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Braves plan to be without OF Soler in NL Championship Series

Oct. 23, 2021 19:44 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...

Family says Texas player died of accidental overdose

Oct. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, died of a an accidental drug overdose caused by fentanyl, the family said Thursday. Jake Ehlinger, 20, was found on May 6. No cause of death was...

Drug dealer gets life in prison for baseball bat killings

Oct. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

A Connecticut drug dealer whose federal death sentence was overturned in the baseball bat killings of three people during a 2005 dispute over crack cocaine sales was resentenced Thursday to life in prison. Dressed in a tan prison uniform, Azibo Aquart, now 40, apologized...

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...

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...