Quote of the Day

"On the great totem pole of public confessions, Armstrong came off closer to a robotic Tiger Woods than an emotional President Bill Clinton."
-- The Detroit Free Press’ Jeff Seidel, on Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey of doping while winning seven Tours de France. (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 1/18)
Friday January 18, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 90 Print This Issue

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  • The Whole Truth?

    Armstrong displayed a mostly stoic demeanor during the 90-minute special

    After 15 years of "defiant denials and denunciations," Lance Armstrong told Oprah Winfrey "he had used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France victories," according to Philip Hersh of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE.  The primary "take away ... is of an Armstrong who will not shake his years of being a calculated liar." Armstrong's admissions in many areas "were incomplete, and that failure to tell the whole truth for whatever reasons -- legal protection or more defiance -- will continue to impugn his credibility." His "failure to make a public apology for the lies he told about other people also undermined Armstrong's attempt to turn the interview to his benefit" ( CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/18 ). In Austin, Kirk Bohls writes ...

  • Damage Control

    NBPA's Hunter cleared of criminal acts, but cited for several conflicts of interest in report.

  • The Glass House

    Ralph Wilson Stadium plans to improve "curb appeal" with new team store, pedestrian plaza.

  • Stay For A While

    Cubs ownership proposes hotel adjacent to Wrigley.

  • Swarbrick's Gamble

    Does AD's strong defense of Te’o put his credibility at risk?

  • Great Expectations

    A lively London crowd for Knicks-Pistons suggests the NBA "has some legs" in England.

  • Forward Progress

    NFL teams fill all open vacancies without hiring any minorities.

  • Feeling Cornered

    Labatt fires salvo at Molson, signs marketing deal with "HNIC."

  • Top Of The Heap

    Real Salt Lake's Bill Manning wins MLS Exec of the Year.

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