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Joshua looking for new opponent for debut fight in US

Apr. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's debut fight in the United States won't now be against Jarrell Miller, according to Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn, after a second alleged doping violation by the American boxer. Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, had been scheduled to...

Major tracks to ban race-day use of anti-bleeding medication

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — All three hosts of the Triple Crown were among several major tracks that agreed Thursday to phase out the use of a common anti-bleeding medication starting next year, sparked by the deaths of 23 horses in three months at Santa Anita. Starting in 2020, 2-year-old horses won't be...

Ex-Texas swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins

Apr. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition. Madisyn Cox sued Cooper Concepts on Monday in state court. She says the vitamins caused a failed drug...

Jockeys weigh in on proposed whipping rules in California

Apr. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board has amended proposed changes to rules governing how jockeys may use riding crops in races, while The Jockeys' Guild continues to press its case that the crops are necessary for control of a racehorse. Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith told the...

Joshua's US debut in doubt because of opponent's failed test

Apr. 17, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua's debut fight in the United States could be in doubt after his promoter said the world heavyweight champion's opponent has failed a doping test. Eddie Hearn says in a Twitter post that Joshua's camp has been informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association that there was an...

Castillo's homer lifts White Sox over Royals 5-4

Apr. 16, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo said everything he wanted to say with one big swing. Castillo atoned for an error with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Monday night. Castillo's poor throw on Billy Hamilton's steal in the seventh...

3 minor league players suspended for drug violations

Apr. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two players in the Detroit Tigers system and a free agent pitcher have been suspended 25 games each for violating the minor league drug program. The commissioner's office announced the penalties Friday. Catcher Moises Nunez, on the roster of Class A Connecticut of the New York-Penn League,...

Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping scandals

Apr. 12, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...

Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping

Apr. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers. The Russian parliament voted Thursday to impose a maximum fine of 50,000 rubles ($775) for any athlete caught taking banned substances. Russia has been...

Russian boxer Galanov banned for doping

Apr. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian boxer Tamir Galanov has been banned for two years for doping. Galanov won a bronze medal at the 2017 world amateur championships and is Russia's current national flyweight champion. Galanov tested positive for furosemide, a banned diuretic which can be used by boxers to make weight...