Landis: "I Want to Clear My Conscience"
Cyclist Floyd Landis admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs for most of his career, according to ESPN.com's Bonnie Ford. The head of cycling's world governing body questions Landis' credibility, saying that Landis is "seeking revenge" and holds a "grudge" against Lance Armstrong and others.
Sixers to Hire Doug Collins
The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to terms with Doug Collins to become their new head coach. A source tells ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard that the TNT analyst and former Bulls, Pistons and Wizards coach will return to the bench. Collins was the 76ers #1 overall pick in the 1973 draft and played eight seasons for the team he will now coach.
Canadiens Respond with a Win
There is still drama in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Montreal Canadiens win Game 3 over the Flyers, 5-1. Trailing 2-0 in the series, Game 3 was virtually a must-win for Montreal. The Habs were led by Mike Cammalleri's 13th goal of the playoffs and Jaroslav Halak's 25 saves. Game 4 is Saturday at 3:00 PM ET on NBC.
A Rough Day for Armstrong
One day after being accused by Floyd Landis today of doping, Lance Armstrong crashed during the Tour of California. Armstrong, who received stitches on his left elbow and under his left eye, dropped out of the race. He also maintains his innocence regarding the accusation by Landis.
Cuban Goes Public in Quest for James
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared his thoughts about being a potential suitor for LeBron James . "If he does like I'm guessing, hoping he will, which is say, 'I'm not going to leave the Cavs high and dry,' if he decides to leave -- there's still a better chance he stays -- then he'll try to force a sign-and-trade, and that gives us a chance."
"Wait and See" Approach
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is giving Santana Moss the benefit of the doubt. After Moss was reportedly linked to a Canadian doctor charged with smuggling and supplying human growth hormone (HGH), Shanahan withheld judgment. "Let's just wait and see before we throw him underneath the bus," Shanahan said.
Romo Moves Closer to U.S. Open
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo shot a 2-under (69), tying three others for the last three spots at The Honors Golf Club Dallas in Carrollton, Texas. The next step is a USGA Sectional qualifying round June 7 at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. The U.S. Open is June 17-20 at famed Pebble Beach Golf Links.
An Interesting Bet for Brett
Vikings QB Brett Favre made a 'deal' with the Southern Miss baseball team. "Let's make a (fun) bet,'' Favre said. ''If you guys go back to the College World Series this year - I will come back and play. How about that? You go back and I go back.''
2011 Lockout Looming
A work stoppage in the NFL may be a foregone conclusion. Asked by Sports Illustrated to rate the chance of an NFL lockout in 2011 from 1-10, the head of the players union DeMaurice Smith said: "I'd put it at about a 14." Smith also said all contracts, from assistant coaches to those with TV networks, were negotiated by the NFL with a 2011 lockout in mind.
Urlacher Responds to Gale Sayers
Legendary running back Gale Sayers recently criticized the Chicago Bears organization and now Brian Urlacher is responding. Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune, "Let me ask you a question: 'How many championships did Gale Sayers win? How many playoff games did he win when he played? None. None. None."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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