Report: Floyd Mayweather Received Banned IV Before Pacquiao Fight

The day before his fight against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather took two intravenous infusions totaling 750 milliliters. The bags contained mixtures of saline and vitamins, but their contents are irrelevant: any IVs over 50 mL are strictly banned. The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which sanctioned the fight, did… »9/10/15 9:20am9/10/15 9:20am

Lance Armstrong Still Willing To "Cooperate Fully" With Just About Any Governing Body But The USADA, Including One That Does Not Even Exist Yet

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 9:55pm2/20/13 9:55pm

Lance Armstrong Lied To Oprah, Is Being Sued By People Who Bought His Book, And Refuses To Talk To The USADA

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 12:30pm1/26/13 12:30pm

Hey, Here's An Allegation That Lance Armstrong Bribed Opponents To Let Him Win Races

This is a pretty damning allegation against Armstrong, one that got lost earlier this week in all the hoopla over a damning USADA report and his being declared sponsora non grata. You might even be tempted to wonder if it's just piling on, at a time when it's cool to bash Armstrong. But the actual claims date from… »10/19/12 4:20pm10/19/12 4:20pm

Excerpts From The Recent USADA Report That Make Lance Armstrong Look Like An Asshole

On Wednesday, the United States Anti-Doping Agency released hundreds of pages of allegations against Lance Armstrong purporting to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Armstrong not only doped, but organized a doping ring. The question of whether or not Lance Armstrong used PEDs is basically settled for most people… »10/13/12 11:25am10/13/12 11:25am

Here Is (Some Of) USADA's 1,000-Page Report About Lance Armstrong Doping

We wrote about this earlier today, but now the full 1,000-page report is available online. [Update: We were promised 1,000 pages. The below falls well short. Was USADA's press release doping, too?] We'll be spending some time combing through it to see if anything stands out. The entire report is below for your… »10/10/12 3:15pm10/10/12 3:15pm

The USADA Is Set To Publish A 1,000-Page Report Detailing Lance Armstrong's Involvement In A Doping Ring

To demonstrate that the US Anti-Doping Agency is in no way pursuing an over-the-top personal vendetta against Lance Armstrong, USADA CEO Travis Tygart released a statement this morning announcing that, with the cooperation of nearly a dozen of his ex-teammates, the organization has produced more than 1,000 pages to… »10/10/12 1:07pm10/10/12 1:07pm

What The Hell Happened To Lance Armstrong? All Your Doping Scandal Questions, Answered

Some people pay attention to cycling. Others pay attention to cycling only when the most successful American cyclist of all time is banned from the sport and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. If you're in that second group, Lance Armstrong's ban has likely left you with some questions. Here are some answers. »8/24/12 1:10pm8/24/12 1:10pm

Lance Armstrong Drops Fight Against Doping Charges, Will Likely Be Stripped Of Tour Titles And Banned For Life

Seven-time Tour de France-winning cyclist Lance Armstrong has dropped his fight against doping charges leveled at him by the US Anti-Doping Agency. This means that he likely will be stripped of each Tour de France title and banned from competitive cycling for life. Specifically, he'll be stripped of all titles and… »8/23/12 10:01pm8/23/12 10:01pm

Lance Armstrong Gets Smacked Down By An Angry Judge

Yesterday, Lance Armstrong filed a long, rambling complaint, seeking to halt USADA's charges against him for a years-long doping conspiracy. Facing a lifetime ban and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, Armstrong's complaint ran 80 pages, blasting USADA executive Travis Tygart for his "obsession" with… »7/10/12 10:45am7/10/12 10:45am

Lance Armstrong Files Suit Against USADA And Its "Kangaroo Court"

Lance Armstrong is through fucking around. The latest doping charges against the seven-time Tour De France winner and world-class bully have been answered, not with evidence or witnesses, but with a lawsuit. Armstrong has taken the US Anti-Doping Agency to federal court, claiming that USADA's charges constitute a… »7/09/12 3:10pm7/09/12 3:10pm

So, About Those Witnesses Against Lance Armstrong

The revived case against Lance Armstrong hinges on more than just blood samples from 2009 and 2010 that reportedly show evidence of doping. USADA, still humping this case years after most of us stopped caring about it, allege "a massive doping conspiracy from 1998 to 2007," involving Armstrong, his teammates, his team… »7/05/12 3:15pm7/05/12 3:15pm