FIVE. Four. Three. Two. One.The clock struck 12 midnight and it's already August 24, 2019.It's a new day, and for Kiefer Ravena, it signalled a new start to his career.But as his Fiba-imposed 18- ...
Aug 25, 2019
THE long hand of the clock struck six and Kiefer Ravena was up and about. At 6:30 a.m., he was already brushing his teeth and preparing to hit the shower. His normal routine, really, except that he wasn't ...
Aug 24, 2018
NYON, Switzerland - Former France midfielder Samir Nasri's doping ban has been increased from six to 18 months following an appeal from UEFA's ethics and disciplinary inspector.The player was suspended for six months in February following an investigation ...
Aug 2, 2018
GENEVA - In a career-defining legal victory ahead of the World Cup, Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was cleared Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to play at the tournament in Russia by a Swiss supreme court judge despite a doping ban.Switzerland's ...
Jun 1, 2018
LOS ANGELES - Gennady Golovkin spent several months planning and training for this weekend. He intended to spend it under Las Vegas' brightest lights as he proved his middleweight supremacy in a lucrative rematch with Canelo Alvarez.Instead, Golovkin finds himself back ...
May 5, 2018
LONDON - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is returning to the ring after a doping ban.The 29-year-old Briton has signed with promoter Frank Warren and plans to fight on June 9 at the Manchester Arena against an opponent who ...
Apr 13, 2018
MOSCOW - A Russian cross-country skier who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics has denied he's an informer for the World Anti-Doping Agency after two teammates who finished ahead of him were banned.Ilya Chernousov finished ...
Nov 12, 2017
TIANJIN, China - Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday.The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka, 7-5, 7-6 (8), despite ...
Oct 16, 2017
STUTTGART, Germany - Maria Sharapova won again to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals while another major obstacle to a deep run departed on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Two-time defending champion Angelique Kerber, who was against Sharapova receiving a wild-card entry, ...
Apr 28, 2017
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has received an 18-month suspension for failing a doping test.The US Anti-Doping Agency announced the suspension Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).USADA says the 38-year-old Machida failed an out- ...
Nov 16, 2016
MOSCOW - Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body Fina said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Reigning ...
Jul 26, 2016
A SCATHING report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation's entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, raising the possibility that the Olympics could go on without a sports superpower for ...
Jul 19, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - A ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal of her two-year doping ban has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday that ...
Jul 11, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Sharapova filed an appeal to the Court of ...
Jun 15, 2016
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