7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstong is finished fighting the United States Anti-doping agency and their claims of Armstrong using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. The famous cyclist said, “enough is enough.” It’s important to note this is not a confession, as he continued to deny any wrongdoing. However, it is a concession to the battle with the USADA. The devastating consequences are a lifetime ban from cycling, and titles being stripped from him.
Our sports picture of the week is not of a professional nor even a college athlete. It is of Fenville High School (in Michigan) basketball player, Wes Leonard being hoisted up by teammates, after winning an overtime game, and finishing a perfect season of 20 wins and 0 losses. But minutes after this amazing performance, Leonard collapsed on the court and died of a rare heart condition. The condition, dilated cardiomyopathy, brought on cardiac arrest. The story has made national headlines, as the high school community grieves. A very shocking and sad story, but at the very least Leonard finished out on top.
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