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August 26, 2013

Sports in Brief: 08/26/2013

Big/Little race will take place Labor Day

TRAVERSE CITY — The second annual Big Little Trail Races to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan will take place on Labor Day.

Last year, 125 runners took part in the inaugural race and more than $14,000 was raised for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Kids 18 and under can get a free entry into the race.

The races start at 9 a.m. seven miles south of Menards at 8088 Palomino Dr. in Buckley.

The $40 registration for the race is a donation to Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Runners can register online at www.marathon4kids.com under the Big Little Trail Races button. For more information about kids 18 and under running free, contact Tony Anderson at marathon4kids@gmail.com.

Armstrong, UK paper settle

LONDON — British newspaper The Sunday Times has reached a settlement with Lance Armstrong after suing the disgraced cyclist to recover damages from a libel settlement.

The paper paid Armstrong 300,000 pounds (now about $470,000) in 2006 to settle a case after printing claims that he took performance-enhancing drugs.

But confirmation that Armstrong led a massive doping program on his teams came last year from a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report, prompting a confession by the American, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

The Sunday Times announced it was suing Armstrong for around $1.6 million to reclaim the 2006 settlement payment plus interest and legal costs.

In Sunday’s editions, the paper said it and the article’s authors had reached a “mutually acceptable final resolution” with Armstrong, but said the terms are confidential.

It was The Sunday Times chief sports writer David Walsh’s co-authored book, “LA Confidential,” that detailed Armstrong’s role in cycling’s doping culture and was serialized by his paper in 2004.

Olympian suspended for skate tampering

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