• In this December 22, 2010 file photo, Spain's dormer world steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez, center, reacts as she is surrounded by reporters after leaving a court house in Madrid, Spain. Spain’s Sports Council has stripped runner Marta Dominguez of her status as a Spanish athlete after the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned her for three years for blood doping and removed her 2009 world steeplechase title. In a statement published Monday Feb. 8, 2016 in Spain’s Official State Bulletin, council president Miguel Cardenal Carro said the decision “to exclude” Dominguez from “high-level sports and athletics” was taken because of doping. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

    Spain’s Sports Council strips Dominguez of athlete status

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Sports Council has stripped runner Marta Dominguez of her status as a Spanish athlete after the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned her for three years for blood doping and removed her 2009 world steeplechase title.

    Updated: 6:20 am

  • Drew Hunter breaks indoor high school mile record

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Hunter broke Alan Webb’s high school record in the indoor mile running a 3:58.25 at the Armory Track Invitational on Saturday.

  • This is a Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 file photo of Gold medalist Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill as she celebrates after the heptathlon 800m at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.  Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the 2016 indoor athletics season because of an Achilles injury sustained in training.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season, hopes to be fit for Rio

    LONDON (AP) — Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor season because of an Achilles injury.

  • In this Sunday, July 28, 1996 file photo, women's 5,000 meters gold medalist Wang Junxia of China, center, is flanked by Pauline Konga of Kenya, right, silver, and Roberta Brunet of Italy, bronze during the medal presentation ceremony at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters. Wang’s records could be annulled if the former Olympic and world champion has admitted to doping before setting the marks in 1993, the International Association of Athletics Federations said Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

    IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

    BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters.

  • In this image made from video and provided by WMAR-TV, in Baltimore, David Eisenhauer conducts an interview discussing his athletic and academic aspirations for a weekly feature on high school athletes in the Baltimore area. Now the subject of shocking murder charges. Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old freshman engineering student and distance runner at Virginia Tech, is jailed without bond on charges of kidnapping and fatally stabbing a 13-year-old girl. (WMAR-TV via AP)

    Va. Tech murder suspects left few clues to possible motives

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a pre-dawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.

  • Musher Nathan Schroeder, of Warba, Minn., puts a ring of flowers around the neck of his lead dog, after they had reached the finish line at Billy's Bar just before 6 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Rice Lake, near Duluth, Minn., to win the nearly 400-mile-long  John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.  (Paul M. Walsh/WDIO-TV via AP)

    Schroeder captures 4th Beargrease title

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Nathan Schroeder has captured his fourth John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon title with a pre-dawn surge over the finish line near Duluth Wednesday.

  • Annual Thorpe Cup to be hosted by the University of Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas has been chosen to host the 2016 Thorpe Cup.

  • Indoor pole vault record came as no surprise for Jenn Suhr

    BOSTON (AP) — Defending Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr was injury-free, avoided the flu bug this season and the warm weather made it easier to train at her home-made facility in upstate New York.

  • 3 officials file appeals against life bans in IAAF case

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Three athletics officials banned for life by the IAAF for bribery and extortion to cover up a Russian doping case have appealed to sport’s highest court.

  • 4 African champions among 8 Nigerians banned for doping

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has banned eight athletes for doping, four of them gold-medal winners and one a silver medalist at the All Africa Games last year.