SPORTS and cinema have an uneasy alliance.For every "Raging Bull," there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they try to recapture a memorable event or famous athlete. Seriously, how does the compelling life of Babe Ruth produce ...
May 2, 2020
GENEVA - When the hammer came down on a container holding a vial of Sun Yang's blood, it ultimately shattered the career of China's greatest swimmer.The three-time Olympic champion was banned for eight years on Friday, likely ...
Feb 29, 2020
NIKE is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body.But the sportswear giant and Salazar's proté ...
Oct 12, 2019
MADRID, Colombia - After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath.In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same international heights as the country&# ...
Sep 23, 2019
KIEFER Ravena was picked as one of the two Gilas Pilipinas players for the random drug testing just before the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China begins on Saturday.Sources privy to the situation bared that Ravena and center June Mar Fajardo ...
Aug 30, 2019
MOSCOW - Five Russian weightlifters, all of them world or European championship medalists, face doping charges which could herald a new wave of cases across a range of sports.The International Weightlifting Federation said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that evidence against the ...
Aug 14, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Wrestler and Russian politician Artur Taymazov has been stripped of a second Olympic gold medal for doping.The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that Taymazov, who already lost his 2008 gold medal for doping, has now been stripped of ...
Jul 24, 2019
LIKE most everyone else, Alyssa Valdez was both glad and relieved to see Kiefer Ravena doing what he loves the most.The volleyball superstar was a proud girlfriend on the bleachers as Ravena finally hit the court on Monday after gaining clearance ...
Jun 24, 2019
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis has announced plans to open a bicycle showroom and coffee shop that will sell hemp products in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.LNP reports Landis said Thursday he will open Floyd's of Lancaster Cafe in the ...
Feb 9, 2019
BUDAPEST, Hungary - An Olympic champion was among four Thai weightlifters to test positive for doping, the International Weightlifting Federation said on Tuesday.Sopita Tanasan, who won gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, tested positive for steroids and artificial testosterone after ...
Jan 24, 2019
MONACO - Four-time Asian Games champion Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.The Athletics Integrity Unit said on Monday a "notice of allegation" was sent to Adekoya, a Nigerian-born runner who switched allegiance to ...
Jan 15, 2019
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LOS ANGELES - Jon Jones is defiantly defending his role in the decision to move UFC 232 from Nevada to California on six days' notice after he tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid.The former light heavyweight champion gave ...
Dec 28, 2018
MOSCOW - Anton Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia's doping scandal, announced his retirement on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).Shipulin, 31, told a news conference in Moscow that he decided to retire after he was barred from ...
Dec 26, 2018
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Two Olympic champions and three other weightlifters have been provisionally suspended after retests on their urine samples from the 2012 London Games were shown to be positive for banned substances.The International Weightlifting Federation announced adverse analytical findings for Ukraine&# ...
Dec 24, 2018
LONDON - 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 ...
Aug 4, 2018
WASHINGTON - US lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events.The bill in the House is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian ...
Jun 13, 2018
BIG BEAR LAKE, California - Gennady Golovkin plans to go ahead with his rematch against Canelo Alvarez on May 5, even after Alvarez failed a doping test last month.But Golovkin also believes Alvarez is a cheater whose attempt to blame the test ...
Mar 21, 2018
MADRID - Chris Froome finished Spain's Ruta del Sol race in 10th place behind winner Tim Wellens on Sunday.The five-stage race in southern Spain was Froome's first event since the four-time Tour de France winner was ...
Feb 19, 2018
MALAGA, Spain - Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned to racing on Wednesday despite being under investigation by cycling's world governing body for failing a doping test.Froome is participating in the five-day Ruta del Sol in ...
Feb 15, 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes' doping bans were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The 13 active athletes ...
Feb 6, 2018
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