Itay anti-doping prosecutor Torri rebuked by Italian cycling federation for comments

Italy doping boss rebuked by cycling federation

Person familiar with situation tells AP: Contador’s urine sample showed possible blood doping

AP source: Contador samples show plastic residues

Report: Test samples suggest Tour de France winner Contador may have received transfusion

Report: Samples may suggest Contador was doping

Alberto Contador’s positive test is either the truth or a near-perfect excuse

Contador: Tall tale or truth?

PARIS — Tour de France champion Alberto Contador’s explanation that a suspect filet mignon caused his positive doping test is either a true story or a very clever excuse that could be hard to disprove. Neither scenario looks rosy for the fight against drug cheats.

WADA’s David Howman: Contador’s positive test should be taken seriously

WADA executive: Contador case is serious

NEW DELHI — World Anti-Doping Agency director-general David Howman says Tour de France champion Alberto Contador’s positive doping test should not be taken any less seriously because only trace amounts were found.

UCI chief McQuaid calls on Spain to tackle doping after yet another case

UCI head calls on Spain to tackle doping

GEELONG, Australia — The president of cycling’s governing body has called on Spain’s government to do more to tackle doping after four Spanish riders were suspended in the past week for doping offenses.

Armstrong’s teammates: He was aloof, not best pal but one of a kind

If Armstrong doped, teammates say they saw nothing

Alberto Contador spokesman denies Tour de France winner had blood transfusion

TDF winner Alberto Contador denies blood doping

3-time champion Alberto Contador tests positive for banned stimulant at Tour de France

Tour champion Contador tests positive, suspended

UCI: Alberto Contador says Tour de France champion suspended

UCI: Contador suspended for stimulant

PARIS — Cycling’s governing body says only a “very small concentration” of a banned stimulant was found in the urine of Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, but that he has still been suspended.

Alberto Contador’s spokesman says cyclist tested positive for banned steroid at Tour de France

Spokesman: Contador tests positive for steroid

Disgraced cyclist Landis says he waited too long to admit to doping, wants more to join him

Landis says he waited too long to own up to doping

Landis says his intention to help, not hijack anti-doping conference ahead of world champs

Landis defends his role in world champs conference

King uses fast start to win USA Cycling pro road race championship by less than 2 minutes

King uses fast start to win USA Cycling pro title

Nibali win Spanish Vuelta, while US sprinter Farrar wins final stage in Madrid

Italian rider Nibali wins Spanish Vuelta

MADRID — Vincenzo Nibali won the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after Tyler Farrar of the United States sprinted to victory in the final stage just ahead of Britain’s Mark Cavendish.

Cycling CEO: Despite frustrating headlines, cycling’s drug testing methods are working

USA Cycling CEO says sport testing effective

Olympian Kristin Armstrong considering comeback after giving birth to baby boy

Olympian Kristin Armstrong considers comeback

Idaho Olympian Kristin Armstrong considering comeback after giving birth to baby boy

Idaho Olympian considers comeback after 1st baby

UCI suspends Spanish cyclist Oscar Sevilla for suspected blood doping at Tour of Colombia

UCI suspends Spain’s Sevilla for blood doping

SAfrican athlete claims she was injected with blood-boosting drug without her knowledge

Drug case hits beleaguered SAfrican athletics

Lance Armstrong’s RadioShack team goes to sports court over Tour of Lombardy snub

RadioShack goes to court over Lombardy race snub

Spanish rider Igor Anton reclaims Spanish Vuelta overall lead after winning tough 11th stage

Anton reclaims Spanish Vuelta lead with stage win

Andy Schleck, Stuart O’Grady ordered out of Vuelta; Erviti wins stage; Rodriguez takes lead

Schleck, O’Grady sent home from Spanish Vuelta

IOC president Jacques Rogge says illegal betting has turned into problem on par with doping

Rogge: Cricket scandal highlights bigger problem

Former Armstrong friend Betsy Andreu says she’s spoken to federal investigators

Wife of former Armstrong teammate speaks to feds

Laurent Fignon, a ‘legendary cyclist’ who won Tour de France in 1983 and 1984, dies at 50

Tour de France champ Laurent Fignon dies at 50

Spain’s Igor Anton wins 4th stage of Spanish Vuelta; Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert keeps lead

Spain’s Igor Anton wins stage of Spanish Vuelta

Laurent Fignon, a 2-time Tour de France champion, dies at 50 after battle with cancer

2-time Tour champion Laurent Fignon dies at 50

Yauheni Hutarovich wins 2nd stage of Spanish Vuelta in sprint finish

Hutarovich wins Spanish Vuelta 2nd stage

MARBELLA, Spain — Yauheni Hutarovich surged ahead of Mark Cavendish and Tyler Farrar to win the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, taking the sprint finish in 4 hours, 35 minutes and 41 seconds.

Climbers look to capitalize on absence of big names as 65th Spanish Vuelta starts Saturday

Key absences mark mountain-heavy Spanish Vuelta

UCI, WADA deny reported tensions over anti-doping passport, insist no cases were dropped

UCI, WADA deny tensions over biological passport

AP Interview: UCI chief questions US probe, says no contact yet with investigators

Cycling chief: no contact from US investigators

Lance Armstrong’s teammate Levi Leipheimer wins Leadville Trail 100 in record time

Armstrong’s teammate Leipheimer wins Leadville

Armstrong pulls out of Leadville 100 race, citing lingering problems from crash in France

Armstrong pulls out of Leadville mountain race

Triathlete, 84, gets nervous before races _ even after fighting with MacArthur, helping Lemond

Triathlete, WWII vet still nervous before races


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