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Can Lance Armstrong compete again?
Lance Armstrong may have come clean to Oprah Winfrey because he wants to compete on a professional level again.
January 15th, 2013
06:24 PM ET

Can Lance Armstrong compete again?

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) - Why is Lance Armstrong  coming clean after denying doping allegations for so many years?

People close to the cyclist say he still thinks he has what it takes to compete professionally in triathlons, races that combine running, cycling, and swimming.

[1:29] “He’s trying to rehabilitate his image and get his ban lifted so he can compete,” said Bob Dorfman at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco. He specializes in determining a professional athlete’s marketing potential. “You’re looking at appearance fees that could be pretty large. Just given the attention and hoopla surrounding this Oprah thing, I think a lot of people would pay money just to come watch him race whether he does well or not.”

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CNN Radio News Day: January 15, 2013
Lance Armstrong during an interview with Oprah Winfrey about the controversy surrounding his cycling career, on January 14th, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
January 15th, 2013
04:58 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 15, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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  • After years of denying it, cycling legend Lance Armstrong is now said to have finally admitted he took performance-enhancing drugs during his career. That's according to American talk show host Oprah Winfrey who sat down with Armstrong for an interview Monday. Winfrey told CBS News she and her staff were "mesmerized and riveted" by his answers.  Bob Dorfman of Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco says despite the tarnished image, Armstrong still has some appeal:

"You're looking at appearance fees that could be pretty large... I think a lot of people would pay money just to come watch him race whether he does well or not."   FULL POST

January 15th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

The top five second term presidents

By Jim Roope, CNN

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(CNN) – Depending on your political party preference, what one person may call a successful president, another may call a failure.

So how do you measure success beyond what a president does while in office? You look at what he leaves behind.

[:36] “Nothing succeeds like succession.”

Akhil Reed Amar is a professor of Constitutional Law at Yale University. He says it’s not what a president does, but rather the party legacy he leaves behind that marks his success.

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