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The long, winding road to anti-doping reform

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee has acted to curb the power of sports federations and overhaul doping controls in a revamped fight against drugs cheating, but the road to reform promises to be long and complex.What has the IOC decided and why?

Politics no longer a betting sideshow

London - Brexit and the Scottish Referendum have transformed politics from being of little importance to British bookmakers to becoming an increasingly vibrant market.

Could future humans lap Usain Bolt?

At the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, some of the fastest and strongest people in the world showed us what humans in peak physical condition can accomplish.

Hulk Hogan verdict forces Gawker founder Denton into bankruptcy

New York - Gawker founder Nick Denton declared bankruptcy on Monday after a federal judge allowed collection efforts to begin on $140 million in damages the news website was found liable for in a lawsuit filed by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Aussie athletes robbed during fire evacuation at Olympic village

Rio De Janeiro - How much more could possibly go wrong for Australia's Olympic athletes? How about adding a robbery while the team was evacuated from their building because of a fire in the basement.

Rio not 'clean' — Russian doping whistleblower

Rio De Janeiro - Russian doping whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov has told a Brazilian newspaper that the Rio Olympics "will not be clean" and blasted the International Olympic Committee for not banning Russia.

Brazil steps up efforts to prevent terrorism at Summer Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has assigned more than 22,000 soldiers to assist police and other security protecting the 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to begin next month.

Warriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on." So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs

Federer, Monfils out of French Open

For the first time in 17 years, Roger Federer of Switzerland will miss a Grand Slam event as he announced that he is not competing in this year’s French Open for health reasons.

Are martial arts clubs adding punch to the jihadist cause?

Paris - Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.

Japan plans easing visa requirement for foreign ski instructors

Amid the declining popularity of skiing, the Japanese government plans to ease the visa requirement for overseas ski instructors wanting to work in Japan.

Interview: Ted Adams III races for gold with TRI sports drama Special

Ahead of the film's wide summer release, Digital Journal chatted with Ted Adams to get the latest on what could be this year's "Creed."

British lawnmower racing season starts in southern England

It's not NASCAR, Grand Prix or Formula One racing, but the British Lawnmower Racing Championship is right up there in popularity with its fans. The season got started on Sunday in a field in southern England.

New study shows chocolate or cocoa may boost athletic performance

A British study performed at Kingston University showed that eating dark chocolate and cocoa may improve athletic performance and help during fitness training. Chocolate and cocoa are already known to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

Report: Wrestling icon Chyna dead for days before police arrived

Legendary wrestler Chyna appeared to have been dead for days when police found her unresponsive in her California home, according to TMZ.

Putin says banned drug meldonium not 'doping'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin defended Thursday the use of the banned drug meldonium, saying athletes' use of the performance-boosting drug does not constitute doping. "This drug has nothing to do with doping," Putin said during an annual call-in show.

Fury, Klitschko confirm heavyweight rematch

England will host the rematch between World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko in July.

Djokovic surges past Federer as money leader in men’s tennis

Following his victory at the Miami Open, world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia has become the all-time money leader on the ATP Tour.

Russian Kuksenkov positive for meldonium

Moscow - European champion gymnast Nikolai Kuksenkov has become the latest Russian sportsman to test positive for the banned drug meldonium, local media reported Sunday.

San Francisco gets $5 million bill from police for Super Bowl 50

San Francisco - San Francisco taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars in police overtime incurred as the city hosted weeks of festivities before Super Bowl 50.

NCAA bracket leak leaves officials March mad

The NCAA Selection Show is the inauguration of the annual March Madness of college basketball. However, this year the list of teams who made it to the Big Dance was leaked.

Highlight of the Week: Steph Curry sinks another half-court shot

To say Steph Curry is like a video game is unfair; he's better than a video game equivalent of an NBA star, because he's sinking half-court shots like they're free throws, as we saw again last night in the Golden State Warriors game versus Orlando.

Disgraced ex-chief of Russia's anti-doping agency dies: Report

Moscow - The former head of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA, Nikita Kamayev, who resigned last year over scandalous allegations of state-sanctioned doping, has died aged 50, TASS state news agency reported.

Report showcases newfound love of world soccer across U.S.

A new report showcases a rapid rise in Americans viewing, traveling and spending for worldwide soccer matches. As more and more ticket holders across the EU are U.S. citizens, a shift in interest is strongly taking shape.

Musician Alicia Keys announces free SF concert before Super Bowl

San Francisco - American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will headline a free concert on the San Francisco waterfront the night before Super Bowl 50.

Decision day for Oakland Raiders could come as early as Wednesday

Oakland - The storied Oakland Raiders football team could decide by Wednesday whether to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area or move back to Southern California, where it played in the 1980s and early 90s.

Battered Brazil vows 2016 Olympics will be 'spectacular'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil may not know who its president will be in eight months' time, and Olympic athletes won't have TVs in their rooms because of the country's recession, but Rio de Janeiro is still promising a "spectacular" 2016 Games.

Highlight of the Week: The Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary game-winner

It was the touchdown heard around the world on Thursday night. With zero time on the clock, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers heaved a Hail Mary throw into the endzone hoping to give his team a last-minute win over the Detroit Lions.

Highlight of the Weekend: Game-winning TD pass in CFL playoffs

It was football Sunday in Canada, too, when the CFL semi-finals brought incredible drama to Ottawa. In this video, watch Ottawa QB Henry Burris throw a 94-yard game-winning pass to Greg Ellingson, advancing the RedBlacks to the Grey Cup.

Op-Ed: American universities have a value problem

When something is essential, can it really be regulated by the free market? The demands and pace of change in the modern economy mean that decent-paying jobs require ever more skills, knowledge, and training to be filled.
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