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No decision made in Armstrong doping case

A Federal Judge did not make a decision Friday on a lawsuit filed by Lance Armstrong against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The agency claims Armstrong used steroids to win the Tour de France from 1999 to 2005, and Armstrong is fighting back.

Armstrong's lawsuit aims at blocking the USADA from moving forward with charges that he was using steroids much of his career. Federal Judge Sam Sparks listened to both sides and gave attorneys seven days to submit any additional information. Armstrong's attorneys say it is the International Cycling Union that has jurisdiction to investigate the claims. The seven time Tour de France winner denies the allegations.

"Judge Sparks gave us a good fair opportunity to say everything that we felt needed to be said and an opportunity to supplement that with the information that we were not able to give him during the time allotted, so I feel , from that standpoint we got a fair hearing," said Armstrong's Attorney Tim Herman.

If the judge sides with USADA, Armstrong could be banned from the sport and stripped of all his titles. USADA charged Armstrong with doping last June. A federal grand jury ended an investigation into the same claims in February. It yielded no indictments.

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