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Free agent P Carpenter banned 1 year for drug violation

Apr. 09, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher David Carpenter has been suspended for one year for violating the minor league joint drug prevention and treatment program. A person familiar with the matter said Carpenter's ban was for refusing to take a test. The person spoke to The...

The Latest: MLB has 4 positive virus tests in past week

Apr. 09, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball had two players and two staff members test positive for the coronavirus over the past week, according to results released by the league and...

Lance Armstrong's son charged with sexual assault from 2018

Apr. 08, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong was charged with sexual assault from 2018 when he was 18, according to a police arrest warrant. The alleged victim told police in November 2020 she was assaulted by Luke Armstrong after he drove her from a...

AP Sources: NCAA has not tested for drugs at championships

Apr. 02, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has not tested players for performance-enhancing drugs at March Madness and other recent college championships, The Associated Press has learned. Three people with direct knowledge of NCAA testing protocols said full-scale testing has not resumed since the...

UNI game against South Dakota canceled over COVID-19 case

Apr. 02, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A scheduled Friday night football game between the University of Northern Iowa and University of South Dakota was canceled following a positive COVID-19 test result within the South Dakota program. The UNI Panthers announced the cancellation on...

COVID hits MLB opening day; positive tests scrap Mets-Nats

Apr. 01, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In case anyone thought, or at least hoped, the new baseball season would go off without a coronavirus-related hitch, there was bad news on opening day: The Washington Nationals' game against the New York Mets was postponed Thursday after at least...

Colombia midfielder Viafara gets 11 years on US drug charge

Apr. 01, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A former midfielder for Colombia’s national soccer team has been sentenced in a Texas courtroom to more than 11 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to U.S. prosecutors. Jhon Viafara was sentenced during a hearing in federal court in...

Ex-Olympic silver medalist Baggaley guilty of drug importing

Apr. 01, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former two-time Olympic silver medalist canoeist Nathan Baggaley and his younger brother have been found guilty of plotting to smuggle 200 million Australian dollars ($150 million) worth of cocaine into Australia. The 45-year-old Baggaley and...

NCAA: Ending daily testing or delaying games not an option

Mar. 31, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — With the final weekend of the women’s basketball tournament in sight, coaches and the NCAA say it would be ‘’tragic" if a player was lost due to a positive COVID test or a team was knocked out of the title chase by coronavirus protocols. UConn...

8 of 10 conference games played in pandemic; it wasn't easy

Mar. 30, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Like many teams in college basketball, George Washington University had to endure quarantines, testing protocols and a long pause because of a COVID-19 outbreak. What other teams didn't have to deal with were worries about personal safety and a weeklong move off campus...