Doping

Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 14, 2018 - 2:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian president watching from the VIP box alongside FIFA...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates as she defeats Germany's Julia Georges during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 02, 2018 - 5:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out. During a news conference after both won Saturday to set up the longtime rivals' fourth-round...
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May 31, 2018 - 8:13 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Swiss supreme court judge has cleared Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to play at the World Cup despite a doping ban. Switzerland's supreme court says it has granted an interim order to freeze Guerrero's 14-month ban for a positive doping test. The court says "Paolo...
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Britain's Chris Froome poses with the trophy of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, in Rome, Sunday, May 27, 2018. Chris Froome has won the Giro d'Italia for his third consecutive Grand Tour victory. The four-time Tour de France champion had no trouble protecting his 46-second lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin in Sunday's mostly ceremonial final stage through historic Rome. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 27, 2018 - 8:30 pm
ROME (AP) — Now that Chris Froome has wrapped up the Giro d'Italia title, his focus will quickly switch to matching the record with a fifth Tour de France title — unless a doping case gets in the way. Froome is racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided at the...
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Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo blows a bubble as he waits in the on-deck circle during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 24, 2018 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office cited use of EPO. Erythropoietin is a hormone that stimulates the red-blood cell...
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This photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018 shows a view of the interior of the Olympic Sports Center where Panama's soccer team will live during the 2018 World Cup in Saransk, Russia. Russia is trying to wipe its sports reputation clean by hosting the World Cup after years of doping scandals. In the host city of Saransk, a training center notorious for doping abuses and tainted medals will now be the home of Panama’s soccer team. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
May 22, 2018 - 2:24 pm
FIFA has found insufficient evidence of doping by any players in Russia's World Cup squad but continues to investigate other footballers in the country. In an investigation sparked by World Anti-Doping Agency evidence, FIFA has been examining doping samples provided by Russian players seized from a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Randy Gregory stands on the sideline late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the application said Friday, May 18, 2018, that Gregory is set to seek reinstatement after missing the 2017 season over multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
May 18, 2018 - 12:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is seeking reinstatement to the NFL after missing the 2017 season over multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy, a person with direct knowledge of the application said Friday. Gregory's application should be received by the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Seattle. Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement, the league announced Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren<F ile)
May 15, 2018 - 4:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement. The league announced Cano's suspension Tuesday, a stunning development for the stalwart in the middle of the Mariners' lineup and a club expected to contend...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo Hajo Seppelt, journalist for the German ARD Television, poses for photographer on the side line of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Executive Board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland. German officials called Saturday on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene after the journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
May 12, 2018 - 10:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials called on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene Saturday after a journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. Dagmar Freitag, who chairs the German Parliament's sports committee...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn heads into the doping control room after competing in women's downhill at the Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. In all, there were 3,189 tests conducted. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:20 pm
Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes this year at Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti-doping operation in Pyeongchang...
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