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Manti Te'o Girlfriend Story Was A Hoax; Linebacker Says He Was Taken In

Manti Te'o, who nearly won the Heisman Trophy, is at the center of what Deadspin calls a "hoax," in which the story of lost love was created to bolster his personal myth. The site is questioning the existence of a girl Te'o has said inspired him to new heights. He has not yet responded to the story; we'll update this post with any new information as it emerges.
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'Carefully Choreographed Dance': Armstrong's Complicated Media Past

At his peak, Lance Armstrong alternately charmed, manipulated and strong-armed the media. He transcended the world of cycling, and much of the coverage from nonsports media was adulatory. The now-disgraced cycling champion is turning to a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey for redemption.
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Who Are The Real Victims Of The NHL Lockout?

The NHL season is expected to start Saturday. A lockout cut in half the number of games to be played and many worried it would cause economic hardship. But that is not necessarily the case.
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Austin Measures Fallout From Lance Armstrong Scandal

The City of Austin, Texas, is singularly attached its favorite son, Lance Armstrong. His bike shop and Livestrong foundation are there. Now that Oprah Winfrey has confirmed that Armstrong confessed to doping and lied about it, can his foundation recover from the doping controversy?
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Love Of Football May Kick America Down The Path Of Ruination

Enthusiasm for sport can be a convenient cover to excuse the worst in us, says Frank Deford, because concussions for young men are the price of our love for football.
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Journalist Targeted By Lance Armstrong Says Doping Admission Is 'Satisfying'

Audie Cornish talks to the Sunday Times chief sports writer David Walsh about his litigious relationship with Lance Armstrong. He wrote a book about his experience called Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong.
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Armstrong Reportedly Admits To Doping In Oprah Interview

Tom Goldman talks to Audie Cornish about the latest reports on Lance Armstrong and a possible confession about his drug use during cycling championships.

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