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Alphonso Davies celebrates title win with Bayern teammates in return to lineup

Alphonso Davies returned to Bayern's lineup from suspension on Saturday and capped a banner season by helping his club to a 4-0 victory. Bayern was presented with the title trophy, its chant of "champions" echoing around Wolfsburg's empty stadium.

Reigning 100m world champion Coleman suspended for missing doping tests

Christian Coleman, an American sprinter who won the 100-metre title at last year's world championships and had been the early favourite for the Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games, was temporarily banned from competition by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Wednesday.

Investigation finds doping coverups, alleged embezzlement in weightlifting

An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping coverups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday.

World Anti-Doping Agency seeks additional funding during pandemic

Even with sports shut down and little testing going on, World Anti-Doping Agency President Witold Banka is trying to convince governments to stump up extra funding in the fight against drug cheats.

Virus already causing Olympic chaos at qualifying events

Qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics in July are being cancelled or postponed almost daily, and time is running out for athletes to prove they meet the standard.

Russia accuses doping whistleblower of modifying key data

Russia is blaming the World Anti-Doping Agency's star witness for modifying key laboratory data. His lawyer says that's nonsense.

Russian boxers threaten 2020 Olympic boycott if sanctions not lifted

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics next summer if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Champions League

Messi marks milestone game with goal as Barcelona cruises to knockout round

Another day to celebrate for Lionel Messi. Another frustrating day for Liverpool against a familiar opponent. Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona with a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund 3-1 that sent his team into the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Russian foreign minister criticizes doping sanctions call

The Russian foreign minister cast calls for new anti-doping sanctions on Russian sports as one more Western effort to sideline Russia, while the country's top anti-doping official called the step "justified" on Tuesday.

After smashing records at worlds, Simone Biles is ready to own the Olympics

Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world.

Simone Biles matches all-time medals mark with another gold at gymnastics worlds

Simone Biles won the women's vault competition at the gymnastics world championships on Saturday to tie the record for most world medals by any gymnast, but couldn't add another in the uneven bars.

Russia's Nagornyy wins world all-around gymnastics gold

Nikita Nagornyy of Russia won his first men's all-around gymnastics title at the world championships Friday after his closest rival made a crucial error on the last rotation.

Biles wins record 5th all-around title as Canada's Black limps away at gymnastics worlds

Simone Biles won her fifth all-around title at the gymnastics world championships Thursday, underlining her status as the clear favourite for next year's Olympic gold medal.

Russian gymnasts ride strong high bar to men's world team title

Russia has won its first men's all-around team gymnastics world title since the end of the Soviet Union after a crucial fall from China, scoring 261.726 points to beat the Chinese, who had prevailed in the event at seven of the last eight world championships.

Russian anti-doping CEO 'betrayed' by data tampering

The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency said Monday he feels "betrayed" after evidence emerged that crucial doping data was tampered with.