Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

MOSCOW (AP) — Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals.

  • Written by By JAMES ELLINGWORTH, AP Sports Writer

Braves stripped of 13 prospects, Coppolella banned for life

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17.


  • Written by By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

Akron claims first MAC East Division title since 2005

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ulysees Gilbert returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half and Akron cruised to a 24-14 victory over Kent State on Tuesday night to claim its first Mid-American Conference East Division title since 2005.