At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
Armstrong claims ex-sponsor should have known he was doping

Armstrong claims ex-sponsor should have known he was doping

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Lance Armstrong have asked a federal judge to dismiss a $120 million lawsuit against the cyclist that claims he defrauded his former team's sponsor.
DOJ joins Armstrong suit

DOJ joins Armstrong suit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An attorney for Lance Armstrong confirmed the U.S. Justice Department has joined a lawsuit against the cyclist filed by a former teammate.

Landis reaches agreement over funds

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Cyclist Floyd Landis reached an agreement with federal prosecutors over allegedly fraudulently obtained donations for his legal defense fund, he said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
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Feds end pursuit of Armstrong

Feds end pursuit of Armstrong

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. attorney said Friday the Justice Department has ended an investigation into whether cycling champion Lance Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs.

French court sentences Landis in hacking case

NANTERRE, France, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis received a suspended 12-month prison sentence Thursday in a case involving the hacking of France's anti-doping laboratory.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 27, 2008.
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Spain's Contador is Tour de France champ

PARIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Alberto Contador of Spain played it safe Sunday and rolled to the 2007 Tour de France championship.

Contador leads Tour into final day

ANGOULME, France, July 28 (UPI) -- Alberto Contador of Spain will wear the yellow jersey in Sunday's Tour de France finale, though American Levi Leipheimer took the 19th stage Saturday.

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UPI almanac for Friday, July 27, 2007.

Anti-doping pledge introduced by cyclists

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 19 (UPI) -- The International Cycling Union will ask riders sign to a declaration that they aren't using performance-enhancing drugs in this year's Tour de France. Cycling has been sullied by a series of admissions to doping in recent weeks by top riders, including 1

American Landis holds overall Tour lead

MONTCEAU-LES-MINES, France, July 22 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Serguei Honchar won Saturday's 19th stage of the Tour de France and American Floyd Landis holds the overall lead going into the final stage.

Italy's Tosatto wins 18th stage of Tour

MACON, France, July 21 (UPI) -- Italian Matteo Tosatto sprinted ahead of countryman Cristian Moreni to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France but the overall race leader remained unchanged. Spanish cyclist Oscar Pereiro finished in 25th place -- eight minutes behind Tosatto -- but ret

Landis storms back into Tour contention

MORZINE, France, July 20 (UPI) -- American Floyd Landis stormed back into contention at the Tour de France Thursday, one day after he appeared to have no chance of winning.

Schleck wins 15th stage; Landis in lead

L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France, July 18 (UPI) -- Frank Schleck of Luxembourg pulled away in the final few kilometers Tuesday to capture the 15th stage of the Tour de France.

Fedrigo wins 14th stage of Tour de France

GAP, France, July 16 (UPI) -- Pierrick Fedrigo of France won Sunday's 14th stage of the 2006 Tour de France, while Spaniard Oscar Pereiro maintained his overall lead.

German Voigt wins Tour's 13th stage

MONTELIMAR, France, July 15 (UPI) -- Jens Voight of Germany won the longest stage of the Tour de France Saturday and Oscar Peneiro took the overall lead from American Floyd Landis. Voight and Pereino dueled the final two kilometers but it was Voight winning the 230-kilometer stage 13 from Be

Popovych wins 12th stage, Landis leads

CARCASSONNE, France, July 14 (UPI) -- Yaroslav Popovych broke from a pack to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, but American Floyd Landis remained the overall race leader. The Ukrainian riding for the Discovery Channel team covered the 211-kilometers from Luchon to Carcasonne in France

American Landis leads Tour de France

PLA-DE-BERET, Spain, July 13 (UPI) -- American Floyd Landis will wear the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France Friday after finishing third in Thursday's 11th stage.

Spain's Mercado wins Tour's 10th stage

PAU, France, July 12 (UPI) -- Spain's Juan Miguel Mercado pulled away from the pack to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France Wednesday and France's Cyril Dessel took the overall lead. Mercado edged Dessel at the finish of the 190.5-kilometer 10th stage in Pau, France, in four hours

Freire wins ninth stage of Tour de France

DAX, France, July 11 (UPI) -- The 2006 Tour de France resumed after a day's rest with Oscar Freier of Spain taking the ninth stage from Bordeaux to Dax, France. Freier sprinted to the finish the 170-kilometer stage in three hours, 35 minutes and 24 seconds to win his second stage of t

Honchar takes Tour de France lead

RENNES, France, July 8 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Serhiy Honchar won the first Tour de France stage of his career Saturday as he took the seventh stage and seized the overall lead.

McEwen wins sixth stage of Tour de France

VITRE, France, July 7 (UPI) -- Australian Robbie McEwen sprinted to his third win in a stage of the Tour de France, taking Friday's 189-kilometer sixth stage from Lisieux to Vitre, France.