviously

'Daily Show' host reacts to Armstrong confession

(Newser) - Jon Stewart took on the Lance Armstrong doping confession last night in a hilarious segment that also included a bit of riffing on Oprah Winfrey. "Lance Armstrong was doping? Of course he was doping! It's so obvious," Stewart said. "You can beat testicular cancer. You can... More »

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 »

Lance Armstrong Chokes Up: 'I'm Sorry'

Disgraced cyclist apologizes to staff at Livestrong

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong gave an emotional apology to Livestrong staff today before heading off to his interview with Oprah Winfrey , reports ABC News . His "sincere and heartfelt apology" left some of the 100 Livestrong Foundation staffers in tears at their Austin, Texas, headquarters, said a spokeswoman. She refused to say... More »

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