| Jun 17, 2009
Having parted with more than my fair share of jokes that I would like to have back, I have to say that I feel David Letterman's pain. Unless you were in a coma last week, you know that Letterman has raised the ire of Sarah Palin for his joke last Monday...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 10:51 AM
It's not likely to be about the truth.
Or about cleansing a guilty conscience.
Or about clearing the air to help cycling's Sisyphean efforts to rid itself of the anything-goes attitude that prevailed for at least a decade and has yet to disappear,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
One day at the 1997 World Track and Field Championships in Athens, Greece, the Sunday Times of London writer David Walsh asked me if I were writing about doping in every story.
This was a few years before Walsh published two books about Lance Armstrong,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency formally announced Friday morning it had issued sanctions that strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and 2000 Olympic bronze medal and ban him for life from all sports governed by federations that are...
| Dec 15, 2009
Now we should care.
More than ever before
Forget about the immorality of Tiger Woods' multiple mistresses.
What's much more damaging is the potential illegality of his multiple majors.
Tiger Woods cheating on his wife is ultimately between him and...
| May 25, 2011
| 3:38 PM
The French were right about Iraq, and now they're right about one of our great American heroes, Lance Armstrong.
Don't you hate it?
The French never bought Lance's claims of drug-free victories in the Tour de France.
Now a federal investigation may...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 4:02 PM
The picture shows how the Tour de France ended Sunday for Christian Vande Velde:
With a big smile (he's the third man from the left) and arms around the Garmin-Cervelo riders with whom Vande Velde stood on the podium as winners of the team classification...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:04 AM
The International Olympic Committee has a tendency to make up rules that suit its purposes.
To wit: the attempt to impose a 2012 Olympic Games ban on any athlete who received a two-year doping suspension, even if that suspension expired before the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Lance Armstrong's decision not to fight long-standing allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs to spike seven Tour De France cycling championships came within days of Roger Clemens' decision to lace up his spikes again. (The 50-year-old...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:04 PM
About six weeks ago, a few readers sent emails complaining because the Tribune had given no coverage to local cyclist Christian Vande Velde’s victory in the U.S. Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado.
My response was to say we felt leery of writing...