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Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong won six of his seven Tour de France titles with US Postal before he was stripped of them all



Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $100m (£71m) in damages.

The American, 46, was accused of fraud by cheating while riding for the publicly funded US Postal Service team.

Read more: Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Winter Olympics 2018: Ban on 47 Russian athletes and coaches upheld

Viktor Ahn (middle) won three gold medals at Sochi 2014

 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by 47 Russian athletes and coaches against a ban on participation in the Winter Olympics.

The Russians had argued that they had been wrongfully excluded from the Games by the International Olympic Committee.

Read more: Winter Olympics 2018: Ban on 47 Russian athletes and coaches upheld


Peter Sagan wins record third successive world title in Norway

Peter Sagan outsprinted Alexander Kristoff in a dramatic finish to the race in Bergen



Peter Sagan became the first man to win three successive World Championship men's road race titles with victory in Norway.

The Slovak, 27, pipped Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in a sprint finish, having barely featured among the lead riders in the 267.5km race in Bergen.

Read more: Peter Sagan wins record third successive world title in Norway

Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round in Las Vegas



Floyd Mayweather extended his perfect career record to 50 fights unbeaten by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of one of the richest bouts in boxing history.

The former five-weight world champion faced flurries of early punches from UFC's most iconic figure, who was making his debut in professional boxing at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

Read more: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round in Las Vegas


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