Support for Armstrong's Foundation soars despite being stripped of wins

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Last week, Lance Armstrong threw in the towel after fighting allegations of juicing for 13 years, defending his seven Tour de France wins. He claimed "enough is enough."

Afterwards, you might have expected his supporters to turn their backs on the champion biker and Olympic winner. But actually, Lance's Austin-based cancer foundation received $75,000-- 20 times the donations they usually get in a day on the day after Lance stopped fighting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Talk about 'living strong!'

Lance's buddy Roger Clemens has had his own share of bad press, but spoke out on his behalf at the Skeeters game Saturday. "I think he's just fed up with it," Clemens said. "I think Lance is great. He's been very good to me and my foundation when I've asked for things."

Expect a call to return the favor, Rocket.

There is talk Armstrong, who turns 41 next month, will have to drop his name from the foundation's title if they are going to continue, similar to the way Enron Field morphed into Minute Maid Park after their dirty laundry was aired out in the streets.

Whatever happens to the name, you can bet ole Lancey won't quit his fight against cancer. After battling and beating the disease in his brain, lungs and testicle, worrying about this probably isn't even on his radar.

Medals or no, the Lance Armstrong Foundation said, "In our mind, he's still a champion."

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