Despite being linked to 14 women, Tiger Woods has been voted the Athlete of the Decade by the Associated Press.
"His 10 years of incomparable golf [outweigh] nearly three weeks of a salacious sex scandal," the AP writes, pointing out his 64 worldwide victories and 12 majors dating to 2000.
Woods has won more PGA Tour titles in the past decades than all but four of golf's greatest players won during the span of their careers, the AP adds.
The news agency says Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors. More than half of the ballots were cast after his controversial Nov. 27 car crash that set off infidelity reports.
Lance Armstrong came in second place with 33 votes for winning the Tour de France six times this decade. Grand Slam champion Roger Federer received 25 votes.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has broken his right collarbone after crashing during a race in Spain. Ouch!
The cyclist was taken to Valladolid University Hospital in Spain, where he was treated for his injuries. Lance recently returned to the racing circuit after retiring 3 ∏ years ago.
It is unclear whether or not Armstrong will be able to compete in the Tour this year, which begins in July.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong has confirmed that he and girlfriend Anna Hansen are expecting their first child together.
"Anna and I are thrilled to confirm that we are expecting in June and our families are ecstatic and grateful," Armstrong told Us Weekly, via his rep. "We are very much looking forward to what 2009 brings on many fronts. We appreciate [the public] respecting our privacy, as we are both eager to celebrate the holidays as a family."
Perez Hilton first reported the news on Tuesday -- and revealed that Anna and Lance have been dating since July. "They met through Lance's charity work. Anna works at a non-profit for cancer survivors," Perez reports.
The Tour de France winner has three kids with ex-wife Kristin Richards -- Luke, 9, Isabelle, 11, and Grace, 11.
Armstrong survived testicular cancer, and had his sperm frozen in the 1990s. Lance's three kids were conceived through in vitro, but according to Perez, this child was unplanned. Sperm reactivation is rare in testicular cancer survivors.
Lance Armstrong is a cancer survivor, and he continues to fight against the disease through his LiveStrong global cancer initiative.
Armstrong visited NYC to kickoff another anti-cancer crusade at the Clinton Global Initiative, and met with former President Bill Clinton.
Actress Kate Hudson, one of the blondes of the moment, appeared at the red carpet premiere of her new romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Girl." Believe it or not, even after her recent romance with Lance Armstrong, Kate claims she rarely dates, saying, "I don't get asked on many dates."
Kate told "Extra's" Tanika Ray about one of her worst dating experiences, "This man was really sweet, just really boring. It was one of those moments where I was like, 'Look, I'm just gonna save you or me the bill.'" The date didn't even get past appetizers. But cutting a date short definitely beats rushing into a relationship. A suitor once asked the actress, "So are you coming home with me or what?" To which she responded, "Or what?"
Hudson also discussed co-star Dane Cook's character in the film, after Tanika commented that Dane was "brilliant at playing a jerk." Kate clarified, "Ass is a better word." Dane told Tanika what it was like necking with Kate, " ... fresh breath. I appreciate it. Some of my prior actresses would eat a hoagie of some sort ..."
Hudson and Cook star with Jason Biggs in "My Best Friend's Girl," a perfect date, starting this Friday.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong announced his retirement from cycling in 2005, after winning his seventh consecutive Tour de France -- but Armstrong has decided to start pedaling again in 2009!
In a statement posted on his LiveStrong website, Lance announced that he would be returning to his sport to help raise awareness for cancer. "I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden," Armstrong wrote. "This year alone, nearly eight million people will die of cancer worldwide. Millions more will suffer in isolation, victims not only of the disease but of social stigma."
Armstrong, 36, is a testicular cancer survivor -- as well as founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which raises funds for cancer research.
Kate Hudson brought her latest boyfriend home to meet mom, as she and Lance Armstrong had lunch yesterday in Santa Monica with Goldie Hawn, reports People.
The 36-year-old cyclist and noted fan of blondes, sat with Kate and Goldie in the back of Ivy at the Shore to escape paparazzi and curious diners. "Goldie was all smiles," an eyewitness said, adding, "Lance was sitting next to her and they were chatting while Kate was laughing. They were all just really happy."
Kate and Lance have already met each other's children. Hudson has 4-year-old son Ryder with ex hubby Chris Robinson, while Armstrong has 8-year-old son Luke, and twin daughters Isabelle and Grace, 6, with ex-wife Kristin Richard.
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