Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has lost his appeal against a FIFA ruling that he must pay the English Premier League club 17 million euros ($25.3 million) in compensation for breach of contract. Mutu was sacked by Chelsea after he tested positive for cocaine in 2004 and given a seven-month worldwide ban from football
Lance Armstrong was cleared Friday to ride in this year’s Tour de France, health permitting, after the French anti-doping agency confirmed it would not be launching disciplinary procedures against the seven-time champion. The agency opted not to take any action against the 37-year-old American in connection with an incident in the French Riviera town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer on March 17. Although Armstrong is recovering from breaking his collarbone in March, he has indicated he hopes to be ready for the Tour de France in July.
Lance Armstrong has been cleared to ride in this year’s Tour de France after the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) confirmed they would not be launching any disciplinary procedures against the seven-time champion. The AFLD opted not to take any action against the 37-year-old, following an incident in the French riviera town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer on March 17. The American returned from a training ride to find a doping official at his French home.