- Analysis: Most troubling is Russia's reaction to scandal
Troubling as the details of the McLaren Report were, a news item out of Russia earlier this week was equally so. The new chair of the country's "revamped" anti-doping agency will be Yelena Isinbayeva, the pole vault great who has spent the past year thumbing her nose at all the evidence and at those who've dared to mete out punishment for the malfeasance.
- Column: Clean Olympians deserve a proper medal ceremony
Adam Nelson received his Olympic gold medal in the food court at Atlanta's airport.
- Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletes
LONDON (AP) — Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics.
- Using spies and coffee, how Russian dopers 'hijacked' sports
After six months of doping investigations, Richard McLaren delivered an emphatic verdict on Friday: Russia has "hijacked" sporting competitions for years, cheating rivals out of medals, and deceiving spectators.
- The Latest: Mutko says Russia will resort to legal action
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local):
- UEFA not happy about FIFA's proposals on expanded World Cup
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA is not happy about the way FIFA is pushing through plans to expand the 2026 World Cup.
- 'Today' show's Savannah Guthrie gives birth to boy
NEW YORK (AP) — 'Today' show co-host Savannah Guthrie has given birth to her second child, a boy.
- North Korean delegation back from paying respects to Castro
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A delegation of North Korean officials headed by one of Kim Jong Un's chief lieutenants returned to Pyongyang on Friday after visiting Cuba to pay respects to Fidel Castro, whom North Korea has called a "great comrade."
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- DeRozan, Lowry help Raptors beat Timberwolves 124-110
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors pushed aside the Minnesota Timberwolves — again.
- Strong negative Olympics sentiment among NHL owners
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there's significant opposition among team owners to continuing participation in the Winter Olympics, and the league is running out of time on negotiations to take part in the 2018 Games.
- Viewership dips for NBC's live showing of 'Hairspray'
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's live presentation of the musical "Hairspray" reached 9 million viewers, making it the least-watched of the four musicals it has aired, starting when the 2013 presentation of "The Sound of Music" created a sensation.
- Bach: Olympic bid process needs to change; 'too many losers'
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Signaling a potential radical change in the way Olympic host cities are chosen, IOC President Thomas Bach wants to revise the bidding process because it "produces too many losers."
- Molina bids to tame heavyweight champ Joshua as late call-up
MANCHESTER, England (AP) â He's the accidental challenger with a checkered boxing record who, away from the ring, teaches kids with special educational needs at a high school.
- IOC president Bach wants life bans for proven Russian cheats
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes and officials who are proven to have been part of a doping "manipulation system" should be banned for life from the Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.