Rio champion Nurudinov DQ’d from London Olympics for doping

Sports 05/27/19, 08:41

A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport's new anti-doping tribunal stripped Ruslan Nurudinov of fourth place in London in the 105-kilogram weight class, the CAS said Monday .Nurudinov, from Uzbekistan, later ...

Mississippi governor leads trade trip to Uzbekistan

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 13:31

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is in Uzbekistan this week to try to strengthen connections between the state and the country in central Asia.Bryant spokesman Bobby Morgan told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Republican governor and others left Sunday and will return Saturday."This trade mission is no different than ...

Boxing faces breakaway threat ahead of 2020 Olympics

Sports 02/09/19, 07:37

Amateur boxing faces a breakaway threat ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after its international federation elected a president accused of ties to organized crime.The federation, known as AIBA, says a "rogue group" led by unnamed "Kazakhstani individuals" has asked national boxing federations to write to the International Olympic ...

South Korea, Australia, Japan aiming to improve at Asian Cup

Soccer 01/23/19, 01:49

South Korea, defending champion Australia and Japan made it through to the Asian Cup quarterfinals knowing there is much room for improvement as the continental tournament enters its finals stages.Even with the arrival of Son Heung-min from Tottenham, South Korea struggled to get past Bahrain, ranked 60 places lower by ...

Japan beats Uzbekistan 2-1 to keep perfect Asian Cup record

Soccer 01/17/19, 11:13

Four-time champion Japan rallied from a goal down to finish the group stage of the Asian Cup with a perfect record after a 2-1 victory over Uzbekistan on Thursday.With both teams already qualified, Japan topped Group F with nine points after winning all three games to set up a knockout-stage ...

Almoez Ali scores 4 as Qatar advances at Asian Cup

Sports 01/13/19, 11:19

Qatar thrashed North Korea 6-0 on Sunday and advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup after the biggest victory in this tournament so far.Saudi Arabia, which beat Lebanon 2-0 on Saturday for its second straight win, will join Qatar in the round of 16 from Group E. Amid ...

Date set for court verdict in Olympic boxing presidency case

Sports 10/18/18, 08:51

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set an Oct. 30 target to judge a Kazakh official's appeal to be accepted as a candidate against an alleged heroin trader from Uzbekistan in Olympic boxing body AIBA's presidential election due four days later.CAS says it also registered a separate appeal, by ...

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