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Mark Whitehead dies at 50; cyclist was part of U.S. team that participated in blood doping during 1984 Summer OlympicsMark Whitehead, a member of the U.S. track cycling team that participated in blood doping during the 1984 Summer Olympics, creating a scandal that led to the practice being banned from the sport, has died. He was 50. Whitehead died in Frisco, Texas,...
Welcome to another exciting installment of Fun With Math! Today we're going to use basic addition and subtraction to show how running is better than walking for fat loss, no matter what your doctor says. I have no idea where the myth that walking a...
The Fabulous ForumBritish rider Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Tour de France after getting caught in a big crash that took down several riders late in Friday's seventh stage of the Tour. Wiggins was one of about 20 riders caught......
The Fabulous ForumMark Cavendish of Britain won a rainy 11th stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint Wednesday, while Thomas Voeckler kept the race leader's yellow jersey. Cavendish edged Andre Greipel of Germany on the line after the 104-mile......
The Fabulous ForumSpanish climbing specialist Samuel Sanchez won Thursday's 12th stage of the Tour de France and Thomas Voeckler of France retained the overall lead as the race entered the high mountains for the first time. After a string of setbacks earlier......
The Fabulous ForumEdvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, the first of three in the Alps. Thomas Voeckler held onto the yellow jersey, but lost time after riding off the course on the......
The Fabulous ForumThe Amgen Tour of California cycling race will have a visually spectacular mountaintop finish on the second-to-last stage of the 2011 race at Mt. Baldy and will start at high altitude with a trip around Lake Tahoe in the first......
L.A. Times Olympics BlogThe International Olympic Committee has made two more ill-advised decisions regarding the program for the Summer Olympic Games. Today the IOC executive board went along with a recommendation from the International Cycling Union to dump what some call...
L.A. Times Olympics BlogThe year after a Summer Olympics is supposed to be a time when the stars of the previous Games catch their breath while the likely stars of the next Winter Games give the Olympic world some breathless anticipation. So it......
The Fabulous ForumYou'd think hometown guy and three-time Amgen Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer could do something about this. But as it was last year and the year before, the rain is pouring down at the finish line of Stage 2......
The Fabulous ForumHTC-Columbia's world sprint champion Mark Cavendish, as he predicted, won the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday. Cavendish whizzed past the finish line in front of the State Capitol in Sacramento just in front of Saxo......
The Fabulous ForumFrancesco Chicchi of the Italian Liquigas-Doimo team won Wednesday's Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California, surprisingly beating out HTC-Columbia sprint star Mark Cavendish at the finish of the stage, which covered 121.5 miles from San Jose into...
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