Lance Armstrong http://www.kunc.org en Love Of Victory In The Time Of Steroids http://www.kunc.org/post/love-victory-time-steroids There's a certain anniversary irony to the fact that Alex Rodriquez's illegal doping ban appeal hearing is taking place this week, for it was, essentially, a quarter-of-a-century ago that what we think of as the drug era in sports began.<p>And here A-Rod is now, 38 years old, his body in betrayal (perhaps from years of all the drugs), hitting .244, hearing boos, even at home at Yankee Stadium, yet pleading desperately for a lesser sentence at the price of suffering more embarrassing revelations — a figure of pity that no one does.<p>So begins the second quarter century of the drug era.<p><em>C Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:28:00 +0000 Frank Deford 50293 at http://www.kunc.org Love Of Victory In The Time Of Steroids Cycling's New Leader Promises New Era; Will Seek Armstrong's Input http://www.kunc.org/post/cyclings-new-leader-promises-new-era-will-seek-armstrongs-input The International Cycling Union (UCI) has chosen a new leader. Britain's Brian Cookson beat incumbent Pat McQuaid in a contentious vote held in Italy Friday. Cookson, who led British Cycling to new heights, says he will focus on improving cycling's reputation, tarnished by years of doping scandals.<p>"I wasn't confident at all [of winning], but I felt I owed it to the cycling world to put an end to the misery that we were all going through," Cookson tells <a href="http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/09/analysis/cookson-wins-uci-presidency-after-machiavellian-drama_304290">VeloNews</a>. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 14:23:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50152 at http://www.kunc.org Cycling's New Leader Promises New Era; Will Seek Armstrong's Input Book News: Lance Armstrong's Lies Are Protected, Judge Says http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-lance-armstrongs-lies-are-protected-judge-says <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A federal judge has <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/federal-judge-rules-for-lance-armstrong-and-publishers-in-book-lawsuit/2013/09/10/cc3202d6-1a7e-11e3-80ac-96205cacb45a_story.html">ruled</a> that Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is allowed to lie in his memoirs. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:32:00 +0000 49500 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Lance Armstrong's Lies Are Protected, Judge Says Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs? http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-does-lance-armstrong-have-right-lie-his-memoirs <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/cycling/2013/08/08/lance-armstrong-books-lawsuit-hearing-arguments/2633971/">being sued </a>for more than $5 million over false claims in his memoirs, <em>It's Not About the Bike</em><em> </em>and <em>Every Second Counts</em>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:09:00 +0000 48238 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs? Nike Is Cutting Ties To The Livestrong Charity http://www.kunc.org/post/nike-cutting-ties-livestrong-charity A 9-year relationship is ending between athletic apparel giant Nike and Livestrong, the cancer charity founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong before his career imploded because of evidence that he had been doping for more than a decade.<p>The Livestrong <a href="http://blog.livestrong.org/2013/05/28/statement-from-the-livestrong-foundation/" target="_blank">foundation confirmed Tuesday</a> that its "partnership with Nike" is being dissolved.<p>News reports say it was Nike that wanted to break things off.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=186896393" target="_blank">Acc Tue, 28 May 2013 17:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 44949 at http://www.kunc.org Nike Is Cutting Ties To The Livestrong Charity