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NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall....

Russia says at least 8 athletes to miss Rio under IOC rule
MOSCOW (AP) -- At least eight Russian athletes are set to miss next month's games in Rio de Janeiro under new IOC rules prohibiting former dopers from competing, Russia's top Olympic official said....

Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia's problems
MOSCOW (AP) -- While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system....

Boos to cheers: Durant heads home to Oakland with Team USA
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night....

Busch hoping to use big Brickyard weekend for momentum
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Busch used his first Brickyard 400 victory as a springboard to his first Sprint Cup title....

Column: IOC bows to Putin and Russian dopers
Once again, the people who run the Olympics just can't say no to Vladimir Putin....

No suspense at Tour? Blame Team Sky
PARIS (AP) -- Chris Froome's superiority at the Tour de France was under threat for only a brief moment....

Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change
Athletes today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken....

Iowa football player mistaken for robber, held at gunpoint
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A University of Iowa football player says he was playing "Pokemon Go" in a public park when he was mistaken for a suspected bank robber, surrounded by police and searched at gunpoint....

Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terror case
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police arrested the last suspect sought in the case of a group of Islamic State sympathizers who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....

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