Doping

World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA, President Craig Reedie gestures during a press conference following the WADA's foundation board meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The World Anti-Doping Agency hurt Russia's hopes of competing at next year's Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 16, 2017 - 5:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow Thursday to Russia's hopes of competing at next year's Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation. At its meeting in South Korea, WADA said two key requirements for reinstating RUSADA had...
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November 10, 2017 - 5:32 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency has obtained files from the Moscow lab that contain data from a period when investigators say Russia ran a state-sponsored system designed to help Olympic athletes evade positive tests. The data is considered a key piece of evidence as the International Olympic...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of his Security Council in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. The meeting is focused on preparations for Putin's trip to a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' meeting in Danang, Vietnam, later this week. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 10:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American attempt to interfere in next year's Russian presidential election. On Thursday, four Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov is flanked by Russia's silver medal winner Maxim Vylegzhanin, left and Russia's bronze medal winner Ilia Chernousov during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Four more Russian cross-country skiers have been found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, it was announced on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
November 09, 2017 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Four more Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin. The Russian Cross-Country Ski Federation said the four have been disqualified by the International Olympic Committee and banned from...
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November 07, 2017 - 6:48 am
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong of Kenya has been banned four years for using the banned blood-booster EPO. Sumgong's ban was announced by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya, which ruled Sumgong ineligible from April 3. The gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games failed an out-of-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears in Cleveland. On the cusp of his return from NFL suspension, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon says he used drugs or alcohol before every game of his career, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Gordon, who was reinstated on a conditional basis last week by Commissioner Roger Goodell, tells GQ magazine he drank or smoked marijuana before games. He added “a bunch of guys smoke weed before the game.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
November 06, 2017 - 8:36 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon has never played an NFL game sober. That has to change if he plans to play in another one. One day before the Browns wide receiver gets another shot at rebooting his star-crossed career, Gordon revealed in a candid magazine interview that he used drugs or alcohol...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov gestures to the crowd during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017, cross-country skier Alexander Legkov has been disqualified from all his events at Sochi. Legkov won an individual gold medal and relay silver. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
November 01, 2017 - 5:35 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the IOC on Wednesday. All results for Alexander Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was banned for...
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Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 30, 2017 - 4:06 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Home runs kept flying over the wall at Minute Maid Park, on line drives up toward the train tracks, on fly balls that just dropped over the fence. Seven more were hit in Game 5, raising the total to a World Series record 22 — with two possible more games to play. Twenty-five runs...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The diversion program for intoxicated drivers that Woods is expected to enter Friday, Oct. 27, is one of several across the U.S. aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders and backlogs of court cases. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
October 27, 2017 - 1:38 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Tiger Woods' DUI case (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Superstar golfer Tiger Woods has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program to settle a charge of driving under the influence. Woods entered the plea Friday in Palm Beach...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef, left, and Tide after finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska. Seavey won his third straight Iditarod, for his fourth overall title in the last five years. Four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race, and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. The Iditarod Trail Committee on Monday identified Seavey as the musher who had four dogs test positive for a banned opioid pain reliever after finishing the race last March in Nome. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
October 24, 2017 - 4:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cycling. Baseball. Track. Horse racing. Now dogsledding has become the latest professional sport to be engulfed in a doping scandal, this one involving the huskies that dash across the frozen landscape in Alaska's grueling, 1,000-mile Iditarod. The governing board of the...
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