July 28, 2006 |
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.
October 17, 2012 |
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')
July 18, 2006 |
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."
October 11, 2007 |
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."
February 9, 2007 |
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.
September 23, 2007 |
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."
October 13, 2006 |
American cyclist Floyd Landis, whose victory in this year's Tour de France has been clouded by accusations of doping, on Thursday publicly outlined his legal defense. Landis posted a sheaf of documents on his website, www.floydlandis.com, along with a lengthy analysis by his doctor and former coach and a legal submission by his Agoura Hills-based attorney, Howard Jacobs.
January 27, 2007 |
The defense team for U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis has asked a French anti-doping agency to postpone its scheduled proceedings against the 2006 Tour de France champion until after his appeal of doping charges brought by international authorities is complete, a spokesman for Landis said Friday. The request parallels one made by the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA, which supervises the enforcement of sports doping regulations worldwide but cannot force a sovereign government to play by its rules.
February 20, 2013 |
Lance Armstrong's interest in cooperating with anti-doping authorities does not include plans to speak to the agency that most thoroughly detailed the transgressions that left him stripped of his seven Tour de France cycling titles. Armstrong on Wednesday announced through his attorney that he is declining to provide information to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and its chief executive, Travis Tygart, who in October released a voluminous report including teammates' sworn statements of how Armstrong beat anti-doping authorities.
April 12, 2007 |
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.