A prosecutor in France has recommended that cyclist Floyd Landis receive an 18-month suspended sentence in connection with the hacking of a French Anti-Doping Laboratory in 2006. According to prosecutors, Landis attempted to use information obtained illegally from the lab in his defense against a positive test for testosterone that cost him his 2006 Tour de France tite. Landis has denied the charges. Neither Landis nor his coach, Arnie Baker—who received the same recommendation from the... Read More
On Saturday, pioneering extreme skier and speed-rider Antoine Montant, 30, died in a BASE-jumping accident in the French Alps. Montant was a 3-time Speed Flying Pro Champion and had previously descended the Eiger on skis. His body was found Sunday afternoon with his parachute undeployed. No one witnessed Saturday's accident, and an investigation is ongoing.
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A truck carrying 460 bee hives overturned on a Utah interstate on Sunday, hospitalizing the driver and his wife and setting loose millions bees. Officials are unsure how best to capture or disperse the bees. A police officer, news reporter, and at least one bystander were stung. The truck was carrying 25 million bees when it crashed.
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Days after telling reporters that he would be surprised to contend for victory at the XTERRA World Championships triathlon, Lance Armstrong attacked the swim and bike sections of Sunday's race in Maui before fading, crashing, and dropping from 2nd overall to 23rd by the finish, 10 minutes behind winner Michael Weiss of Australia. Great Britian's Leslie Paterson won the women's race despite a flat tire on the bike leg and a nasty fall less than a mile from the finish on the run. She overcame a ... Read More
American skiers Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn won giant slalom titles this weekend in the first race of the 2011-2012 World Cup ski season in Austria. Ligety is the defending World Cup giant slalom champion but says he is aiming for an overall World Cup victory. The win is Vonn's first World Cup GS title. The American team was familiar with the course after having lived and trained on-site at the Sölden ski area for two weeks.
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