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Sangiao explains Sangcha-an’s failure to secure USADA clearance

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao shoots down all malicious speculations explaining why Roldan Sangcha an did not receive the green light from both UFC and USADA

CLEARANCE. Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao reveals to Rappler that Roldan Sangcha-an  has to go through a 4-month process to get a USADA clearance. Screenshot from Buya

Russia avoids complete doping ban at Rio Olympics

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The IOC defers the decision to the discretion of individual sports federations after failing to agree on a blanket ban for state run doping

Brock Lesnar faces possible anti-doping violation after UFC 200

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Brock Lesnar joins Jon Jones as the second fighter involved with the UFC 200 card to test positive for a prohibited substance

USADA TEST. Brock Lesnar may have violated the anti-doping policy for his UFC return against Mark Hunt. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Jones’ second sample also positive for banned substance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Jon Jones now faces a two year suspension after a confirmatory test reveals the presence of a banned substance

FIGHT IS OFF. UFC fighter Jon Jones shed tears as he addressed the cancellation of his fight against light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier due to a failed out-of-competition drug test. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Jones out of UFC 200 main event after possible anti-doping violation

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:49 PM

UFC is now scrambling for a replacement opponent for Daniel Cormier after Jon Jones was notified of an out of competition test coming up positive

WELL, THEN. Jon Jones is out of UFC 200. Photo from Wikipedia

Maria Sharapova: From rags to riches to doping shame

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:08 AM

The world s richest sportswoman finds herself on the outside looking in after a failed drug test costs her a two year suspension

HEAVY PRICE. Everything Maria Sharapova touched seemingly turned to gold until she failed a drug test at the Australian Open earlier this year. File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Maria Sharapova handed two-year doping suspension, vows to appeal

Jun 08, 2016 - 11:27 PM

Maria Sharapova s positive doping test for meldonium at the Australian Open will cost her a two year suspension from the ITF

MANDATORY VACATION. Maria Sharapova will be banned from tennis until January 2018 after failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

31 Beijing Olympics athletes test positive after new analysis - IOC

May 18, 2016 - 2:11 AM

Up to 31 athletes from 12 countries could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping after new tests on samples from the 2008 Beijing Games

DOPING TESTS. The suspect athletes from the Beijing Games took part in 6 sports, but none were named by the IOC. File photo by Gero Breloer/EPA

Mayweather USADA controversy still angers Pacquiao

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Manny Pacquiao hasn t back down from his calls for penalties against Floyd Mayweather after the murky circumstances regarding USADA s decision to grant him a therapeutic use exemption

Manny Pacquiao wants to see action taken against Floyd Mayweather in light of his recent controversy. File photo by AFP / Dale de la Rey

Pacquiao ingin tanding ulang lawan Mayweather

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Karena itu saya menginginkan pertandingan ulang Pertandingan tanpa cedera dan adil Tidak pilih kasih Bukan pertandingan di mana kubu Mayweather menentukan semuanya ”

Foto oleh Jansen Romero/Rappler

Pacquiao demands Mayweather punishment, rematch over anti-doping row

Sep 11, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Pacquiao urges Nevada sports officials to impose the appropriate sanction on Floyd Mayweather Jr following reports that he received an improper IV

ONE MORE TIME. Manny Pacquiao says he wants another shot at the unbeaten American after reports leaked that he had administered infusions that are banned by WADA. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Doping claims overshadow Mayweather 'finale'

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Floyd Mayweather steps into the ring Saturday for what he says will be the last time amid accusations he violated anti doping rules

Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

Pacquiao feels 'vindicated' by Mayweather IV controversy

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:09 AM

“Truth finally came out and I was vindicated ” says Manny Pacquiao after reports that Floyd Mayweather had taken a banned intravenous injection before their May fight

TUE-SDAY. Manny Pacquiao throws a right hand at Floyd Mayweather Jr as Mayweather lands a left. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Mayweather disuntik cairan terlarang sebelum tanding lawan Pacquiao

Sep 10, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Menjadi menarik karena pada saat yang sama Pacquiao tidak diizinkan mendapatkan injeksi antinyeri Toradol untuk mengatasi cedera bahunya

MAYWEATHER. Gambar petinju asal Amerika Floyd Mayweather diproyeksikan ke layar sebelum timbang berat bada jelang pertandingan melawan petinju Filipina Manny Pacquiao di MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, 1 Mei 2015. Foto oleh Michael Nelson/EPA

Mayweather received banned IV before Pacquiao fight – report

Sep 10, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The situation becomes even more interesting since Pacquiao was denied an injection of Toradol for his torn rotator cuff prior to the superfight

Injections could’ve numbed Pacquiao to Mayweather’s punches – commission

May 06, 2015 - 12:25 PM

If the Pacquiao camp had informed them about the shoulder injury before the fight a win win for both parties could have been negotiated says Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett

Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao fight in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Koncz shoulders blame for failure to disclose Pacquiao injury

May 06, 2015 - 1:18 AM

It was just an inadvertent mistake said Pacquiao s adviser

Manny Pacquiao and Michael Koncz pose for photos before Pacquiao's 2013 fight with Brandon Rios. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Pacquiao faces sanctions for not disclosing injury

May 05, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The attorney general will investigate why Pacquiao’s handlers checked no on their medical questionnaire before the fight

Manny Pacquiao says his right shoulder went out in round four after his big flurry had Mayweather in trouble. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao to have surgery on shoulder

May 05, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Doctors have deemed Manny Pacquiao s shoulder injury serious enough to require surgery

Manny Pacquiao keeps a smile despite having his right arm in a sling on Sunday afternoon after the fight. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account

Pacquiao didn't ask for shoulder injections – commission

May 05, 2015 - 8:49 AM

Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar says no such document exists when asked about Pacquiao s claim that they had sought permission for shoulder injections two weeks before the fight

Manny Pacquiao keeps a smile despite having his right arm in a sling on Sunday afternoon after the fight. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account

Manny Pacquiao: 'We were sabotaged'

May 04, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Manny Pacquiao says the Nevada Athletic Commission barred him from injecting numbing agents in his injured shoulder even if it was legal adding Floyd Mayweather Jr knew of his injury consistently pulling at his arm during the fight

Manny Pacquiao says his right shoulder went out in round four after his big flurry had Mayweather in trouble. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao tested by USADA for 13th time before weigh-in

May 02, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Pacquiao has had his blood or urine tested 13 times before Saturday s fight while the number of times Mayweather has been randomly tested remains unknown

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr pose for the fans after Friday's weigh-in. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

USADA tested Pacquiao 12 times; Roach hopes testing was even

May 02, 2015 - 1:02 AM

USADA says the number of tests administered would be released after the program is completed

Manny Pacquiao has submitted to random blood testing from USADA 12 times, his trainer said. Mayweather's trainer said he didn't know how many times his son had. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Mayweather rejects $5 million penalty for dirty PED test

Mar 20, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Mayweather has reportedly rejected Pacquiao’s request for a 5 million penalty should either fighter test positive for a performance enhancing drug

TESTING FOUL. Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao (R) will submit to random blood and urine testing with USADA, but a fine for a dirty test won't be part of their protocol. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/EPA

Pacquiao, Mayweather agree to USADA drug testing

Mar 14, 2015 - 6:19 AM

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will submit to random blood and urine testing with a positive test reportedly calling for a 4 year ban for the offender

CLEAN SPORT. Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao (R) will submit to random blood and urine testing with USADA. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/EPA

Lance Armstrong says drug lies would have continued

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn t been caught and then forced to admit to using performance enhancing drugs

Lance Armstrong jubilates on the podium during happier times at the 2003 Tour de France. Photo by Manu Bruque/EPA

Athletes lament Gay, Powell doping scandal

Jul 19, 2013 - 8:21 AM

Top athletes share their thoughts on the doping scandal involving Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell

File photo by AFP/Thomas Lohnes.At

No swim comeback for Armstrong - reports

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:29 AM

Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong has scrapped plans to enter a swim race in Texas following objections from FINA

Cycling union disbands Armstrong commission

Jan 29, 2013 - 11:24 AM

The International Cycling Union UCI announced Monday January 28 it had disbanded the independent commission it had set up to investigate alleged involvement by the global governing body in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal

Armstrong to address doping scandal in Oprah interview

Jan 09, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will talk about the doping scandal that dramatically brought down his cycling career during an interview with Oprah Winfrey

Four-year ban for athletes caught using drugs?

Nov 20, 2012 - 8:13 AM

The World Anti Doping Agency WADA has sought to redefine its role as a sports watchdog in the wake of robust allegations of a doping conspiracy involving cyclist Lance Armstrong and has proposed doubling bans for athletes caught using performance enhancing drugs

Lance Armstrong: The fall of a sporting icon

Oct 22, 2012 - 8:43 PM

Once a symbol of perseverance in the face of the most incredible odds Lance Armstrong now seems destined to go down in history as one of the most brazen dope cheats that sport has ever seen

Cycling union set to make ruling on Armstrong

Oct 22, 2012 - 11:20 AM

International Cycling Union UCI officials were set to announce their decision about the fate of Lance Armstrong on Monday October 22 with their own credibility and that of the sport under fire

Cyclist Lance Armstrong addresses participants at The LIVESTRONG Challenge Ride at the Palmer Events Center on October 21, 2012 in Austin, Texas. More than 4,000 cyclists participated in the charity ride supporting cancer survivors. Armstrong has recently been accused of leading "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen" according to USADA officials. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Early wake-up calls for disgraced Armstrong

Oct 21, 2012 - 1:26 PM

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is set for two days of early wake up calls first to address 4 000 bikers Sunday October 21 at a charity ride and then to learn his fate from cycling s global governing body