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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 18

Jan. 18 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - Lance Armstrong fallout The Interview, Part II NEW YORK - The second part of Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey. (CYCLING-ARMSTRONG/ (PIX), expect by 0300 GMT/ 10 PM ET, by Julian Linden, 800 words) - - Armstrong confession a convenient truth, says WADA

TAKE A LOOK-Lance Armstrong admits to doping

Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career in a two-part interview with U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

Cycling-In Armstrong's Austin, beer-fueled disappointment

By Melanie Warner AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 17 (Reuters) - At a bike shop in a hilly area of Austin, local cyclists gathered on Thursday over beer, wine and pizza to watch disgraced cyclist and Austinite Lance Armstrong confess to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

REFILE-Cycling-Armstrong faces tough climb to redemption: marketing experts

(Refiles to fix typos in paragraphs 6 and 7) By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong faces a tough battle to salvage his image as the usual strategy by fallen stars of confession, apology and making amends may not be enough to appease an angry public, according to crisis management experts.

Olympics-Armstrong stripped of 2000 bronze - IOC

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his 2000 Olympic bronze medal, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) official told Reuters on Thursday. American Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the International Cycling Union (UCI) after riders testified that he took drugs. He is due to appear on U.S. television later on Thursday and reports say he will confess. (Reporting by Kralos Grohmann; Writing by Mark Meadows, editing by Ed Osmond)

Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Stanley Cup chase promises thrills and free hot dogs 2013-01-16T210315Z_2_BRE90F1G7_RTROPTC_0_US-NHL.XML () - "We expect Lance to be completely truthful": Livestrong

Cycling-UCI would ask repentant Armstrong to testify

PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong would be asked to testify to the commission investigating allegations made against the International Cycling Union (UCI) if reports about his doping confession are true, world cycling's governing body said on Tuesday. The American - stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life - has finally admitted using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey to be aired on Thursday, USA Today reported.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Ice-cool rookie Henley sets record pace at Waialae 2013-01-12T045303Z_1_BRE90B044_RTROPTC_0_US-GOLF-PGA.XML () - Djokovic backs old routine to break new ground

Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Falcons get chance to end playoff misery 2013-01-11T212944Z_1_BRE90A14T_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PLAYOFFS-FALCON S.XML () - Doping-Swiss laboratory denies helping Armstrong avoid detection

UPDATE 1-Lance Armstrong may admit he used banned drugs - NY Times

(Adds comments by WADA, Livestrong) Jan 5 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist at the center of the biggest doping scandal in the sport's history, may admit he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions, citing unidentified sources. Such an admission would be a stunning reversal for Armstrong, who has vehemently denied doping for years.
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