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AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

Dec. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Cowboys DT Antwaun Woods arrested on drug, tampering charges

Dec. 5, 2019 12:58 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Antwaun Woods was arrested on drug and tampering charges after police say he tried to put out a marijuana cigarette when he knew he was about to be stopped for speeding. Woods didn't pull over immediately and told police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco he...

Testing, no suspensions for opioids considered likely in MLB

Dec. 4, 2019 4:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the...

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

Dec. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...

Mariners allow Beckham, Santana to become free agents

Dec. 2, 2019 6:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners failed to offer 2020 contracts to infielder Tim Beckham and outfielder Domingo Santana on Monday, making them free agents. Beckham, who turns 30 in January, was suspended 80 games in August after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol and missed...

Exemptions for ADHD drugs in MLB drop to lowest in decade

Nov. 29, 2019 3:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of major leaguers allowed to use otherwise-banned drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder dropped to the lowest level since the sport started issuing annual reports in 2008. The results come in a report issued Monday by Thomas Martin, the Independent Program...

Doping report obtained by AP shows depths of Russia cover-up

Nov. 26, 2019 2:35 PM EST

The Russians were running out of time. Experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency were heading to Moscow to finally receive the trove of data they’d been seeking for two years. Instead of getting ready to hand it over, Russian authorities stayed busy in a round-the-clock endeavor to keep changing, deleting...

IOC angered by Russian gov’t in denial over doping scandal

Nov. 26, 2019 10:54 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Condemning Russian state authorities on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee says their latest cheating attempt in a years-long doping scandal is an insult to the sports world. “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this...

Analysis: Russia cheats again _ and laughs its way to Tokyo

Nov. 25, 2019 8:26 PM EST

The message the World Anti-Doping Agency sent Monday, in case everyone in the sports world hadn’t already heard it: Russia can cheat and get away with it. In fact, the Russians can pin up pictures of WADA’s leaders on their bulletin boards, draw clown’s noses on their faces, walk up to them...

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics

Nov. 25, 2019 7:53 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Russian athletes will have a chance to compete at next year’s Olympics, but their flag would not fly in Tokyo if the World Anti-Doping Agency approves a recommendation it received Monday. The WADA compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on Russia hosting major events but...