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Is a salary cap the answer to Team Sky’s dominance in cycling?

Sports Shorts has previously covered the idea of introducing a form of a salary cap in football after Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA President, suggested that the greatest problem facing football is “the competitive balance between teams”. The idea of balancing competition by imposing a salary cap system is now being discussed amongst the cycling community … Continue Reading

Chris Froome Cleared to Compete in the Tour

On 2 July, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) announced that the anti-doping investigation against four time Tour de France winner Chris Froome had been closed, clearing him to compete in this year’s edition of ‘Le Tour’. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), followed this announcement with its own, indicating that it would not appeal the decision … Continue Reading

Lance Armstrong pays $5 million to settle $100 million US Government Law Suit

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5,000,000 to settle claims that he defrauded the federal government by using performance-enhancing drugs at the time that the US Postal Service sponsored his cycling team. It is reported that the US Postal Service paid Armstrong and his cycling team as much as $40,000,000 as part of the sponsorship. … Continue Reading

Chris Froome wins the Vuelta a España but does he get the plaudits he deserves?

A review of yesterday morning’s sports pages revealed turmoil at Crystal Palace (Frank de Boer subsequently became the Premier League’s first  managerial casualty of the season after only 77 days in charge), continuing debate over Sadio Mane’s red card and analysis of a convincing Series win for the English cricket team‎ over the West Indies, … Continue Reading
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