Britain's Sunday Times said on Sunday it had settled with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong after it was forced to pay damages over a report which suggested he had used banned substances.
The paper sued Armstrong for £1 million last October when the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced it had "overwhelming" evidence of his drug use, the ABC reports.
He later confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had taken performance-enhancing substances.
The seven-time Tour de France winner was awarded £300,000 in 2006 after he sued the paper and journalists Alan English and David Walsh, the latter of whom almost single-handedly uncovered Armstrong's cheating.
Following the USADA announcement, the paper demanded the return of the money plus £720,000 costs and branded the libel "baseless and fraudulent".