Olympic gold medalists from Russia deny doping claims

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia denied doping Friday, a day after they were named in a newspaper report detailing state-sponsored cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games.

  • Written by JAMES ELLINGWORTH, AP Sports Writer

IAAF won't ban Kenya from Olympics despite WADA decision

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's track and field athletes won't be banned from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite serious concerns over the African country's anti-doping program, the IAAF said Friday.

  • Written by MUTWIRI MUTUOTA, Associated Press GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

Love's Return: Cavs' big man thriving in second postseason

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — When the so-far-perfect Cavaliers held on in Game 4 and finished their sweep of overmatched Atlanta, LeBron James threw both arms around Kevin Love and hugged his teammate tightly, appearing almost afraid to let him go.

James knows he can't lose Love again.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer