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WADA say 'successfully retrieved' doping data from Moscow lab

Paris - WADA said Thursday that they have "successfully retrieved" data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports.

Pound says 'not end of world' Russia missed lab testing deadline

Paris - Former WADA president Dick Pound is against imposing fresh sanctions on Russia for missing a deadline to allow World Anti-Doping Agency experts access to its Moscow laboratory."It's not the end of the world," former WADA president told AFP on Friday.

WADA experts begin extracting Russian lab data: minister

Moscow - Russia's sports minister on Thursday said that experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency have begun procedures to copy data of the anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, their second attempt to do so.

Kremlin blames 'logistics' for missed WADA deadline

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday said Moscow's failure to meet the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deadline last week to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory could be explained by logistical problems.

WADA athletes body seeks Russia ban over missed deadline

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee on Wednesday demanded Russia be hit with new sanctions over its failure to meet a crucial deadline to hand over data from its drug-tainted Moscow laboratory.

WADA team pays first visit to Moscow doping lab

Moscow - A team of World Anti-Doping Agency experts had access for the first time to the Moscow drug-testing laboratory on Wednesday, the Russian Sports Ministry announced.

NCAA completes investigation into Baylor sexual assault scandal

Nearly two years after Baylor's sexual-assault scandal surfaced, the NCAA has finally completed its investigation and formally notified the Big 12 school of looming allegations, and they may be very serious.

'Treachery' or 'transparent'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

Victoria - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sp...

Whistleblower warns WADA of 'catastrophe' if Russia ban eased

Los Angeles - Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a "catastrophe for clean sport" if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week.

WADA to reinstate Russia after doping suspension: statement

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency has been given the green light to lift its ban on Russia's drug-tainted testing authority after a recommendation from investigators, the global doping watchdog said Friday.

'Overwatch' eSports expands to new cities, including Paris

San Francisco - Activision Blizzard on Friday added six new teams to is "Overwatch" League, including one in Paris, as the city-based approach to eSports headed into its second season.

Spikeball: the US sport coming to a beach or backyard near you

New York - For a game still in its infancy Spikeball -- a beach sport which looks like the love child of volleyball and tennis -- is already making global waves.

Batting for ballots: Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Islamabad - Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed state.

US blocks IOC request for sports equipment to North Korea

New York - The United States has blocked a request from the International Olympic Committee to allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea to help athletes prepare for the Olympics, diplomats said Thursday.

North Korea hopes for sporting change in wake of summit

Pyongyang - North Korean sports administrators are hoping the country will come in from the sporting cold in the wake of leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Donald Trump in Singapore.

In Iraq, ex-sports stars seek to shake up politics

Baghdad - In the sweltering heat of Mexico '86, Ahmed Radhi and Basil Gorgis pulled on the same jerseys to represent Iraq's football team in its sole World Cup Finals.

The Miami Marlins claim citizenship in the British Virgin Islands

The Miami Marlins are arguing in court that the team, as a corporate entity, is based in the British Virgin Islands, rather than the United States.

Sports academy in Egypt gives Syrian children hope

Alexandria - When Amir al-Awad fled Syria for Egypt, he intended to cross the Mediterranean for a European country.

German far-right to launch parliamentary football team

Berlin - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Saturday announced it was launching its own parliamentary football team, after four of its members were barred from entering the official squad.

AI predict best batters in baseball

New research suggests vision, sensory and motor testing could predict best batters in baseball. This has been tested out using artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.

Sports platform evolves Blockchain based infrastructure

The sports site Sportco has developed a schema to reward its regular readers. A blockchain-based algorithm will measure the involvement and influence of individual readers upon the other readers and issue rewards.

Daniel Mitchell talks future events, new photographic equipment Special

Multi-faceted Swiss photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming sporting events for 2018, and he opened up about latest advances in technological and photographic equipment.

Good Sports launches Equip-A-Kid to provide sports gear for youth

Good Sports has launched a virtual shopping experience, entitled "Equip-A-Kid," in an effort to provide new sports gear to underserved youth all over the country.

Hong Kong athlete says coach abused her as teen

Hong Kong - A top Hong Kong hurdler Thursday accused her former coach of sexually assaulting her when she was a schoolgirl, the first high-profile woman in the socially conservative city to tell of abuse as part of the #MeToo movement.

Former US gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex abuse

Lansing - Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Lawrence "Larry" Nassar, accused of molesting more than 100 female athletes over several decades, pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct.

China tells 'aunties' to dance away from cemeteries

Bejing - China's most ubiquitous public performers -- lively groups of primarily elderly women who show off their moves in outdoor squares -- have been ordered to avoid dancing on graves and spreading superstitious beliefs.

Putin says US plotted doping scandal to swing Russian vote

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of inventing doping allegations against Russian athletes to influence next year's presidential election, which he is widely expected to contest and win.

Trump says NFL barbs about patriotism, not race

Washington - US President Donald Trump denied stoking racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism.

NFL controversy has 'nothing to do with race,' Trump says

Washington - President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that an intensifying feud with National Football League players who won't stand during the US national anthem to draw attention to social injustice, has "nothing to do with race.

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Los Angeles - A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice.
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