Swimming

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 file photo China's Sun Yang celebrates winning the final of the men's 200-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has been banned for eight years for breaking anti-doping rules and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 28, 2020 - 10:11 pm
This time, the hammer dropped on Sun Yang. Long the target of anti-doping crusaders, the Chinese swimming star received a stunning eight-year ban from a Swiss court — the maximum penalty and one that effectively ends the 28-year-old's career — for a vial-smashing encounter with drug testers. While...
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February 28, 2020 - 4:02 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules.
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Stadium seats are empty during the Korean Basketball League between Incheon Electroland Elephants and Anyang KGC clubs in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The basketball game held without spectators as a precaution against the COVID-19. (Yun Tai-hyun/Yonhap via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 5:17 pm
Baseball and basketball played before empty stands. Soccer leagues delayed matches. Clubs left out of Asian competitions or matches were forced to relocate. And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly in China, continues...
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Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjöström listens to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Naples, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. If any thoughts were creeping into their minds that the Tokyo Olympics might be canceled due to a viral outbreak, elite swimmers Katinka Hosszú, Chad le Clos and Sarah Sjöström certainly didn't show it during a strenuous two-hour training session Wednesday.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 26, 2020 - 11:35 am
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — If any thoughts were creeping into their minds that the Tokyo Olympics might be canceled because of a viral outbreak, elite swimmers Katinka Hosszú, Chad le Clos and Sarah Sjöström certainly didn’t show it during a strenuous two-hour training session Wednesday. It was only...
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Two people wear masks as they visit the newly opened Japan Olympic Museum located near the New National Stadium, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 25, 2020 - 12:22 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Dick Pound, a former...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, China's Sun Yang waves following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ahead of a verdict pending within days in the doping case of three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang, a Swiss supreme court document on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 shows swimming’s governing body wanted to stop the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal. World swim body FINA supported arguments by Sun’s lawyers who asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out WADA’s case early last year in a pre-trial dispute over an alleged conflict of interest for the agency’s American lead prosecutor, Richard Young. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
February 25, 2020 - 9:33 am
GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banned from the sport in a doping case, according to a Swiss supreme court document. A verdict in the case against the Chinese swimmer is expected within days from the Court of...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The photo was part of a series of images by photographer David J. Phillip which won the Thomas V. diLustro best portfolio award for 2019 given out by the Associated Press Sports Editors during their annual winter meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 21, 2020 - 12:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Associated Press national writer Eddie Pells won two awards, including story of the year, in the annual sports journalism contest judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Pells’ story on the investigation leading to track coach Alberto Salazar’s four-year ban...
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In this Oct. 12, 2019 photo, marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya, white vest, wearing Nike AlphaFly prototype running shoe, and his pacemaking team, wearing pink Nike Vaporfly shoes, run during the INEOS 1:59 Challenge attempt to run a sub two-hour marathon in Vienna, Austria. Nike has a new racing shoe; The Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, which was unveiled at a flashy fashion show in New York on Wednesday night, Feb. 5, 2020. Kipchoge wore a prototype of the shoe when he ran the world's first sub-2-hour marathon in an unofficial race in October. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
February 06, 2020 - 3:15 pm
To pick the favorites in this year's Olympic marathon, just glance at the shoes of the runners on the starting line. Anyone wearing Nike's Vaporfly model may already have a head start. The shoe has shaken up distance running since the world’s largest sports apparel company introduced it four years...
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January 17, 2020 - 3:39 am
MLB NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball. The Mets announced the decision Thursday in a news release, saying Beltrán and the...
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January 11, 2020 - 9:17 am
Jan. 12 1918 — Montreal's Joe Malone scores five goals in the Canadiens' 9-4 win over the Ottawa Senators. Malone becomes the NHL's first 20-goal scorer. 1921 — Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes baseball’s commissioner and is given wide-ranging powers. He replaces a three-man National...
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