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Lance Armstrong leaves charity, dropped by Nike

AUSTIN, Texas — Already an outcast in cycling after a massive doping report, Lance Armstrong absorbed hits much closer to home Wednesday: to his wallet and his heart.

Armstrong gave up the top spot at Livestrong, his beloved cancer-fighting charity and was dumped by Nike, Anheuser-Busch, and other sponsors, a week after an anti-doping agency released evidence of drug use by the seven-time Tour de France winner.

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