Doping

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano blows bubble gum during batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Cano is returning after an 80-game drug suspension. The All-Star second baseman last played May 15. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 14, 2018 - 9:11 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension. The eight-time All-Star has a new position — first base, for the first time — and a new spot in the batting order, too. "It feels great to be back, especially the...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman connects for a two-run double off Seattle Mariners' Casey Lawrence in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 14, 2018 - 1:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings. Seattle nearly did it to the A's. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 14, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza pitches to St. Louis Cardinals' Cesar Izturis during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Vero Beach, Fla. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza has pleaded guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 2. Loaiza had been under surveillance when he was arrested in February near a house in Imperial Beach, which borders Tijuana, Mexico. His sliver Mercedes SUV had just left the garage when authorities stopped him. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
August 10, 2018 - 7:49 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, pleaded guilty Friday to federal drug charges in California. Loiza acknowledged that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up a minimum of...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2004 file photo T-Mobile team leader Jan Ullrich of Germany pedals during his attack in the ascent of the Echarasson pass during the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Valreas, southern France, and Villard-de-Lans, French Alps. On Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 Ullrich has been arrested and is in police custody for allegedly attacking an escort in a Frankfurt hotel. (AP Photo/Peter Delong, file)
August 10, 2018 - 1:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is being investigated for attempted manslaughter after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel. "It seems Mr. Ullrich and an escort woman had a dispute and that he attacked her," Frankfurt police...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Travis Tygart, the chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Though athletes have often cited the win-at-all-costs culture as a reason they cheat, only a slim number of those surveyed said they would be tempted to take performance-enhancing drugs. Tygart, the CEO of USADA, said he wasn't surprised at the high percentage of athletes who feel they're part of a "win-at-all-costs" culture. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 07, 2018 - 4:48 pm
A majority of U.S. athletes responding to an anti-doping survey said they feel pressure from higher-ups to win medals, and the spotlight shines only on those who pile up victories. Though athletes have often cited the win-at-all-costs culture as a reason they cheat, only a slim number of those...
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August 06, 2018 - 5:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Chairman Brian France takes leave of absence following arrest on DWI, drug possession charges.
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, competitors take part in the eWorld Cup grand final in London. Three weeks after the World Cup finished in Russia, the finals of the e-sports version are taking place in London, with gamers being tested for performance-enhancing substances for the first time by FIFA. It’s a sign of the increasing professionalization of the gaming version of the World Cup, with the winner collecting $250,000. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 03, 2018 - 3:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — The players finished their soccer matches and huddled waiting to discover who would have to undergo doping tests. The random draw completed, two men went off to provide urine samples. They just had to put their controllers down first. Less than three weeks after the World Cup finished...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, Russia's Danil Lysenko reacts after an attempt in the men's high jump qualification during the World Athletics Championships in London. The IAAF revoked the neutral status of Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, preventing the world indoor champion from competing in the European Championships in Berlin next week. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 5:30 am
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF revoked the neutral status of Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko on Friday, preventing the world indoor champion from competing in the European Championships in Berlin next week. The IAAF doping review board made the decision after its Athletics Integrity Unit provisionally...
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Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes the Arc de Triomphe during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 29, 2018 - 2:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — The spits and the jeers. The eggs thrown at team cars. The attempts to unbalance riders while riding up the most grueling climbs. Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans — or his rivals — threw at him or Team Sky. The Welsh rider was the steadiest rider from the start, the...
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FiLE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva in action on her way to winning the silver medal in the Women's long jump at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed on Thursday July 26, 2018, the IOC decision to disqualify Tatyana Lebedeva along with fellow Russian athlete Maria Abakumova, losing their appeals to CAS for doping offenses at the 2008 Olympic Games.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
July 26, 2018 - 6:48 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes Tatyana Lebedeva and Maria Abakumova lost their appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday and were stripped of three silver medals for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games. CAS confirmed the IOC decisions in 2016 to disqualify the pair plus...
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