Apr 17, 2014

Doping tests had flaws, says JADCO

Jamaica’s anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown’s positive test last year were “inconsistent” with international standards. In a statement, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said “some procedures” were faulty, only specifying that “no partial sample kits were used” ...

Apr 17, 2014

USA Track, Nike tie up through 2040

USA Track and Field has extended its partnership with Nike through 2040 to outfit teams and sponsor national championships. The new deal was announced Wednesday by USATF. Max Siegel, the CEO for track’s national governing body, said this is a “game-changer for the sport ...

Apr 17, 2014

Knicks sign veteran forward Odom

Lamar Odom’s twisting path from NBA champion with the Lakers to tabloid target along with reality TV star wife Khloe Kardashian has brought him, for now, to the New York Knicks. Knicks president Phil Jackson, who coached Odom on two Los Angeles Lakers title-winning ...

Apr 17, 2014

New York investors to buy Bucks

Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the club. He had one big caveat for any potential investors: Keep the team in his hometown of Milwaukee. The former U.S. senator is banking ...

Apr 17, 2014

Jets extend Maurice's contract

Coach Paul Maurice has been given a four-year extension by the Winnipeg Jets. Maurice came in as Claude Noel’s replacement in January and impressed Jets management as well as the players with his skills. “He’s an impressive hockey coach but he’s an impressive person ...

Apr 17, 2014

QB Freeman to join Giants: source

A person familiar with the deal said quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team had not announced the move. Freeman was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in ...

Apr 17, 2014

ALPS unit hit by toxic water overflow

Around 1.1 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed from a waste container at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex while the experimental ALPS radiation-filtering system was being cleaned, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has reported. The overflow at the trouble-plagued water treatment system was noticed ...

Apr 17, 2014

Drone deployed to monitor erupting volcanic island

Japan dispatched a drone last month to survey Nishinoshima Island, the erupting volcano in the Ogasawara chain about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan said. The unmanned aerial vehicle will provide safer and cheaper data than conventional methods requiring ...

Apr 17, 2014

Abe rejects idea of replacing Yasukuni Shrine

Despite growing tensions generated by his controversial visit last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dismissed the idea of building a new memorial to replace war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, saying the Shinto facility is too well known as a venue for mourning. ...