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If Lance Armstrong Wasn’t Already In Up To His Ears, Now The U.S. Department Of Justice Is Suing Him, Too

If Lance Armstrong Wasn't Already In Up To His Ears, Now The U.S. Department Of Justice Is Suing Him, Too

Lance Armstrong may have tried to soften his image with his nationally televised doping confession on Oprah, but he’s officially getting into more trouble, not less. Today’s latest Lance Armstrong news is that the U.S. Department of Justice will be joining a civil suit against Armstrong for his use of performance-enhancing drugs while on the U.S. Postal Service cycling team, pressing charges in hopes of getting up to $100 million from the former cyclist. More »

Sheryl Crow Finally Reacts To Lance Armstrong’s Doping Fiasco, and Keeps It Classy

Sheryl Crow Finally Reacts To Lance Armstrong's Doping Fiasco, and Keeps It Classy

Sheryl Crow has stayed mum about her ex-fiance, Lance Armstrong, since USADA reports revealed the truth about his use of performance enhancing drugs and pretty much left his career in ruins. But she finally broke the seal of silence when an Entertainment Tonight reporter asked her what her reaction was to Lance’s doping confession on Oprah last week. She kept it classy. More »

The Real Reason We’re All Mad At Lance Armstrong Has Nothing To Do With His Lying

The Real Reason We're All Mad At Lance Armstrong Has Nothing To Do With His Lying

Last night Lance Armstrong‘s interview with Oprah aired, and no surprise at this point–he confessed to a boat-load of blood doping and performance-enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career. For millions of (former?) fans around the world, it felt like a punch in the stomach when he started out saying “yes” to a slew of Oprah’s “did you do it” questions. But if we’re being completely honest with ourselves, the real reason we’re all so mad at the former Tour de France winner, cancer survivor and philanthropist has nothing to do with his lying. More »

Lance Armstrong’s Weirdest Oprah Interview Moment: ‘I Never Called Betsy Andreu Fat’

Lance Armstrong's Weirdest Oprah Interview Moment: 'I Never Called Betsy Andreu Fat'

In the first of his two-part interview with Oprah, Lance Armstrong confessed to a lot of nasty things, from the obvious–that he took performance enhancing drugs, including EPOs and testosterone–to the emotional–that he was basically a controlling jerk, and that he bullied the people around him into lying and even doing drugs themselves. Most of the interview was surprisingly boring; he didn’t appear incredibly emotional (especially not by Oprah standards), and Oprah didn’t give away free cars, bikes, or steroids (joking, joking). But there was one part of the interview that kind of stopped me in my tracks: When he talked about Betsy Andreu, who he publicly attacked for accusing him of drug use back in 2007. More »

Lance Armstrong’s Oprah Interview, Part I: Cyclist Confesses To Doping, Bullying

Lance Armstrong's Oprah Interview, Part I: Cyclist Confesses To Doping, Bullying

Lance Armstrong and Oprah sat down for the cyclist’s first interview addressing the USADA doping allegations on Monday, and his confession is finally being televised tonight. The emotional interview will continue tomorrow, but for now, we’re updating this post with essential quotes and information from the interview, in which the cyclist confesses to doping and being a bully to other cyclists for the first time since the USADA report came out in 2012. More »

Lance Armstrong’s Doping Confession To Oprah Is Completely Self-Serving

Lance Armstrong's Doping Confession To Oprah Is Completely Self-Serving

Apparently Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah yesterday that he did indeed engage in doping during his cycling career (despite the many times he has out-righted lied and said “I have never doped.”) We all knew this was coming (even his die-heard fans on Facebook who refused to believe it could be true all this time). So why is everyone really shocked or surprised that Armstrong finally confessed? And what does this really mean at this point? More »

Lance Armstrong Is Alive, Well and Biking In Hawaii…But He Still Won’t Talk Doping

Lance Armstrong Is Alive, Well and Biking In Hawaii...But He Still Won't Talk Doping

Since the USADA’s report on Lance Armstrong‘s doping came out earlier this month, there’s been a trickle of articles coming in about what the former pro biker is up to. Basically none provide actual insight into what Armstrong is going through right now–most are just paparazzi shots that show him wearing sports gear not made by his former sponsors. The latest headline, from TMZ, proclaims that Lance is back on his bike…as proven by invasive photos taken of him cycling recreationally in Hawaii. But they do prove that we still have a fascination with the cancer-surviving legend’s actual, human response to making a mistake and getting caught, instead of canned tweets and speeches ignoring the elephant in the room. More »

Dear Lance Armstrong, Come Clean So My Son Can Still Look Up To You

Dear Lance Armstrong, Come Clean So My Son Can Still Look Up To You

Dear Lance,

In light of the recent news about you stepping down as chairman of your cancer-fighting foundation, Livestrong, I felt the need to write to you. Don’t worry, this isn’t some finger-pointing, shame on you, we-all-hate-you letter that you might think. I’m sure you’ve received plenty of those. On the flip side, this also isn’t a we-all-love-you-and-believe-you-are still-innocent letter either. It’s simply a plea from me, your (former?) number one fan to do something. More »

Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Resignation Silently Confirms Doping Accusations

Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Resignation Silently Confirms Doping Accusations

Lance Armstrong‘s reputation has been more than tarnished since the USADA’s report came out last week with 1,000 pages of evidence that the cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France winner was doping throughout his career. He’s been mum on the reports, mostly pointing to his focus on Livestrong Foundation, the cancer-fighting charity that he started in 1996. But yesterday, he stepped down from his role as Livestrong chairman, explaining that he doesn’t want the organization to suffer because of the controversy surrounding his cycling career. More »