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July 28, 2006 | Bill Plaschke
We don't cheer for the games, we cheer for the magic. We cheer because sports is still the only area of life where every ticket could include a miracle. You take your seat, and three hours later you could be watching Kirk Gibson hitting a one-legged home run to win a World Series game. You pay big bucks to sit in a cramped rafter, but that price could include watching Derek Fisher hitting an off-balance jumper with less than one tick remaining to win a playoff game.
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July 28, 2006 | Sebastian Rotella and Claire Rocher, Times Staff Writers
From the leadership of the Tour de France to Parisian sporting goods stores, the reaction to the news about Floyd Landis' drug test mixed sadness, disgust and an I-told-you-so tone of triumph. "I am so disappointed," said Fabrice Pradon, 34, who was about to buy a bike helmet at the Decathlon sporting goods store off the Place de la Madeleine in central Paris. "I thought doping problems were over when the leaders were kicked out of the Tour.
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July 28, 2006 | Associated Press
Question: Why was Floyd Landis' Tour de France victory thrown into question? Answer: A test of Landis' urine showed elevated levels of performance-enhancing testosterone. The test detects both testosterone and a related steroid called epitestosterone, which is not performance-enhancing. Both are produced by the body and are also made in synthetic form.
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October 17, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Michele Ferrari, Lance Armstrong's former physician, denied accusations that he led a doping ring that included the seven-time Tour de France champion. Ferrari's statement, r eleased on his website , also attempts to discredit six key witnesses against Armstrong: Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton, Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer and Tom Danielson. “The false accusations that the six cyclists mentioned threw at me are ALL based on 'visual' testimonies of each of the six witnesses telling of events that concerned only me ('Dr Ferrari')
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July 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Floyd Landis knows the Alps well. He sweated up enough steep mountain climbs to help teammate Lance Armstrong clinch three of his seven Tour de France titles. Today, Landis will do it for himself. "I always believed I could do it from the beginning," said Landis, who trails overall race leader Oscar Pereiro by 1 minute 29 seconds. "I've proved I'm strong enough to win the Tour."
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October 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell and Lance Pugmire
  Join us for a live Google+ Hangout at 1 p.m. when Times reporter Lance Pugmire and columnist Helene Elliott will discuss Lance Armstrong. The live video chat will take place on this blog post. Until then, you can watch a replay of our Lakers and Clippers chat from earlier today above. Later today, the United States Anti-Doping Agency , which banned seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong from competition for life in August, is set to reveal the findings that led to the discipline Wednesday.
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October 11, 2007 | Michael A. Hiltzik, Times Staff Writer
Cyclist Floyd Landis said Wednesday that he has appealed the arbitration ruling that stripped him of his 2006 Tour de France title and suspended him from competing for two years on allegations that he took testosterone during the marquee race. "There are things in that ruling that were just plain decided wrong," he said from his home in Murietta. "I still hold out a little bit of hope that there are people who care about the facts."
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February 9, 2007 | Michael A. Hiltzik, Times Staff Writer
French authorities agreed Thursday to suspend their investigation of doping charges against Tour de France champion Floyd Landis after Landis agreed not to race in France for the rest of this year. The decision will allow the California cyclist to focus on his appeal of charges brought under the international sports doping system and prosecuted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). That appeal hearing is scheduled to open May 14 before a panel of three arbitrators.
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September 23, 2007 | Jim Litke, Associated Press
The long and winding road that Floyd Landis pedaled out of Mennonite country and onto the wide boulevard of the Champs-ElysDees hit a dead end Thursday, when an arbitration panel overlooked some sloppy lab work and upheld a doping conviction that stripped the Tour de France winner of his title. "I am innocent," Landis insisted one more time in a statement, "and we proved I am innocent."
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April 12, 2007 | Michael A. Hiltzik, Times Staff Writer
An arbitration panel has ruled against Tour de France champion Floyd Landis on two procedural issues, complicating his defense against charges that he illicitly doped with testosterone during the 2006 race. By a 2-1 vote, with the arbitrator appointed by Landis, attorney Christopher Campbell, in the minority, the panel gave U.S. anti-doping officials permission to retest samples of Landis' urine that have already been ruled clean.
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