Pound: Sharapova guilty of 'willful negligence' in drug test

LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova was guilty of "willful negligence" for using meldonium, and international tennis officials were aware that many players were taking the drug before it was banned this year, former World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound said Wednesday.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Circuit of the Americas: US Grand Prix will run in 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Grand Prix will run in 2016 after months of speculation that its financial struggles could scuttle Formula One's only race in the United States.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer

French soccer HQ raided in Swiss case against Blatter

GENEVA (AP) — Evidence has been seized in a search at the French soccer federation headquarters for a criminal case against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Swiss federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Written by GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer

Dick Pound: Russia 'dithering and procrastinating' on doping

LONDON (AP) — The man who headed the doping investigation that led to Russia's suspension from global track and field sees little evidence that the country is doing enough to win reinstatement in time for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Jury awards Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame.

  • Written by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press