Doping

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, Caster Semenya, of South Africa, wins the women's 400m at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event in Brussels. A scientific paper published Monday, July 3, 2017, found that women who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track, evidence the sport's governing body will use to potentially sideline Olympic gold medalist Semenya and others with so-called intersex conditions. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
July 03, 2017 - 5:21 pm
A scientific paper published Monday found that women who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track, evidence the sport's governing body will use to potentially sideline Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and others...
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Germany's Marcel Kittel celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 203.5 kilometers (126.5 miles) with start in Dusseldorf, Germany, and finish in Liege, Belgium, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2017 - 3:22 pm
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — The thriving current state of German cycling stood out in sharp contrast to the sport's dirty past during the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. As Marcel Kittel rode toward a commanding sprint victory to conclude a leg that began before large crowds in Duesseldorf...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher David Paulino wipes his face after giving up a three-run home run to Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 01, 2017 - 10:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher David Paulino received an 80-game suspension without pay Saturday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Major League Baseball announced the rookie right-hander tested positive for Boldenone. His penalty began with Saturday night's game against...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher David Paulino wipes his face after giving up a three-run home run to Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 01, 2017 - 8:18 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher David Paulino received an 80-game suspension without pay Saturday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Major League Baseball announced the rookie right-hander tested positive for Boldenone. His penalty began with Saturday night's game against...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher David Paulino wipes his face after giving up a three-run home run to Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 01, 2017 - 7:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher David Paulino received an 80-game suspension without pay Saturday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Major League Baseball announced the rookie right-hander tested positive for Boldenone. His suspension began immediately. Paulino was called...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher David Paulino wipes his face after giving up a three-run home run to Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 01, 2017 - 6:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher David Paulino has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Major League Baseball announced Saturday that the rookie right-hander tested positive for Boldenone. His suspension begins immediately. Paulino...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson swings for a home run off Atlanta Braves' Mike Foltynewicz during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 01, 2017 - 3:01 pm
Justin Smoak's opposite-field drive dropped over the left-field wall in Toronto, and an eye-popping record had been set: Batters reached a home run mark for a month, shattering the syringe-fueled high of the Steroids Era. Hitters went deep 1,101 times in June, topping the 1,069 of May 2000,...
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FILE - These 2017 file photos, show San Francisco Giants pitcher Joan Gregorio, left, and Cleveland Indians pitcher Joseph Colon. Gregorio and Colon and have been suspended for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's drug program following positive tests for performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/File)
July 01, 2017 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers Joseph Colon of Cleveland and Joan Gregorio of San Francisco have been suspended for the rest of the season after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances. Colon was cited for a synthetic drug whose effect is similar to that of testosterone. Gregorio showed...
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Germany coach Joachim Loew seen prior to a news conference at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Germany will play against Mexico in semifinal soccer match of the Confederations Cup on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 28, 2017 - 10:44 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany football coach Joachim Loew wants more clarity from sports leaders following speculation that doping of Russia's 2014 World Cup squad was covered up. The World Cup-winning coach urged the World Anti-Doping Agency and FIFA to be transparent and identify players...
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June 20, 2017 - 9:58 am
The PGA Tour is beefing up its anti-doping policy by adding blood testing next season. The tour also is bringing its list of banned substances in line with the World Anti-Doping Association. The revised policy takes effect in October at the start of next season. Blood testing will allow the tour to...
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