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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)


Mario Balotelli is obsessed with 'The Only Way Is Essex'

Mario Balotelli is obsessed with 'The Only Way Is Essex'London, Aug 30 - Italian professional footballer Mario Balotelli and his fiancee Fanny Neguesha are huge fans of the reality TV series 'The Only Way Is Essex', it has been revealed.  Read more »

Man U has most expensive PL squad

Man U has most expensive PL squadLondon, Aug 30 - Manchester United has reportedly been revealed to have the most expensive squad in the Premier League, although their performances over the last year or so makes it hard to believe.  Read more »

Perera rips apart Pak's batting line-up as Lanka beats tourists in final ODI to win series 2-1

Thisara-PereraColombo, Aug 30 : Sri Lanka fast bowler Thisara Perera ripped apart Pakistan's batting line up as the hosts thrashed the tourists by seven wickets in the third and final ODI, to win the three-match series 2-1.  Read more »

Swann says England's ODI approach similar to 'two-litre diesel in F1 race'

Graeme SwannJohannesburg, Aug 30 - Retired England spinner Graeme Swann has said on Friday that the team's current approach to ODIs was akin to a two-litre diesel in Formula One race, reiterating his call to Alastair  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »

Button feels sympathetic with Hamilton following Belgian GP row with Rosberg

Jenson-ButtonLondon, Aug 26 : McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he feels sympathy with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian Grand Prix came to an end on lap two by a collision from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.  Read more »