Russia doping issue persists

Sep 16, 2017

Russia doping issue persists

The raw feelings created by the Russian doping scandal spilled onto the floor and into the hallways of the International Olympic Committee meetings Friday, with less than five months until the Winter Games and still no decisions made about the fate of the country's ...

/ Aug 26, 2017

Without rematch, Yamanaka to retire

Shinsuke Yamanaka will hang up his gloves unless a rematch with newly crowned WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery is proposed, Teiken Gym president Akihiko Honda said Friday. Honda wants a rematch between the 34-year-old Yamanaka, who was denied a Japanese record-equaling 13th straight title defense ...

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

/ Aug 18, 2017

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was on Friday handed a four-year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced. The now 36-year-old finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third ...

Salazar denies USADA allegations: report

/ May 26, 2017

Salazar denies USADA allegations: report

Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar has denied allegations made in a 2016 U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report, portions of which were revealed in a New York Times story last weekend. Salazar made his response in an email late Wednesday night to The Oregonian newspaper about ...

/ May 5, 2017

Felix not a proponent of erasing world records

American track star Allyson Felix says she does not support a move by international athletic chiefs to erase long-standing world records, many of which were set by dope cheats. Any attempt to wipe out tarnished records would have the opposite effect on clean athletes who ...

/ May 2, 2017

Plan unveiled to reset existing records

The European Athletics Council has come up with a radical plan that would wipe out existing European and world records and set a clean slate as part of the fight against doping. The proposal was adopted during the Council's meeting in Paris over the weekend, ...

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

/ Apr 30, 2017

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

Maria Sharapova's first tournament since her controversial return to tennis ended Saturday after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. In her fourth match following a 15-month doping ban, the Russian was left ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Coe warns Russia over drug reforms

The IAAF will re-evaluate its stance on Russia if the country continues to frustrate efforts to overhaul its anti-doping practices, president Sebastian Coe told AFP on Thursday. Russia was banned from international athletics in November 2015 after evidence emerged of state-sponsored doping and must clean ...

/ Feb 15, 2017

Becker: Sharapova deserves second chance

Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at the ...

Feb 14, 2017

Armstrong loses bid to stop government's $100 million lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use. The lawsuit was filed by Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service teammate ...