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Its Olympic future in doubt, weightlifting names new leader

Jun. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Iraqi official Mohammed Jalood was elected president of the International Weightlifting Federation in chaotic scenes on Saturday. In an election more than a year overdue, more controversy and confusion was stirred up when nine of the 11 candidates for...

Hiura's tiebreaking HR in 7th lifts Brewers over Reds 5-4

Jun. 17, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Keston Hiura hit a tiebreaking home run off Ross Detwiler in the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in a battle of long balls on Friday night for their third win 13 games. Hunter Renfroe's three-run homer in the fourth and Willy...

Info gathered from new law leads to 4-year doping ban

Jun. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

Information from the first case to be prosecuted under a new law designed to criminalize widespread doping conspiracies has been used to level a four-year ban on a triple jumper from Georgia. The U.S Anti-Doping Agency announced the sanction Thursday for 27-year-old Sabina Allen, who...

Russian champion bashes Bach, shows sympathy for Ukrainians

Jun. 09, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

Olympic champion high jumper Maria Lasitskene, likely to be banned from defending her three straight world titles next month, lashed out at the leaders of the IOC and World Athletics, and expressed sympathy for her Ukrainian competitors in a heartfelt open letter distributed Thursday. ...

National horse racing safety rules being implemented July 1

Jun. 08, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

Lisa Lazarus walked around the backstretch at Belmont Park nine days before the final leg of horseracing’s Triple Crown selling as much as observing. The CEO of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority talked with trainers, riders and other horsemen about the sport's...

ESPN announcer apologizes for comment about Vols' catcher

Jun. 04, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An ESPN announcer apologized Saturday for erroneously saying on air that Tennessee catcher Evan Russell had failed a test for performance enhancing drugs and would be suspended the rest of the season. Troy Eklund apologized for his comments during the...

Pirates, Rockies, Dodgers minor leaguers suspended by MLB

Jun. 03, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh infielder Rayber Romero, Colorado pitcher Stalyn Sanchez and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Geremias Valencia were suspended for 60 games each Friday following positive tests under baseball's minor league drug program. Romero, on a Florida Complex League...

ESPN's Breen, Van Gundy sidelined for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Jun. 02, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — ESPN’s Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy are sidelined for Game 1 of the NBA Finals after testing positive for COVID-19. Mark Jones, Mark Jackson and Lisa Salters will be the broadcast team for Thursday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and Golden State...

Twins' Correa put on COVID-19 IL, a day after positive test

May. 31, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Correa was placed on the COVID-19 injured list by the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, a day after the team said the shortstop had tested positive. Correa missed 11 games at the beginning of May while on the 10-day IL with a bruised right middle finger. The...

Kody Clemens brought up by Tigers for possible MLB debut

May. 30, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kody Clemens, the 26-year-old son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, was brought up by the Detroit Tigers on Monday for a possible major league debut. Roger Clemens planned to be at Comerica Park on Tuesday, when his son could make his debut. ...