• Mexican basketball suspended by FIBA; Olympics in jeopardy

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican basketball federation was suspended by world governing body FIBA on Friday because of the national government’s interference in how the sport is run.

    Updated: 5:18 pm

  • FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, April 26, 2015, British athlete Paula Radcliffe after she was presented with a lifetime achievement award during the 35th London Marathon. The IAAF Friday Nov. 27, 2015  cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests as lacking ``any scientific or legal basis.’’ (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

    IAAF clears Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program

    LONDON (AP) — The IAAF cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations on Friday and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests, saying the accusations lacked “any scientific or legal basis.”

    Updated: 11:17 am

  • IOC leaders to discuss Mexico dispute next month

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A dispute that could lead to Mexico’s suspension from the Olympics will be discussed by IOC leaders next month.

  • A Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 photo from files showing Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaking at his meeting with the media in Moscow. According to an account of the meeting posted by the ministry, Mutko said Russia would "follow all recommendations from WADA aimed at the necessary transformations in the activities and structure of RUSADA."  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

    Russia vows to follows all WADA recommendations on doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday it will follow any recommendations from the World Anti-Doping Agency to clean up its own troubled drug-testing body.

    Updated: 9:11 am

  • Ukrainian World boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko promotes Hamburg's bid for Olympic Games in 2024 during a public training session at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, prior his heavyweight boxing fight against challenger Tyson Fury from Britain, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. The title bout will take place in Duesseldorf's  LTU arena on Saturday.  Poster reads: Hamburg 2024, and : This is unique'. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Hamburg voters to decide on 2024 Olympic bid

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Leaders of Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics hope that a soccer scandal, unsettled costs and fear of attacks won’t dissuade voters from backing the German port city’s candidacy on Sunday.

  • Melzer out for 9 months after surgery, misses Rio Olympics

    VIENNA (AP) — Jurgen Melzer says he will be out for nine months and miss the 2016 Rio Olympics following surgery on his left shoulder.

  • Russian Biathlon Union accepts fine over 2014 doping cases

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Russian Biathlon Union is accepting a fine of 100,000 euros ($106,000) over three doping cases, including two that came ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

  • Summer Olympic federations set up anti-doping task force

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations have set up a task force to study their anti-doping programs as Olympic officials consider turning over all drug-testing to an independent body.

  • Hungary scolded for claiming European support for 2024 bid

    ROME (AP) — Europe’s Olympic association has scolded Hungary for claiming it has secured the backing of 16 European countries for Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Games.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 file photo, an elderly man tosses fallen gingko leaves into the air in a park in Beijing. China's capital has been hit with unusually cool and wet weather in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    In images from across Asia last week, Nepalis lit candles for the victims of Paris attacks, U.S. President Barack Obama visited Asia to meet with regional leaders and a darling panda cub made her public debut at a Malaysian zoo.