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Oakley ‘sad’ at ending sponsor ties with ‘symbol of possibility’ Armstrong

Oakley ‘sad’ at ending sponsor ties with ‘symbol of possibility’ ArmstrongWashington, Nov  8  : Premier sports eyewear firm Oakley has said that it was sad over ending its deal with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong after he was convicted of doping.

Oakley, which was one of several companies including Nike, Trek and Anheuser-Busch to end lucrative deals with the American after he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, is low at the loss of one of its biggest marketing tools.

"The Lance story is a sad one, with our emotional connection with that athlete," Oakley chief executive Colin Baden told CNN.

According to the report, Oakley said the 41-year-old had been a "symbol of possibility" when he signed up, having inspired millions when he returned to competition after recovering from testicular cancer and then won cycling''s blue riband event from 1999-2005.

He also raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charity through his Livestrong foundation before a report by the U. S. Anti-Doping Agency this year left his legacy in tatters, the report said. (ANI)


Suarez's ex-Liverpool teammate Aspas says FIFA treated Uruguayan like a murderer

Iago-AspasLondon, July 24 - Luis Suarez's former Liverpool teammate Iago Aspas has said that the Uruguayan striker has been treated like a murderer by FIFA.  Read more »

Croatian club rubbish claims over racially abusing Man City's player

English club coach Patrick VieiraLondon, July 24 - Croatian club HNK Rijeka has rubbished Manchester City's claims that a player was racially abused during an Under-21 game on Tuesday, calling it 'baseless'.  Read more »

Don't play square off the wicket: Coach's advice to Virat Kohli

Virat-KohliNew Delhi: Virat Kohli`s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang.  Read more »

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on Saturday

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on SaturdayMumbai: The BCCI is expected to announce the full itinerary of a scheduled tour by West Indies later this year on July 26.

"The Board`s Tour Programme and Fixture Committee is to  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »