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FILE - This is a Nov. 11, 2018, file photo showing Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan at an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Nashville, Tenn. Lewan, Tennessee’s three-time Pro Bowl left tackle, says the NFL has suspended him for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Lewan announced his suspension Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in a video he posted to Twitter. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
July 24, 2019 - 12:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Lewan, Tennessee's three-time Pro Bowl left tackle, says the NFL has suspended him for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers. Lewan announced his suspension Wednesday in an emotional video he posted to social...
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July 24, 2019 - 2:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation says Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended for failing a doping test. The ITF says the 99th-ranked Haddad Maia had traces of two banned anabolic agents known as SARMs in a doping sample provided on June 4 at...
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In this photo made available by shows the 2019 graduation class of the FIFA Master course run by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, in on July 12, 2019. It’s the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer’s World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in international sports law. (CIES via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 10:40 pm
NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer's World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in...
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South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout plays a shot to the 3rd green during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking beta blockers, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has overcome plenty on the way to his first major championship. It has been quite the journey to this...
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July 15, 2019 - 3:52 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Businessman and alleged drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov has resigned as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events. The Uzbekistani became interim...
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Members of the American League squad celebrate their 4-3 victory over the National League in the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 11, 2019 - 6:05 pm
First the players, now the ball. Home runs are skyrocketing, and once again Major League Baseball officials claim they don't know the reason why. Then again, it might be that they're just not looking hard enough. Unlike the players, the ball still looks the same. Commissioner Rob Manfred said it...
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Maria Fassi, of Mexico, hits off the 10th tee during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 02, 2019 - 10:57 am
Christiaan Bezuidenhout returns to Royal Portrush with a large measure of redemption. Bezuidenhout, a 25-year-old South African, captured his first European Tour event last week in the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama when he outplayed Jon Rahm in the final round and turned a five-shot lead into a...
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June 21, 2019 - 5:49 pm
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Roger Clemens only pitched in seven games for the Pawtucket Red Sox during a six-week stopover on his way from the Texas Longhorns to the major leagues. It made quite an impression. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox inducted Clemens into its hall of fame on Friday...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 21, 2019 - 3:05 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The penalty was announced Friday, a day after another fine outing by the 26-year-old right-hander. He is 9-2 with a 2.70...
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Fans watch a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Miami. Major League Baseball's average attendance of 26,854 is 1.4% below the 27,242 through the similar point last season, which wound below 30,000 for the first time since 2003. Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Tampa Bay set stadium lows this year. Kansas City had its smallest home crowd since 2011, and Toronto and San Francisco since 2010. Miami and the Rays drew 12,653 Wednesday night _ combined. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 01, 2019 - 11:11 am
The official culprit last season was the weather, which Major League Baseball cited as a big reason for a 4 percent slide in attendance over the previous year. This season? Well, attendance is down once again — only this time there are new excuses. Commissioner Rob Manfred blames increased...
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