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April 10, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Indiana 7-footer Cody Zeller and two point guards were among the latest standout underclassmen to make themselves available for the NBA draft. Joining Zeller were Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams and Missouri's Phil Pressey. Zeller, a sophomore who led the Hoosiers in scoring (16.5 points) and rebounding (8.1), was a second-team All-American and is projected to be a top-10 pick in the June draft. He is the second Hoosiers star to leave school early. On Tuesday, junior swingman Victor Oladipo announced he, too, was declaring for the NBA draft.
April 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Michigan point guard Trey Burke, who helped the Wolverines reach the Final Four for the first time since 1993, and Miami's Jim Larranaga have been selected the Associated Press' player and coach of the year. Burke garnered 31 of 65 votes from the same media panel that selects the weekly top 25. He is the first Michigan player since Cazzie Russell in 1966 to win player of the year. The 6-foot sophomore averaged 19.2 points, 6.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds while often playing with four freshmen.
April 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Lance Armstrong won't be returning to competition this weekend after all. The disgraced former cyclist, who has been banned for life from all events sanctioned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, decided not to take part in three distance events in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas after objections were raised by FINA, the sport's international federation body. “He doesn't want to cause any more harm to any more organizations,” U.S. Masters Swimming executive director Rob Butcher told Associated Press.
April 4, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Though Lance Armstrong has been banned from competing in any events sanctioned by U.S. Anti Doping Agency, the disgraced former cyclist has found another avenue to feed his competitive hunger: swimming. Armstrong, 41, is set to race in three events at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas this weekend, according to the Associated Press. He's set to participate in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650-yard freestyle in the 40- to 44-year-old age group.
March 22, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has at least one person in his corner: actor Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey and Armstrong have been friends for years, and the actor came to Armstrong's defense in the newest issue of Details magazine . He said that despite Armstrong's years of denial over taking performance-enhancing drugs, the cyclist is not a liar. "He told a lie, he's not a liar," McConaughey said. "When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain't personal to him....
February 22, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Lance Armstrong is now in trouble with the U.S. government. The Justice Department has joined a lawsuit filed two years ago by another disgraced cyclist, Floyd Landis, was first to report on Friday. The government could claim that it was defrauded by Armstrong, who denied using performing enhancing drugs while riding for the U.S. Postal Service team in the Tour de France but has since admitted to cheating in such a manner. The government, which has a strict ban on illegal drugs, paid at least $30 million to sponsor Armstrong's racing teams.
February 20, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
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.
February 12, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
Well, well. Two famous men, both wanting to give back. No wonder that hackneyed phrase “give back” makes my skin crawl. Lance Armstrong is reportedly volunteering to “help clean up” cycling and become the repentant poster boy crusading against drugs in the sport. And Steven Seagal, the action actor, is teaming up with Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio to teach Arpaio's armed volunteer cadres about how to handle school shootings. More on that in a few paragraphs.
February 8, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Two things: Don't lie for years about using performance-enhancing drugs, and don't get caught being tricked by an imaginary girlfriend. That's the lesson to be learned from the latest Nielsen/E-Poll of America's 10 most disliked athletes, which is headed by former cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. Armstrong and Te'o each appeal to just 15% of the public, according to Nielsen's polling, which it conducts on a rolling basis with the help of E-Poll, an Encino-based market research firm.
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