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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
Lance Armstrong, born Sept. 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, is a champion professional cyclist, who has won the Tour De France seven times (every year between 1999 and 2005) in his career. Armstrong is also notable for overcoming testicular cancer and has a charitable foundation, which is well-known for its yellow Livestrong bracelets. Armstrong also won the UCI Road World Championships and United States National Road Race Championships in 1993. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Dan Turner dies at 49; Times editorial writer

    Dan Turner dies at 49; Times editorial writer
    Dan Turner, a Times editorial writer for nearly a decade who was known for his sharply witty observations on a broad range of subjects, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. He was 49. The cause was pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago,...
  • Deer antler spray wouldn't deliver banned substance, according to Hopkins doctor

    Deer antler spray wouldn't deliver banned substance, according to Hopkins doctor
    Even if Ray Lewis did use deer antler spray his body would have never absorbed the banned substance its manufacturer says gives the product its potency, a Johns Hopkins professor said. Sports Illustrated ran an article online Tuesday that connected the...
  • One in 20 youth has used steroids to bulk up: study

    One in 20 youth has used steroids to bulk up: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About five percent of middle and high school students have used anabolic steroids to put on muscle, according to a new study from Minnesota. In addition to steroid use, more than one-third of boys and one-fifth of girls in the...
  • The L words that define Lance Armstrong

    The L words that define Lance Armstrong
    Ten observations on the Lance Armstrong saga, which took on a new dimension once the Big O got involved and apparently got the defrocked 7-time Tour de France winner to tell the truth, or some of it, about his doping: 1.  It would be a lot easier to...
  • Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving

    Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving
    Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg." The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
  • Planning for children

     Planning for children
    When Sarah Lisle was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25, she didn't remember anyone cautioning her about how treatment might affect her fertility. And children were nowhere on her radar; unmarried and poised to go to graduate school, Lisle just wanted...
  • Lance Armstrong faces lawsuit over book

    Lance Armstrong faces lawsuit over book
    For years, Lance Armstrong denied he had used performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tours de France. There had been accusations; he'd even been stripped of his titles, but still he maintained his innocence. That all changed last week when the cyclist...
  • Judge: Lance Armstrong's memoirs aren't lies, they're free speech

    Bicyclist Lance Armstrong was once a hero: When his bestselling memoir "It's Not About the Bike" was published by Putnam in 2000, Armstrong had beaten cancer and gone on to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's fame continued -- he went on to win the Tour...
  • Livestrong Boosts Health And Morale After Breast Cancer Treatment

    Livestrong Boosts Health And Morale After Breast Cancer Treatment
    Sheryl Simoni had been a runner until her knees gave out — she used to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Darlene Dukes used to work out regularly until fatigue overcame her. Linda Finlay never bothered to put on sneakers, "I don't like to...
  • When our heroes are revealed to be flawed ...

    When our heroes are revealed to be flawed ...
    In the movie "Flight," for which Denzel Washington scored an Oscar nomination, a brilliant pilot successfully lands a catastrophically damaged plane, saving scores of lives, even though this captain was high as he sat behind the throttle. To some degree,...
  • Doping issues killing track and field again

    Doping issues killing track and field again
    Hey, pro cycling: move over on that trash heap, so there is some room for track and field. Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track’s credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis. Sunday, leading U.S....