Latest Doping News

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...

MLB, union resume blood testing after pandemic, lockout

Dec. 02, 2022 10:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first acknowledgment that MLB and the players' association resumed blood testing for human growth hormone, the organizations said none of the 1,027 samples taken during the 2022 season tested positive. HGH testing stopped in 2021 because of the COVID-19...

Kenya avoids track doping ban; Russia gets mixed news

Nov. 30, 2022 13:42 PM EST

Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets...

Jones, Maddux, Morris consider Bonds, Clemens for Hall

Nov. 28, 2022 13:03 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Jack Morris and Ryne Sandberg are among 16 members of the contemporary baseball era committee that will meet Sunday to consider the Cooperstown fate of an eight-man ballot that includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael...