Doping

December 24, 2018 - 4:46 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and two other players failed NCAA tests for performance enhancing drugs and might not play in the Cotton Bowl against No. 3 Notre Dame. Swinney said at a news conference Monday at AT&T Stadium that the...
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December 21, 2018 - 7:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors are leaving Moscow empty-handed after Russian authorities prevented them from accessing key doping data that the country's authorities had agreed to hand over. WADA reinstated the suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September on the condition...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 2:03 pm
Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards. Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards. You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function...
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New Orleans Saints' Alvin Kamara (41) tries to jump over Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 20, 2018 - 4:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Eric Reid is "not surprised" he's been drug tested by the NFL six times in the past 11 weeks, his Panthers teammates and coaches are growing increasingly annoyed at the frequency of the league's "random" drug testing policy. Coach Ron Rivera quipped Thursday at his news...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 file photo, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of sport, tourism and youth policies Vitaly Mutko attends a news conference after the Russia 2018 LOC Board meeting with FIFA participation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, resigned Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, as president of the Russian Football Union. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, has resigned as president of the Russian Football Union. The RFU says Mutko stepped down during Wednesday's executive committee meeting. Russian soccer...
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December 09, 2018 - 10:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. "Very shocked," the career...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016, file photo, lab technicians work at Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency arrived for talks Wednesday with Russian authorities in Moscow as it tries to access data which could mean more bans for top Russian athletes who cheated in past years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
November 28, 2018 - 9:36 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency visited the Moscow laboratory at the center of Russia's doping cover-ups on Wednesday, seeking data which could lead to more bans for the country's top athletes. Russia must provide computer data from the lab before Dec. 31 or risk having...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Moscow City Court ruled on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, that Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, should still be considered an Olympic champion, but the International Olympic Committee refuses to recognize the verdict. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
November 22, 2018 - 10:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — With a pair of gold medals at stake, a Russian court has issued a ruling that directly challenges the authority of the International Olympic Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Moscow City Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, Craig Reedie, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, speaks to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations in Montreal. At the same time WADA announced changes to its governance structure, the agency's former lead investigator, Jack Robertson, wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency came via a ``cowardly’’ process that betrayed clean athletes. WADA, in a statement to the BBC, dismissed Robertson's analysis as "old and baseless allegations" that are part of a politically motivated campaign against the agency and Reedie. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 17, 2018 - 3:05 am
At the same time the World Anti-Doping Agency announced changes to its governance structure, the agency's former lead investigator wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency came via a "cowardly" process that...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott, World Anti-Doping Agency athlete committee chairperson Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary. The World Anti-Doping Agency found no evidence that athletes’ representative Beckie Scott was bullied at a recent meeting but that more people need to be interviewed to determine what really happened that day. Scott's bullying allegation has dominated much of the global anti-doping conversation since she revealed it last month, saying she was mistreated at a September meeting at which WADA's executive committee reinstated Russia's suspended anti-doping agency. The committee met again Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, this time in Baku, Azerbaijan, and received word that while investigators found there was no evidence found that the bullying had taken place, they'd like to interview more people. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 9:44 am
World Anti-Doping Agency investigators found no evidence athletes' representative Beckie Scott was bullied at a recent meeting, but more people need to be interviewed to determine what happened. Scott's bullying allegation has dominated much of the global anti-doping conversation since she revealed...
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