Former seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong admits to using performance enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air on Thursday. This does not come as a surprise as Armstrong did not fight charges from the USADA in August and was stripped of his titles by the UCI in October. He has lost most of his endorsement deals and stepped down as head of the Livestrong Foundation to save the philanthropic organization from any potential lawsuits. More here.
The nation’s top two teams went down over the weekend. The No. 1 Duke Blue Devils fell on the road at No. 20 North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday. With a chance to become the new top team, the last remaining unbeaten team in the nation, the Michigan Wolverines, fell on the road in Columbus, Ohio against Ohio State. That opened the door for a new No. 1 team to step in and that would be the Louisville Cardinals. Indiana jumped to No. 2 while Duke fell to third. The Kansas Jayhawks come it and No. 4 while Michigan rounds out the top five. More here.
The Atlanta Hawks had an absolutely abysmal night in Chicago last night. After getting outscored 26-15 in the first quarter, the Hawks managed to score just five points in the second quarter. They had 20 total points at halftime. The NBA record for fewest points in the first half is 19 points. The Bulls led by as much as 44 points and outscored the Hawks by at least five points in each quarter. Chicago would go on to win 97-58. More here.