Livestrong, Sporting KC sever ties

January 16, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The loss of trust -- not money or a tarnished reputation -- led Sporting KC to sever ties with the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong, according to a team official.

But Sporting KC chief executive Robb Heineman also said Wednesday the "tumultuous environment" that developed before the cyclist admitted using performance-enhancing drugs also played into the Major League Soccer team's decision to end the relationship.

"The severance for us was about ...

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