Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving after hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen, Colorado. File photograph: Rogerio Barbosa/AFP/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving after hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen, Colorado, a prosecutor has confirmed.The p(...)

One of the two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run in Aspen, Colorado. Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame for the incident to avoid media attention, police reports show. Photograph: Aspen Police Department.

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been charged with crashing into two parked cars in the Colorado ski resort town of Aspen, with his girlfriend in(...)

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his long-time girlfriend take the blame. Photograph: Getty

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his long-time girlfriend take th(...)

The Republic of Ireland team celebrate their third goal of the game last night in the Aviva. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
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  • November 19, 2014, 08:30

There may have been no hint of Celtic Park’s intensity, but after a testing week for the Republic of Ireland squad and management they bounced back(...)

Travis Tygart, CEO, US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) speaking at the Irish Sports Council’s information day at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The last question Travis Tygart wants again is exactly how he took down Lance Armstrong, although he smiles in the face of monotony, knowing full wel(...)

Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstong talks with Emma O’Reilly in Orlando, USA.

The day Emma O’Reilly was hired as a soigneur with the US Postal Service cycling team she rang home in Tallaght to tell her family. “A swan wha(...)

Michael Phelps is to come out of retirement . Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement. The American, who has not competed since the 2012 London (...)

There were rational explanations for Froome’s superlative climbing performances in this year’s Tour de France. Photograph: Reuters

In the first Tour de France of the post-Lance Armstrong era, the much reviled former seven-times tour winner played a disproportionately large role. N(...)

 British Cycling supremo Brian Cookson has announced he will stand as a candidate for president of the Union Cycliste Internationale.

Brian Cookson has pledged to end the personal conflicts that have dogged international cycling if he replaces Pat McQuaid as president of the UCI, cla(...)

Lance Armstrong looks set to abandon his plans to return to competitive sport this week

Lance Armstrong looks set to abandon his plans to return to competitive sport this week after swimming’s world governing body objected to his (...)