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Italian federation backs athletes accused of evading tests

 

ROME (AP) — The 20 active athletes facing possible doping suspensions should continue training for next year's Olympics, the president of the Italian athletics federation said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Browns' Pettine: 'I'm full speed ahead to getting it fixed'

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine says he has had "blunt" conversations with owner Jimmy Haslam and remains committed to fixing his team.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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MLS commissioner reflects on past season, past 20 years

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he doesn't believe the MLS Cup final between two small-market teams — Portland and Columbus — is somehow less-than ideal for the league.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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No. 10 Ohio State falls 75-72 to third-ranked Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After opening the season with losses to No. 1 Connecticut and No. 2 South Carolina, 10th-ranked Ohio State had a shot at No. 3 Notre Dame.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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South African appeals court convicts Pistorius of murder

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2013.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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USA Swimming and USADA to press FINA on doping issues

Actively seeking to avoid the kind of doping scandal engulfing track and field, USA Swimming is teaming up with the man who brought down Lance Armstrong.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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FIFA VPs Napout, Hawit arrested as bribery suspects

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA vice presidents Juan Angel Napout and Alfredo Hawit were arrested Thursday as part of the U.S. Department of Justice's widening bribery case that has rocked soccer's scandal-hit governing body.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Bengals ho-hum about chance to clinch early playoff berth

CINCINNATI (AP) — The only thing that matters to the Bengals is finally winning a playoff game.

They're on the verge of getting another chance.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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