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Apr 11, 2014

Powell gets 18-month doping ban

A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June. In the sprinting powerhouse’s capital of Kingston, the head of the three-member panel ...

Apr 11, 2014

Eli Manning awaits ankle surgery

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to have surgery on his left ankle. The Giants announced that Manning will have the surgery on Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle that he sprained in the regular season finale against Washington. ...

Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics after Bolt

Apr 10, 2014

Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics after Bolt

Surveying the state of the sport he dominated for so many years, running great Haile Gebrselassie sees a bleak future. Despite the superstar status of Usain Bolt, Gebrselassie is deeply concerned about the shortage of elite-level events with true global appeal for fans and, ...

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

Apr 10, 2014

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring. He wasn’t at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night, won’t be on the first tee Thursday morning. Someone else will be putting ...

Letang helps Pens prevail

Apr 10, 2014

Letang helps Pens prevail

Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was impressed by Kris Letang in his return after recovering from a stroke 10 weeks ago. Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit ...

Apr 10, 2014

Fatigued Serena to skip Fed Cup tie

Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez said Wednesday. “She is mentally and physically exhausted and needs a break, so bad timing for us, unfortunately,” Fernandez said. “But ...

Apr 10, 2014

Arizona to host Pro Bowl in 2015

The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl, skipping Hawaii for the first time since 2010. The game will return to Hawaii in 2016, the NFL announced Wednesday. The 2015 game will be the third time ...

Sprinter Simpson gets 18-month doping ban

Apr 9, 2014

Sprinter Simpson gets 18-month doping ban

Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a disciplinary panel announced Tuesday. The three-member panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said it would soon release its reasons for issuing an 18-month ban, which begins ...

Capitals keep hopes alive

Apr 9, 2014

Capitals keep hopes alive

Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race. Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times and added two assists ...

Apr 9, 2014

Farah ready for full marathon debut

Mo Farah had just been draped in a Union Jack on the New York half-marathon finish line when he lost consciousness and collapsed on the chilly road. A month after being taken away in a wheelchair, Farah is preparing to race again in London ...

Apr 9, 2014

Thorpe battling infection in Sydney

The agent for five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe says the 31-year-old Australian will never swim again after contracting two potentially-deadly infections while undergoing shoulder surgery. James Erskine said Tuesday that Thorpe was “quite sick” in a Sydney hospital but dismissed media reports the ...