So here's what happened. Dallas-based SCA Promotions, a sports insurer, paid Lance Armstrong a $12 million bonus for winning three Tour de France titles between 2002 and 2004. Tailwind Sports, which owned the U.S. Postal Service (Armstrong's) team, gave SCA Promotions $200,000 as insurance for the b ... More >>
We assume Lance Armstrong will confess tonight to some part of a years-long juicing conspiracy while head of the U.S. Postal Service bicycle racing team, so we can anticipate at least a few more days of intense conversation about Armstrong. But what about bicycle racing?
What is its future? The tra ... More >>
Let me tell you in advance what Lance Armstrong is going to say to Oprah today. And how do I know? Well, obviously, I do not. But it's just as obvious to me that I do.
Everybody knows by now that world cycling mega-star Lance Armstrong of Austin is going to confess to Oprah Winfrey today that he's ... More >>
Is it just me, or is there a great big hole in the Lance Armstrong story? When do we start talking about him as the one of the world's biggest dope pushers? When does Lance Armstrong's name get tied to child drug addiction?
See also: Lance Armstrong Will Step Down as Chairman of Livestrong
Not rig ... More >>
The claim that Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs has been endlessly recited in media exposes and confessional tell-alls from former teammates. The evidence, however, has never been put forth in any sort of formal way, as was going to happen publicly before the seven-time Tour de Franc ... More >>
Lance Armstrong's decision last week to stop fighting the doping charges leveled against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wasn't an admission of guilt, though it sure seemed that way: The next day was the deadline for contesting USADA's evidence at an open hearing complete with a parade of witness ... More >>
It always seemed a little bit too perfect: Plano native Lance Armstrong, a very good but not quite elite cyclist battles life-threatening cancer, then returns to the sport and miraculously dominates for nearly a decade. That narrative, chipped away at for years by doping allegations, was dealt a mor ... More >>
Monday I watched both Williams sisters lose at Wimbledon, a week after Andy Roddick bowed out. It leaves as the only American quarterfinalist gentlemen's 10th seed Mardy Fish, a 29-year-old doubles specialist who will hardly threatening Rafael Nadal's throne.
We heard a b ... More >>
Like it never happened?When Ben Johnson was stripped of his 100-meter gold medal in the 1988 Olympics, it was awarded to second-place finisher Carl Lewis.
When Carter High School was ripped of its 1988 Texas State 5A Football Championship, it was given to the team it beat in the titl ... More >>
Got the dreaded Tweet from Lance Armstrong last night:
Thanks for all the messages on retirement 2.0. And thanks for ALL the support the past 2.5 yrs. Onward!
Retirement 2.0 means two things: 1. The greatest cyclist who ever lived is done riding professionally. 2. His comeback that I was so ... More >>
Floyd Landis says he doped. Greg LeMond says he doped. The entire country of France says he doped.
But did Lance Armstrong ever dope?
I want to believe. I need to believe. I'm desperate for just one of our sports heroes - Roger Staubach and Nolan Ryan notwithstanding - to be unique. Special. ... More >>
Mayor Tom Leppert isn't an easy interview to snag these days. At least, not for us here at the Observer. But that doesn't stop us from catching a glimpse of the man whenever we get the chance, and, of course, capturing snapshots along the way. Yup, we've developed quite a fondness for the unique and ... More >>
Even back in '05 we knew he could hit. But like this?Last night was one of those nights.
In a season of 82 Mavericks' games and 162 Rangers' games, we'll remember April 15. For it was last magical night that we were treated to two - almost simultaneous - rare individual athleti ... More >>
Second in a very sporadic, yet nonetheless fascinating series by Dallas Observer staff writers Merritt Martin/Megan Feldman. Ladies, as always, mi casa es su casa ...
You've been waiting haven't you?
We knew you wanted it, but c'mon, we had to make you yearn. It was a tease, all in good fun ... and ... More >>