IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

LONDON (AP) — Forty-five more athletes, including 23 medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Olympics, the IOC said Friday.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio

LONDON (AP) — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

AP Source: Texans star J.J. Watt has back surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

  • Written by KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer

Putin calls for creation of new anti-doping commission

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia's future strategy, as the country faces possible exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.