LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Derby- and Preakness-winning trainer Rick Dutrow was suspended for 30 days on Tuesday for violating doping rules.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield’s name isn’t on the entry list for Saturday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
MONACO — The Tour de France is ready for another edition with Lance Armstrong, and Saturday’s opening stage may show whether he’s ready to challenge for another title.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brian France says NASCAR’s drug-testing policy is a fair system that protects its competitors and fans from the dangers of an impaired driver on the race track.
PARIS — France’s sports minister says Lance Armstrong will be “particularly monitored” for doping during the Tour de France.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympic speedskating great Claudia Pechstein of Germany was banned for two years because of blood doping Friday and will miss the 2010 Vancouver Games.
PARIS — France’s sports minister says Lance Armstrong will be “particularly monitored” in anti-doping checks at the Tour de France this year.
SAN DIEGO — Manny Ramirez will be back in big leagues on Friday night after a 50-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy. His return should be nothing short of a spectacle.
MONACO — For all of Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France victories, he still hasn’t won the hearts of the French. That may be about to change.
MONACO — Cycling’s governing body says all 180 riders expected to start the Tour de France — plus one — have undergone planned pre-race blood tests.
PARIS — When the Tour de France starts Saturday, some cyclists may as well wear targets on their backs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeremy Mayfield will go head-to-head with NASCAR this week in what very well may be his last shot at racing again this season.
VIENNA — Cyclist Christian Pfannberger’s positive doping test for EPO has been confirmed by a backup “B” sample, the Austrian anti-doping agency NADA said Monday.
LONDON — Four-time Olympic show jumper Michael Whitaker has been suspended after his horse failed a drug test.
PARIS — When Lance Armstrong and France’s anti-doping agency were at odds last spring over a surprise doping test, the seven-time Tour de France champion’s return to the Tour appeared to fade.
PARIS — France’s anti-doping crusaders are stockpiling needles for testing blood and cups for sampling urine, and two new books on Lance Armstrong have just been released in France.
CHICAGO — When it comes to the electing players to the Baseball Hall of Fame, no new guidelines are needed to deal with the so-called Steroid Era because voters are already asked to consider a player’s integrity and character.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeremy Mayfield denied Thursday ever taking methamphetamines, doesn’t know how he failed a random drug test and said his indefinite suspension from NASCAR has ruined his driving career.
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is cooperating with a federal investigation into where Manny Ramirez got the performance-enhancing drug that resulted in his 50-game suspension.
DETROIT — Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto will not be suspended by Major League Baseball or his team after testing positive for marijuana at this year’s World Baseball Classic.
BERLIN — Isabell Werth of Germany, a multiple Olympic dressage gold medalist, has been suspended after her horse tested positive for a banned substance.
NEW YORK — Two minor league pitchers have been suspended for 50 games each after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
CHICAGO — The Chicago chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is taking up the thorny question of what to do with “Steroid Era” players and the Hall of Fame.
NEW YORK — A pair of Tampa Bay Rays in the Venezuelan Summer League have been suspended under baseball’s minor league drug program.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The International Equestrian Federation is investigating a second member of its president’s family for alleged horse doping.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Sport’s highest court says it will hear Alejandro Valverde’s appeal to overturn a doping ban that stops the star cyclist from riding in the Tour de France.
PARIS — Tour de France organizers banned former world champion Tom Boonen from next month’s race after the Belgian rider tested positive for cocaine for the second time in less than year.
AIGLE, Switzerland — Five cyclists face doping charges based on suspicious test results gathered in a pioneering blood profiling system.
NEW YORK — Atlanta minor league pitcher Rafael Cruz was suspended 50 games on Tuesday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
CINCINNATI — Atlanta Braves minor leaguer Rafael Cruz has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
NEW YORK — Former slugger Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, The New York Times reported Tuesday on its Web site.
NEW YORK — Former slugger Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, The New York Times reported Tuesday on its Web site. The Times, citing lawyers familiar with the case, reported Sosa is one of 104 players who tested positive in a 2003 baseball survey. The paper did not identify the drug.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic champion Tyler Hamilton received an eight-year ban from cycling Tuesday, all but ending his drug-tainted career after he admitted to taking a steroid.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic champion Tyler Hamilton has received an eight-year ban from cycling, all but ending his drug-tainted career after he admitted to taking a steroid.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Financial considerations should not drive the decision on which city hosts the 2016 Olympics, IOC president Jacques Rogge said Tuesday on the eve of key presentations by the four candidates.