Cycling chief worried about delay in receiving evidence in Lance Armstrong doping case
Cycling • In Aigle, Switzerland, the head of cycling's governing body says the wait to receive the U.S. evidence in Lance Armstrong's doping case is a "cause for concern."
Cycling body UCI complained Thursday about what it sees as a delay in receiving the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's files that led the agency to wipe out years of Armstrong's results, including his seven Tour de France titles. USADA also banned him from sanctioned competition for life.
USADA said Wednesday it would send its "reasoned decision" to the UCI by Oct. 15, and that the cycling body already knows that. The files had previously been expected to be turned over by the end of September.
Still, UCI President Pat McQuaid said in a statement that: "The UCI had no reason to assume that a full case file did not exist but USADA's continued failure to produce the decision is now a cause for concern. "
Chelsea's captain banned 4 games
Soccer • Chelsea captain John Terry was banned four matches for racially abusing an opponent.
The former England captain also was fined $356,000 by The English Football Association for abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League game in October 2011.
Psychiatric tests for Ala. tree poisoner
College football • A University of Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees in a fit of football rivalry is voluntarily surrendering himself into custody for psychiatric testing at a state mental facility.
The move means Harvey Updyke's trial, set to begin next week, will likely be postponed.
From wire reports
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