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Lance Armstrong continues to love cycling, regardless of whether his fans love him back.

The seven-time Tour de France winner was at the peak of his career when he confessed to doping in 2013. His victories were stripped, he was expelled from the Livestrong Foundation and he faced several lawsuits, one of which was settled in April.

Usain Bolt, the track star who retired last year as the world's fastest man, is poised to hold a six-week trial with a pro soccer team in Australia and could earn a contract if all goes well, the team says. A deal could fulfill Bolt's long-held dream of playing pro soccer – but it's also being met with skepticism.

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Here in Los Angeles, sports fans are eagerly awaiting the regular season debut of LeBron James. He is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. And he made a courtside appearance with his new team over the weekend.

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