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'Legendary US cyclist Armstrong used drugs'

'Legendary US cyclist Armstrong used drugs'Washington, Oct 11 - Legendary American cyclist Lance Armstrong and his teammates ran the most sophisticated and successful doping programme in the history of sports, the organisation controlling anti-doping efforts for the US Olympic movement has alleged.

Evidence shows "beyond any doubt" that Armstrong, a cancer survivor who won seven straight Tour de France titles, and his teammates at the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team (USPS) "ran the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen," the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said in a statement Wednesday.

The organisation issued the statement in connection with the planned release later Wednesday of more than 1,000 pages of evidence that it says incontrovertibly proves the cycling team's culpability in doping.

The documents include sworn testimony from 26 individuals, including 15 cyclists with knowledge of USPS Team's doping activities, the USADA said. (IANS)


Mata backs Moyes to reverse United's fortunes with new signings this summera

Juan-MataLondon, Apr 18 : Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has reportedly backed boss David Moyes to reverse the club's fortunes with a number of new signings this summer despite the club's worst Premier League season.  Read more »

Cardiff wants 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace annulled over 'Palace cheating' claims

Cardiff wants 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace annulled over 'Palace cheating' claimsLondon, Apr 18 - Welsh side Cardiff City has reportedly lodged an official complaint with the Premier League that their 3-0  Read more »

Rajasthan Royals put Sunrisers Hyderabad in to bat

Rajasthan-RoyalsAbu Dhabi, April 18 : Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Watson won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here Friday.  Read more »

Kings XI Punjab beat Super Kings by six wickets

Glenn-MaxwellAbu Dhabi, April 18 : Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here Friday.  Read more »

Rosberg plans on discussing concerns on 'over the line' Bahrain GP with Hamilton

Nico RosbergLondon, Apr 18  : Mercedes racer Nico Rosberg is reportedly planning to discuss concers regarding their fight for victory in Bahrain, which went 'over the line', with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.  Read more »

FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Daniel-RicciardoParis, April 15 : International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Read more »