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Manti Te'o: Story Attributed To Parents Hard To Reconcile With Hoax Report

Notre Dame says its football star was the victim of an elaborate hoax and that he never actually met the "girlfriend" who supposedly died last year. But an Indiana newspaper says it has a recording of an earlier interview with Te'o's parents in which they talked about how their son met the woman.
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Olympics Asks Lance Armstrong To Return His Bronze Medal

The conclusion from anti-doping authorities that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs have led the International Olympics Committee to strip him of the medal he won at the 2000 Games in Sydney. Meanwhile, tonight, Oprah Winfrey airs Part 1 of Armstrong's reported confessional.
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Notre Dame: Manti Te'o Victim Of Girlfriend Hoax

Star Linebacker Manti Te'o's play gained national attention. His achievements were particularly noteworthy because his last year of play was marred by the deaths of his grandmother and of his girlfriend. Now it appears the girlfriend didn't exist.
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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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