Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team

Sports 10/05/18, 03:26

Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team.The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out ...

Russia accused of hacking sports world over doping scandal

Soccer 10/04/18, 16:24

In Russia, sports and the government are closely intertwined.Top athletes hold military ranks, Olympic medals are a matter of national pride, and champions receive luxury cars in Kremlin ceremonies.So when Russia was accused of doping its way to the top, the Russian state hit the sports world with a wave ...

Alleged operations by Russia’s GRU in recent years

Europe 10/04/18, 12:46

In a series of coordinated announcements, authorities in United States, Britain, The Netherlands and Australia on Thursday accused the shadowy Russian military intelligence agency known as GRU of a huge array of cyberattacks around the world.The stunning revelations included details about Russian attempts to target everything from the global chemical ...

Giuseppe Rossi faces 1-year ban for doping case in Italy

Soccer 09/25/18, 13:57

Former Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi's injury-plagued career has another negative turn with a positive doping test.Italy's anti-doping agency Nado Italia announced on Tuesday that Rossi will stand trial next week after testing positive for an eye drug that can be used as a masking agent.The anti-doping prosecutor is seeking a ...

WADA’s Reedie defends Russian anti-doping reinstatement

Sports 09/24/18, 12:47

The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted he cares about athletes but admonished them nonetheless during a fierce, sometimes-personal defense of the decision to bring Russia's suspended drug-fighting operation back online."My question to athletes is: What, in practice, is the alternative action to all the statements you have made?" ...

WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

Sports 09/21/18, 13:55

The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country's drug-testing program.Richard McLaren told The Associated Press he suspected there were "loopholes" in the deal which Russia ...

After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

Sports 09/21/18, 13:15

A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia's drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with "conflicting priorities."The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations said in a statement Friday that members of the WADA executive committee had ...

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

Sports 09/20/18, 09:15

The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping.WADA says its 12-member executive committee voted to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency "subject to strict conditions."WADA's move came despite a wave of fierce criticism from anti-doping figures — some within WADA itself — and ...

UFC’s Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall

Sports 09/19/18, 22:51

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation.The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones' ban for his second violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy. He has been suspended since ...

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