Latest Doping News

New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape...

Braves plan to be without OF Soler in NL Championship Series

Oct. 14, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are preparing to play without outfielder Jorge Soler in the NL Championship Series as they await his clearance following his positive COVID-19 test. The Braves worked out Thursday at Truist Park without Soler, who was pulled from the...

US pairs skater Calalang cleared of drug violation

Oct. 14, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

In elite figure skating, makeup can be as important a tool as a boot and blade. It also can sideline an Olympic contender. Jessica Calalang, a U.S. pairs skater and potential member of the team for next February's Winter Games in Beijing, recently...

Runner sues ex-coach, Nike for millions over alleged abuse

Oct. 12, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Distance runner Mary Cain, whose career fizzled after what she has called four miserable years at the Nike Oregon Project, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and their employer, Nike. Cain accused Salazar of...

AP Source: Cardinals LB Jones tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 12, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones has been put on NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday because of a positive test, according to a person with knowledge of the result. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

WADA revokes Moscow anti-doping laboratory's license

Oct. 09, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has revoked the Moscow laboratory's license to test samples in a new twist in the long-running Russian doping saga, WADA said on Saturday. WADA's executive committee voted on Friday to strip the Moscow facility of its approved...

NFL: Cowboys lineman Collins bribed drug-testing official

Oct. 08, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The NFL accused Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman La'el Collins of trying to bribe a drug-testing official before the player was suspended five games for a violation of the substance-abuse policy, according to court documents released Friday. The...

UConn coach positive for COVID-19, will miss UMass game

Oct. 08, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn interim coach Lou Spanos, two assistant coaches and two Huskies players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Saturday's game against UMass, the school announced Friday. UConn said Spanos, offensive coordinator Frank Giufer, tight...

A's can't consistently find winning formula, miss playoffs

Oct. 04, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin truly believed he had a playoff team this year, and that's why Oakland's September stumble and frustrating finish remains perplexing to everybody involved. Even through an 0-6 start, numerous devastating injuries — most...

Flyers coach Vigneault denies player medication allegations

Oct. 04, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault on Monday denied accusations that he ever gave players drugs without doctor’s consent as suggested in a string of social media posts by former player Robin Lehner. In a series of tweets Saturday, Lehner...