Doping

March 20, 2019 - 4:07 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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In this handout photo released by Colombia's National Police, former Southampton and Portsmouth soccer player Jhon Viafara stands flanked by police officers after his arrest on a U.S. drug warrant, in Jamundi, Colombia, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe the midfielder was part of a criminal network tied to the nation's Gulf drug cartel, which for a decade moved large shipments of cocaine into the U.S. (Colombia's National Police via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 2:16 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday. Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015 file picture, competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in West Hampstead, London. A doping ban handed down to the top-ranked player in bridge has provoked a backlash in the card game. It also has provoked criticism of bridge's affiliation with the Olympics. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
March 20, 2019 - 3:25 am
PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Logan Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 3:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a crowded hallway at Scanlon Ice Rink, Logan Johnson slid into his pads as his brother Malakye and sister Wylla skittered around sticks and bags bulging with hockey equipment. Their mother, April, tried to keep order and Wylla asked whether a board game of Candy Land might...
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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 - 7:45 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 - 1:20 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 - 5:54 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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Pope Francis waves as he leaves St. John Lateran Basilica after meeting Roman clergy, in Rome, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 09, 2019 - 9:05 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has praised cycling for the value it places on discipline, selflessness and courage but warned that the sport can become tainted by doping, dishonesty and corruption. Francis met Saturday with European and African cycling federations during their annual assembly in...
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March 08, 2019 - 6:44 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges involving 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine that he admitted he planned to distribute. Loaiza, 46, was sentenced Friday more than a year after he was...
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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 - 11:41 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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