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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Litke: Effective but 'illicit' science doomed A-Rod

...probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said."No one who cares about clean sports likes to hear it," Tygart said in an interview...
Boston Marathon bombing voted Associated Press sports story of the year

The Boston Marathon bombing has been voted the Associated Press sports story of the year, with Lance Armstrong's doping admission voted as the No. 2 sports story of the year.
Baseball signings could happen quickly in off-season

...generation who felt compelled in order to compete to use these dangerous drugs," said Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. "So I think absolutely that's a huge sign that the culture has turned in a huge direction from where it...
Skiier Lindsey Vonn undergoes drug test at red-carpet event

NEW YORK - Lindsey Vonn took an unexpected detour during her evening at an awards show - off the red carpet and into the women's bathroom for drug testing.
Chris Froome will be favorite at Tour de France

PARIS - Chris Froome has a chance to prove over the next three weeks what some suspected in 2012 - that he could have won last year's Tour de France if he hadn't had to give way for his teammate, Bradley Wiggins.
Cyclist Mark Cavendish wants to get his hands on coveted yellow jersey

Mark Cavendish, the champion cyclist from Britain, is looking to earn one of the few prizes in the sport yet to elude him - the yellow jersey.
Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

...wouldn't reveal the substance in a phone conversation from Amsterdam on Sunday, but he said he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency late last week that a sample came back positive from a May 16 out-of-competition test. He said he will...
Champion sprinters blaming others for positive tests

World champion sprinters Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell have both tested positive for banned substances and both are blaming others for the positive tests.
Lance Armstrong returns his Olympic bronze medal from 2000 Games

AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong has returned his Olympic bronze cycling medal, the latest fallout from his confession to using performance-enhancing drugs.