Austrian policeman charged for leaking skier's doping video, 2019 March 25

VIENNA (AP) - State prosecutors in Innsbruck have charged an Austrian policeman with malpractice for leaking a police video showing a skier apparently in the middle of a blood transfusion during the doping raid at last month's Nordic skiing world championships in Seefeld.

Prosecutors say the policeman has confessed to ...

Barno of Kenya, Merachi of Ethiopia win Los Angeles Marathon, 2019 March 24

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - John Korir thought he was going to join his brother as a winner of the Los Angeles Marathon. But the Kenyan saw his chances of victory on Sunday pass him by within view of the finish line.

Elisha Barno of Kenya passed his countryman with ...

Ward hopes LA Marathon good preparation for Olympic trials, 2019 March 23

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Taylor Ward wants to use the Los Angeles Marathon as a springboard to the Olympic marathon trials next year.

Ward is the top-ranked American woman in the field for Sunday's race, which starts at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica. The Utah native prepared in ...

Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million from 2020-24, 2019 March 23

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season.

"When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a ...

21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands, 2019 March 20

MUNICH (AP) - As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday.

Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich prosecutor ...

Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year's games, 2019 March 20

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms.

The cherry blossom is Japan's most-loved flower. Organizers on Wednesday said the torch image was picked because the torch relay will begin a year from now in ...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link, 2019 March 20

PARIS — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players ...

Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team, 2019 March 20

VISTA, Calif. (AP) - There's always been a rebelliousness and a bit of an attitude to skateboarding, and now there's credibility.

That's what being added to the Olympics will do for a sport, and that was the vibe when USA Skateboarding announced its first-ever national team of eight men and ...