Doping

May 29, 2017 - 8:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The 78-year-old Tamas Ajan has won a fifth term as International Weightlifting Federation president, amid criticism of the sport's record of doping at the Olympics. The IWF says Ajan beat Antonio Urso, the Italian leader of European weightlifting, 86-61 in a vote of member...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2009, file photo, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hall of Fame pitcher Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. Bunning's death Friday, May 26, 2017, was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 27, 2017 - 10:55 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. Bunning's family said the ex-senator and baseball great died late Friday of complications from...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2009, file photo, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hall of Fame pitcher Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. Bunning's death Friday, May 26, 2017, was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 27, 2017 - 4:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. Bunning's death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when the...
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Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah speaks to reporters Friday, May 26, 2017, in advance of the Prefontaine Classic track meet in Eugene, Ore. Farah plans to run in the 5,000 meters. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)
May 27, 2017 - 12:55 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — As he prepares for what could be his final track race on U.S. soil, Mo Farah remains dogged by doping allegations surrounding his team. The British Olympian will race in the 5,000 meters Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic, the only U.S. stop in the elite Diamond League series...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the presidential council for physical culture and sports in the southern city of Krasnodar, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 1:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin's purges. While discussing a new plan of measures to fight drug use in sports, drawn up by a commission that Putin created last...
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World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie arrives for a press conference after the agency's Foundation Board meeting Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 6:12 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Never known for haste, the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered two pieces of news Thursday that could strengthen its ability to expedite the end of the Russian doping scandal. In one move, the WADA foundation board pressed forward with a proposal to fast-track rules changes that...
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FILE - A Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo showing Russia's Maria Sharapova hitting a backhand against Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Maria Sharapova recovered from a shaky opening to defeat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, May 7, 2017, setting up a match against Eugenie Bouchard, one of the most outspoken players against her return from doping. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
May 07, 2017 - 1:56 pm
MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova's reward for advancing to the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday is a match against Eugenie Bouchard, one of the most outspoken players against the Russian's return after a doping ban. Sharapova recovered from a shaky opening to defeat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of...
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May 07, 2017 - 9:56 am
MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova recovered from a shaky opening to defeat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, getting off to a good start in her second tournament since returning from a doping ban. Sharapova took control of the match after...
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May 05, 2017 - 8:07 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former NHL player who was on two Stanley Cup championship teams has been sentenced to probation for his role in the illegal sale of prescription painkillers. Kevin Stevens was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court in Boston to three years' probation and fined $10,000. He pleaded...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Boog Powell, right, follows through on his swing as Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes, left, looks on during the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz. For the record, Mariners newcomer Powell made his major league debut Saturday, April 29, 2017. Just do no look for any stats to prove it. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 29, 2017 - 9:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the record, Seattle Mariners newcomer Boog Powell made his major league debut Saturday. Just don't look for any stats to prove it. Promoted from Triple-A Tacoma shortly before the Mariners played Cleveland, Powell was announced as a pinch hitter for Mike Zunino in the seventh...
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