Posts Tagged Western Europe

Doping cases cast shadow on Kenya rivalry in London Marathon

Elite Kenyan athletes Wilson Kipsang, left, and Dennis Kimetto, right, who will compete in the London Marathon, pose for the media near Tower Bridge in London, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Kipsang and Kimetto, both marathon world record breakers will compete head-to-head for the first time in the 35th London Marathon which will take place on Sunday April 26. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — With a field that features five of the seven fastest men’s marathoners in history, Sunday’s race in London shapes up as a showcase of Kenyan distance running.

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Barcelona to meet Bayern, Juventus gets Madrid in semifinals

Bayern's head coach Pep Guardiola instructs his players during the soccer Champions League quarterfinal second leg match between Bayern Munich and FC Porto at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a pairing of coach Pep Guardiola’s past and present teams, Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals.

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Usain Bolt: Gay’s reduced doping ban sends wrong message

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”

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Horse racing to bid farewell to record-breaking jockey McCoy

After nearly 4,350 winners, more than 1,000 falls, 20 straight jockey titles and countless broken bones, Tony McCoy will end his record-shattering career on the aptly named Box Office on Saturday.

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Michigan State basketball plans trip to Italy

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State’s basketball team will travel to Italy from Aug. 21-Sept. 1 with games scheduled against international teams.

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