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Putin honors skating coach in Valieva Olympic case

Feb. 06, 2023 12:13 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze one of the country's highest honors Monday, nearly a year after a doping case involving one of her skaters overshadowed the Winter Olympics. A presidential decree dated Jan. 26 but...

Tennis pro Varvara Lepchenko's doping ban cut to 21 months

Feb. 03, 2023 13:59 PM EST

Former top-20 tennis player and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko’s doping suspension for use of a banned stimulant was reduced from four years to 21 months as part of an agreement with the International Tennis Federation. The agreeement was reached after Lepchenko appealed her...

US Figure Skating blasts delay in awarding of Beijing medals

Feb. 02, 2023 13:07 PM EST

U.S. Figure Skating has largely taken the high road when it comes to allegations of Russian doping at last year's Beijing Olympics, which have left its team without any sort of medal after finishing second nearly a year ago. Not anymore. In a strongly worded...

World champs Knierim, Frazier dazzle in Day 1 at nationals

Jan. 27, 2023 00:00 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — They held their on-ice embrace a little longer this time, kneeling in an end pose moments after a near-flawless short program. Overwhelming favorite and reigning world champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier scored a personal-best 81.96 on Thursday for a...

D-Backs minor leaguer Jose Valdez gets 2nd drug suspension

Jan. 20, 2023 16:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona pitcher Jose Valdez was suspended for 120 games on Friday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Valdez was disciplined for the second time under the drug program following a...

WADA says Russia found 'no fault' in Valieva doping case

Jan. 13, 2023 13:39 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — A Russian tribunal found figure skater Kamila Valieva bore “no fault or negligence” in a doping case that rocked last year's Winter Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday. The Russian skater won Olympic gold in the team competition in February before...

Three-time Olympic champion Lyu tests positive for doping

Dec. 22, 2022 15:19 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Three-time Olympic weightlifting champion Lyu Xiaojun of China has tested positive in a doping case, the International Testing Agency said Thursday. The ITA said Lyu tested positive for EPO, an endurance boosting hormone banned in sports, on Oct. 30...

Horse racing's new overseer hits speed bump in drug-testing

Dec. 12, 2022 22:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new governing body for horse racing won’t be taking over drug-testing enforcement in the 38 U.S. racing states on Jan. 1. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday declined to approve rules involving the program established by the Horseracing Integrity and...

Bonds, Clemens Hall of Fame bids now on even shakier ground

Dec. 05, 2022 20:57 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were rejected by baseball writers in their bids for the Baseball Hall of Fame 10 times. On Sunday, the duo chased by steroid suspicions got another rebuke from a panel that included many of their peers. The door hasn't formally shut on...

Bonds, Clemens left out of Hall again; McGriff elected

Dec. 04, 2022 22:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moments after Fred McGriff was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, almost two decades after his final game, he got the question. Asked if Barry Bonds belonged in Cooperstown, a smiling McGriff responded: “Honestly, right now, I'm going to just enjoy this...