The Tour de France will have no official winner for the seven races from 1999 to 2005 if American Lance Armstrong is stripped of his victories by the International Cycling Union.

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on Armstrong by UCI

The Tour de France will have no official winner for the seven races from 1999 to 2005 if American Lance Armstrong is stripped of his victories by the International Cycling Union.

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In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Tour director Christian Prudhomme called the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s report on Armstrong “damning.”

Tour officials are waiting on the UCI’s decision on whether to go along with USADA’s decision to ban Armstrong for life and erase his racing results.

Meanwhile, Johan Bruyneel — Armstrong’s former manager — left the RadioShack-Nissan team after he was singled out as a central figure in Armstrong’s doping program.

College football

Oregon suspends Remington

Oregon has suspended starting defensive tackle Isaac Remington, 23, indefinitely after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. A court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1.


Rose wins $1.5 million prize

Justin Rose beat fellow Englishman Lee Westwood to win the eight-player World Golf Final and earn a career-best $1.5 million.

Rose, who made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, shot a 5-under-par 66 to defeat Westwood by a stroke at the Antalya Club in Turkey.

Mallinger shoots a 62, leads

John Mallinger shot a 9-under 62 to build a four-stroke lead in the Open, a PGA Tour event at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

Mallinger was at 14 under for two rounds. Billy Horschel (65) and Jhonattan Vegas (67) were tied for second.

As for ex-Washington Huskies, Richard H. Lee (67) was tied for 30th place at 4 under and Troy Kelly (74) missed the cut.

Choi leads LPGA Malaysia

Na Yeon Choi of South Korea shot a 4-under 67 to lead by two strokes after two rounds in the LPGA Malaysia. Defending champ Choi was at 10 under. American Sydnee Michaels (65) was in second.

College basketball

Kentucky raises title banner

Kentucky fans packed Rupp Arena in Lexington for Big Blue Madness, the start of practice for the 2012-13 season, and saw a group of Wildcats raise the school’s 2012 NCAA championship banner to the rafters.

N. Carolina fans cheer coach

Coach Roy Williams of North Carolina got three extended standing ovations during the team’s “Late Night with Roy” scrimmage in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Doctors discovered tumors on both of the 62-year-old’s kidneys last month and he said 24 days passed before it was found both growths were benign.


• Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, 23, was freed after a judge gave him a suspended sentence in a sexual-assault case in which Williams insisted he was innocent.

Williams had been jailed since he was convicted in July of groping two women and reaching inside their pants without their consent at a party in December 2010. He maintained he was the victim of misidentification — several of the approximately 80 people at the party were wearing Oklahoma State gear — and his supporters claimed he was a victim of racial bias.

Williams is black; his accusers are white.

Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame athletic director, said he has had “very preliminary conversations” with Big East officials about the Fighting Irish leaving before the required 27-month notification period ends.

Big East bylaws require members give the conference 27 months’ notice before leaving. That would keep Notre Dame out of the Atlantic Coast Conference until 2015.

• Australian Ian Thorpe, 30, a five-time Olympic swimming champion, has spent much of his life battling “crippling depression”, occasionally considered suicide and often turned to heavy alcohol consumption to manage his moods, he writes in “This is Me: The Autobiography.”

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