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Sierra Leone marathoner joins race against Ebola

Health worker volunteers talk to a resident to distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A police official says health workers in Sierra Leone have come under attack while trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital.

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Agent: Kostner will attend next doping hearing

In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrates during the flower ceremony after finishing third in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities in Rome on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 world champion, was to be asked by CONI about allegations that she told prosecutors in Bolzano she helped Schwazer evade a test and knew he slept with a banned altitude machine. Kostner risks a ban of up to four years from all sports activities in Italy. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

ROME (AP) — The agent for Carolina Kostner says the former figure skating world champion will attend her next hearing before the Italian Olympic Committee’s anti-doping prosecutor.

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Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer.

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Kostner skips doping hearing in Schwazer case

In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrates during the flower ceremony after finishing third in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities in Rome on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 world champion, was to be asked by CONI about allegations that she told prosecutors in Bolzano she helped Schwazer evade a test and knew he slept with a banned altitude machine. Kostner risks a ban of up to four years from all sports activities in Italy. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

ROME (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing on Friday before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer.

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North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo North Korean athletes sing during a team welcoming ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement. With teams from 45 countries ready to roll after the games officially open Friday, the North's sportswear has already created something of a buzz in Incheon. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement.

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