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AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal

Sep. 21, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. WADA reinstated Russia's...

Russian anti-doping CEO says track ban won't be lifted soon

Sep. 20, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency predicted Friday that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships. The Russian team has been suspended from international track and field since 2015 over widespread doping, though dozens are...

Russian anti-doping CEO says track team set to miss worlds

Sep. 20, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has predicted that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships. The Russian team has been suspended from international track and field since 2015 over widespread doping, though dozens are allowed...

Montaño to receive medals she was cheated out of at worlds

Sep. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

American Alysia Montaño will receive bronze medals she was cheated out of by a Russian who finished ahead of her at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but was later disqualified for doping. Montaño said Monday on social media that she had been invited to world championships in Doha, Qatar, where...

Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended 3 games by NHL

Sep. 14, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for "inappropriate conduct," less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test for cocaine. The NHL announced its...

Baffert: Justify's positive test came from contaminated food

Sep. 12, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. Baffert said Thursday that he "unequivocally" rejects the implication he'd give Justify or any other...

Knights defenseman Theodore says he was treated for cancer

Sep. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore says he underwent surgery for testicular cancer during the offseason and is expected to make a full recovery. Theodore revealed his cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment in an essay Thursday in The Players' Tribune . Theodore didn't...

Report: Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

Sep. 11, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after...

Scrutiny turns to co-workers of accused Ohio State doctor

Sep. 11, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former supervisors and colleagues who weren't interviewed in the investigation about widespread sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor now face questioning under oath and scrutiny from a medical board. The issue: Who knew about or suspected Richard Strauss' misconduct...

Kazakh biathletes cleared in doping case

Sep. 11, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Six athletes from Kazakhstan's Olympic biathlon team have been cleared of doping in a case which involved police raids in two countries. The International Biathlon Union says cases against nine Kazakh athletes, six of them from last year's Winter Olympic team, were dismissed...