Russian tennis head backtracks on Sharapova retirement claim

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Tennis Federation backtracked on his comments Thursday, saying he didn't mean to suggest that Maria Sharapova's failed doping test could spell the end of her career.

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Bach: Russia faces range of sanctions if state doping proven

LONDON (AP) — The latest allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia could lead to suspension of entire national federations, heavy fines and lifetime Olympic bans, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

3x Olympic champion Walsh clears qualifying milestone

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Three-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner, reigning silver medalist April Ross, have cleared their last major obstacle before qualifying for the 2016 Summer Games.

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