Doping

Russia's Maria Sharapova blows a kiss after winning 7-5, 6-3 against Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. It was Sharapova's first match after a 15 months lasting doping ban. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 26, 2017 - 3:21 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova waved to the crowd and blew kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche...
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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova gets into a car in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, April 24, 2017. After the end of her 15-month doping suspension Sharapova will play at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart this week. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 4:43 am
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova returned to professional tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban, completing a one-hour training session on an empty center court less than 10 hours before her first competitive match since January 2016. Handed a much-debated wild card, Sharapova...
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An unidentified member of the cycling Team Astana is comforted as she kneels by a white sheet partially covering the bicycle of Astana cyclist Michele Scarponi after he was hit by a van, seen in the foreground, while training, in Filottrano, near Ancona, central Italy, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van at a crossroad.He was 37. (Cristian Ballarini/ANSA via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 10:04 am
MILAN (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad, Team Astana said. According to Italian media reports,...
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An unidentified member of the cycling Team Astana is comforted as she kneels by a white sheet partially covering the bicycle of Astana cyclist Michele Scarponi after he was hit by a van, seen in the foreground, while training, in Filottrano, near Ancona, central Italy, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van at a crossroad.He was 37. (Cristian Ballarini/ANSA via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:47 am
MILAN (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad, Team Astana said. According to Italian media reports,...
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An unidentified member of the cycling Team Astana is comforted as she kneels by a white sheet partially covering the bicycle of Astana cyclist Michele Scarponi after he was hit by a van, seen in the foreground, while training, in Filottrano, near Ancona, central Italy, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van at a crossroad.He was 37. (Cristian Ballarini/ANSA via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 7:47 am
ANCONA, Italy (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad, Team Astana said. According to Italian media...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 12, 2017 photo, a young boy is knocked out during a boxing match in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean boys as young as 10 hurry every weekend to a boxing ring whose nickname, Wafa Wafa, in the local Shona language suggests that whoever enters will be lucky to come out alive. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
April 20, 2017 - 5:26 am
CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean boys as young as 10 hurry every weekend to a boxing ring whose nickname, Wafa Wafa, in the local Shona language suggests that whoever enters will be lucky to come out alive. No one has died in the ring, let alone suffered serious injury. But the exchanges can...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, smile during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. If Phelps returns to competitive swimming, the demands of training would surely cut heavily into his family time. That's why, if he tries to predict what the future might hold, it doesn't include a sixth Olympics at Tokyo in 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 19, 2017 - 2:25 am
Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming. Not yet anyway. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping . But, in a tantalizing concession that he hasn't totally...
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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte slides to catch a line drive by St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler to end the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 17, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 18, 2017 - 7:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The league said Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone. He will be eligible to return in mid-...
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Derek Miles, University of South Dakota alum and current USD pole vaulting coach, holds his son Ariston, 3, after a presentation of an Olympic bronze medal by the International Olympic Committee, Monday, April 17, 2017, at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. Miles placed fourth in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but the International Olympic Committee recently disqualified Denys Yurchenko, the third-place finisher, after retested samples showed Yurchenko used a banned substance. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 2:49 pm
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — An assistant track coach at the University of South Dakota has been awarded a bronze medal for pole vaulting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after the original winner was disqualified for doping. Derek Miles, a three-time Olympian, placed fourth in the pole vaulting event in...
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April 14, 2017 - 9:26 pm
TRUMP REVERSALS-REACTIONS Amid policy shifts, Trump voters are forgiving — to a point WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's voters are showing they can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. The president's recent shifts in position on big foreign policy issues have got his supporters pondering:...
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