Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Jul 29, 2015

Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances. The right-hander was suspended April 11 after testing positive for Stanozolol ...

Jul 27, 2015

USADA questions Farah in Salazar doping investigation

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been questioned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as part of an investigation into allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar. The Sunday Mirror newspaper said Farah spoke with USADA in a hotel in London on Saturday for five hours. ...

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

Jul 22, 2015

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped what was left of its criminal case against Major League Baseball career home run leader Barry Bonds over allegations he received performance-enhancing drugs, ending a nearly decade-long prosecution of one of the most famous American ...

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

Jul 22, 2015

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris. On the Tour’s second rest ...

Ex-assistant links Salazar to doping

Jun 4, 2015

Ex-assistant links Salazar to doping

Long-distance running coach Alberto Salazar’s former assistant is among those accusing the American of violating anti-doping rules and encouraging doping by one of his top runners, Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp. In a story Wednesday by ProPublica and BBC, former Salazar assistant Steve Magness ...

Apr 24, 2015

Bolt calls Gay's reduced doping ban 'wrong message'

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Mar 28, 2015

Banned swimmer Park apologizes

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the ...

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Feb 11, 2015

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Alex Rodriguez met with top New York Yankees’ officials on Tuesday and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. A joint statement from the Yankees and ...

Feb 4, 2015

Bach says IOC ready to act in Russian doping case

IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will look into Yulia Zaripova’s doping case to determine whether to strip the Russian athlete of her gold medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase from the 2012 London Games. Bach tells The Associated Press that the IOC ...

Jan 30, 2015

Kenyan marathoner Jeptoo gets two-year doping ban

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday. The biggest doping scandal to hit the East African country in recent years, Jeptoo’s case has focused attention ...