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PRESS BOX: Armstrong declines interview again, Cameron to LSU

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong has again declined to submit to an interview with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to discuss his years of doping in the sport.

Armstrong missed a USADA deadline Wednesday to agree to the interview. If he had consented to speak with the organization, it would have considered reducing Armstrong's lifetime ban from sanctioned sporting events.

Instead, Armstrong said he intends to cooperate fully with other anti-doping authorities, indicating that he would be open to an international cycling tribunal.

Armstrong's attorney, Tim Herman, said Armstrong remains at odds with the USADA for several reasons.

"Lance is willing to cooperate fully and has been very clear: He will be the first man through the door, and once inside will answer every question, at an international tribunal formed to comprehensively address pro cycling, an almost exclusively European sport," Herman said in a statement.

The USADA, which had extended by two weeks its Feb. 6 deadline to meet with Armstrong, and other anti-doping agencies have pressed him to reveal all the facts of his activities during his successful but tainted run of success in cycling.

"For several reasons, Lance will not participate in USADA's efforts to selectively conduct American prosecutions that only demonize selected individuals while failing to address the 95 percent of the sport over which USADA has no jurisdiction," Howard said.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LSU announced that it has signed fired Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron for the same role under head coach Les Miles.

The university said Cameron received a three-year, $3.4 million contract once it is approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors. He will be paid $600,000 in 2013, $1.3 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in 2015.

The contract puts Camerom among college football's highest-paid assistants and equivalent to LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, who will make $1.1 million this season and $1.3 million in 2014.

Cameron, who has not coached on the college level since 2001, was fired by the Ravens as their offensive coordinator during the 2012 season. Without him, the Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl.
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