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4 athletes stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Games

August 31st, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Eight years later, more athletes continue to be stripped of medals from the Beijing Olympics because of positive doping tests.

Four athletes, including three Russians, had their medals taken away on Wednesday after their doping samples from 2008 were retested and came back positive for banned …

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IOC: 4 athletes, including 3 Russians, stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Olympics after doping sa

August 31st, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – IOC: 4 athletes, including 3 Russians, stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Olympics after doping samples test positive.

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National anti-doping bodies propose global reforms

August 31st, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – A coalition of national anti-doping bodies has proposed a rule that would prohibit officials of the IOC or other major sports bodies from holding a top role in anti-doping organizations.

Leaders of 17 anti-doping associations met in Copenhagen to consider ways of fixing a “global anti-doping …

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NBC sees winning streak snapped at 21 nights

August 30th, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC, which is increasingly owning the summer months, reached an historic 21 nights in a row as the nation’s most popular television network before having its winning streak snapped.

It was the longest string of consecutive victories among television viewers since the Nielsen company began keeping …

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LA Sparks sign veteran F/C Sandrine Gruda for 2nd stint

August 30th, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Sparks have signed forward-center Sandrine Gruda for her second stint with the WNBA team.

Gruda spent last season with the French national team preparing for the Rio Olympics, where they finished fourth.

She was originally acquired by the Sparks in 2014 from Connecticut …

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Hope Solo’s contract with U.S. soccer terminated: ’17 f—ing years and it’s over’

August 30th, 2016

A documentary film team got some unexpected, emotionally raw footage of an angry Hope Solo moments after she learned she was suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT).

“Seventeen f—ing years and it’s over!” an angry Ms. Solo is shown yelling as her husband, Jerramy Stevens, a former NFL tight …

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The Latest: Husband of 2015 champ calls Open worst Slam

August 30th, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

11:50 p.m.

Docked a point at the U.S. Open for removing a line judge’s sunglasses during a match he wound up winning, Fabio Fognini of Italy called the tournament the worst of the Grand Slams.

Fognini, who …

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Brazil releases Olympic official on bail, probe continues

August 30th, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian authorities say that senior Olympic official Patrick Hickey has been released from prison on bail while a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe continues.

Rio de Janeiro’s department of penitentiaries said Hickey walked out of Bangu prison complex at 11 a.m. local time (1400 GMT) on …

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IOC may consider suspension of Kenya’s Olympic body

August 30th, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The IOC says it may be forced to consider sanctions against Kenya after its national Olympic committee was disbanded.

The International Olympic Committee says it is “extremely concerned” by the situation in Kenya, where three senior officials were arrested for alleged abuse of office during the …

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Ryan Lochte mum on Rio return, plugs ‘Dancing with the Stars’ gig

August 30th, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Lochte isn’t saying whether he’ll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics.

Lochte tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” his legal team is dealing with the situation, adding “we’re just trying to …

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