Indian sprinter banned for 4 years, stripped of Asian titles
MONACO (AP) — Indian sprinter Sheoran Nirmla has been banned for four years for doping and stripped of two titles from the 2017 Asian Championships.
Monaco beats Nice 3-1 for 1st win of season
PARIS (AP) — Monaco finally got its first win of the season Tuesday, with Aleksandr Golovin scoring two goals in a 3-1 victory over Nice in a French league derby.
3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice
ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said...
South African sprinter Carina Horn fails doping test
MONACO (AP) — One of Africa's fastest female sprinters, Carina Horn, has been suspended for failing a doping test.
The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping cases in track and...
Marseille beats Monaco 4-3, new signing Benedetto scores 2
PARIS (AP) — New signing Dario Benedetto scored twice as Marseille rallied from 2-0 down to win 4-3 away to struggling Monaco and take fourth place in the French league on Sunday.
IAAF allows Russia’s Ivonina to compete at worlds
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF has allowed Russian runner Yekaterina Ivonina to compete as a neutral athlete in time for the world championships this month.
Former Anderlecht executive arrested in fraud case
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police have arrested former Anderlecht executive Herman Van Holsbeeck as part of a money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer.
Player’s agent arrested in money laundering soccer probe
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer.
2 Olympic champs from Russia rejected for worlds, 11 cleared
MONACO (AP) — Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia were refused clearance Tuesday to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming track world championships.
IAAF bans former adviser for life in corruption case
MONACO (AP) — Track and field's world governing body has banned a former adviser for life over alleged corruption in relation to doping cases.
Discus thrower de Morais tests positive ahead of worlds
MONACO (AP) — Andressa de Morais could be stripped of her silver medal from the Pan American Games after testing positive for doping.
The Athletics Integrity Unit says the Brazilian discus...
Track’s doping watchdog won’t appeal Coleman ruling
MONACO (AP) — The Athletics Integrity Unit says it won't appeal a decision to clear American sprinter Christian Coleman of a rule violation.
Benedetto scores again as Marseille beats Saint-Etienne 1-0
Marseille beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 at home on Sunday in a match between France's two most successful league teams.
Saint-Etienne has a record 10 French titles to Marseille's nine and Paris...
AP sources: St Petersburg, Munich, Wembley set for CL finals
MONACO (AP) — UEFA is putting forth St. Petersburg, Munich and Wembley as venues for a trio of Champions League finals, two people with knowledge of the process told The Associated...
Man United facing grueling travel in Europa League
MONACO (AP) — Manchester United will have a long trip to Kazakhstan as well as flights to Serbia and the Netherlands in the group stage of the Europa League.
Russian race walker Medvedeva given 8-year doping ban
MONACO (AP) — Russian race walker Yekaterina Medvedeva was banned for eight years Friday for a second doping offense.
The 25-year-old Medvedeva was once one of Russia's most promising young...
Europa League draw list
MONACO (AP) — Group A: Sevilla (Spain), APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus), Qarabag (Azerbaijan), Dudelange (Luxembourg)
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Copenhagen (Denmark), Malmo (Sweden), Lugano...
Ronaldo’s Juve gets Atletico rematch in CL group-stage draw
MONACO (AP) — Missing out on the Champions League title in his first season at Juventus still pains Cristiano Ronaldo.
Had it not been for the quarterfinal loss to Ajax last season, Ronaldo...
Defenders Van Dijk, Bronze win UEFA’s player of year awards
MONACO (AP) — UEFA's player of the year awards have gone to defenders, with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Lyon's Lucy Bronze handed the accolade.
Cantona gives perplexing speech when accepting UEFA award
MONACO (AP) — Former France great Eric Cantona gave a typically perplexing speech after collecting the UEFA presidential award at the Champions League draw.
Champions League group stage draw
MONACO (AP) — The Champions League group stage draw made Thursday in Monaco:
Group A: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray.
Former 800-meter world champion suspended for doping
MONACO (AP) — Former world champion runner Marina Arzamasova has been provisionally suspended for doping after testing positive for a drug in development that is popular with body...
Reinforced attack is no remedy for Monaco’s problem defense
PARIS (AP) — Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim made smart transfer moves in acquiring free-scoring forward Wissam Ben Yedder from Sevilla and striker Islam Slimani from English Premier League club...
Russian race walker Sergei Bakulin banned 8 years for doping
MONACO (AP) — Russian race walker Sergei Bakulin, who was previously stripped of a world title for doping, has been banned again, this time for eight years.
Without Falcao, Monaco beaten 3-0 at Metz
METZ, France (AP) — Monaco is on target for another miserable season in the French league after losing to newly promoted Metz 3-0 on Saturday for its second loss of the new...
Lyon routs Angers 6-0 to continue Sylvinho’s winning start
LYON, France (AP) — Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembelé both scored twice as Lyon won again in the French league under new coach Sylvinho by routing Angers 6-0 on Friday.
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Lyon opens French league season with 3-0 win at Monaco
MONACO (AP) — Sylvinho started his French league coaching career with Lyon on a high note as the seven-time champion opened its campaign with a 3-0 win at Monaco on Friday.
MONACO (AP) — Former world indoor 400-meter champion Kemi Adekoya has been banned for four years for doping in another drug case to hit Bahrain's squad of elite African-born runners.
MONACO (AP) — Sifan Hassan broke the long-standing women's mile record in 4 minutes, 12.33 seconds at the Herculis Diamond League meeting on Friday.
MONACO (AP) — Two Kenyan distance runners have been provisionally suspended and charged in doping cases, including 2014 African and Commonwealth Games 10,000 meters champion Joyce...
LONDON (AP) — Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans moved to Leicester on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell last season, while West Ham announced the sale of Marko Arnautovic to...
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Asian Games champ Keyhani banned for doping
MONACO (AP) — Asian Games steeplechase champion Hosein Keyhani has been banned for doping.
The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping cases in track and field, says the Iranian...
MONACO (AP) — Olympic marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been banned for four years for doping.
The Athletics Integrity Unit says Kirwa's ban will end on May 7, 2023, when she will be...
Kenyan marathon runner tests positive for strychnine
MONACO (AP) — Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been banned for nine months after testing positive for strychnine, a drug commonly known as rat poison.
MONACO (AP) — Russia's ban from international track and field has been extended over concerns it's "backsliding" on doping reforms.
Sunday's decision by track's world governing body, the...
Track body IAAF to rebrand as World Athletics
MONACO (AP) — Track and field's world governing body is to change its name from the IAAF to World Athletics.
The new name and logo will be introduced in October after one last edition of the...
More European clubs oppose plan to overhaul Champions League
PARIS (AP) — Teams from France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland have added their voices to concerns about plans to transform the Champions League.
Leclerc correctly predicts crash; Vettel 2nd for Ferrari
MONACO (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had predicted what might happen to him at the Monaco Grand Prix.
After his team botched his qualifying on Saturday and left Leclerc starting way...
Hamilton ranks stressful Monaco GP win among top-5 drives
MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's stressful win at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix extended his championship lead to 17 points after six races, yet perhaps more importantly it reminded him just why he...
Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports’ big day
One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera.
Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look...
Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to friend and mentor Lauda
MONACO (AP) — Exhilarated at the Monaco Grand Prix after clinching a record-extending 85th pole position in fine style, Lewis Hamilton was also quick to dedicate his latest success to friend and...
Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe
GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.
Monaco stays up despite final-day defeat at Nice
PARIS (AP) — Monaco retained its top-flight status despite losing 2-0 at Riviera rival Nice on the final day of the French league campaign on Friday.
Vettel’s 13-race run without a win reflects Ferrari struggle
MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel's barren spell with Ferrari stretches to a dismal 13 Formula One races without a win, dating back to the Belgian Grand Prix last August.
Lauda to be honored with special tributes at Monaco GP
MONACO (AP) — Special tributes will be held in memory of Formula One great Niki Lauda at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.
The three-time champion died on Monday at the age of 70 , less than...
Mercedes head Wolff pays moving tribute to friend Lauda
MONACO (AP) — His emotions still raw, Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said losing his friend Niki Lauda left him feeling crushed and cast a "huge black cloud" of sadness over Formula...