Tour de France

Netherland's Lars Boom celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Boom wins 5th Tour stage as Froome crashes out

ARENBERG, France (AP) — Dutch rider Lars Boom won a chaotic, crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday marked by the withdrawal of defending champion Chris Froome after his second fall in […]

07/09/2014

2013 Tour de France cycling race winner Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling in Paris, France, Sunday July 21 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday and immediately vowed that his victory wouldn’t be stripped for doping as Lance Armstrong’s were. “This is one yellow jersey that will […]

07/21/2013

Stage winner Christophe Riblon of France celebrates on the podium of the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 172.5 kilometers (107.8 miles) with start in Gap and finish in Alpe-d'Huez, France, Thursday July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Finally, France tastes victory at its 100th Tour

L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France (AP) — After five grueling hours of riding, as he strained and sweated to victory in an eye-popping Tour de France stage with crowds that turned cycling’s most famous climb into a […]

07/18/2013

Stage winner and overall leader Chris Froome of Britain celebrates on the podium of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race an individual time trial over 32 kilometers (20 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Chorges, France, Wednesday July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Third stage win for Froome in Tour de Force

CHORGES, France (AP) — Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He’s that strong and he’s making it look easy. On a day when the British […]

07/17/2013

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Nike cuts ties to Livestrong

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation in the latest fallout from the […]

05/28/2013

Lance Armstrong

Armstrong sued for $12 million bonus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Dallas promotions company sued Lance Armstrong on Thursday, demanding he repay $12 million in bonuses and fees it paid him for winning the Tour de France.

02/07/2013

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Readers sue Armstrong over drug-use denial in books

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Readers of Lance Armstrong’s two books detailing his cycling accomplishments are suing the disgraced athlete and his publishers because of his denials of drug use.

01/24/2013

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Confession may lead to legal woes for Armstrong

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By admitting to Oprah that he doped during his professional cycling career, Lance potentially opened himself up to a stream of litigation that could hurt his pocketbook for years to come.

01/18/2013

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Armstrong admits doping: ‘I’m a flawed character’

CHICAGO (AP) — He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009.

01/18/2013

Lance Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey

WADA head says Armstrong comments a “fraud”

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lance Armstrong’s explanation that he used performance-enhancing drugs to create “a level playing field” in cycling has been described by the head of WADA as “a fraud.”

01/17/2013

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