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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,...

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...

Embattled Russian track president Dmitry Shlyakhtin resigns

Nov. 23, 2019 11:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the Russian track and field federation resigned on Saturday, two days after he was accused of obstructing an anti-doping investigation involving fake medical documents. Eight months before the Olympics in Tokyo, Russia is facing a double threat on doping-linked charges,...

Decision by WADA group puts Russia’s Olympic future in peril

Nov. 22, 2019 7:05 PM EST

The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data that was supposed to help bring the entire cheating episode to a close. The World Anti-Doping Agency...

Russia faces possible track expulsion over faked documents

Nov. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The governing body for track and field will consider expelling Russia from membership following new charges that senior officials faked medical records. Russia has been suspended by World Athletics, formerly known as the IAAF, over widespread doping since 2015. There will be a review of...

Jets’ Bell rips NFL for ‘random’ 5th HGH test

Nov. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell is throwing a flag on the NFL’s drug testing policy. The New York Jets running back says Wednesday is upset he has been randomly selected five times this season by the league to take tests for performance-enhancing drugs. “I done had 5...

Chinese swimming star defends failure to take doping test

Nov. 15, 2019 5:32 PM EST

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars fought Friday for his right to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games during a rare public hearing that turned combative at times, as champion swimmer Sun Yang defended his refusal to complete a doping test last year. During a 10-hour...