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Buzzer Beaters: Top Sports Stories for January 16

Lance Armstrong Oprah Winfrey interview
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As you may have heard by now, Lance Armstrong sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a two-and-a-half-hour interview on Monday where he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his seven-year run as champion of the Tour de France. The interview will air on Winfrey’s OWN network on Thursday and Friday nights. [ABC]

The San Diego Chargers have hired former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as their next head coach. The Broncos had the NFL’s fourth-ranked offense this season, considerably higher than the Chargers, who came in at number 31. [L.A. Times]

Coming off their disastrous ninth-inning collapse in Game 5 of the NLDS last year, the Washington Nationals got some bullpen help, signing free agent Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million dollar deal. [Sports Illustrated]

Sacramento mayor and former NBA all-star Kevin Johnson is doing his best to keep the Kings in California’s capital, announcing that he will present a counteroffer to the league in the hopes of preventing the franchise from moving to Seattle. [ESPN]

And in case you missed it, Peruvian goalkeeper Angelo Campos made what is probably the save of the year in Peru’s under-20 match against Uruguay—and then had to make another save immediately after. [GuySpeed]

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