Doping

Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The Russian government has suspended its recognition of the country's track and field federation for a month. That increases the pressure on officials to cooperate with investigations ahead of the Olympics. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 04, 2020 - 6:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Seeking more scrutiny for a blockbuster case, the World Anti-Doping Agency wants a rare public hearing when sport’s highest court judges a four-year slate of punishments faced by Russia for persistent cheating. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is preparing a hearing expected within...
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Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The Russian government has suspended its recognition of the country's track and field federation for a month. That increases the pressure on officials to cooperate with investigations ahead of the Olympics. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 03, 2020 - 6:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The entire board of the Russian Athletics Federation resigned on Monday as Russia faces another ban from Olympic track and field. The federation, known as RusAF, said the board stepped down after a meeting with new Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin, citing its failure to resolve...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 28, 2019 file photo, women's race winner Kenya's Brigid Kosgei, right, and men's race winner Kenya's Eliud Kipchog pose after the 39th London Marathon in London. Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was named on Kenya's team on Friday Jan. 31, 2020 to defend his title at this year's Tokyo Games, and Brigid Kosgei will lead Kenya's gold medal hopes in the women's race after she ran 2:14.04 in Chicago last year to break the world record for a woman running in a mixed race. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
January 31, 2020 - 9:52 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was named on Kenya's team on Friday to defend his title at this year's Tokyo Games. Kipchoge, who became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours in an unofficial event in October, is one of three men on the team. Kipchoge...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Russia's Danil Lysenko competes in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it made the recommendation after not getting appropriate responses from Russia's track and field federation (RusAF) regarding a case involving forged documents for high jumper Danil Lysenko. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
January 29, 2020 - 2:37 pm
Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, called to maintain...
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January 28, 2020 - 11:48 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The corporate owner of a New Orleans horse racing track appeared before Louisiana's Racing Commission on Monday to address a surge in horse deaths there. Mike Ziegler, executive director of racing for Kentucky-based Churchill Downs Inc., presented a list of potential reforms for...
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NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., via video link Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond of $110,000, surrender his passport, wear a monitor, get mental health evaluation and pass random drug tests. He also can't have guns. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
January 24, 2020 - 6:50 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after a night in a Florida jail, where he turned himself in to face charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward County Judge...
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Fireworks light up the sky near the illuminated Olympic rings during a ceremony held to celebrate the 6-months-to-go milestone for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 24, 2020 - 6:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay that supports a massive replica of the five Olympic rings, a reminder the games are almost here. Japan...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, Jhon Viafara of Colombia's Junior de Barranquilla celebrates after scoring against Brazil's Gremio during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Barranquilla, Colombia. The former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
January 23, 2020 - 2:56 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. Prosecutors in Texas accuse Jhon Viafara of conspiring with members of the Gulf Cartel to organize cocaine shipments that left Colombia...
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January 22, 2020 - 10:54 am
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have charged a cross-country ski coach and a skier in connection with a crackdown on a blood doping ring. Prosecutors in the city of Innsbruck said Wednesday they charged coach Gerald Heigl, a former coach with the Austrian ski federation, with sports...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2007, file photo, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling (38) tips his hat as he walks off the field after being taken out of the game during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston. Schilling is on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, the Baseball Writers' Association of America will announce the results of its 2020 Hall of Fame balloting. ((AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
January 22, 2020 - 3:45 am
DETROIT (AP) — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree. That streak is probably over in 2021. Tim Hudson, Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle are among the newcomers expected on the next ballot, and although those three...
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