A federal judge in Austin, Texas, dismissed cycling icon Lance Armstrong's legal bid to block the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) from punishing him over alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Judge Sam Sparks criticized Armstrong's legal team for filing a lengthy legal complaint filled with extraneous arguments, and said the cyclist can refile his complaint within 20 days — if he sticks to the case at hand. "This court is not inclined to indulge Armstrong's desire for publicity, self-aggrandizement or vilification of Defendants, by sifting through 80 mostly unnecessary pages in search of the few kernels of factual material relevant to his claims," the judge said.
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