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May 11, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
A hammer thrower had her 2-year drug suspension reduced to 4 months yesterday, handing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency a rare loss in arbitration. An arbitration panel said it found Jessica Cosby's explanation about taking a "water pill" to help her urinate to be believable and that it wasn't taken to enhance her performance. Cosby's positive test came shortly after she finished seventh at worlds last year. Upon returning home from Germany, she said she had trouble urinating and her mother gave her a pill containing banned diuretics.
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September 25, 2012
The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart , said he tightened security at his organization after receiving several death threats during his investigation of cyclist Lance Armstrong . "The Armstrong affair has prompted death threats against me. I received three of them, individual initiatives, in my opinion. Once again, the FBI dealt with that," Tygart said in an interview published on Monday in French sports daily L'Equipe. Tygart said his predecessor, Terry Madden , had previously received death threats during the investigation of Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO)
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August 25, 2012 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. It also negated any other results he may have earned from Aug. 1, 1998 through the present and slapped him with a lifetime ban from cycling for using and distributing performance enhancing drugs and then covering it up. Armstrong, who retired from competitive cycling last year after winning the Tour de France from 1999 through 2005, has denied doping...
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August 24, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong said Thursday night he is finished fighting a barrage of drug charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, putting his unprecedented string of seven Tour de France titles at risk along with his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists in history. The decision sets up a likely lifetime ban from the sport and the possibility that Armstrong will be stripped of his signature achievement - the extraordinary run of Tour titles he won from 1999 to 2005. Armstrong, who retired last year, declined to enter arbitration - his last option - because he said he was weary of fighting accusations that have dogged him for years.
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October 12, 2012 | By Eddie Pells, Associated Press
Lance Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and show what it had on him. On Wednesday, it did. The anti-doping group released a report on its case against Armstrong - a point-by-point roadmap of the lengths it says Armstrong went to in winning seven Tour de France titles that the USADA has ordered taken away. In more than 150 pages filled with allegations, the USADA names 11 former teammates - George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis, a Lancaster County native, among them - as key witnesses.
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July 12, 2012 | Associated Press
With Lance Armstrong still digging in for a legal fight, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday issued lifetime sports bans to three former staff members and consultants on Armstrong's winning Tour de France teams for doping violations. Luis Garcia del Moral was a team doctor; Michele Ferrari was a consulting doctor; and Jose "Pepe" Marti (team trainer) worked for Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel squads. All had been accused by USADA of participating in a vast doping conspiracy on those teams during part or all of Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories from 1999-2005.
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July 12, 2012 | Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday granted Lance Armstrong an extension of up to 30 days to contest drug charges while the seven-time Tour de France winner challenges the case in federal court. The move erases the Saturday deadline for Armstrong to either send the case to arbitration or accept sanctions from USADA, which would likely include a lifetime ban from cycling and other sports along with stripping the Tour titles he won from 1999 to 2005. Armstrong this week sued in U.S. District Court in Austin to block the case from moving forward, arguing that USADA's arbitration process violates his constitutional rights and that the agency doesn't have jurisdiction over the alleged doping violations.
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August 25, 2012 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday stripped famed cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. It also negated any other results he may have earned from Aug. 1, 1998, through the present and banned him for life from sanctioned cycling events for using and distributing performance-enhancing drugs and then covering it up. Armstrong, who retired from competitive cycling last year after winning the Tour de France from 1999 through 2005,...
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October 11, 2012 | Associated Press
LANCE ARMSTRONG challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and show what it had on him. On Wednesday, it did. The anti-doping group released a report on its case against Armstrong - a point-by-point roadmap of the lengths it says Armstrong went to in winning seven Tour de France titles USADA has ordered taken away. In more than 150 pages filled with allegations, USADA names 11 former teammates - George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis among them - as key witnesses.
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June 14, 2012 | By Amy Shipley, Washington Post
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brought formal doping charges against former cyclist Lance Armstrong in an action that could cost him his seven Tour de France titles, according to a letter sent to Armstrong and several others Tuesday. As a result of the charges, Armstrong has been immediately banned from competition in triathlons, a sport he took up after his retirement from cycling in 2011. In the 15-page charging letter obtained by the Washington Post, USADA made previously unpublicized allegations against Armstrong, alleging it collected blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were "fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.
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July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
AMERICAN 100-METER recordholder Tyson Gay, who had promoted himself as a clean athlete, tested positive for a banned substance and said he will pull out of the world championships next month in Moscow. Gay wouldn't reveal the substance in a phone conversation from Amsterdam yesterday, but he said he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency late last week that a sample came back positive from a May 16 out-of-competition test. He said he will have his "B" sample tested soon, possibly as early as this week.
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January 15, 2013 | Associated Press
Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. The admission Monday came hours after an emotional apology by Armstrong to the Livestrong charity that he founded and turned into a global institution on the strength of his celebrity as a cancer survivor. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network.
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January 14, 2013 | Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas - Out for a Sunday morning jog in bright sunshine, Lance Armstrong hardly looked like a man about to finally confront the doping scandal that has shadowed his storied career like an angry storm cloud. "I'm calm, I'm at ease and ready to speak candidly," Armstrong told the Associated Press , referring to his interview Monday with Oprah Winfrey. In what's been billed as a "no-holds barred" session, the cyclist is expected to reverse course after a decade of denials and apologize for doping, as well as offer a limited confession about his role at the head of a long-running scheme to dominate the Tour de France with the aid of performance-enhancing drugs.
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January 9, 2013
Dustin Johnson ended a windy week in Hawaii with a wild ride Tuesday that carried him to the first win of the PGA Tour season. Despite hitting two drives into native areas that cost him 3 shots, Johnson never lost the lead at Kapalua. He closed with a 5-under-par 68 for a 4-shot victory in the Tournament of Champions. The winners-only tournament, shortened to 54 holes, didn't start until the fourth day because of a powerful wind. Johnson, who finished at 16-under 203, won for the sixth consecutive season.
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January 6, 2013
The United States won the world junior ice hockey championship on Saturday after Rocco Grimaldi scored twice and Vince Trocheck added an empty-netter to clinch a 3-1 win over defending champion Sweden in the gold-medal final in Ufa, Russia. American goalie John Gibson made 26 saves for the victory and was the MVP of the tournament. Valeri Nichushkin scored an overtime winner to give Russia a 6-5 victory over Canada in the bronze-medal match. CYCLING: Countering a New York Times report on Friday, Lance Armstrong 's attorney said that the cyclist hasn't reached out to the USADA about admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
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October 25, 2012 | Daily News staff and wire reports
JEFF BLATNICK, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics and went on to a career as a sports commentator and motivational speaker, died Wednesday in New York state at age 55. Officials at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., said he died there of heart failure. Blatnick was a high school state champion in suburban Albany in the mid-1970s and was a two-time Division II national champion and three-time Division II All-American at Springfield College in Massachusetts.
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October 23, 2012 | Associated Press
GENEVA - Seven lines of blanks. From 1999 to 2005. There will be no Tour de France winner in the record book for those years. Once the toast of the Champs-Elysees, Lance Armstrong was formally stripped of his seven Tour titles Monday and banned for life for doping. The decision by the International Cycling Union (UCI) marked an end to the saga that brought down the most decorated rider in Tour history and exposed widespread cheating in the sport. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling," said UCI president Pat McQuaid.
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October 18, 2012 | Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity while Nike and Anheuser-Busch each said they were cutting ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal that has swirled around the famed cyclist escalated Wednesday. Armstrong announced his move at the charity in an early-morning statement. Within minutes, Nike said that it would end its relationship with him "due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade.
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October 18, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
LANCE ARMSTRONG stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity, and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed cyclist escalated Wednesday. Radio Shack also announced it had severed its ties, and Anheuser-Busch said it would not renew its contract with him when it expires at the end of the year. Armstrong announced his move at the charity in an early-morning statement. Within minutes, Nike said it would end its relationship with him "due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade.
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October 13, 2012
The Tour de France will have no official winner for the seven races from 1999 to 2005 if Lance Armstrong is stripped of his four victories by the International Cycling Union. Tour officials are still waiting on the ICU's decision on whether to go along with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's decision to ban Armstrong for life and erase his racing results. The UCI must decide by the end of the month whether to appeal USADA's ruling. In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, Tour director Christian Prudhomme called the USADA report on Armstrong "damning.
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