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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) CEO Travis Tygart leaves a federal courthouse following the sentencing of a man who sent Tygart a threatening email, in Denver, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014. A judged on Thursday ordered Gerrit Keats, of Clearwater, Fla., to serve three years' probation and complete 540 hours of community service for threatening Tygart after the USADA stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) CEO Travis Tygart leaves a federal courthouse following the sentencing of a man who sent Tygart a threatening email, in Denver, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014. A judged on Thursday ordered Gerrit Keats, of Clearwater, Fla., to serve three years' probation and complete 540 hours of community service for threatening Tygart after the USADA stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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