Doping

FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels say they do not know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Skaggs, as detailed in a report on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug Enforcement Agency he had provided opioids to Skaggs and used them with the pitcher for years, according to the ESPN report Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Kay reportedly watched as Skaggs snorted three lines of crushed pills in his hotel room in Texas, on the night before he was found dead. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union are optimistic talks are progressing on testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. "The dialogue in this has been really positive with the players association, a lot of common ground on addressing...
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October 22, 2019 - 5:10 pm
The House has passed a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies, the likes of which tainted the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. The bill, passed Tuesday on a voice vote, was named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Moscow anti-doping lab director who helped authorities uncover Russia's...
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October 12, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo Nike CEO Mark Parker speaks during a news conference in New York. Parker has found himself at the center of doping scandal that has brought down renown track coach Alberto Salazar, who ran an elite training program bankrolled by the world’s largest sports apparel company. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body. But the sportswear giant and Salazar's protégée, Galen Rupp, are backing the disgraced coach's efforts to overturn...
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, gold medalist in the women's 100 meters, reacts during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
October 07, 2019 - 6:39 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — If the goal of this year's track and field world championships was to find a fresh face, a vibrant personality, a one-of-a-kind talent to replace the mile-wide void left by Usain Bolt's absence, then consider it still a work in progress. The 10-day run in the desert had its...
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IAAF President Sebastian Coe speaks during the opening ceremony for the World Athletics Championships on the Corniche in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 02, 2019 - 9:04 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has a concise message for athletes who are dissing on Doha: Deal with it. The head of worldwide track and field says any athletes complaining about the hot temperatures and non-existent crowds at these world championships probably isn't making any other sort of...
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Donavan Brazier, of the U.S., celebrates winning the the men's 800 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 01, 2019 - 5:35 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Not a single runner passing through the orbit of famed track coach Alberto Salazar has been implicated for doping, so when Donavan Brazier coasted in for a blowout victory Tuesday in the 800-meter race at world championships, there was no reason to suspect he would be, either...
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Noah Lyles of the U.S., celebrates winning a gold medal in the men's 200 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 01, 2019 - 2:59 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Noah Lyles of the United States won the world championship in the 200 meters with a strong finish, as Canada's Andre de Grasse was once again denied a gold medal. Lyles, the Diamond League winner...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, track coach Alberto Salazar watches a training session for the upcoming World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and a number of other top runners, has been given a four-year ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USADA said in a news release Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, that Salazar and Jeffrey Brown were receiving four-year bans for, among other violations, possessing and trafficking testosterone while working at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), where they trained top runners. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
October 01, 2019 - 1:21 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Renowned track coach Alberto Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, along with a gold medalist and other top contenders at this week's world championships, has been kicked out of the competition after being handed a four-year ban in a case long pursued by the U...
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Mariya Lasitskene, of participates as a neutral athlete, clears the bar during the women's high jump finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 30, 2019 - 2:40 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships Monday (all times local): 10.35 p.m. Mariya Lasistkene won her third straight world high jump title and Russia's second gold medal of the championships. Lasitskene was officially competing as a neutral athlete because Russia's...
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