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Valanciunas could make comeback at game 4: Raptors coach

Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas puts his shoes on at practice in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

TORONTO — The Raptors added Jonas Valanciunas to their active roster Monday, making the Toronto big man available to play. Valanciunas, who had been sidelined by an ankle injury, wasn’t designated as a starter for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, however. The Raptors went …

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IOC: 31 caught in retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples

A protective fence shows a Beijing 2008 logo outside the National Stadium, known as the "Birds Nest", in Beijing, on Aug. 7, 2008.

LONDON — In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports could be barred from competing in the Olympics after they were caught in retesting of drug samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, and other positive cases could emerge from the 2012 London Games. The International …

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Russia ‘very sorry’ for doping problem: minister

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.

MOSCOW — Russia has a “problem” with doping and is “very sorry” that its cheating athletes were not caught sooner, the country’s sports minister said. Russia, a track and field powerhouse, was suspended by the IAAF in November following a WADA panel report that found state-sponsored cheating. “Serious mistakes have …

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FIFA audit chairman Scala resigns in protest at Infantino

In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, FIFA chairman of audit and compliance Domenico Scala attends a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

GENEVA — In a challenge to the integrity of Gianni Infantino, FIFA’s compliance chairman resigned in protest on Saturday over what he sees as a power grab by the new president. Domenico Scala called his resignation a “wake-up call” for those working to reform soccer’s scandal-battered ruling body. Scala’s walkout …

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