Doping

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves to Taro Daniel, of Japan, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 31, 2017 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times local): ___ 11:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal's second-round U.S. Open match against Japan's Taro Daniel is now even at a set apiece. Nadal took the second set by a 6-3 score. Daniel grabbed the first set 6-4...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot from Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 31, 2017 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Roger Federer is heading to another fifth set at the U.S. Open. Federer took the fourth set against 101st-ranked Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 to force a decider in their second-round...
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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, hits a return to Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 31, 2017 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times local): ___ Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova is the latest top women's player to have a tough time at the U.S. Open. Pliskova dropped the first set 6-2 to qualifier Nicole Gibbs of the U.S. in her second-...
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La rusa Maria Sharapova festeja un punto durante su partido ante la húngara Timea Babos, el miércoles 30 de agosto de 2017. (AP Foto/Adam Hunger)
August 30, 2017 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open. It had been 19 months since she had entered a major tournament. She played only nine times anywhere since a 15-month doping suspension ended in April. Two three...
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August 29, 2017 - 12:58 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A drugstore in Ethiopia that was selling banned substances to athletes across the road from the country's main track stadium has been shut down pending an investigation, anti-doping authorities said Tuesday. Ethiopia's Anti-Doping Office confirmed that the pharmacy was...
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Maria Sharapova tras vencer Simona Halep en la primera ronda del US Open, el lunes 28 de agosto de 2017. (AP Foto/Julio Cortez)
August 29, 2017 - 12:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U.S. Open, she dropped to her knees and covered her face, tears welling in her eyes. This was merely a win to get to the second round, yes, but it also clearly meant so much...
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, follows through in her match against Simona Halep of Romania during her match in the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 28, 2017 - 11:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So much about Maria Sharapova was the same as it ever was during her first Grand Slam match since a 15-month doping suspension: the shot-punctuating shrieks, the aggressive baseline style, the terrific returning, the sometimes-shaky serving. Another familiar sight: The five-time...
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CORRECTS REFERENCE TO SIMONA HALEP OF ROMANIA NOT RUSSIA Maria Sharapova, of Russia, hits during her match against Simona Halep, of Romania, in the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 28, 2017 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times local): ___ 11:00 p.m. Maria Sharapova is back ... in black. The Russian made her return to the U.S. Open, her first Grand Slam event after a 15-month doping ban, in a black dress that featured lace...
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, follows through in her match against Simona Halep of Romania during her match in the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 28, 2017 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So much about Maria Sharapova was the same as it ever was during her first Grand Slam match since a 15-month doping suspension: the shot-punctuating shrieks, the aggressive baseline style, the terrific returning, the sometimes-shaky serving. Another familiar sight: The five-time...
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FILE - This May 24, 2014 file photo shows Russia forward Danis Zaripov, bottom, being challenged by Sweden forward Joakim Lindstrom during a semifinal match at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. Zaripov has been cleared to pursue an NHL contract after being banned by the Kontinental Hockey League and International Ice Hockey Federation for doping. Agent Dan Milstein told The Associated Press on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 that Zaripov was looking for a one-year deal so that he could prove himself. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
August 28, 2017 - 8:59 pm
Danis Zaripov will get the chance to take his talents to North America after the NHL approved the Russian winger's eligibility following a doping ban in the Kontinental Hockey League and international play. The 36-year-old Zaripov is free to sign with any team and could be the latest established...
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