Doping

Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA building in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia's scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports' most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as "treachery" by the lawyer for the...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones reacts as he speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should be eligible to fight by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 announced the length of Jones’ ban for his second violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 19, 2018 - 9:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones' ban for his second violation of the UFC's...
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FILE -The May 24, 2016 file photo shows a RUSADA sign reading "Russian National Anti-doping Agency" on a building in Moscow, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency is due to vote Thursday Sept. 20, 2018, on possible reinstatement of Russia’s anti-doping agency, RUSADA, but opponents feel Russia can’t be trusted to reform without first accepting more of the blame. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
September 19, 2018 - 1:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing for its state-sponsored doping scheme? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping any repeat of the widespread drug use and cover-ups which...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon stretches during an NFL football team practice in Berea, Ohio. The Browns have traded problematic Gordon to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick. The deal came together Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, two days after the Browns reached a breaking point with Gordon, who has been suspended for much of his NFL career. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
September 17, 2018 - 6:04 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland. Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns has ended. The team announced Saturday night, Sept. 15, 2018 that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose immense talent has been overshadowed by substance abuse that has derailed a promising career. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
September 15, 2018 - 9:23 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns has ended. The team isn't going to help him any longer. He's let them down for the final time. The Browns announced Saturday night that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose immense talent has been...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a weigh-in in Las Vegas. Golovkin's trainer says his fighter was insulted when Alvarez tested positive for a performance enhancing drug that caused their planned May middleweight title rematch to be postponed. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 11, 2018 - 1:13 pm
Gennady Golovkin's trainer says his fighter was insulted when Canelo Alvarez tested positive for a performance enhancing drug that caused their planned May middleweight title rematch to be postponed. Abel Sanchez tells PodcastOne Sports Now co-host Tim Dahlberg that Alvarez's claim the test was...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee at the end of 2018 ending a decade-long stay during which he restored the federation’s international reputation but will leave it facing as many problems as he inherited on the home front. Probst will be replaced by Susanne Lyons, who recently finished serving as interim CEO following the resignation of Scott Blackmun in February.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, exiting with a complicated legacy that includes restoring the federation's international reputation while leaving it saddled with as many problems on the home front as he faced when he arrived. Probst, who...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Desmond Harrison (69) defends the line as Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) rushes during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, in Detroit. Browns undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison will start at left tackle in Sunday’s opener, filling the spot once held by future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 07, 2018 - 4:35 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Months ago, Desmond Harrison was confident he'd replace Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. The Browns only realized it in the past few days. An undrafted rookie with a checkered past, Harrison will open the season as Cleveland's starting left tackle — a position held down by Thomas, a...
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File- This May 16, 2018, file photo shows Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt skating with the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals hockey playoff series in Las Vegas. The NHL has suspended Schmidt the first 20 games of the regular season for violating the league and Players’ Association’s performance enhancing substances policy. The league announced the suspension Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Schmidt released a statement saying he did not intentionally take a banned substance, adding, “I will not accept being labelled a cheater.” (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
September 02, 2018 - 1:41 pm
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NHL's performance-enhancing substances policy. The league announced the penalty on Sunday. Schmidt says in a statement he did not intentionally take a banned substance and "will not accept being labeled a...
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Mark Schubert, right, former USA Swimming's National Team head coach, talks with former Australian swim coach Dennis Cottrell at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Dismissed in 2010 as the American head coach, Schubert has been working for a year as a "part-time adviser" for the Chinese team. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mark Schubert is unmistakable on the pool deck at the Asian Games. The former head coach of the U.S. national swimming team is now wearing different colors — an orange shirt with the Chinese flag on his chest. Dismissed in 2010 as the U.S. national team head coach amid a...
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