Endurance Athletes May Soon Be Electrocuting Their Brains

What if, prior to Thursday's Turkey Trot, a few minutes hooked up to a 9-volt battery could have lowered your heart rate, increased your power, and made every mile feel easier? This is the promise of ongoing research on transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. And while the early test results are far from… » 11/29/14 10:17am 11/29/14 10:17am

Justin Gatlin Remains Track's Most Controversial Figure Of 2014

Today in Brussels, in the final Diamond League race of the year, Justin Gatlin won the men's 100-meters in a world-leading 9.77 seconds. With the League's conclusion, it's unlikely that a faster time will be run, meaning Gatlin, 32, has become the first non-Jamaican man since 2004 to hold the year's fastest time. No… » 9/05/14 5:47pm 9/05/14 5:47pm

Alex Gibney And Betsy Andreu Are Here To Talk About The Armstrong Lie

Documentarian Alex Gibney, director of the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, has spent his career making films about corruption and the abuse of power. The project that eventually became The Armstrong Lie wasn't necessarily meant to be one of them. What had initially been a story about Armstrong's 2009 comeback,… » 11/13/13 12:05pm 11/13/13 12:05pm

Lance Armstrong On The Moment He Decided To Start Doping

Behind all the overwrought drug war rhetoric that gets brought to bear on the subject of doping in sports, there are the simple calculations that Lance Armstrong lays out in this unused clip from the documentary The Armstrong Lie, which for all its brevity offers about the most precise explanation of what the problem… » 11/13/13 11:11am 11/13/13 11:11am

Book Claims Sheryl Crow Watched Lance Armstrong Dope, Told Feds

Now that Lance Armstrong has been humbled and faced a defamation lawsuit or three, it's pretty much open season on the disgraced cyclist. Every allegation with even the slightest credibility can be brought without fear of retribution, and they very well might be true—Armstrong's got more than a decade of dirt ripe for… » 10/10/13 9:19am 10/10/13 9:19am

Lance Armstrong Can Lie In His Autobiographies, Judge Rules

A federal judge has ruled in favor of Lance Armstrong, who is being sued by a group of people who purchased his books. They claim Armstrong committed fraud by writing that his successes were the result of hard work and perseverance, and not enough PEDs to send even the gentle dugong on a murderous rampage. » 9/11/13 11:07am 9/11/13 11:07am

Lance Armstrong Still Willing To "Cooperate Fully" With Just About Any…

The deadline imposed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for Lance Armstrong to "come clean under oath" and perhaps lessen his ban came and went today. Armstrong, through his attorney Tim Herman, released a statement reiterating his willingness to be "the first man through the door" to help clean up cycling, just… » 2/20/13 9:55pm 2/20/13 9:55pm

Australia Is Having A Major Doping Scandal

Oh Australia. We remember when America was innocent and naive like you. There was a time when we too would have been shocked by a lengthy and damning investigation revealing that the use of performance enhancing drugs is "widespread," that PEDs are now "widely available," and that athletes, coaches, and doctors across… » 2/07/13 10:20am 2/07/13 10:20am

A Reminder That The NFL Doesn't Test For The PED Ray Lewis Says He's…

Yesterday, SI reported that Ray Lewis had received the banned substance IGF-1, a muscle-building hormone resembling insulin. (Two years ago, Yahoo reported the same thing.) Lewis responded in two ways. First, he blamed it on the devil. Second, he noted that he has never failed a drug test. » 1/30/13 4:45pm 1/30/13 4:45pm

Lance Armstrong Lied To Oprah, Is Being Sued By People Who Bought His…

Lance Armstrong was motivated to do the Oprah Winfrey interview that made everyone hate him in part because he thought "coming clean" would be the first step toward reducing his lifetime competitive sports ban. Unfortunately, Travis Tygart, the head of the USADA and the person who could adjudicate that ban, says… » 1/26/13 12:30pm 1/26/13 12:30pm

Last Night, Lance Armstrong Told Oprah About Confessing To His Children

If anyone can be forgiven for not knowing that Lance Armstrong won his seven Tour de France trophies partly with drug-aided superhuman strength, it's his children, to whom he was understandably a hero and beyond reproach. The second part of Armstrong's much-hyped interview contained few notable moments—it being less… » 1/19/13 11:35am 1/19/13 11:35am

Read Floyd Landis's Lawsuit Againt Lance Armstrong, Which The…

There's no love lost between Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong, two of America's greatest cyclists with a combined zero Tour de France wins between them. After Landis was nailed for synthetic testosterone use and stripped of his trophies, he turned informer—he made public claims about Armstrong's and the USPS team's… » 1/17/13 10:10am 1/17/13 10:10am

Lance Armstrong's Biggest Crime Was Being A Huge Asshole

By now, you know that Lance Armstrong will be giving a two-and-a-half-hour confession to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday and Friday nights (Two nights? Jesus Christ, Shogun wasn't that long). No one who watches this thing will be there to hear Armstrong admit to doping. We all knew that ages ago. The reason people are gonna… » 1/16/13 2:30pm 1/16/13 2:30pm

Lance Armstrong Admits To Doping. Did Oprah Make Him Cry?

Congrats, AP—big fucking scoop, for those of us who have been on the ISS this past week. In his interview with Oprah Winfrey taped today (it'll air Thursday and be two hours long and on a channel no one gets), Armstrong confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. This gets a "breaking" from the AP even though, duh. » 1/14/13 7:25pm 1/14/13 7:25pm

The Sunday Times Put An Ad In The Chicago Tribune About What Questions…

David Walsh, sports editor of The Sunday Times, took out this advertisement [click to enlarge] in The Chicago Tribune telling Oprah Winfrey what to ask during her interview with Lance Armstrong tomorrow, because Oprah and her staff only read their hometown paper and there is no other way to reach them. In the long… » 1/13/13 1:45pm 1/13/13 1:45pm