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Horse racing's new governing body in rush to starting gate

May. 05, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With interest among the general public at its highest with the 148th Kentucky Derby coming up Saturday, horse racing is once again under intense scrutiny. The industry has been rocked by scandal in recent years, including the disqualification of last year’s...

Mo.-based company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

May. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A deal for Drug Free Sport International to police medication in horse racing was announced Tuesday, two months before the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority takes effect. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had been set to become the regulator for...

Hobey Baker winner gets 6-month ban for prohibited substance

Apr. 19, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State goaltender and Hobey Baker Award winner Dryden McKay has been given a six-month ban for an anti-doping violation after leading the Mavericks to the Frozen Four national championship game. The suspension was announced Monday by the United...

Former Top 20 tennis player given 4-year doping suspension

Mar. 04, 2022 11:39 AM EST

Former Top 20 player Varvara Lepchenko was given a four-year doping suspension on Friday by the International Tennis Federation after she tested positive for a banned stimulant during a tournament last year. Her lawyer, Howard Jacobs, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that...

Athletes force a change in ban of Russians at Paralympics

Mar. 03, 2022 13:45 PM EST

Athletes around the world cheered when leaders of the Paralympics booted Russia from the Games. The move, in many eyes, marked the high point of a growing movement by the people who actually deliver the show to find a greater voice in the Olympic world. “It is because of the...

Heart-wrenching reaction to Russian athletes in Paralympics

Mar. 02, 2022 11:39 AM EST

A decision by the International Paralympic Committee on Wednesday to allow Russians and Belarussians to compete as “neutrals athletes" generated a heart-wrenching reply only hours after it was announced. Russian athletes had already been slated to compete as RPC, short for Russian...

Russia excluded from more sports as sanctions mount

Mar. 01, 2022 19:29 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — More and more sports are following the appeal of the International Olympic Committee and banning Russian athletes from competing in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia was barred from competing in international ice skating, skiing, basketball,...

Column: Infantino's admiration of Putin leaves FIFA exposed

Mar. 01, 2022 16:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino remains the proud holder of the Russian Order of Friendship medal from Vladimir Putin. Not even the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has proved enough for Infantino to publicly distance himself from the autocratic leader. The 2019 Kremlin...

Ukraine athletes defend country, demand sanctions for Russia

Feb. 27, 2022 19:18 PM EST

Earlier this month, Ukrainian skeleton rider Vladyslav Heraskevych flashed a sign at the Olympics: “No war in Ukraine.” On Sunday, he was hunkered down about 150 kilometers (90 miles) outside of his nation's capital with weapons nearby in case he needs to defend his country. “I...

Ukraine invasion puts Russia's elite sports status at risk

Feb. 27, 2022 07:30 AM EST

Russia spent upwards of $50 billion to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, then concocted the most elaborate doping scheme in history — all to cement its standing as a global sports superpower. The country's invasion of Ukraine, coming on the heels of yet another drug scandal...