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Jul 20, 2016

Two Russian weightlifters banned for doping

Two Russian weightlifters have been banned for doping in a further hit to the credibility of both Russian sport and weightlifting ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Former European under-23 champion Alexei Selyutin was banned for four years and Russian national champion Yekaterina ...

Jul 20, 2016

Phelps to captain U.S. men's swim team

Michael Phelps has achieved a first heading into his fifth Olympics. He’s been chosen as a captain of the U.S. men’s swimming team. Phelps was voted in by his teammates, along with veteran sprinters Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin. Phelps owns a record 22 ...

Bekele left off Ethiopia's Olympic team

Jul 20, 2016

Bekele left off Ethiopia's Olympic team

Kenenisa Bekele won’t compete at next month’s Olympics, perhaps the distance running great’s last chance at the games, after he was left off Ethiopia’s final team for failing to meet the country’s qualifying criteria in both the marathon and the 10,000 meters. Bekele, the ...

Woods ends season without playing major

Jul 20, 2016

Woods ends season without playing major

Tiger Woods has shut it down for the rest of the professional golf season, bringing into question his playing future as the best golfer of his generation will be away from the sport for over a year when, and if, he returns. Woods, who ...

Jul 19, 2016

Nastase given Star of Romania on 70th birthday

Ilie Nastase received an award on his 70th birthday from Romania President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday for services to sport. “You offered more than just a performance; you were a phenomenon of human nature on the tennis court,” Iohannis told Nastase, who received the ...

Jul 19, 2016

Japan to face visiting Ukraine in Davis Cup World Group Playoff

Japan drew Ukraine as its September opponent on Tuesday, when the Davis Cup World Group Playoff draw was held in London. Japan, which lost its first-round World Group tie against Britain in March, will host the playoff at Osaka’s Utsubo Tennis Center from Sept. ...

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Jul 19, 2016

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Peter Sagan showed off his world champion qualities, timing his sprint perfectly to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish as the race crossed into Switzerland on Monday. Sagan, a Slovakian with the Tinkoff team, edged Alexander Kristoff ...

Jul 19, 2016

Bears' Tillman decides to retire after 13-season career

Longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons. The 35-year-old Tillman, known for his “peanut punch” after forcing 44 career fumbles, spent his first 12 seasons with the Bears and went to two Pro Bowls. He started 12 ...

Jul 19, 2016

Former NFL coach Campbell dies at 87

Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell, who played on Philadelphia’s last NFL championship team in 1960, has died. He was 87. The team announced late Sunday that Campbell died Wednesday in Plano, Texas. Campbell, a two-way player and two-time Pro Bowl pick, played for the ...