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Stories with subject: Doping
  • Seattle 1B Choi banned 50 games for positive test 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:31 pm
  • NEW YORK - Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.

  • Jamaica agency admits sprinter's test was flawed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:14 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test last year were "inconsistent" with international standards.

  • NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowance 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:21 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes.

  • CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:56 am
  • LONDON - Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday.

  • Doping ban reversed for Olympic champion Lee 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:01 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medalist Lee Yon-dae for failing to comply with doping requirements.

  • FIFA medical chief 'hates' Brazil drug test doubts 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:02 am
  • MONACO - FIFA's medical chief is "really not happy" with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results.

  • Armstrong provides names in written testimony 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:44 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use, insisting he didn't pay anyone or any organization to keep his doping secret.

  • Rangers minor leaguer draws 50-game drug penalty 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:31 pm
  • NEW YORK - A minor league pitcher for the Texas Rangers has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

  • Doping ban for Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:27 am
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has been banned from his sport for 18 months.

  • Braun, Cruz, Peralta move on after Biogenesis case 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:36 pm
  • BALTIMORE - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

  • IOC formally disqualifies 2 Sochi athletes 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:24 pm
  • BELEK, Turkey - The IOC has formally disqualified an Austrian cross-country skier and Polish bobsledder who failed doping tests during the Sochi Olympics six weeks ago.

  • Jamaican sprinter Simpson gets ban 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:22 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a disciplinary panel announced Tuesday.

  • Drug ban for Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:14 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned from her sport until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned substance.

  • Canada's Pound assigned Olympic broadcast role 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:43 pm
  • LONDON - After years on the outside looking in, Dick Pound is back with a new role in the International Olympic Committee.

  • Ng, Takeda appointed to head 2 key IOC commissions 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:03 pm
  • LONDON - IOC President Thomas Bach filled several key positions Tuesday - including in finance, marketing and anti-doping - as he put his own stamp on the Olympic body that continues to take shape since his election six months ago.

  • Bach visits Qatar, talks about World Cup with emir 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:22 pm
  • IOC President Thomas Bach is visiting Qatar, where he discussed the gulf state's preparations for the 2022 World Cup and its treatment of migrant workers.

  • 1968 Olympic champ Evans given doping ban 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:12 am
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Lee Evans, the double Olympic champion whose world track records at the 1968 Games stood for 20 years, has been banned from coaching for four years for providing a minor in Nigeria with performance-enhancing substances, the country's athletics federation said.

  • Azerbaijan fined $500K for 9 doping cases in '13 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:29 am
  • BUDAPEST, Hungary - The International Weightlifting Federation has fined Azerbaijan $500,000 and waived a possible suspension after nine lifters were caught doping last year.

  • Last opener or not, Selig takes in Brewers 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:35 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - If Monday really was Bud Selig's last opening day as baseball commissioner, he selected quite the game to watch.

  • 76ers' Moultrie out 5 games for drug violation 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:48 pm
  • NEW YORK - Philadelphia 76ers forward Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games without pay for a league drug violation.

  • 3 minor leaguers suspended under drug program 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 2:33 pm
  • NEW YORK - Three minor league pitchers have been suspended for violating baseball's drug program.

  • MLB toughens drug agreement after Biogenesis 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:06 pm
  • NEW YORK - In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal that led to 14 suspensions last summer, Major League Baseball and its players' union announced Friday they are toughening penalties and increasing the frequency of testing in the most substantial revisions to their drug agreement in eight years.

  • Highlights of MLB Drug Agreement Changes 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:30 pm
  • -Penalties increased from 50 games to 80 games for first performance-enhancing drugs testing violation and from 100 games to 162 (with loss of all 183 days' pay) for second violation. Penalties also increased from 50 to 80 games for first criminal conviction involving PEDs and from 100 games to 162 (with loss of all 183 days' pay) for second offense.

  • Selig says MLB revenue could top $9 billion 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:26 pm
  • BRISTOL, Connecticut - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's revenue could top $9 billion this year.

  • A timeline of MLB's drug-testing rules 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:00 pm
  • Aug. 30, 2002 - Players and owners announce a collective bargaining agreement that includes a joint drug program for the first time since October 1985. The deal calls for a survey urine test for banned steroids in 2003 and 2004, and if more than 5 percent of tests are positive in a year, for testing with penalties to start the following year and continue until less than 2.5 percent test positive in two consecutive years combined.