Doping

Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack arrives with his lawyer William Bourdon, right, at the Paris courthouse, Monday, June 8, 2020. A sweeping sports corruption trial opened Monday in Paris involving allegations of a massive doping cover-up that reached to the top of world track and field's governing body. Lamine Diack, 87, who served as president of the body for nearly 16 years, is among those accused of receiving money from Russian athletes to hide their suspected doping so they could compete at the Olympics in 2012 and other competitions. His son Papa Massata Diack is also charged in the case. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 08, 2020 - 10:17 am
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court heard allegations Monday that top athletes hushed-up suspected doping by giving millions of dollars in illicit payoffs to corrupt administrators, as the trial got underway for the disgraced former head of track and field who was once among the most influential leaders in...
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FILE - In this Friday Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference in London. An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
June 04, 2020 - 4:56 pm
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday. McLaren said 40 positive doping tests were “hidden” in IWF records and that athletes...
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In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, Bob Baffert, two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer, lowers his bandana during an interview while keeping his distance at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
May 26, 2020 - 11:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to published reports. The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2010, file photo, a laboratory technician prepares samples of urine for doping tests during a media open day, at the King's College Drug Control Centre in London. The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat, it is revealed Tuesday May 26, 2020, funding four projects in Canada and Germany, looking at whether AI could spot signs of drug use. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
May 26, 2020 - 10:06 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With sports around the world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat. WADA is funding four projects in Canada and Germany, looking at whether AI could spot signs of...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch during the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Autopsy reports released Friday, May 15, 2020, show that the pilot who flew Bryant did not have drugs or alcohol in his system when the helicopter crashed in Southern California in January, killing all nine aboard. The causes of death for Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, pilot Ara Zobayan and the others have been ruled blunt force trauma. Federal authorities are still investigating the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 15, 2020 - 9:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in January, according to autopsies...
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CORRECTS THE SOURCE IN THE CAPTION SIGNOFF TO JAY BHATTACHARYA, NOT MLB - This selfie photo taken by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University, shows himself in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, May 10, 2020. Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. "It allows us to get a peek of the nation-wide prevalence," said Bhattacharya, one of the study's leaders, said Sunday. (Jay Bhattacharya via AP)
May 11, 2020 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The small number of positive tests, announced Sunday, was taken as positive news by a sport pushing ahead with plans to start its delayed season. MLB...
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In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Barcelona's coach Quique Setien watches his players doing a training session in Barcelona, Spain on Friday May 8, 2020. Soccer players in Spanish player returned to train for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via AP)
May 10, 2020 - 9:59 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league is not changing its plan to resume competing after five players from clubs in the first and second divisions tested positive for COVID-19. The league confirmed the positive tests on Sunday but said it was not going to alter the practice protocol that got underway...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, action during the Cologne against Dortmund German Bundesliga soccer match between in Dortmund, Germany. Cologne soccer club said Friday May 2, 2020, that three people at the club had tested positive for the coronavirus, but didn't name them or say whether they were players. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
May 04, 2020 - 9:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer league reported 10 positive tests for the new coronavirus among 36 clubs in the Bundesliga and second division on Monday. The DFL said that 1,724 tests for COVID-19 were carried out over two rounds among players, coaches, physiotherapists and other staff. The tests...
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In a photo provided by The Call to Unite, Oprah Winfrey speaks during the 24-hour live event, which was transmitted Friday, May 1, 2020. (The Call to Unite via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 2:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels talked about past drug use and urged people not to give into the temptation to abuse drugs during the coronavirus pandemic, saying “You are not alone.” Actress Eva Longoria said the pandemic is giving the world a chance to reset itself, and praised health...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali, top, watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. The 1996 film "When We Were Kings" is a documentary of the bout known as the "Rumble In The Jungle" between Ali and Foreman. The fight was a cultural milestone that ran far deeper than boxing. (AP Photo/File)
May 01, 2020 - 4:49 pm
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 not one, but two of the greatest stinkers in the...
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