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Monday Sports in Brief, 2019 December 10

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team's 2007 Spygate scandal.

In a statement posted on Twitter and the ...

Despite doping ban, Russian athletes prepare for Olympics, 2019 December 10

Despite another doping ban, many Russian athletes will still be competing at the next Olympics.

The sanctions handed down by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday mean there won't be a Russian flag or national anthem at a string of major sports competitions, including next year's Tokyo Olympics. But there ...

Column: Russian doping would have made El Chapo envious, 2019 December 10

Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games that would have turned El Chapo green with envy.

It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched from lowly lab technicians to the highest reaches of the nation’s sports ministries. And despite getting busted twice ...

Analysis: Russia scandal makes 'fair' a thing of the past, 2019 December 9

The goal all along, or so the Olympic leaders say, has been fairness. And also - that notion of protecting the “innocent" Russian athletes who must be out there somewhere.

But what's clear to anyone who has followed even a second of the Russian doping saga, now in its ...

AP Interview: Parris' WWC soul-searching, striving for elite, 2019 December 9

LONDON (AP) - As Nikita Parris reflects on a transformative year for English women’s football, not ending 2019 as a world champion still hurts.

­­­­­It’s even harder to banish that lingering sense of disappointment when the scene of the Women's World Cup semifinal loss to the United States is also ...

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups, 2019 December 9

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes.

Here is a timeline of the drug use, doping investigations and cover-ups:

February 2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin opens ...

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia, 2019 December 9

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors.

The ruling by the World Anti-Doping Agency's executive ...

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympi, 2019 December 9

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympics, sports events.