Doping

FILE- In this file photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, Russia's Margarita Vasilyeva competes in the women's 10 km pursuit competition at the Biathlon World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system. Vasilyeva told state TV last month that despite having asthma, she refused to get permission to use an inhaler. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
April 12, 2019 - 3:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...
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April 11, 2019 - 10:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers. The Russian parliament voted Thursday to impose a maximum fine of 50,000 rubles ($775) for any athlete caught taking banned substances. Russia has...
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April 05, 2019 - 3:21 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The league announced the punishment on Friday for Hill, who had a promising rookie year with extensive playing time while...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2014, file photo, Robert Garrigus looks at his golf ball during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. Garrigus has become the first player suspended by the PGA Tour for a drug of abuse. Garrigus says on Twitter he had a relapse and tested positive for marijuana, which is banned under the tour's anti-doping policy. He has been suspended for three months. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 22, 2019 - 2:30 pm
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that he had a relapse with marijuana. The tour announced Friday that the 41-year-old Garrigus, whose only PGA Tour victory was at Disney at the end of the 2010 season, has been...
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March 20, 2019 - 3:07 pm
MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich...
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FILE - This March 7, 2019, file photo, shows the empty home stretch at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A filly broke both front legs at the end of a workout on the main dirt track at Santa Anita and has been euthanized, becoming the 22nd horse to suffer catastrophic injuries since Dec. 26. Trainer and owner David Bernstein says the 3-year-old filly named Princess Lili B broke down just past the finish line on Thursday morning, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
March 14, 2019 - 6:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday. The move by owner The Stronach Group would make Santa Anita the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions...
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New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Jupiter, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 12:20 am
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the Atlanta clubhouse, Braves star Freddie Freeman playfully told the NL Rookie of the Year there still was work to do. "You should have kept going," Freeman kidded, "and gone for the cycle." Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes waits to warm up before a baseball against the Los Angeles Angeles in Houston. Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing drug Clomiphene, the league announced Tuesday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 12, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Injured Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing drug Clomiphene. The anti-estrogen substance is used in fertility treatments and is employed by men to accelerate testosterone production. It...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2018 file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright delivers to the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for Human Growth Hormone. Major League Baseball made the announcement Wednesday, March 6, 2019 the latest in a series of setbacks for the 34-year-old knuckleball pitcher. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 06, 2019 - 10:41 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will sit out the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseball's domestic violence policy. Wright said in a...
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Mississippi wide receiver D.K. Metcalf runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 04, 2019 - 2:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Receiver D.K. Metcalf showed off his muscle-man physique — and his speed — in Indianapolis. Defensive end Montez Sweat proved big men can run fast, too. The two pro prospects from rival colleges in Mississippi left the NFL's annual scouting combine as the two biggest winners of...
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