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  • Bang Bang: Hrithik doesn't need body doubles, insists on performing the stunts himself February 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan will do the action sequences for his upcoming film 'Bang Bang' on his own. There were reports that a body double was arranged for Hrithik, 40, for his stunts in 'Bang Bang' in view of his brain surgery. However, an insider said that when Hrithik reached...
  • Top 10 sporting quotes of 2013 December 19, 2013

    From Andy Murray to Bobby Charlton and Oscar Pistorius to Lance Armstrong here are some of the famous sporting quotes of year 2013. Lance Armstrong "Yes" - American cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to taking performing-enhancing drugs to win his seven Tour de France titles in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I am...
  • Golf Yearender: Scott, Tiger Woods and company serve up tasty 2013 December 30, 2013

    Like an enticing chocolate box offering an exquisite array of pralines, truffles, fudge and liqueurs, global golf gave its fans just about everything they might have wanted during a riveting and unpredictable 2013. The quality and variety of golfing 'confectionary' was exceptional and, with Tiger Woods's remarkable dominance in the late...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey December 30, 2013

    A sea change at the administrative level, birth of a promising league, rise and fall of the juniors and women outplaying men - the pendulum of Indian hockey kept swinging to and fro in 2013. Save for the silver lining of a world cup bronze won by junior women, 2013 was...
  • Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 December 30, 2013

    Here is the list of top ten sporting moments of 2013: 1. Lance Armstrong comes clean over doping - January 17 "Yes." With one word, Lance Armstrong finally confessed to a cycling career built on performing-enhancing drugs, putting himself on a par with Canadian athlete Ben Johnson as the world's most...
  • Oscars 2014: List of 15 finalists for the Best Documentary award December 4, 2013

    New York: The Academy Awards has winnowed the best documentary field down to 15 finalists that include the Indonesian death squad examination 'The Act of Killing' and the backup singer tribute '20 Feet From Stardom.' Also making the shortlist are: 'The Armstrong Lie,' 'Stories We Tell,' 'Tim's Vermeer,' 'Blackfish,' 'The Square,'...
  • Armstrong settles 3 million USD lawsuit over bonuses November 21, 2013

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached a settlement with an insurance company over $3 million in performance bonuses paid to him from 1999 to 2001, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance had sued Armstrong and his former team's management company after the American cyclist was handed a life ban...
  • Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says WADA chief November 12, 2013

    Johannesburg: Only American anti-doping authorities can lift Lance Armstrong's life ban from cycling and any review of his case would require powerful reasons, World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said on Tuesday, adding that he felt the issue was "done and dusted". "The only ones who can reopen (it),...
  • Lance Armstrong says will testify with 100 percent honesty November 11, 2013

    London: Disgraced former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has said he will testify with "100 percent transparency and honesty" at any independent enquiry into doping in cycling but wants assurances he will be treated fairly. The 42-year-old Texan told the BBC World Service on Monday that there had to be...
  • Lance Armstrong questions fairness of life ban November 8, 2013

    Lance Armstrong believes he was treated unfairly and singled out for punishment by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after being banned for life for doping. Armstrong, who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles last year after a USADA investigation, said he competed on a level...
  • I was wrong to use cancer to boost image, says Armstrong November 7, 2013

    Disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has said he was wrong to use the story of his fight against cancer to boost his image as he tried to fend off the doping accusations that eventually led to his downfall. "I'd love to change it but I can't," the American, who...
  • Lance Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials September 13, 2013

    Disgraced retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) nine months after he was stripped of it, USOC officials said on Thursday. "I can confirm that the United States Olympic Committee has received the bronze medal awarded to Lance Armstrong at the...
  • Lance Armstrong reaches settlement with Sunday Times August 25, 2013

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached an agreement with the Sunday Times after it had sued the drugs-tainted American for around one million pounds, the British paper announced on Sunday. "It is the final episode in a long legal battle between this newspaper and the fallen icon..." the paper said. The newspaper...
  • Ben Foster to play Lance Armstrong in a biopic? July 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'The Mechanic' actor Ben Foster is in talks to play disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in a biopic being helmed by Stephen Frears. The Working Title film will depict Armstrong's struggle with testicular cancer in the '90s to his spectacular fall after it was revealed that he took performance-enhancing drugs,...
  • Armstrong says French findings on doping are no surprise July 25, 2013

    London: Lance Armstrong said he was not surprised by a French Senate inquiry's findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took the banned blood booster EPO because virtually all riders at that time cheated and told lies. "I am not surprised," the disgraced Tour winner told Cyclingnews....
  • Lance Armstrong's lawyers ask judge to dismiss fraud case July 24, 2013

    Washington: Lawyers for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong said on Tuesday that Armstrong's former teammate Floyd Landis should be barred from suing Armstrong for fraud because Landis, like Armstrong, took performance-enhancing drugs. In papers filed in US District Court in Washington, Armstrong's lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit Landis filed...
  • Spectre of Armstrong still hangs over Tour de France July 22, 2013

    Paris: Chris Froome can take immense satisfaction from securing his first Tour de France title but the spectre of disgraced Lance Armstrong and the sport's fight against doping still hangs over the race. The Briton, emulating compatriot Bradley Wiggins last year, smashed the field in awe-inspiring fashion - his two brutal...
  • Chris Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France July 22, 2013

    Paris: Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday, having dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and adroitly dealt with doping suspicions off it. In two years, Britain has now had two different winners: Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and then Froome, a cooler, calmer, more understated but...
  • Angry Tour de France riders want to put doping talks to rest June 29, 2013

    Porto Vecchio: Tour de France riders protested angrily on the eve of this year's race on Friday against the burden of suspicion they have been forced to carry because of a previous generation's doping. "It is degrading to be dragged through the mud and be run down by some who look...
  • Winning without doping was impossible, says Lance Armstrong June 28, 2013

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories from 1999-2005, claims it would have been impossible to win the world's greatest race without doping. Asked if riders won races drugs-free in the era when he competed, a bullish Armstrong told French daily Le Monde...
  • Attitudes are changing post Armstrong scandal June 26, 2013

    Paris: The spectre of Lance Armstrong's dirty legacy will haunt the 100th edition of the Tour de France even though cycling has already started its much-needed transformation. While riders have been distancing himself from the American and what he has come to represent, at the forefront of fans' and pundits' minds...
  • US: Lost Apollo 11 Moon dust found in dusty storage May 26, 2013

    Washington: Moon dust samples gathered by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 lunar mission have been discovered inside a California lab warehouse after sitting in the dusty storage unnoticed for more than 40 years. Vials of Moon dust brought back to Earth by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were found last...
  • Lance Armstrong sued by US government over sponsor money April 24, 2013

    The U.S. government filed court documents on Tuesday laying out its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who is accused of defrauding the Postal Service by taking millions of dollars in sponsorship money while flouting professional cycling rules by doping. The U.S. Department of Justice said in February it would join a...
  • Armstrong's samples showed steroids in 1999: UCI April 18, 2013

    Paris: Lance Armstrong returned four samples with traces of banned corticosteroids in the 1999 Tour de France, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday, although the governing body added it did not handle them as positive tests. On Tuesday the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad published a copy of an alleged...
  • Armstrong team-mate Kjaersgaard avoids doping sanctions April 8, 2013

    Steffen Kjaersgaard, a team-mate of Lance Armstrong's at US Postal from 2000-03, will not face sanctions, despite admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs, Norwegian anti-doping authorities said on Monday. The Norwegian admitted doping between 1998 and 2003 at a news conference last October, one day after the International Cycling Union (UCI)...
  • Lance Armstrong asks court to dismiss SCA lawsuit April 7, 2013

    Austin: Lance Armstrong has asked a Texas court to dismiss a lawsuit by a Dallas promotions company seeking repayment of more than $12 million in bonuses paid for winning the Tour de France. SCA Promotions sued Armstrong and his manager Bill Stapleton in state district court in Dallas in February,...
  • US astronaut Buzz Aldrin plans human colony on Mars April 7, 2013

    Melbourne: US astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has laid out an ambitious plan of setting up a human colony on Mars within the next two decades. The 83-year-old astronaut, who joined the late Neil Armstrong for a globally watched and remembered leap on the...
  • Lance Armstrong denied swimming event entry April 5, 2013

    New York: Lance Armstrong's plan to return to athletic competition was stopped by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) as he was pulled out of a swimming event. Armstrong, who is serving a lifetime ban from Olympic sports because of his doping violations, will not compete in the Masters South Central...
  • Lobby group urge Lance Armstrong to make full confession March 14, 2013

    London: Disgraced U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong has been personally urged to make a full confession of all his involvement in doping by the founder of the lobby group Change Cycling Now. Jaimie Fuller, who formed the group which includes former Tour de France champion Greg Lemond, told Reuters on Wednesday...