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Knights forward Valentin Zykov suspended for 20 games

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov was suspended Thursday for 20 games without pay for a violation of the NHL's performance-enhancing substances program, the league said. The suspension is accompanied by a referral to the league's program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health...

Peterson's return from suspension boosts Cardinals' defense

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Peterson's return to the Arizona Cardinals practice facility included a gift for teammate Larry Fitzgerald, whose birthday he had missed while serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancers. It was a framed poster of the world's...

Jets waive QB Falk to make room for LB Copeland

Oct. 12, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have waived quarterback Luke Falk to make room on the roster for newly reinstated linebacker Brandon Copeland. Falk started the last two games in place of Sam Darnold, who will play Sunday against Dallas after missing three games while recovering from mononucleosis. Falk went 47 of...

Lewis carries Central Michigan past New Mexico State, 42-28

Oct. 12, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Kobe Lewis rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns as Central Michigan cruised past winless New Mexico State, 42-28 in a nonconference game on Saturday. The Chippewas lost starting quarterback David Moore Tuesday to an NCAA suspension after he tested positive for a banned...

ESPN reports Angels PR employee supplied Skaggs with opioids

Oct. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report Saturday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...

Nike closing Oregon Project in wake of Salazar doping ban

Oct. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body. But the sportswear giant and Salazar's protégée, Galen Rupp, are backing the disgraced coach's efforts to overturn the...

Putin wants to leave doping issues in past amid data inquiry

Oct. 10, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to leave its doping "shortcomings" in the past, even as it faces questions regarding data tampering. The Russian president tells a televised sports conference that his country is complying with the World Anti-Doping Agency "to the fullest extent." WADA has...

Jets' Copeland finishes suspension, suing supplement company

Oct. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Copeland is back from his suspension and he's taking aim at a company he says sold him "contaminated" supplements. The New York Jets linebacker is suing the company after he took a recovery supplement that contained a banned substance that didn't appear on the product's...

Usyk facing change of opponent for heavyweight debut

Oct. 8, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is facing a late change of opponent for his first fight at heavyweight. Usyk's promoter, Eddie Hearn, says on Twitter that he has been informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) that Tyrone Spong has returned an adverse doping test, which has been...

Patriots release veteran tight end Ben Watson

Oct. 7, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have released tight end Ben Watson. The team announced the move on Monday. It came shortly after Watson tweeted that he didn't do enough to earn a roster spot. Watson was eligible to make his debut for the Patriots against Washington on Sunday. But the 38-year-old...