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IOC seeks legal advice on banning Russia from Rio Olympics

International Olympic officials will "explore the legal options'" for a potential total ban on Russia from the games in Rio de Janeiro, and are taking measures to punish athletes and officials involved in the state-run doping conspiracy. The IOC executive board announced steps on Tuesday following...

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  • Jose Abreu's former agent indicted on federal charges of human trafficking

    Jose Abreu's former agent indicted on federal charges of human trafficking

    A federal grand jury has indicted Bart Hernandez, a former agent for White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, on charges related to human trafficking, according to court records. According to the sealed indictment filed in district court in Miami, Hernandez conspired beginning in 2008 with two convicted...

    • Former Athletics, White Sox infielder and outfielder Tony Phillips dies

      Former Athletics, White Sox infielder and outfielder Tony Phillips dies

      Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics' sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was 56. The A's didn't provide a cause of death Friday in announcing Phillips' passing, which the club said...

        • Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion

          Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion

          The Browns say troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report the team lied to cover up that he came to work intoxicated. The Browns say Manziel was in the NFL's concussion protocol from Dec....

            • Blake Griffin suspended four games for punching Clippers staff member

              Blake Griffin suspended four games for punching Clippers staff member

              The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended Blake Griffin four games without pay for punching a team staff member. His salary will be withheld for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. The team announced the punishment Tuesday, saying it worked with the NBA in the process. The Clippers...

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                • Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

                  Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

                  The 2016 Virginia Gazette boys and girls outdoor track and field athletes of the year share at least one crucial characteristic that Lafayette competitors often do: versatility. The outdoor seasons for this year's winners, Lafayette's Michael Tyler and Alexis Brender A Brandis, were characterized...

                    • Bell's steady showing in '15 bodes well for rising Jamestown senior golfer next season

                      Bell's steady showing in '15 bodes well for rising Jamestown senior golfer next season

                      Some prospective college athletes can be coy about their next-level intentions. Not rising Jamestown senior William Bell, the 2016 Virginia Gazette golfer of the Year. He wants to play for what he called the "greatest golf school of all-time," Oklahoma State, and is not shy about it. "… A long shot...

                        • Part-time rivals Floyd and Mason forge friendship on diamond with Post 39

                          Part-time rivals Floyd and Mason forge friendship on diamond with Post 39

                          POQUOSON – Tyler Floyd never doubted whether he would play for the Williamsburg Post 39 American Legion baseball team this summer. The former Bruton standout, a rising sophomore for Virginia Wesleyan, called being part of the group “addicting.” It’s a little more than just baseball for the Post...

                            • Vacationing teen wins Virginia Regional Ballet 5K at First Colony

                              One of the mainstays of the Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix series is the neighborhood run. Usually starting and finishing at a neighborhood clubhouse or swimming pool, these 5K runs traverse some of the most scenic residential areas of Williamsburg. Some have been held annually since 1993, when...

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