Russia enters 19 for athletics worlds despite doping ban

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Russia’s Maria Lasitskene smiles with her gold medal after winning the women’s high jump competition at a Russian Grand Prix track and field indoor event in Moscow, Russia. Russia plans to send 19 athletes, including Sergei Shubenkov and Maria Lasitskene, to the track and field world championships in London in August 2017 despite its suspension from international competition over widespread doping. The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the International Association of Athletics Federations reviewed their history of drug testing. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)MOSCOW — Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping.The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the IAAF reviewed their history of drug testing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ NCAA: EAC snaps two-game slide, clips Mapua McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Maria Lasitskene is the overwhelming favorite to retain her high jump title, following an unbeaten season in the Diamond League. No other woman has leapt over two meters this year, but Lasitskene has done it at 11 different competitions.Sergei Shubenkov leads the charge for Russia’s men as he tries to win a second world title in the 110-meter hurdles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Russian Athletics Federation director Elena Orlova told Tass news agency on Monday that, besides the 19, it also filed paperwork for doping whistleblower and 800-meter runner Yulia Stepanova, but the federation isn’t in contact with her and believes she doesn’t intend to compete.Since they’re officially “neutral athletes” under IAAF rules, the Russians won’t be allowed to wear national colors and the Russian anthem won’t be played if they win gold. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A total of 38 Russians had exemptions that could have allowed them to compete at the championships, but many didn’t make the qualifying standards. Eleven more were approved only for youth events, and 106 applications were declined.Russia has been suspended since November 2015, when the first in a series of World Anti-Doping Agency investigations alleged drug use and cover-ups were common on its track team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

White prepared to move forward

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“Nothing happened today,” Carroll said, as no formal announcements came from any USC underclassmen. Sources said tailback Reggie Bush selected Joel Segal as his agent, but Carroll denied Bush picked an agent. Segal represents Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Carroll and Bush met with four agents while Bush met with three others separately. Bush will formally announce he is going pro by the end of the week. Offensive tackle Winston Justice reiterated Tuesday that he would go pro but will not make a formal announcement until the end of the week. The deadline to declare for the draft is Sunday. “I already made my decision, but I’ll announce it around Sunday or sometime before (the deadline),” Justice said. “I think I’m making an informed decision. I feel at ease. Everybody’s on board.” Ominously for USC, White made no effort to meet with Trojans coach Pete Carroll, who turns his famous recruiting skills on his underclassmen this week to get them to remain in school. White is the only underclassman who has not met with Carroll this week and also missed the first two days of spring-semester classes. Neither White nor Parker could be reached for comment. LOS ANGELES – USC tailback LenDale White selected an agent Tuesday, another step toward declaring himself for the NFL draft, according to sources. White, who was not in Los Angeles, still has not formally announced he is going pro. But sources said he selected agent Eugene Parker, who represents Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, New York Jets tailback Curtis Martin and former Dallas Cowboys tailback Emmitt Smith. center_img Justice met with Carroll and athletic director Mike Garrett on Tuesday. “They’re pretty calm,” he said. “There’s no screaming or yelling.” Asked if he would change his mind before the deadline, Justice said, “no.” Carroll also met with safety Darnell Bing, who remains up in the air about his decision. Sources said Bing is trying to get a clear answer about his draft status. The NFL informed Bing he would be considered a second-to-third round draft pick, but Bing would like assurances he could work his way into the first round. Freshman defensive tackle Walker Lee Ashley was officially cleared by the NCAA and USC on Tuesday, making him eligible to compete in spring practice. Tailback Michael Coleman will undergo hip surgery today. His status for spring practice is uncertain. scott.wolf@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more