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

One Of Our Favorite Sports Columnists, Sally Jenkins, Is Here To Take…

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning sportswriter for the Washington Post, but don't hold that against her. She's one of the sharpest columnists in the country. She's also written a bunch of books, including It's Not About The Bike, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller she co-authored with Lance Armstrong, and Sum It Up—a… » 3/13/13 2:08pm 3/13/13 2:08pm

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

Bob Costas's Eulogy For Stan Musial Was Midwestern Sports Reverence At…

The gee whiz school of sports coverage has lost ground for years to the aw nuts crowd, largely because fans and media alike don't like playing the patsy to athletes' bogus lore. Lance was doping. Bobby Thomson stole signs. Manti was mourning a photograph with a nice voice. What's the world coming to when you can't… » 1/26/13 6:34pm 1/26/13 6:34pm

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