AP Updated 3:15 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of Canada. He says this is his way of trying to rebuild trust inside a cycling community that has viewed him skeptically since he lied about taking performance enhancers in a much-publicized hearing in 2007. "That's the main motivation of the whole thing," Landis said in an interview with The Associated Press. "A lot of things were said about me, and a lot was justified. A lot was PR from people who didn't like the fact I exposed (the doping). One of the main arguments was, 'He ran out of money and that's why he did it.' It was never the case. But there's no way to disprove that, and if people don't believe me now, there's nothing I can do about it." Three … [Read more...] about Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team
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A PARK handed over to graffiti artists and a three-storey, 60-ton Cathedral of Junk made from hubcaps, motorbikes, computers, TVs and hundreds of bicycles – that’s pretty weird. But then Texan capital Austin promotes itself as quirky — Keep Austin Weird is one of its slogans. Good for them, I say. It’s a pity more cities don’t follow in the cowboy-booted footsteps of Austin folk. For they sure know how to have a great time, in a city where anything goes. There are more than 200 live music venues and ten times as many bands and artists in the Live Music Capital of the World, performing indie rock to jazz, country to blues and hip-hop to reggae. Just last week bearded wonders ZZ Top wowed the locals with a stunning set. “It’s eclectic, that’s the difference between Austin and Nashville,” says song-writer and musician Julian Acosta. “You can find any sound you like, on the streets and in the bars and restaurants.” And I … [Read more...] about We head to the zany Texan city of Austin that’s brilliant for live music and fun
Produced by Ruth Chenetz and Lindsey Schwartz [This story previously aired on June 24, 2017] Rocky Mountain National Park is a place known for its soaring beauty, majestic wildlife and inspiring serenity, but in September of 2012, it was a site of heartbreak. The story of how love might have gone murderously wrong begins with a joyful time. Dr. Toni Bertolet, a sophisticated Southern belle, met Harold Henthorn in 1999. Toni's brother, Barry, was pleased his 37-year-old sister had found the kind of man she was looking for. "I was extraordinarily happy for my sister. ...It appeared that she found her true love. And if she was happy, I was happy," Barry Bertolet told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. "She experimented with Christian Matchmakers. ...And she met this guy named Harold Henthorn. ... Her comments were that he was very kind, he was very romantic, he was very smart." Both had lost their first spouse under dramatically different circumstances. Toni's marriage had … [Read more...] about Is a Colorado man unlucky — or a killer?
0 Have your say Hibs left-back Lewis Stevenson will cap a season which started with his own testimonial match by making his Scotland debut against Peru in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Manager Alex McLeish, who was otherwise giving very little away, confirmed the 30 year-old will be handed a very belated international chance in a much-changed Scotland side. It is a deserved reward for Stevenson after years of solid performances at club level.“It is very likely Lewis Stevenson will start,” said McLeish last night in Lima. “He has had a good season and he has showed up well in training.”Charlie Mulgrew, pictured, will likely lead the side as skipper for what, on the face of it, looks an extremely arduous task in the Estadio Nacional del Peru. The sell-out crowd expect Scotland to be accommodating visitors as the hosts play their last home match before heading to the World Cup finals in Russia. Callum Paterson, who has shone in the No 10 … [Read more...] about Lewis Stevenson to start against Peru says Alex McLeish
Former All Whites coach Anthony Hudson is facing the heat after just nine games in charge at the Colorado Rapids. With the Rapids in the midst of a four-game losing streak, Hudson's denied reports linking him to the Sunderland job. Instead he's aiming to build something in Colorado, and he's calling on a number of Kiwis to help him out. When Hudson was unveiled as All Whites coach he had big plans to overhaul the structure of New Zealand football. Now in Colorado, he's facing the same task. “We're just trying to drive the standard in terms of professionalism,” Hudson told Newshub. “Change the culture, the style of play, from what it was last year." The need for such an overhaul was readily apparent after managing to win just nine of their 34 matches the year prior. Hudson's team haven't made the fastest start to the season, sitting near the bottom of conference standings. But the players are certainly buying in to the new culture in Colorado. He's brought with him … [Read more...] about Football: Former All Whites coach Anthony Hudson looks to Kiwis to bolster Colorado Rapids