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White Sox, Bulls chairman starts security firm with former Secret Service director

The chairman of the Chicago White Sox and Bulls is going into the global security business with an eclectic and controversial group of partners tied to the Obama administration, documents and interviews show. According to incorporation records filed in Arizona, the former director of the U.S. Secret Service, the former U.S. attorney for Arizona and […]

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Glare of Lance Armstrong probe falls on SF financier

Lance Armstrong in 2011Brad Camembert/Shutterstock Lance Armstrong’s “no-holds-barred” interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday, when he’s expected to confess to the use of performance-enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career, comes as a federal probe into his finances has widened to focus on the man who bankrolled his champion teams: legendary San Francisco financier Thomas Weisel. […]

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Armstrong aided by ‘professionalized’ doping program, agency says

Lance ArmstrongJoe McGowan/Flickr Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong earned his unprecedented seven victories in the Tour de France with the aid of a “sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program” on his racing team, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said today. Eleven former cyclists from the U.S. Postal Service team have told investigators that for years, Armstrong used […]

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Drug agents closing in on NFL player’s pot supplier

California drug enforcement agents say they are closing in on the suspected marijuana suppliers to pro football player Jerome Simpson, four months after the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver received a 2.5-pound package of Northern California pot sent to his suburban Kentucky home. The investigation likely includes at least one other person with ties to the […]