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Matt White (right)

Cycling: Australia sack national coach following doping admission

Cycling Australia have sacked men's professional co-ordinator and national coach Matt White following his admission to doping.

The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 17 October 2012

England to try again today after rain delay in Warsaw

The Sports Matrix: Monday 15 October 2012

Watson ends GB's drought as Djokovic gains revenge

Why don't we legalise doping?

Tales From The Water Cooler: Athletes are prone to do whatever it takes to win, and who can blame them?
When Liverpool’s Luis Suarez goes down in the box many observers already think they know where they stand

The Last Word: Footballers who dive are enacting the fall of man

If you are prepared to win at all costs, the elixir of victory is surely diluted

David Millar: The reformed doper insists cycling’s ruling body ‘carries responsibility’

Cycling: UCI must accept blame for rampant drug culture, says Millar

Scot says president during Armstrong era must be removed from governing body

Hein Verbruggen

Cycling: British cyclist David Millar calls on UCI honorary president Hein Verbruggen to resign

British cyclist David Millar has called for the International Cycling Union's (UCI) honorary president Hein Verbruggen to resign in the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping revelations.

Armstrong and his fans aren't fussed about the revelations over his doping

Armstrong faces perjury and return of $7m

"So ends one of the most sordid chapters in sporting history," are the last words of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's damning investigation into cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Something you want to shout about?

If you really have to yell at strangers who disagree with you...

Are you sick and tired of civil discourse? Fed up with a media landscape populated by soft-spoken commentators droning unflappably about complex, nuanced issues?

Lane Armstrong: his highest-profile corporate backer, Nike, stood by him this week

Foundation, Sponsor Stands by Armstrong in Wake of USADA Report

Defending Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins said Thursday he was shocked by the mountain of evidence compiled against Lance Armstrong, calling it "jaw-dropping" that as many as 11 former teammates testified against the sporting icon.

Lance Armstrong's superhero status appears intact as as preparations for glamorous fundraiser continue

There is little sign, from the stiff yellow invitations currently atop some the smartest mantelpieces in Texas, that Lance Armstrong's superhero status has been even slightly diminished.

The Sports Matrix: Friday 12 October 2012

Wiggins stunned by new Armstrong drug revelations

Graham Arthur: 'It is very difficult to get away with the same thing today'

These independent organisations are set up to try to track down dopers
A view of Livestrong Sporting Park

MLS side Sporting Kansas City will continue to use Lance Armstrong's charity as name of stadium despite doping revelations

Sporting Kansas City's stadium will continue to carry the name of Lance Armstrong's cancer charity Livestrong despite him being labelled as a serial drugs cheat.

Lance Armstrong could be stripped of his seven Tour titles

Cycling: Tyler Hamilton urges Lance Armstrong to 'come clean and tell the truth'

Tyler Hamilton hopes Lance Armstrong will “come clean and tell the truth” - for himself and for the sport of cycling.

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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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