Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong of the USA and riding for US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor celebrates as he wins stage 17 of the Tour de France on July 22nd, 2004. Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong agreed on Thursday to pay $5 million (€4m) to settle claims that he defrauded the federal government by using performance-enhancing dr(...)

Tour de France 2012 winner Bradley Wiggins celebrates with teammates during a parade on the Champs-Elysees. Floyd Landis has said Wiggins should be stripped of the title. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images

Floyd Landis, the one-time doper turned informant, has called for Bradley Wiggins to be stripped of his 2012 Tour de France title. The American delive(...)

Barry Bonds: In the pantheon of chemical cheats, the former San Francisco Giants player is regarded as up there with the greatest in any sport. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

With much fanfare, the San Francisco Giants have announced their intention to retire the number 25 shirt once worn by Barry Bonds. The ultimate accol(...)

Liam Ryan’s incredible journey is captured in his memoir Cancer 4, Me 5, (After Extra-Time)

By his own admission, and indeed the admission of the many consultants, surgeons and medical experts that crossed his path, Liam Ryan should not be si(...)

Floyd Landis believes Team Sky will not survive if Chris Froome is banned for an anti-doping violation. Photograph:   Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Floyd Landis has launched a stinging attack on Team Sky, claiming the idea of marginal gains and a zero tolerance policy is a “facade.” The former Ame(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova holds the Women’s singles trophy during the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Here is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this year she will be greeted with shrieks of: “Come on Mari(...)

Chris Froome, four-time winner of the Tour de France, has been tested positive for the bronchodilator ‘Salbutamol’ during the 2017 Tour of Spain that he won. Photo: Jaime Reina/Getty Images

From a holiday in Miami to the launch of a luxury watch boutique and the announcement that he intends to race in the Giro d’Italia next year, there ha(...)

 Alex Gibney. Photograph:  Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned is an odd sort of documentary. The staggeringly prolific film-maker – veteran of investigations into Scientology, Enro(...)

Tom Humphries outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. David Walsh has said he unequivocally condemns the ‘terrible wrong’ Humphries, his friend, committed. File photograph: Courtpix

Sportswriter David Walsh, who faced criticism for writing a court character reference for former Irish Times sports journalist Tom Humphries, has said(...)

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack. File photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack tonight night stood down from the board of the State’s governing sports body as he “did not wish any controversy” t(...)

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