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The chief of world cycling's governing body is questioning why American anti-doping authorities have not sent him the file of evidence that...
UCI chief questions USADA delay
The chief of world cycling's governing body is questioning why American anti-doping authorities have not sent him the file of evidence that prompted them to erase Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life.
Pat McQuaid, the International Cycling Union president, said the United States Anti-Doping Agency had not given the UCI a date to expect the details, and he sounded impatient to receive them.
"UCI assumes that USADA have the file, the full file, as they've already made a decision based on it and therefore it's difficult to understand why it hasn't arrived yet," McQuaid said.
Armstrong has long denied doping but chose last month not to fight drug charges by USADA, which wiped out 14 years of his results. USADA believes Armstrong used banned substances as far back as 1996, including EPO, steroids and blood transfusions.
Liberty beats Shock
Plenette Pierson had 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the host New York Liberty beat the Tulsa Shock 91-74.
Essence Carson, who left with a leg injury in the fourth quarter, had 18 points and Cappie Pondexter scored 17 for New York (15-19). Ivory Latta had 16 points and six rebounds for the Shock (9-24).
Vandersloot scores 20
Courtney Vandersloot from Kentwood High School scored 20 points to help the host Chicago Sky (14-20) secure a 77-58 victory over the Washington Mystics (5-29).
Red Wings fined
The NHL fined the Detroit Red Wings $250,000 for comments made by senior vice president Jim Devellano about the lockout.
"The owners can basically be viewed as the ranch, and the players, and me included, are the cattle," Devellano said. "The owners own the ranch and allow the players to eat there. That's the way it's always been and that's the way it will be forever. And the owners simply aren't going to let a union push them around. It's not going to happen."
Top seed goes down
Martin Klizan of Slovakia upset top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny at the St. Petersburg Open in Russia, beating the Russian 6-7 (11-13), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to reach his first ATP final.
Klizan will face Fabio Fognini of Italy, who beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-3, 6-4.
Tsonga, Seppi advance
Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to the Moselle Open final in Metz, France, where he will defend his title against Andreas Seppi of Italy. Seppi rallied past Gael Monfils of France 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Su-wei beats Robson
Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan beat Laura Robson of Britain 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to win the Guangzhou Open in China.
Wozniacki in final
Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the finals of the Korea Open in Seoul, beating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. The Dane will face Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Kanepi beat Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
• Jon Jones (17-1) successfully defended his light heavyweight title, surviving an early scare to submit former champion Vitor Belfort (21-10) in the fourth round at UFC 152 in Toronto. Demetrious Johnson won a split decision over Joseph Benavidez to become the UFC's first flyweight champion.
• Krzysztof "Diablo" Wlodarczyk of Poland successfully defended his WBC cruiserweight title, unanimously outpointing second-time challenger Francisco Palacios of Puerto Rico in Wroclaw, Poland.
• John Cashman, a veteran of the harness racing industry and the father of New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, died Saturday in Atlantis, Fla. He was 72 and had been battling pancreatic cancer.
• Marianne Vos of the Netherlands won the cycling world championships road race in Valkenburg, Netherlands.
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