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McLaren Report further exposes inaction, Russian corruption

Evidence of Russia's corruption keeps growing, further proving it should not be allowed to host another international sporting event and that the IOC and WADA need to look in the mirror.

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Tokyo breaks ground on 2020 Olympics stadium

Tokyo has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $1.5 billion National Stadium to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The stadium is expected to be completed by November 2019.

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Worley wins 2nd straight GS as Shiffrin falters

Tessa Worley won her second straight World Cup giant slalom Saturday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin struggled in her second trip down the 2006 Turin Olympics course.

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Chinese swimmer Chen gets 2-year doping ban

Chen Xinyi of China has been suspended for two years from competition after testing positive for a banned substance during the Rio Olympics.

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CAS to strip Rio medals from boxer, weightlifter

Russian boxer Misha Aloian and Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian will have their medals stripped for failing doping tests after the Rio Games, the CAS ruled.

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Elvstrom dies at 88; considered sailing's greatest

Denmark's sports confederation says yachtsman Paul Elvstrom, who won four straight Olympic gold medals between 1948 and 1960, 13 world championships and seven European championships, has died.

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Why the NHL shouldn't return to the Olympics

Players rejected the NHL's proposal to extend the CBA in exchange for Olympic participation, which may mean playing in the Games is over for NHL players. Scott Burnside says it's the right move.

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5dBonnie D. Ford

U.S. athletes push for action on doping issues

U.S. athletes in different Olympic sports, frustrated by doping issues at the highest levels, are going public with their displeasure and pushing for action including potential event boycotts.

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IAAF approves broad doping, corruption reforms

Athletics leaders have overwhelmingly approved broad reforms championed by the sport's president, Sebastian Coe, to turn a corner on reputation-wrecking corruption and doping scandals.

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8dPierre LeBrun

NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics

The NHL Players' Association, as expected, has rejected the league's proposal to extend the collective bargaining agreement three years in exchange for Olympic participation.

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IOC: No go on Tokyo's $20B budget for '20 Games

Calling Tokyo's proposed $20 billion budget unacceptable, IOC vice president John Coates urged Japanese organizers on Friday to find ways to make the 2020 Olympics more affordable.

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Cost-cutting dominates debriefing for Tokyo

Hoping to avoid last-minute financial pressures, Japanese officials said Wednesday they are determined to keep total costs of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games below 2 trillion yen ($18 billion).

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Ennis-Hill gains gold after Russia doping offense

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded her third world championship gold medal -- after the woman who beat her to top spot in 2011 was stripped of her title due to a doping offence.

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Wiggins back for 2017, undecided on retirement

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been retained on the British Cycling Olympic podium programme as he continues to mull over his competitive future in the sport.

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Emails point to Russian doping conspiracy

Emails seized by authorities investigating suspected blackmail and cover-ups in track and field speak of a corrupt system dubbed the "total protection project" that shielded Russian medalists.

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Kevin Maguire Golf 

Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps jumps back into "competitive" play when he tees it up in this afternoon's celebrity matches at the 41st Ryder Cup. Needless to say, the 28-time Olympic medalist is in great demand for autographs at Hazeltine.

Usain Bolt's guilty pleasure

Usain Bolt says chicken wings are his favorite food, but that they weren't on his menu in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first thing he asked for when he left the Olympics.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal with Debt.com. Will be featured in ads for company whose tagline is "When Life Happens."

Lochte 'a little hurt' after 'DWTS' incident

Ryan Lochte's time on the season premiere of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was interrupted by an apparent altercation.

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Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

USA Swimming and USOC announce sanctions for gas station incident in Rio. Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months, making him ineligible for 2017 World Championships. Also loses 25k gold medal bonus, athlete funding and is required to complete 20 hours of community service. Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen suspended four months without athlete funding. Bentz required to complete 10 hours of community service since he was underage and out past curfew in Rio. And none of the swimmers will be part of the US delegation that will visit the White House later this month. The sanctions have no bearing on the college eligibility of Bentz, who swims at Georgia, or Conger, a junior at Texas.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Who are your top U.S. Olympians from Rio? Simone Biles? Katie Ledecky? Michael Phelps? Matt Centrowitz? Claressa Shields? And which team? Women's hoops? The U.S. rowing eight? Water polo? Gymnastics? Cast your vote at TeamUSA.org/Awards

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

San Antonio has a deal with Argentina guard Nicolas Laprovittola and will give him a shot to win its 15th roster spot, league sources say.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In conjunction with Ujiri's new deal, Toronto promotes Masai's top aides Jeff Weltman (to general manager) and Bobby Webster (assistant GM).

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Raptors just announced they've finalized the multi-year contract extension with team president Masai Ujiri that @espn reported Aug. 11.

How Hope Solo Can Fight her Suspension

U.S. Soccer suspended Hope Solo from competing with the U.S. women's national team for six months and terminated her contract. Where does Solo go from here? Solo's options

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Solo lashes out after contract termination

Hope Solo is livid after learning her contract has been terminated by U.S. Soccer.

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Lochte: Rio incident blown out of proportion

Ryan Lochte thinks his incident during the Rio Olympics has been overblown and he just wants everyone to move on.

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Hope Solo Banned 6 Months

Max Kellerman explains why Hope Solo's suspension is an attempt by U.S. soccer to -- at least temporarily -- get rid of a "high-profile troublemaker."

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Polish Olympian makes amazing gesture for boy with cancer

SportsCenter reacts to Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioning off his silver medal to pay for the treatment of a 3-year-old boy with eye cancer.

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Is Lochte a perfect fit for 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Mike & Mike react to reports that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte will appear on the next season of the DWTS competition show.

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Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."

Feigen apologizes for drawing attention away from Olympics

Mike & Mike react to the apology U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen issued through his lawyers' website for his involvement in the international fiasco Feigen and his fellow teammates caused in Rio.

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Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

Two days after the close of the 2016 Rio Olympics and one day after announcing via a statement that, "Ralph Lauren's endorsement agreement with Ryan Lochte was specifically in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the company will not be renewing his contract," this is the window display of the 5th Avenue Ralph Lauren store in NYC. And yes, the video is drawing a crowd.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING: Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his endorsements today. Airweave, the mattress company who paid him, just terminated its deal

USOC CEO: Success defines USA, not Lochte

Scott Blackmun says Team USA won't be defined by the incident involving Ryan Lochte.

Simone Biles can't handle bees

She may be fearless on the floor, but Biles is afraid of bees -- especially when they find her on the podium.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING: Ralph Lauren official says company will not be renewing Ryan Lochte's contract