• IOC seeks legal advice on banning Russia from Rio Olympics
IOC seeks legal advice on banning Russia from Rio Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport is hearing an appeal in Geneva by 68 Russian athletes against the IAAF's decision to ban the Russian team due to widespread doping. Mutko has already suspended five top deputies, including his number two Yury Nagornykh, described as the point man for running the cheating scheme.

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  • IOC Seeking Legal Advice Over Russia Ban
IOC Seeking Legal Advice Over Russia Ban

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has a teleconference on Tuesday to go over options in the wake of a report that uncovered a state-run doping scheme in Russian Federation that ensnared 28 sports, both summer and winter.

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  • Efforts to ban Russian Federation from the Rio Olympics inappropriate - Putin
Efforts to ban Russian Federation from the Rio Olympics inappropriate - Putin

Travis Tygart , the CEO of USADA, called the report proof of a "mind-blowing level of corruption" and urged the worldwide community to come together to ensure that what he called an unprecedented level of criminality never threatens sports again.

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  • Pa. prison on lockdown after correctional officer, inmate killed
Pa. prison on lockdown after correctional officer, inmate killed

Monday. A correctional officer and an inmate are dead following an altercation at a Pennsylvania prison. Luzerne County Manager David Pedri confirmed the deaths in a news conference Monday, the Times Leader reported. "This is somebody who came to work that day hoping to go home to their family and they didn't", Pedri said about the guard. "Sadl...

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  • International Olympic Committee ban Russian sports minister from Rio
International Olympic Committee ban Russian sports minister from Rio

With less than three weeks until the start of this year's Games on August 5, it's unlikely the findings will be available in time to provide evidence for a finding. The committee has also put a hold on organizing or "giving patronage" to any sports events or meetings in Russian Federation, including the 2019 European Games.

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  • Williams sisters make it a double at Wimbledon
Williams sisters make it a double at Wimbledon

In the final, though, Kerber, a 28-year-old lefty from Germany, proved hard. Final defeats followed in the opening two slams of this season, to Kerber at the Australian Open and Garbine Muguruza at the French Open, and the end of Williams' period of dominance was proclaimed.

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  • Former St. Louis Cardinals exec sentenced for hacking
Former St. Louis Cardinals exec sentenced for hacking

United States District Judge Lynn Hughes ruled on July 18 that the former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director would be forced to serve almost four years in jail. Louis. According to the general counsel for the Astros, Correa had accessed the database some sixty times between March of 2013 and June of 2014. He also viewed, among other things, ...

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  • Pakistan beat England as banned Amir completes return
Pakistan beat England as banned Amir completes return

The leg-spinner took 10 for 141, including a second-innings haul of four for 69 on Sunday's fourth day. Pakistans Rahat Ali removed Englands top three batsmen as the first Test at Lords hurtled towards an exciting climax on Sundays fourth day.

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  • Chad Johnson invites Johnny Manziel to give him a call
Chad Johnson invites Johnny Manziel to give him a call

During Von Miller's ESPY Awards party, Manziel was spotted at the 1OAK nightclub in Hollywood trying to "catch 'em all" and was filmed playing some Pokemon Go in the club. I've got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. He faces a misdemeanor assault charge that carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine after...

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  • Vigil planned for Baton Rouge police at LSU
Vigil planned for Baton Rouge police at LSU

Yesterday's shooting, which left three other officers wounded, took place in a city scarred by racial tensions and protests against police brutality since the July 5 death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot at point-blank range by white police.

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  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman throws 105 miles per hour, twice
Yankees' Aroldis Chapman throws 105 miles per hour, twice

The Yankees are now sitting at a dismal 45-46, 8.5 games out of first place in the American League East. While the signs say that the Yankees should have a yard sale, selling their superstars will hurt them in the end. Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman was a bit more colorful in his assessment of Chapman. According to reports, they hope to...

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  • Jim Harbaugh appears in rap video
Jim Harbaugh appears in rap video

Not surprisingly, the video, which will surely appeal to recruits, drops mention of former Michigan Wolverines turned National Football League stars Charles Woodson and Tom Brady .

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  • Amir's return to Lord's will make me feel sick: Swann
Amir's return to Lord's will make me feel sick: Swann

Despite the 30-year-old's efforts the occasion marked one of the lowest points in cricket's history when Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were caught spot-fixing. Their all-time leading wicket-taker will be a very signifcant absentee, should his stress fracture of the shoulder blade in his bowling arm keep him out for long.

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  • Summer Olympic federations prefer individual - not overall - bans on Russian athletes
Summer Olympic federations prefer individual - not overall - bans on Russian athletes

Earlier the Committee promised "the toughest sanctions available" after a WADA report found Russian Federation had concealed the positive doping tests of athletes in the run-up to the Sochi Winter games. While the report says much of the day-to-day administration of doping cover-ups was done by deputy minister Yuri Nagornykh and Mutko's adviser, ...

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  • Jacob deGrom's game of his life is just what Mets need
Jacob deGrom's game of his life is just what Mets need

The Phillies, conversely, improved to 18-17 versus the NL East after posting their 11th win in 15 outings. Mets first baseman James Loney threw Carlos Ruiz out at the plate when he attempted to score on Eickhoff's infield single in the sixth, and the Mets were denied when Asche, the Philadelphia left fielder, made a sliding catch of Cabrera's...

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  • Nadal gets green signal to play at Rio Olympics
Nadal gets green signal to play at Rio Olympics

Brazil has been most affected by the mosquito-borne virus that has spread rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean. Jalep, who last month told said she was "very worried" about the long-term effects of the Zika virus, consulted with many doctors before issuing her decision shortly after Raonic.

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  • Baltimore Orioles announce Dylan Bundy will start Sunday
Baltimore Orioles announce Dylan Bundy will start Sunday

But they have a new outlook after having four days off from game action during the All-Star break. Heading into today over the previous seven starts he has thrown 46.1 innings with a 7.19 K/9 and 2.33 BB/9 and a 3.11 ERA. Down 0-2, Miller hammered a line drive towards left field for a solo home run, giving the Rays a 4-1 lead. Schoop got his 15...

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  • US Open: The latest from the course
US Open: The latest from the course

He birdied three of his last eight holes, including a 25-foot putt on No. 2. But an errant tee shot at the ninth proved to be disastrous for Park and it took her five strokes just to get to the green, where she converted a long two-putt to salvage double bogey.

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  • Mourinho: I can improve Bailly like Varane
Mourinho: I can improve Bailly like Varane

On the trip the versatile McNair, who played in two games for his country in the Euro 2016 finals, intends showing Mourinho what he can do. Mourinho gave debuts to summer signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who arrived at a cost north of £55million, and saw plenty to please him.

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  • Summer Olympic sports oppose blanket Russia ban
Summer Olympic sports oppose blanket Russia ban

The Kremlin says Russian athletes are still focused on competing at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite calls for the entire Russian delegation to be banned over doping. He said last week that, if summer sports were implicated in the McLaren report, the global federations would have to decide on the eligibility of Russian athletes "on an individ...

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