Doping

January 29, 2019 - 4:42 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. If added to the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old Dominican right-hander would receive a one-year contract at a...
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January 25, 2019 - 8:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's athletics federation has dropped its legal challenge against its ban from international competitions. Russia has been banned from international meetings since 2015 because of doping, though dozens of top athletes have been allowed to compete by the IAAF in a neutral status...
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Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) forgave Russia on Tuesday for its tardiness in turning over lab data, but they are still analyzing what it says are vast amounts of data from lab servers and equipment, data which until recently was sealed off by Russian law enforcement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 22, 2019 - 5:53 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency straddled the wide gulf between vindication and capitulation Tuesday, agreeing to keep Russia's anti-doping operation in business after receiving much-sought-after lab data that could be used to prosecute hundreds of cheaters. But the decision came with a warning: Fool...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Grigory Dudko opens a door for journalists during a visit to Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019, on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia's anti-doping agency in September 2018 on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 22, 2019 - 11:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping scandal (all times local): ___ 7:10 p.m. Russia's anti-doping agency has welcomed a WADA decision not to reinstate a suspension after authorities handed over lab data past the deadline. RUSADA CEO Yuri Ganus says organizing the data transfer was "not very...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to “Obamacare” and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 22, 2019 - 12:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump have been sounding similar themes about the...
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January 19, 2019 - 10:00 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A lawyer for Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov says Switzerland's federal court has dismissed the IOC's appeal against Russian athletes being cleared of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Lawyer Christof Wieschemann says in a statement "Alexander Legkov can...
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January 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue. WADA reinstated the Russian anti-doping agency in September — against protests from numerous...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus leaves the office in Moscow, Russia. Ganus welcomed Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 an apparent breakthrough in a standoff over data sealed in a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. Russian authorities missed a Dec. 31 deadline to hand over the data but the Russian Sports Ministry said Thursday a WADA team had begun work to copy data from the lab. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 11, 2019 - 2:55 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency welcomed Friday an apparent breakthrough in a standoff over data sealed in a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. Russian authorities missed a Dec. 31 deadline to hand over the data but the...
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FILE In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo an employee of the Russia's national drug-testing laboratory holds a vial in Moscow, Russia. The Kremlin said Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, there is "understanding" on how crucial data on drug use by Russian athletes will be handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 10, 2019 - 9:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started copying data from a Moscow laboratory which could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov says in televised comments that "work has started with the equipment, setting the...
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Clemson's Christian Wilkins, Adam Choice, Hunter Renfrow, Clelin Ferrell, Trevor Lawrence and Trayvon Mullen, from left, stand on a stage after the team returned to campus Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Clemson, S.C., the day after a 44-16 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
January 09, 2019 - 5:53 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is headed to the NFL. Lawrence is the 350-pound, 6-foot-4 lineman who missed the Tigers' College Football Playoff games after he and two teammates tested positive for the banned substance ostarine. Lawrence attended both games...
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