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3 Italian relay runners cleared of doping allegations

ROME (AP) — Three members of the Italian team that won the silver medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the 2010 European Athletics Championships have been cleared of doping charges.

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5 minor leaguers suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of minor leaguers have been suspended for 72 games each following positive tests for performance-enchancing drugs, and three more received 50-game punishments for violations involving amphetamines and drugs of abuse.

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Australian athlete chases Olympic gold amid doping scandal

This is a Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012  file photo of Gold-medallist Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia, right stands with silver-medallist Jared Tallent of Australia,  after the men's 50-kilometer race walk competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Jared Tallent says he "definitely" considers himself the true Olympic race-walking champion. Now he just needs the gold medal to prove it. The Australian finished second in the 50-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics behind Sergei Kirdyapkin, who was one of five Russian walkers banned Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015, for doping. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Jared Tallent says he “definitely” considers himself the true Olympic race-walking champion. Now he just needs the gold medal to prove it.

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Troicki making most of second chance after year-long ban

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, right, and his compatriot Viktor Troicki come closer to hug during a training session at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Viktor Troicki was banned from tennis for failing to provide a blood sample for a drug test, he was so angry he needed a little distance from the game.

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3 Russian Olympic race-walk champs suspended in doping probe

In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo Sergey Kirdyapkin, of Russia, wins the gold medal in the men's 50-kilometer race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Three Russian Olympic champions have been provisionally suspended as part of an investigation into doping in Russian athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations has told The Associated Press. The three, all race-walkers, are Sergei Kirdyapkin, who won gold in the men’s 50-kilometer race at the London 2012 Olympics, and Valery Borchin and Olga Kaniskina, who won men’s and women’s 20km gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday.

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