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November 17, 2015 - 9:23am
1 week 5 days ago

The IAAF says it has been investigating alleged doping cover-ups in Kenya since March.

The IAAF said in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that allegations regarding "the covering up of doping in Kenya" had been referred to its ethics commission.

Allegations have been made by German broadcaster ARD that Kenyan track officials were extorting money from athletes and coaches to cover up failed drug tests, or in return for lenient doping bans....

November 17, 2015 - 8:47am
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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian marathon runner has been disqualified and faces further sanctions after winning a race in Japan at a time when the country is under suspension from global track and field.

Viktor Ugarov won the Kanazawa marathon on Sunday, two days after Russia was provisionally suspended from competition by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping.

The IAAF told The Associated Press by email on Tuesday that "the event...

November 17, 2015 - 8:33am
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Ge'Lawn Guyn made four 3-pointers and had 26 points to lead five scorers in double figures, and East Tennessee State defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 103-90 on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers (2-0) got 17 points from T.J. Cromer, 12 from Isaac Banks and 10 apiece from A.J. Merriweather and Abednego Lufile.

Kenneth Lowe scored 23 points to lead the Phoenix (0-2). Carrington Love had 22 points, Jordan Fouse added 15 points and 13...

November 17, 2015 - 8:09am
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HONOLULU (AP) — Roderick Bobbitt's layup with 1.4 seconds left spoiled Marqueze Coleman's career performance in the second half and gave Hawaii a 76-75 victory over Nevada in the championship game of the Rainbow Classic on Tuesday.

Bobbitt drove around Cameron Oliver and put the ball up high off the glass for the winning points after Coleman's layup on the other end. Coleman scored 32 of his career-high 34 points in the second half to lead the Wolf Pack back from a 16-...

November 17, 2015 - 7:30am
1 week 5 days ago

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein wants football leaders to help him find ideas to fight extremism and terrorism.

Prince Ali asks FIFA member federations "to join me in starting a serious dialogue within our football family to achieve that goal."

The Jordan federation president writes they can lead by "engaging our youth through football and sports" where "healthy competition and lifestyle can give them hope...

November 17, 2015 - 7:11am
1 week 5 days ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is planning to round off his season as the European number one with a winning performance at the DP World Tour Championship this week.

Top of the standings, McIlroy is in pole position among seven players with a chance of winning the Race to Dubai on Sunday after the last event of the European Tour season at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

McIlroy, who missed last week's BMW Masters in Shanghai, says "a few of...

November 17, 2015 - 6:58am
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PARIS (AP) — French sports minister Patrick Kanner praised security officials at the Stade de France for keeping their nerves when faced with the attacks that hit Paris last week, saying Tuesday that a major tragedy had been avoided.

The Stade de France was packed with 79,000 fans when three terrorists blew themselves up outside the venue, killing a bystander. There also were several dozen injuries.

Kanner, who attended the friendly game between...

November 17, 2015 - 6:37am
1 week 5 days ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque says his players were keen to play the friendly against Belgium and were disappointed with its cancellation because of security concerns.

Belgium called off Tuesday's game after the local government raised the security threat level amid an investigation related to last week's Paris attacks.

Del Bosque said the players were "calm and wanted to play," but understood the reasons for the cancellation. He said...

November 17, 2015 - 6:13am
1 week 5 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is officially opposing an effort to prevent a Cincinnati casino from naming its concert venue "The Shoe."

The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) that the university, which uses the nickname for its horseshoe-shaped Ohio Stadium in Columbus, filed a notice of opposition with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino.

The casino is owned by Caesars...

November 17, 2015 - 5:50am
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray heads the five-man team British team for next week's Davis Cup final against Belgium.

Murray is joined by brother Jamie, James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dominic Inglot in an unchanged side to the team that beat Australia in the semifinals.

Two-time major winner Murray says the final "will be a new experience for me."

The best-of-five series will be played from Nov. 27-29 on an indoor clay court in Ghent....

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