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  1. A Japanese Olympic mega-fan who attended every summer games since Tokyo in 1964 has died, just over a year before his home city was to host its second Olympics. Tokyo businessman Naotoshi Yamada ...

  2. Russian doping-test firm denies warning athletes of tests

    The Associated Press via Yahoo SportsMar 16 10:05 AM

    A Russian doping-test company denies accusations its staff gave athletes advance warning of tests. The Russian anti-doping agency has alleged that Anti-Doping Initiative's staff tipped off athletes ...

  3. Monday Sports in Brief

    The Associated Press via Yahoo NewsMar 26 7:50 AM

    As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5. The teams have met 198 times since 1921, ...

  4. French judges have issued international arrest warrants for two former Russian athletics officials as part of an investigation of doping cover-ups, a legal source said on Tuesday. The source ...

  5. Russian race walker Aleksandr Ivanov has been disqualified for three years for doping and is set to be stripped of his gold medal at the 2013 world championships in Moscow, the Russian ...

  6. World champion walker Ivanov banned for doping

    The Associated Press via Yahoo NewsMar 22 16:13 PM

    Russian race walker Alexander Ivanov was stripped of his 2013 world championship title after being found guilty of doping, the country's track federation said Friday. The ban was backdated to ...

  7. Deschamps keen to lead France into 2022 World Cup

    AFP via Yahoo NewsMar 19 15:06 PM

    France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has told AFP he would like to remain in his job until the 2022 finals in Qatar. The 50-year-old Deschamps, who took charge of France in 2012 ...

  8. First Olympic women's aerials champ Cheryazova dies at 50

    The Associated Press via Yahoo NewsMar 25 16:55 PM

    Lina Cheryazova, the first woman to win an Olympic aerials skiing gold medal, has died. Officials in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, where Cheryazova was living for the last two decades, said ...