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Alex Gibney charts Lance Armstrong's 'lie' in new documentary

alex gibney

(Credit: Alex Gibney (Getty))

The prolific documentarian Alex Gibney tackles one of the biggest questions of his career in his latest flick: How do you tell Lance Armstrong's story?

The disgraced cyclist can't be reduced to any simple characterization.

He's an heroic figure and a cheat. A man who started an enormously successful cancer foundation and an admitted liar who bullied all sorts of people.

"The...

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Fantasy Football: Spiller, Brady bouncing back

Tom Brady

(Credit: Patriots' Tom Brady (Getty))

Every year, there are a few players who struggle for long stretches of time before bouncing back and returning to their previous form. Already, we've seen Cam Newton struggle to live up to high expectations early in the season before exploding over the past four weeks to re-emerge as a top-five QB. Here's who could follow in his footsteps.

Tom Brady (QB, Patriots)

Brady struggled to...

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Nets have no need to panic

Deron Williams

(Credit: Deron Williams (MCT))

Don't hit the panic button just yet, Nets fans. Even the Heat, after retooling their roster three years ago when LeBron James and Chris Bosh took their talents to South Beach, struggled to a 9-8 start before recovering to reach the NBA Finals. So a 1-2 start -- with that lone win over the defending-champion Heat -- isn't so bad. Here are three more reasons to stay positive before tonight's meeting...

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Knicks face hobbled Bobcats twice this week

carmelo Anthony

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The Knicks have not looked good during the first week of the regular season. But things should improve over the next few days as the Bobcats come to town tonight, and then the Knicks travel to Charlotte on Friday. Both teams are 1-2, but one look at each roster is enough to know which is the better club. Here are three reasons to believe the Knicks are primed for a two-game winning streak.

Ailing...

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Chris Ivory runs wild on ex-team to power Jets

chris ivory

(Credit: Chris Ivory (Jim McIsaac))

Rex 5, Rob 0.

Once again, Jets coach got the better of his twin brother, Rob Ryan, as Rex's Jets defeated the Saints, 26-20, in yesterday’s Ryan Bowl at MetLife Stadium. Rex has now defeated his brother, the Saints defensive coordinator, in all five of their head-to-head matchups in the NFL.

In a game the Jets (5-4) desperately needed to win heading into next week's bye, their defensive...

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Marathon champs can extend reign for third straight year

Firehiwot Dado

(Credit: Firehiwot Dado was the fastest woman in the 2011 NYC Marathon. (Getty))

It's been two years since the last New York City Marathon, which means the 2011 winners had an extra year as the reigning champs for Geoffrey Mutai and Firehiwot Dado. Both are entered into Sunday's race with the chance to defend their respective crowns. Here's each defending champion at a glance.

 

Geoffrey Mutai

The 32-year-old Kenyan set a course record when he won two...

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Fantasy Football: Newton a must start from here out

Cam Newton

(Credit: Cam Newton has been highly productive in recent weeks. (Getty))

With six teams on bye and many regular fantasy starters unavailable, here are some players worth starting and sitting this week:

 

START

Cam Newton (QB, Panthers)

Newton has turned it around after a shaky start. He should be considered a top five QB the rest of the way.

Alfred Morris (RB, Redskins)

No need to worry about the emerging threat of Roy Helu this...

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