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Lance Armstrong Turns Emotional in Second Part of Interview

January 18, 2013 | 6:58 pm

Lance Armstrong Turns Emotional in Second Part of Interview

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CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night’s second part of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. It wasn’t over the $75 million in sponsorship deals that evaporated over the course of two days, or having to walk away from the […]

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Video: Watch Lance Armstrong Admit to Doping in Oprah Winfrey Interview

January 17, 2013 | 9:00 pm

Video: Watch Lance Armstrong Admit to Doping in Oprah Winfrey Interview

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“Yes or no. Did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performances?” “Yes.” Disgraced former cycling star Lance Armstrong acknowledged to Oprah Winfrey in an interview televised Thursday that he took performance-enhancing drugs during his career. He also said he took banned substances during his run of seven Tour de France wins, and […]

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January 17, 2013 | 4:31 pm

Lance Armstrong: ‘A Myth That Kept Rolling Down the Tracks’

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The first half of Oprah Winfrey’s much-anticipated interview with Lance Armstrong aired Thursday night. Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while winning his record seven straight Tours de France. Armstrong’s admissions, which came after years of denials, are stirring conversation inside and outside the world of sports, including on KQED’s Forum, which on Wednesday featured […]

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January 15, 2013 | 1:40 pm

Lance Armstrong’s Confession Could Affect Big San Francisco Financier

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He was adamant. Outraged. Indignant. In his May 18 interview with Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Current TV, cyclist Lance Armstrong denied taking performance enhancing drugs. This Thursday in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong is reversing himself, Winfrey says. But before you watch Armstrong on Oprah, you might want to refresh your memory […]

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August 24, 2012 | 9:30 am

USADA Strips Lance Armstrong of Titles; Video Flashback: Armstrong Discusses Allegations w/ Gavin Newsom

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Update: From AP… The USADA has stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and issued a lifetime ban from cycling. The organizers of the Tour de France say they will wait to see what happens before commenting on Lance Armstrong’s case. Armstrong said Thursday that he would not pursue arbitration in the […]

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AP: Tobacco Tax Fails in Vote Count

June 22, 2012 | 1:14 pm

AP: Tobacco Tax Fails in Vote Count

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by Hannah Dreier Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A closely-watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in the nation’s most populous state has failed by six tenths of a percentage point. The Associated Press determined Friday that California’s Proposition 29, backed by cycling legend Lance Armstrong, had […]

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June 13, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Lance Armstrong Faces Fresh Doping Charges; Interview From Gavin Newsom Show

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The Washington Post is reporting that the United States Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal charges against cycling legend Lance Armstrong. From the Post: In the 15-page charging letter obtained by The Post, USADA made previously unpublicized allegations against Armstrong, alleging it collected blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were “fully consistent with […]

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