• Former Tigers pitcher Nesbitt among 5 minor league drug bans

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Angel Nesbitt is among five players who have been suspended for violations of the minor league drug program.

  • IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

    GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

  • Small race winners DQ’d for using agent tied to doping

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marathon organizers in Virginia have stripped winners of last weekend’s races of their titles after discovering they were managed by a Russian sports agent whose past doping concerns were chronicled in an Associated Press report.

  • Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal

    PARIS (AP) — Former French minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot was ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal on Thursday after accusing him of doping.

  • Marathon winners disqualified for using agent tied to doping

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marathon winners in Virginia have been stripped of their titles because officials say they were managed by a Russian sports agent who has been banned from participating in the races over doping concerns.

  • WADA decision harms Russia’s hopes for Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia’s fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame.

  • World Anti-Doping Agency keeping headquarters in Montreal

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency is keeping its headquarters in Montreal until at least 2031.

  • No charges in UK cycling doping case over lack of records

    LONDON (AP) — No charges will be brought over the doping investigation that cast a cloud over the reputation of British cycling and Bradley Wiggins, the country’s first Tour de France champion and most decorated Olympian.

  • Jamaica’s Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4×100-meter relay gold medal.

  • Distrust, anger grip Russian sports ahead of key doping vote

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — As it edges closer to a ban from the Winter Olympics, the Russian sports world is a bitter place.