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- This week’s episode of WWE SmackDown scored 70,048 in social activity, down 17 percent from last week’s show.
Smackdown ranked #5 on cable TV Friday night, trailing two NBA games on ESPN, Part 2 of Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong, and SpongeBob on Nick according to Trendrr.TV.
- Antonio Cesaro touted being successful in the ring during an interview with Dailybulletin.com.
“I don’t think there’s any American who can beat me. I’m the greatest United States Champion in history,” Cesaro said.
Also in the interview, Cesaro mentions he doesn’t fear any other WWE Superstar.
“I have respect for the other superstars … but I wouldn’t say I fear anybody. Fear is what holds you back. Right now, my focus and goal is on the United States Championship, to defend (it) well, and to prove my point that nobody can beat me. The Royal Rumble is coming, and I have my eye on that as well.”
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The former chief of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says a representative of Lance Armstrong's offered the agency a donation in the range of $200,000 to $250,000 in 2004 and the agency immediately rejected it.
Terry Madden, who led USADA from 2000-07, corroborated a story current CEO Travis Tygart told in an interview earlier this month.
In his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Friday...
First shunned, then vilified by Lance Armstrong, Mike Anderson had to move to the other side of the world to get his life back.
Now running a bike shop outside of Wellington, New Zealand, Armstrong's former assistant watched news reports about his former boss confessing to performance-enhancing drug use with only mild interest. If Anderson never hears Armstrong's voice again...
Lance Armstrong, former winner of seven Tour de France titles as well as the former owner of an Olympic bronze medal, finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night.
When asked if he doped he said, quite simply:
“I am sitting here today to acknowledge that and to to say I’m sorry for that.”
Admitting he cheated was a start. Now, it's all about whether Lance Armstrong is ready to give details - lots of them - to clean up his sport.
Armstrong's much-awaited confession to Oprah Winfrey made for riveting television, but if the disgraced cyclist wants to take things further, it will involve several long days in meetings with anti-doping officials who have very specific...
UCI responds to the Lance Armstrong interview and confession
Pat McQuaid said: “Lance Armstrong’s decision finally to confront his past is an important step forward on the long road
to repairing the...
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'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong
Last Friday I was on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt on News Channel 8 to discuss the Ravens playoffs run, the Washington Nationals offseason moves, the Capitals opening the 2013 season, and the Lance Armstrong controversy. Watch below.
- Here are WWE's dates for their next UK tour in November:
November 6: Belfast, Ireland
November 7: Dublin, Ireland
November 8: Brussels, Belgium
November 9: Birmingham, England
November 10: Cardiff, Wales
November 11: Manchester, England TV
November 12: Newcastle, England
November 13: Zurich, Switzerland
November 14: Roeun, France
November 15: Marseille, France
After years of speculation and rumors, and almost a week after news broke that Lance Armstrong was finally he going to confess to doping, he did so in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, admitted that he had cheated for years and fooled so many he had inspired. Part 1 of the two-day interview took place Thursday night...
He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.
He was light on the details and didn't name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his ''fate was sealed'' when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong...
Time was better spent eating a homemade dinner* and watching the season premiere of Archer and college basketball than watching Lance Armstrong pathologically mouth the right words but show no remorse and engage in an absurd attempt at a semantics lesson. Apparently this interview needed a level-headed lawyer type like Nancy Grace.
It looks like we’re not going to hear from Manti...
Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong is more than an illustration of a hero athlete tumbling from the heights. It's also a pivotal moment for a famous media figure trying to climb the ladder back up.
Winfrey's OWN network is showing signs of life after a rocky start, and the Armstrong interview offered a chance for many more viewers to check it out. The former...
What a wild, strange trip this week has been...Here Lance Armstrong, with a variety of illegal substances coursing through his veins, is desperately trying to catch Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend, or running from Oprah, we aren't sure which... (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Andre Greipel easily outsprinted his rivals Sunday to win the Tour Down Under's 30-mile criterium.
The German sprint star, riding for the Lotto Belisol team, claimed his third win in the criterium, which is raced over 10 laps of a course through parkland near downtown Adelaide. He went on to win the six-stage tour twice previously, in 2008 and 2010, beating a field including...
Buried in last week's hype of non-existent girlfriends, Lance Armstrong shockingly admitting that the rest of the world was right about him, and the Lakers cursing David Stern while Chris Paul lights up their building was the end of the work stoppage in the NHL. On Saturday, the Kings and the Blackhawks kicked off the abbreviated season with Hawks winning over the defending...