Doping

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, the building of Russia's national drug-testing laboratory is viewed in Moscow, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency says its team is returning from Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented it from accessing key doping data held at the laboratory. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 21, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors are leaving Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented them from accessing key doping data that the country's authorities had agreed to hand over. WADA reinstated the suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September on the condition...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 1:03 pm
Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards. Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards. You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) knells along the sideline during the national aAnthem before the start of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Charlotte, N.C. Reid says he is “not surprised” he has been drug tested by the NFL six times in the past 11 weeks, his Panthers teammates and coaches are growing increasingly annoyed at the frequency of the league’s “random” policy. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Eric Reid is "not surprised" he's been drug tested by the NFL six times in the past 11 weeks, his Panthers teammates and coaches are growing increasingly annoyed at the frequency of the league's "random" drug testing policy. Coach Ron Rivera quipped Thursday at his news...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 file photo, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of sport, tourism and youth policies Vitaly Mutko attends a news conference after the Russia 2018 LOC Board meeting with FIFA participation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, resigned Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, as president of the Russian Football Union. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
December 19, 2018 - 8:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, has resigned as president of the Russian Football Union. The RFU says Mutko stepped down during Wednesday's executive committee meeting. Russian soccer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Bill Fralic watches a news conference in Pittsburgh. Former star Atlanta Falcons lineman Bill Fralic died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was 56. Fralic was a three-time All-American offensive lineman at Pittsburgh. The university said he had cancer and died at his home in suburban Atlanta. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56. He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said. Fralic was the first...
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December 09, 2018 - 9:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. "Very shocked," the career...
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Robinson Cano, left, and Edwin Diaz wear Santa hats as they arrive to participate in the New York Mets annual Kids Holiday Party, at CitiField, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Mets acquired eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 04, 2018 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing red Santa's helper hats, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz got right to work for the New York Mets — as elves, handing out presents to school kids during the team's holiday party at Citi Field. A day after the club added the star second baseman and ace closer, new general manager...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016, file photo, lab technicians work at Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency arrived for talks Wednesday with Russian authorities in Moscow as it tries to access data which could mean more bans for top Russian athletes who cheated in past years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
November 28, 2018 - 11:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency visited the Moscow laboratory at the center of Russia's doping cover-ups on Wednesday, seeking data which could lead to more bans for the country's top athletes. Russia must provide computer data from the lab before Dec. 31 or risk having...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Moscow City Court ruled on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, that Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, should still be considered an Olympic champion, but the International Olympic Committee refuses to recognize the verdict. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
November 22, 2018 - 9:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — With a pair of gold medals at stake, a Russian court has issued a ruling that directly challenges the authority of the International Olympic Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Moscow City Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 12, 2017 file photo, Vijay Singh, of Fiji, hits from the ninth tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. After five years of litigation, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 it has reached a settlement with Singh on his lawsuit over an anti-doping investigation.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
November 20, 2018 - 5:53 pm
Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit against the PGA Tour over how it investigated his use of deer antler spray, ending more than five years of litigation less than a week before the case was to go to trial in New York. Terms of the settled announced Tuesday were not disclosed. "I'm very happy for...
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