Doping

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, pedestrians walk past the Barclays Center, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Nets announced on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, that four players have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 17, 2020 - 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant told The Athletic he was one of them, saying: “Everyone be careful, take care...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
March 16, 2020 - 9:56 pm
All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz says he showed no symptoms of being sick before testing positive for the coronavirus, and he continues to have no signs of illness since going into isolation. Mitchell, speaking to ABC’s “Good Morning America" in an interview broadcast Monday, also...
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Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 16, 2020 - 5:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s anti-doping body is expected to look into allegations in a newspaper report in which a farmer said he was offered money to provide an alibi in support of Tyson Fury for a case involving the world heavyweight champion. Fury and his cousin Hughie were handed retrospective two-...
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Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, left, fights for the ball with Arsenal's Bukayo Saka during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London England, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Leila Coker)
March 12, 2020 - 9:59 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Four of the world's leading soccer teams were in self-isolation Thursday as the sport grappled with a deepening virus outbreak that prompted the cancellation of Champions League matches for the first time, including the high-profile last-16 game between Manchester City...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
March 12, 2020 - 7:28 pm
Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz confirmed Thursday that he tested positive for the coronavirus, saying that he is personally dealing with the pandemic that has temporarily shut down the NBA and other major sports leagues. Later, Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert — the first NBA player to test positive,...
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Two women take a selfie with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike spoke Thursday after the World Health Organization labeled the spreading virus a "pandemic," a decision almost certain to affect the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 12, 2020 - 10:37 am
MONACO (AP) — Russia's track team was limited to 10 athletes for the Tokyo Olympics and the country's federation was fined $10 million by the sport's governing body on Thursday. World Athletics passed the latest package of sanctions after the Russian track federation's new president accepted...
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March 11, 2020 - 5:56 pm
A bill that calls for prison time for those who participate in international doping schemes moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday when it passed a Senate committee on a voice vote. The Rodchenkov Act, named for the Moscow lab director, Gregory Rodchenkov, who blew the whistle on Russia’s...
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The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee's Toshiro Muto, center left, and Yoshiro Mori, center right, listen to questions from the media during a news conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Olympic Games are under threat from a spreading virus from China that has reached the pandemic stage. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 11, 2020 - 8:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Wednesday he has received an apology from an executive board member who said the 2020 Games should be delayed a year to two because of the coronavirus. Yoshiro Mori called a quick news conference at committee headquarters to...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, commuters walk along a sidewalk as a poster celebrating the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen in foreground in Tokyo. The tentacles of cancelling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 11, 2020 - 5:00 am
A survey of Olympic and other elite athletes across the globe found them more likely to believe in the work their own country's anti-doping agencies are doing when compared to that of global regulators at the World Anti-Doping Agency. A total of 491 athletes spread across 48 countries were asked a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, riders and horses walk toward the track for a morning workout ahead of the Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A report released Tuesday, March 10, 2020, by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% percent of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather. The long-awaited report focused on 23 deaths as a result of racing or training between Dec. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019. The fatalities roiled the industry and led track owner The Stronach Group to institute several reforms involving safety and medication. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 11, 2020 - 2:18 am
They canceled racing at Santa Anita for one day this week, which should come as good news to horses scheduled to run on Friday the 13th. Horses at the venerable Southern California track have had enough bad luck recently. They’ve been dying at an alarming rate, even for a sport where breakdowns and...
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