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Snowmobiler dies in X-Games crash

Caleb Moore was an up-and-coming freestyle snowmobile rider known for his innovative style. After being injured in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado on January 24, he died early Thursday morning at the age of 25.

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Editorial: Armstrong’s doping confession should not tarnish other strides

Renowned ex-cyclist Lance Armstrong is expected to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Network this week to admit his use of banned performance-enhancing drugs before his memorable seven Tour de France victories.

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Lance Armstrong reportedly admits to doping charges

Lance Armstrong’s reputation of being a hero to thousands of admirers might have taken a hit that he will never recover from, as the retired professional road racing cyclist — who had won seven Tour de France titles over a course spanning from 1999 to 2005 — has reportedly admitted to doping in a recent interview with Orpah Winfrey, set to air this Thursday.

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Column: Armstrong’s legacy crushed by doping

Growing up, like many other kids my age, I used to wear the emblematic yellow Livestrong bracelet wherever I went. It was a symbol of what hard work and determination could do in the face of adversity.

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Column: Lance Armstrong is not admitting guilt by giving up in court

Say it ain’t so, Lance, say it ain’t so. The legendary cyclist, Lance Armstrong, has decided not to contest the charges brought down on him by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Danica Patrick will make racing history at Daytona 500

Danica Patrick will become the third female in NASCAR history to take the green flag in the Daytona 500 when she takes her seat in the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing this Sunday.

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Column: Daytona 500 loses luster after NASCAR rule change

Sports are built on the uncertain outcome. That’s why the Jeremy Lin story happened. That’s why the Cardinals had a chance to win the World Series and did. That’s also why Trevor Bayne won last year’s Daytona 500, to become the youngest winner of the prestigious race, at just 20 years and 1 day.

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Winter X Games welcomes additional level of extreme

When it comes to defying physics, flirting with fatality or just being an overall thrill-seeker, extreme sports athletes know how to do it right.

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Column: It’s time to ride on for Sarah Burke

The last time I sat down to write this column, I had just heard of the death of 20-year-old skier, Will Schooler. I urged you all to be safe on the mountain, we parted for a month, waited on some snow and then made our way to the slopes.

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Column: Wheldon’s death was preventable by several parties

The jumpsuits and casual revelry of IndyCar drivers were replaced with suits and somber attitudes as racing’s best took their turns in St. Petersburg, Fla., saying their final goodbyes to Dan Wheldon.

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