Doping

FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility, in Berea, Ohio. Grordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations, announced on Twitter that he will not be with the team when camp opens later this week. Gordon says his absence “is a part of my overall health and treatment plan.”(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
July 23, 2018 - 3:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Days before opening training camp, the Cleveland Browns learned Josh Gordon will be missing again. For how long remains unclear. The troubled wide receiver, who has been suspended numerous times over the past six years by the NFL for drug violations, said on Twitter that he won't...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The 12-time Olympic medalist has been sanctioned for getting an intravenous infusion, a method that broke anti-doping rules. U.S. officials say Lochte was not using a banned substance. But under anti-doping rules, athletes typically cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitalization or through an exemption. Lochte posted a photo of himself getting the IV in May and that image prompted the investigation. He was entered in four events at the national championships that start Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in California. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned...
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A man, center, expresses his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, by booing prior to the start of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 23, 2018 - 12:15 pm
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford blames the French cycling culture for fans abusing his Tour de France leaders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome. Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome since he was cleared of doping just before the race started, while...
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Colombia's Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Britain's Chris Froome climb alpe d'huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — One of cycling's big attractions is that fans don't have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of the Tour de France. With fans...
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July 08, 2018 - 2:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC next year, and new heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier wants to fight him. UFC President Dana White confirmed the long-anticipated mixed martial arts return of the professional wrestler Saturday night after UFC 226. White intends to book...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo Britain's Chris Froome poses in front of the the road-map during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris. Chris Froome has been cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that should allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title. A UCI statement says "Froome's sample results do not constitute an AAF (Adverse Analytical Finding)," adding that it has decided "to close the proceedings against Mr Froome." The Tour begins Saturday and _ until this decision _ race organizers were reportedly denying him entry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2018 - 7:21 am
Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that could allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week. Froome had been racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided at the Spanish Vuelta in...
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US tennis player Serena Williams reacts, during a press conference ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 1, 2018. (Jed Leicester/Pool Photo via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 9:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams says she thinks it isn't fair that she has been drug-tested more than other American tennis players this year. Williams said at a pre-tournament news conference at Wimbledon: "Just test everyone equally." She was asked about the issue on Sunday because of a recent...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo helps injured Uruguay's Edinson Cavani walking out during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 30, 2018 - 3:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Cristiano Ronaldo has helped Edinson Cavani off the field in the 74th minute of the round of 16 game between Uruguay and Portugal. The Uruguay striker was limping to the sideline when Portugal star Ronaldo went to...
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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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