Doping

FILE - This is a Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 file photo of Kenya's Jemima Sumgong as she celebrates winning the women's marathon during the Summer Olympics athletics event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong of Kenya on Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017 was banned four years for using the banned blood-booster EPO. Sumgong's ban was announced by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya. The agency ruled her ineligible from April 3 this year. The gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games failed an out-of-competition doping test on Feb. 28. (Johannes Eisele/Pool Photo via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 8:35 am
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong was banned for four years for EPO after a doping tribunal rejected her explanation that the blood-boosting hormone was in her system because she had been treated at a hospital in Kenya days before her failed test. The tribunal found no legitimate record of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears in Cleveland. On the cusp of his return from NFL suspension, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon says he used drugs or alcohol before every game of his career, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Gordon, who was reinstated on a conditional basis last week by Commissioner Roger Goodell, tells GQ magazine he drank or smoked marijuana before games. He added “a bunch of guys smoke weed before the game.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
November 06, 2017 - 8:36 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon has never played an NFL game sober. That has to change if he plans to play in another one. One day before the Browns wide receiver gets another shot at rebooting his star-crossed career, Gordon revealed in a candid magazine interview that he used drugs or alcohol...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov gestures to the crowd during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017, cross-country skier Alexander Legkov has been disqualified from all his events at Sochi. Legkov won an individual gold medal and relay silver. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
November 01, 2017 - 5:35 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the IOC on Wednesday. All results for Alexander Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was banned for...
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A baseball is seen before Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 30, 2017 - 5:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Home runs kept flying over the wall at Minute Maid Park, on line drives up toward the train tracks, on fly balls that just dropped over the fence. Seven more were hit in Game 5, raising the total to a World Series record 22 — with two possible more games to play. Twenty-five runs...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The diversion program for intoxicated drivers that Woods is expected to enter Friday, Oct. 27, is one of several across the U.S. aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders and backlogs of court cases. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
October 27, 2017 - 2:28 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Superstar golfer Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program Friday, five months after he was found passed out in his Mercedes with prescription drugs and marijuana in his system. Woods, 41, spoke only briefly during a...
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FILE- In this March 4, 2017, file photo, four-time and defending champion Dallas Seavey mushes during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race, and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. The Iditarod Trail Committee on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, identified Seavey as the musher who had four dogs test positive for a banned opioid pain reliever after finishing the race last March in Nome. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
October 24, 2017 - 9:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cycling. Baseball. Track. Horse racing. Now dogsledding has become the latest professional sport to be engulfed in a doping scandal, this one involving the huskies that dash across the frozen landscape in Alaska's grueling, 1,000-mile Iditarod. The governing board of the...
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October 20, 2017 - 6:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has accused the U.S. government of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said "certain U.S. bodies" were pressuring the International Olympic Committee through its sponsors, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Putin...
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FILE - This is a June 3 , 2013, file photo showing Denis Oswald speaking during a press conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Oswald, leader of an IOC delegation in charge of reviewing 28 cases involving athletes at Sochi, wrote to the head of the IOC Athletes Commission this week to update the timeline of cases stemming from a report detailing a Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Olympics and beforehand. Investigators expect to have “a number” of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November, but they have no plans to dictate the eligibility of these athletes for next year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
October 19, 2017 - 11:59 am
Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November, but they have no plans to dictate the eligibility of these athletes for next year's Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The leader of an...
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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with her fans after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in their women's singles final at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Chinatopix Via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 2:25 pm
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday. The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6 (8) despite trailing heavily in both sets...
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October 12, 2017 - 6:30 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee is calling on his international counterparts to act immediately on allegations of Russian doping, with now less than four months until the start of the Winter Games. "The time for action is now," Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the...
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