Doping

November 21, 2017 - 1:24 pm
ZURICH (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation has slashed a doping ban given to Russian forward Danis Zaripov from two years to six months. He's eligible to play again from Thursday. Zaripov, a Russian Olympian in 2010, was suspended in July for taking the banned substance pseudoephedrine...
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November 21, 2017 - 11:56 am
Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep "known steroid users" out of Cooperstown. A day after the Hall revealed its 33-man ballot for the 2018 class, the 74-year-old Morgan argued against the inclusion of players implicated during baseball's steroid era in a letter to voters...
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November 18, 2017 - 5:17 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Russia's Elena Nikitina won a World Cup skeleton race Saturday while her Olympic bronze medal remains under scrutiny as part of the investigation into state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. She erased a slight deficit in her second run to finish in 1 minute, 40.49...
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November 18, 2017 - 1:16 pm
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — The International Ski Federation says it will on Thursday give an update on the cases of six Russian cross-country skiers disqualified from the Sochi Olympics for doping violations. The six, including two medalists, were banned from the Olympics for life this month but...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Angel Nesbitt is among five players who have been suspended for violations of the minor league drug program. The penalties were announced Friday by the commissioner's office. Three players from the Toronto Blue Jays were suspended. Nesbitt was banned 50...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:56 am
IOC-RUSSIA DECISION IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Russia faces being banned from the Feb. 9-25 games in South Korea as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo taken with slow shutter speed, athletes pass the Olympic rings during the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. World Anti-Doping Agency investigations into doping haven't encouraged Russian athletes to speak out about abuses, but instead, there is a public hunt for whistleblowers, as Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, Russia seems to move closer to a ban from the upcoming Winter Olympics.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, FILE)
November 17, 2017 - 8:48 am
GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Russia faces being banned from the Feb. 9-25 games in South Korea as punishment for state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC said on Friday that a "decision...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain shouts during his singles tennis match against David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 16, 2017 - 4:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Former French minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot was ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal on Thursday after accusing him of doping. In March last year, Bachelot said on a French television show that Nadal's seven-month injury layoff in 2012 was...
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November 16, 2017 - 2:24 pm
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