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Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton’s smacks, Aaron Judge’s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sport is on track to break its season record for home runs on ...

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Giants' Blach tries to get back on track vs. Padres

SAN DIEGO — Ty Blach gets the start for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, and he hopes the three-run homer doesn’t follow him to the third game of three-game series. Blach (8-10, 4.68 ERA) has lost three consecutive starts, and the past two defeats ...

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3 positive doping tests being investigated from track worlds

MONACO (AP) Three positive doping tests involving athletes not yet identified are being investigated in samples taken from the track and field world championships held in London this month. The IAAF’s independent integrity unit says: ”None of the adverse findings relate to medalists.” The unit says details of the cases ...

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Mo Farah wins his last track race in Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday. The 34-year-old Farah, who is quitting track to focus on marathon running, won in 7 minutes, 38.64 seconds. ”Emotions have been high ...

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USADA bans Goodwin; WR says he quit track

2:27 PM ET ESPN.com news services The United States Anti-Doping Agency suspended Marquise Goodwin on Tuesday for one year for failing to provide his whereabouts for drug testing, but the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver said in a statement that he is no longer competing in track and field. USADA ...

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Global Sports: Usain Bolt, an Icon in Track and Field, Is About to Run His Final Race

Global Sports By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY LONDON — Track and field, once the most global of sports in reach and resonance, is now a niche diversion, outpaced long ago by the likes of soccer, basketball and tennis. But there has been nothing niche about Usain Bolt, whose winning ways and winning ...

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Independent integrity unit in charge of monitoring track

LONDON (AP) Among the many issues that made the Russian doping scandal so difficult to detect, then fix, was that track and field’s own leaders were mixed up in the corruption. To prevent repeats, the IAAF created the Athletics Integrity Unit, an independent operation that will oversee track’s effort to ...

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Contenders to watch and players to track on trade deadline day

7:20 AM ET Welcome to trade deadline day. Why isn’t it a national holiday yet? Here’s a preview of the more important storylines to follow: Where will Sonny Gray land? The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers remain the favorites to land Oakland’s right-hander, who is in demand not ...

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Cheated World Track Medalists to Finally Have a Proper Ceremony

When the world championships of track and field begin next month in London, there will be a few extra medal ceremonies. Eleven athletes and five teams whose results from past world championships have been upgraded because of doping violations will receive their new medals, the International Association of Athletics Federations, ...

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