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Must Read: Life of Armstrong over as he knows it

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jan. 16, 2013
  • Updated Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:54 AM EDT

Life of Armstrong over as he knows it — USA Today

In a scalding column, USA Today’s Christine Brennan examines Lance Armstrong’s forthcoming public confession and argues that the Texan is coming clean not because it is right, but because he measures it as the “expedient thing to do.”

“Lance Armstrong is not sorry that he doped. He’s sorry that he got caught,” writes Brennan. “The worst cheater in the history of sports has come clean not because it’s the right thing to do, but because he must believe it’s the expedient thing to do.

“Devastated by his new reality, one that prevents him from competing in sanctioned triathlons and marathons for the rest of his life, Armstrong wanted a quick fix. He wanted to take care of his latest and greatest problem the way he has handled every other issue in his career: by getting rid of it.”

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Livestrong Sporting Park drops charity’s name — FOX 4 News

Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Missouri, home of Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City franchise, will drop the name of Lance Armstrong’s foundation, effective immediately.

“Our faith and trust in this partnership have been permanently damaged; therefore we are terminating our agreement with Livestrong,” SportingKC CEO Robb Heineman said Tuesday night. “This [Tuesday] morning we were disappointed to learn Livestrong is utilizing aggressive tactics designed to force us into an unsatisfactory arrangement. We willingly admit we were not expecting the foundation to treat a partner in this manner. Even more surprising is that Livestrong would take this action in the midst of a significant transitional phase for their organization.”

ESPN reported that the separation was a Livestrong decision and that the charity claimed the club owed $750,000 on a $1 million contract. Heineman disputed the claim. The stadium’s website, livestrongsportingpark.com, was temporarily unavailable on Wednesday morning.

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