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Lance's Losing Cycle: Addicted to Winning

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard Meitiner

Lance now has the opportunity to become a powerful advocate for change. For all his faults, he has been a tremendous leader in the fight against cancer. He's not a despicable person and I'd love to see him channel his positive energy into a new cause.

Le Tour de Apologie (Analysis: Part One)

Daniel Hill | Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports
Daniel Hill

In a previous piece I described Lance as "one of the biggest control freaks in history." It came out in the interview time and time again. I'm pretty sure that he wishes that forgiveness could be switched on.

Live Strong, Live True

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The conundrum is how much it matters that someone who has done such real good for real people is now revealed to have built much of his achievement and image on a foundation of deception, cheating and lies.

Shame on Lance -- But What About Performance Enhancement in Other Industries... Like Music? (VIDEO)

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Technical wizardry in the recording studio has literally changed the playing field so that, like elite athletes, singers either "digitally dope" to compete in a very competitive arena where perfect vocals are expected, or they risk being seen as sub-par in an industry where "everyone's doing it."

Le Tour de Apologie

Daniel Hill | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports
Daniel Hill

It's no longer about his reputation, it's about doing what's right. The question is: Does Lance understand that?

U.S. Shot Putter May Land Gold Medal Eight Years Later

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.06.2012 | Sports

Thanks to new technology that reveals more steroid cheats, Adam Nelson may win the 2004 Olympics shot put more than eight years after he finished seco...

Lance Armstrong and the Future of Performance Enhancement

Terry Newell | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Terry Newell

The Lance Armstrong case represents a set of questions that goes well beyond sports. What does it mean to be human? What is permissible "enhancement?"

Will Athletes Use Drugs At This Year's Olympics?

Chris Cooper | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
Chris Cooper

The Olympic spirit stresses mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity and fair play. Yet by some estimates as many as 1,000 of these competitors could have used performance enhancing drugs to smooth their progress to the games.

Baseball, Values, and Justice

Jess Coleman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Sports is about putting all sorts of people in the spotlight. It's about proving that you don't need a fancy degree or rich father to catapult yourself to fame -- you just need talent and a good attitude.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 03.14.2012 | New York
Len Berman

I guess the odds makers aren't Tebowing. Denver goes into New England a 13 1/2 point underdog tomorrow night. I don't bet or advocate sports betting, but Tim Tebow has proved just about everyone wrong.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York
Len Berman

If you think the world revolves around sports, think again. Lady Gaga has the most followers on Twitter, approaching 18 million. You have to go down to 17th place to find an athlete, Brazilian soccer star Kaka, 7.9 million.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York
Len Berman

With the news that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent stem cell treatment in Europe for his neck, comes word that free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens is in Korea for the same kind of treatment on his knee.

Not Furlong: Anti-Bleeding Medication Banned

Posted 10.13.2011 | Sports

The United States is one of the last places in the world where horse trainers can treat their horses with the anti-bleeding medication Furosemide, kno...

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Len Berman | Posted 10.08.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Fascinating stuff with caddie Steve Williams. After getting dumped by Tiger Woods, he carried Adam Scott's bag, and Scott won yesterday's tournament. That's the short version.

Floyd Landis Alleges Lance Armstrong Drug Use

Graham Bensinger | Posted 09.19.2011 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

2011-07-20-landis.jpgThe 2006 Tour de France winner, Floyd Landis, tells me about the doping scandal that ruined his career and delves into the alleged drug use by his former teammate, Lance Armstrong.

Is Authenticity Becoming Passé?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Does anyone else question authenticity the way I do these days? Does doubt about what is "real" versus "enhanced" interfere with the trust we once had in the people we admire and applaud?

Is Praying Before Football Games Cheating?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Valerie Tarico

NFL football doesn't have a prohibition against or a penalty for pre-game prayers, even though they do penalize certain other attempts to enhance neurotransmitters and fast twitch muscles.

Zero Tolerance for Performance Enhancing Drugs in MMA

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

The performance-enhancing drug problem in mixed martial arts is bigger than many may appreciate. It is time for Olympic-style testing including random year around sampling and blood testing in elite MMA.

ClemensGate: Why Liars Make Us So Upset

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Ropeik

Down in the hard wiring and chemistry of the brain's survival instincts, if you show someone a picture of Roger Clemens and talk about the charges that he lied, it's like showing them a picture of a snake.

Celebrity Rehab 101 -- Risks and Prevention

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Every week another celebrity shows up in Rehab. The addicted star has been a staple of plays, then movies, now unreality television. Are there any ways to present this massacre of talent?

We Won, Dad, But I'm Lost: Lessons from Tiger, Lance, and Andre

Robert Lipsyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert Lipsyte

Tiger comes to mind every Father's Day when I start to think about the complex impact dads and their dreams, even obsessions, about sports success have on their sons (and ever more often now, on their daughters).

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Can you imagine if Gordon Hayward's shot had dropped from half court for Butler to beat Duke? We would have been watching reruns of Hoosiers ad infinitum. And rightly so.

Floyd Landis Is Positively Lying

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Bob Cesca

Floyd has inexplicably decided to put his utter absence of veracity up against the classiest, most popular riders in the world today. Good luck with that, Floyd.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Having lived in both New York and Boston I'm always bemused by the fixation Sox fans have over the Yankees. It's not a two way street. Sorry, Red Sox fans, Yankee fans are just not that into you.

Carlton Fisk: Mark McGwire's Claims That Steroids Didn't Affect Home Runs 'A Crock'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago White Sox catcher and Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk had some not-so-nice things to say about steroid abusers in baseball Tuesday, calling ...