• Games bid process must change so there are no losers: IOC
    Reuters38 minutes ago

    Games bid process must change so there are no losers: IOC

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The way cities are awarded Olympic Games must change because too many losers are created under the current present system, the President of the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Thomas Bach said the process would not be altered mid-race

  • Doping: Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs
    Reuters23 minutes ago

    Doping: Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

    By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President Thomas Bach with real concerns about Russia, as well as the sport of weightlifting, he said on Thursday. About 100 Russian athletes were banned from competing

  • Doping agency criticizes Russia as Isinbayeva given key role
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Doping agency criticizes Russia as Isinbayeva given key role

    Even before Friday's publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are bickering. WADA is upset because it was not consulted before a new board was picked to oversee reforms at the suspended Russian drug-testing agency

  • Cousins leads Kings to easy 120-89 win over last-place Mavs
    The Associated Press

    Cousins leads Kings to easy 120-89 win over last-place Mavs

    DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings started and ended with victories on a six-game trip that got a little weird in the middle. Cousins had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Kings snapped a three-game losing streak with a 120-89 victory over the last-place Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.