An elite group of professional athletes have joined forces to launch Athletes for Hope, a 501c3 charitable organization to help athletes, their fans, and the corporate community do more to make the world a better place. Athletes for Hopes 12 Founding Athletes hail from different sports but share a common passion for philanthropy. They are Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning and Cal Ripken, Jr. These Founding Athletes have come together to pass the passion and ignite a movement of giving back.
Athletes for Hope will work with athletes to match their philanthropic goals with the needs of charities and will also help businesses design effective charitable programs that involve athletes. By building upon the special bond between athletes and their fans, Athletes for Hope strives to inspire millions of people to follow the lead of athletes in a philanthropic movement. Athletes for Hopes Founding Athletes are inviting fans to join this movement and inspire others to get active in their local communities. Fans have a number of ways to get involved with Athletes for Hope for more information please visit www.athletesforhope****.
In the lost and found section we have this Singer who was lost and now found releasing a new album. Sheryl Crowe where have you been!
Hey everyone I’m amy Paffrath for get the daily**** your online video news source with music news. In Music news, Sheryl Crow and Lenny Kravitz are both releasing new music this week. Sheryl’s new disc Detours hits on a personal level. Songs like “Diamond Ring” and “Make it go Away” refernce to Crow’s tumultuous year including her breakup to Lance Armstrong and a bout with breast cancer. However detours doesn’t fail to deliver the pop hits Crow is famous for. Listen to tracks "Now That You're Gone" and "Love Is All There Is. While Sheryl is on a Detour, Lenny Kravitz is starting a Revolution! And its all about love!
According to Lenny his latest effort “It is time for a Love Revolution” is all about Life, love and change. It’s a positive record, he says. Just the rocking hippy love fest we expect from the 60s throwback rocker!
Detours and Love Revolution are in stores now. You can catch Sheryl performing her latest single on Letterman tonight. This has been Amy Paffrath for gethedaily****
Stand up 2 cancer PSA directed by David Fincher. Includes Christy Turlington, Susan Sarandon, Tilda Swinton, Lance Armstrong, Morgan Freeman, Tobey Maguire, Keanu Reeves, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Elle Fanning, Mayor Bloomberg, Jodi Foster and Sidney Poitier.
LIVESTRONG****, Demand Media's newest venture and a trademark of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, wants to differentiate itself from other health information sites with its variety of high-quality content and the community surrounding that content, Director of Community Lex Friedman says.
Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt, the former CEO of MySpace, knows a thing or two about social communities. Friedman told me that his MySpace experience is "tremendoulsy influential with what we're doing at LIVESTRONG."
LIVESTRONG****'s interactive "Dare To" feature allows users to take dares together to change something in their lives, like quitting smoking or losing weight. In addition to challenging and encouraging each other, users can also ask questions of the experts from the site's 5,000 original video clips, which cover topics ranging from fitness to fishing.
The site, launched in June, accrued video quickly largely thanks to the connections of Demand Media how-to video site Expert Village, Friedman says.
John Heilemann at Business 2.0 estimated Demand Media's VC value to be at $500 million over a year ago, but reported that Rosenblatt insisted he wanted to build his media empire, not sell it. It looks like he's sticking to his word.
--Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer
No signs at Virginia, expensive seats at Shea, and Lance Armstrong's sex life. What more can you ask for? Amber Wilson and Andy King have it all
It looks like the Tour de Lance will once again be rolling down the Champs-Élysées next summer. Whether Lance Armstrong wins his eighth yellow jersey or not, Sid Rosenberg still has his doubts.
Start house action from the Tour of California prolog with Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, and plenty more top Pros
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A few highlights from the Tour of California Press Conference with Levi Leipheimer, Lance Armstrong and more.
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Highlights from the Tour of California finish line in Santa Cruz. Levi Leipheimer slips into the overal lead. Rogers and Dave Z in 2nd, 3rd, followed by Lance Armstrong and Chris Horner.
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Lance Armstrong and friends sign on in the rain of San Jose for stage 3 of the Tour of California
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Briton Mark Cavendish won the third stage of the Tour de France as seven-times champion Lance Armstrong climbed up to third overall in the standings at La Grande Motte.Cavendish, who also won the stage on Sunday, outsprinted Norway's Thor Hushovd after a 196.5km trek from Marseille with France's Cyril Lemoine coming home third.Swiss Fabian Cancellara of the Saxo Bank team retained the overall leader's yellow jersey and now leads German Tony Martin and American Armstrong by 33 and 40 seconds respectively.Favourite Alberto Contador, who was trapped behind after a sharp acceleration by Cavendish's Columbia-HTC team by the end of the stage, dropped to fourth overall, 59 seconds off the pace.With the peloton gradually closing down a four-man breakaway composed of Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis), Ruben Perez (Euskaltel), Maxime Bouet (Agritubel) and Koen de Kort (Skil-Shimano), a bunch sprint finish seemed in store.But the peloton split into two parts some 40km from the finish after a sudden acceleration by Columbia-HTC that surprised almost all the favourites, including Contador.Among the top contenders, only Armstrong, back in the saddle after 3 1/2 years in retirement, was in the front group of some 28 riders who caught the four early fugitives.Columbia, with no fewer than eight men inside the lead group, instantly pulled as hard as they could, and were joined by five of Skil-Shimano's riders, along with the Milram duo of Linus Gerdemann and Fabian Wegmann.Armstrong did not help Columbia widen the gap, staying in the middle of the small pack with team mates Haimar Zubeldia and Yaroslav Popovych -- at first.But with 15km remaining after discussions with team boss Johan Bruyneel, Popovych and Zubeldia started to work.Seeing Armstrong and Cancellara further up the road, Cadel Evans' Silence-Lotto team, Andy Schleck's Saxo Bank squad and Christian Vande Velde's Garmin team took turns to try to reel the leaders back in, but they lacked the organisation of Columbia's well-oiled machine.As the finish neared so the gap grew and the Columbia train began to move into position.Bert Grabsch and George Hincapie, both of whom had given their all on the front for a large part of the crucial final 30 kilometres moved aside, and Mark Renshaw hit the front as they entered the final straight.With Hushovd and Cancellara in contention, victory was by no means a formality for Cavendish, though when he moved out of the slipstream of Renshaw with 200 metres to go and surged for the line, it was clear Hushovd did not have the power to match him.The Norwegian rolled in second with Dumoulin claiming a well-deserved fourth place, having managed to stay with the relentless pace of the lead group, despite having ridden out front for over 160 kilometres in the breakaway.Martin and Armstrong were the day's big winners as the gap between the two groups reached 41 seconds on the finish line.The general classification will receive a more significant shake-up in Tuesday's fourth stage, a 39-kilometre team time-trial around Montpellier
Astana take team time-trialAstana's all-star team showed their strength to win the team time-trial in stage four of the Tour de France at Montpellier, as Fabian Cancellara defended his yellow jersey from Lance Armstrong by less than a second,Chasing Garmin-Slipstream's time of 46'47" on a testing, technical course, Alberto Contador led Astana across the finish line 18 seconds up on the American team, and 40 seconds ahead of Cancellara's Saxo Bank team.The Swiss specialist kept his yellow jersey despite being level on time with Armstrong on the general classification, denying the American a fairytale return to the Tour.The relentless pace of the Garmin team put them in a difficult position as they lost four of their riders over the first half of the course, but their five remaining time-triallists par excellence - Bradley Wiggins, David Millar, David Zabriskie, Christian Vande Velde and Ryder Hesjedal - produced a superb display of power that came close to securing them a stage win.The Saxo Bank team of the Schleck brothers was third, and in the end it may have been a huge effort on the front of their train over the last kilometre from Cancellara himself that allowed him to keep his yellow jersey, after intermediate splits had previously suggested the advantage lay with Armstrong.The Columbia team, who had upstaged Garmin in the team time-trial at the Giro d'Italia this year, were off the pace from the start, and they finished in fifth place, 59 seconds off the time of Astana, with Liquigas sneaking in ahead of them by a second in fourth.The two big losers of the day among the general classification contenders were Cadel Evans and Denis Menchov.Evans's Silence-Lotto team were a disappointing 13th, 2'35" off the pace, while Menchov, known for his lack of confidence in bike-handling, fell early on. Though the big Russian recovered well, his team could manage no better than 11th position, 2'20" back.Carlos Sastre's Cervelo team were never likely to challenge the likes of Astana and Saxo Bank, though managed to limit their losses to a respectable 1'37" on the Kazakh-backed outfit.The lack of time bonuses makes an Armstrong challenge for the yellow jersey on stage 5 unlikely, though Friday's stage to Andorra-Arcalis is likely to see an attack.