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Austria charges skier, coach in case linked to doping ring

Jan. 22, 2020 10:54 AM EST

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have charged a cross-country ski coach and a skier in connection with a crackdown on a blood doping ring. Prosecutors in the city of Innsbruck said Wednesday they charged coach Gerald Heigl, a former coach with the Austrian ski federation, with sports fraud...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2007, file photo, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling (38) tips his hat as he walks off the field after being taken out of the game during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston. Schilling is on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, the Baseball Writers' Association of America will announce the results of its 2020 Hall of Fame balloting. ((AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Schilling the one to watch in next Hall of Fame vote

Jan. 22, 2020 3:46 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree. That streak is probably over in 2021. Tim Hudson, Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle are among the newcomers expected on the next ballot, and although those three accomplished...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter jumps after hitting the game-winning single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, in New York. Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Baseball Writers' Association of America will announce the results of its 2020 Hall of Fame balloting. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Jeter could be No. 2.

Jan. 21, 2020 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to unanimous picks for baseball's Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter quite appropriately has the chance to be No. 2. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first player to appear on every ballot when he swept 425 votes in last year's election. Ken Griffey Jr. was three votes short...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

Jan. 20, 2020 12:05 PM EST

More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into Olympic...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 206 file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a press conference where it was announced that he will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in Cincinnati.   Rose says cheating on the field is bad for the game, and the one thing he never did with his bets is change the outcome of a game. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Where does Astros cheating rank in scandals? Ask Pete Rose

Jan. 18, 2020 10:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball? “I don’t know,’’ Rose tells The Associated Press....

FILE In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies pitcher Justin Lawrence poses in uniform. Lawrence has been suspended for 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. The 25-year-old right-hander tested positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), the commissioner's office said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Rockies pitcher Justin Lawrence gets 80-game drug ban

Jan. 17, 2020 6:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies pitcher Justin Lawrence has been suspended for 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. The 25-year-old right-hander tested positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), the commissioner's office said...

FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game, in Oakland, Calif. When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game's most significant figures. Not necessarily for what he did on the field, though tossing a pair of no-hitters is certainly a worthy achievement.(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

Jan. 17, 2020 4:17 PM EST

When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game's most significant figures. Not necessarily for what he did on the field, though tossing a pair of no-hitters is certainly a worthy achievement. Let's just hope all his fellow players give him a big...

Wires go to microphones above a logo of the Russian Olympic Committee during President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov's news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

Jan. 17, 2020 4:02 PM EST

BONN, Germany (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee want to have a say on Russia's doping ban. With Russia facing a four-year ban on its name and anthem at major events including the Olympics and Paralympics, the IPC said Friday that both bodies filed a...

Trainer sues California racing board over Justify drug test

Jan. 13, 2020 10:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trainer Mick Ruis sued the California Horse Racing Board on Monday, alleging it intentionally failed to discharge its public duty when the board hid and subsequently dismissed Justify's positive drug test in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby. Ruis trained and owned Bolt d'Oro, who finished...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media following an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

Jan. 13, 2020 8:48 PM EST

The fallout from baseball's latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing. Before they were fired Monday, Hinch...