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KickingTiresWe can thank the explosion of social media for many things. The most recent is the photo above of famed cyclist Lance Armstrong in the driver???s seat of the upcoming 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. The image, and others, are posted......
Tags: Sports, Athletes, Human Interest, Lance Armstrong, Facebook
Reality CheckI, guest blogger Carla, wasn't able to watch 'Project Runway,' last night, so we have sports reporter Kevin Van Valkenburg pinch hitting. Thanks Kevin! Kevin brings the funny. And his recap is gooood! Read on.Welcome to Week 4 of Project......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated with a correction What a president does for recreation, of course, is his own business, but it is a casualty of life in the White House that presidential recreation also becomes the public's business. The......
Tags: Sports, Dining and Drinking, Government, Politics, Barack Obama
The Swampby Mark Silva Rahm Emanuel's dream of being the mayor of Chicago is "just an ambition,'' the White House suggests, and not necessarily a sign that the chief of staff is leaving soon. "Rahm very much enjoys the work that......
I should be dead, twice. The fact that I'm not — or even brain-damaged (I think) — is due to the helmets I wore while being hit by a car and slamming head-first into a mountain trail. By design, their foam shells cracked instead of my skull,...
Tags: Concussion, Greg LeMond
When Lance Armstrong met last month with his own personal Javert, Travis Tygart of the anti-doping agency, he said after the frustrating meeting, "You don't hold the keys to my redemption. "Only one person holds the keys to my redemption, and that's me,...
It's not easy being a book consumer these days. For starters, books seem so long — at least compared to the blog posts and online news items that have recalibrated the pace of the average American attention span. And that's not the half of it....
The Hartford CourantI was in a sports department store last week and saw one of those yellow Livestrong wrist bands on a rack selling for $1. My dad died of pancreatic cancer many years ago. The money for the wristband helps to support cancer survivors. About $500...
The worst part of the Lance Armstrong story isn't the lying, considering more important people have lied more loudly. And it's not the cheating, considering bigger athletes to Americans have cheated. It's certainly not how he sullied the sport of...
I'd be lying to say that I won't watch the Lance Armstrong confessional with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday -- and Friday! -- nights. Why not? It's difficult to ignore a human train wreck, and Lance Liestrong pedaled on a Highway to You-Know-Where years...
It's not likely to be about the truth. Or about cleansing a guilty conscience. Or about clearing the air to help cycling's Sisyphean efforts to rid itself of the anything-goes attitude that prevailed for at least a decade and has yet to disappear,...
Tags: Sports, USA Today, Entertainment, Music, Lance Armstrong
I don’t know in whom I am more disappointed, me or Lance. In case you missed it, Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France and all-around superhuman athlete and hero to many, admitted to doping to improve his performance during...
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