Spanish figure skater Laura Barquero fails Olympic doping test

spanish figure skater Laura Barquero became the fourth athlete to fail a doping test at the Beijing Olympics after testing positive for the banned steroid clostebol, the International Testing Agency announced on Tuesday. Barquero and his partner Marco Zandron finished 11th in the pairs competition, which ended on Saturday. The ITA said its positive sample was given after Friday’s short program and the case will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Spanish Olympic Committee said in a statement that it had received notification of the abnormal discovery of a “Spanish athlete” without naming the skater. “We are waiting for the result of the retest from the Spanish Olympic Committee, a result that every athlete has the right to request,” he added. In addition to Barquero’s case, there have been positive tests in Beijing for the Iranian alpine skier Hossein Saveh Shemshaki and two Ukrainians, cross-country skier Valentina Kaminska and bobsledder Lidia Hunko. 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was the center of attention during the Olympics because a sample she gave before the Games tested positive for a banned substance.


Yankees to retire Paul O’Neill’s No. 21 on August 21

by Paul O’Neill No. 21 will be retired by the New York Yankees – August 21. The Yankees have said they will hold Paul O’Neill Day ceremonies before today’s game against Toronto – assuming the lockout ends and the 2022 season is played. O’Neill will become the 23rd player or coach whose number has been retired by the Yankees. A four-time World Series champion for the Yankees nicknamed “The Warrior” by the late owner George Steinbrenner, O’Neill hit .303 with 185 homers and 858 RBI for the Yankees from 1993-2001. He was a four-time All-Star with the Yankees and won the 1994 AL batting title in a shortened season . A plaque for O’Neill in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium was dedicated on August 9, 2014. He is a broadcast analyst for the Yankees’ YES Network.

Josh Hamilton pleads misdemeanor in daughter assault case

Texas Rangers single hitter Josh Hamilton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a case stemming from an altercation with his teenage daughter, officials said. Hamilton, 40, pleaded guilty in Fort Worth, Texas, to unlawful restraint as part of a plea deal that dismisses a 2020 felony indictment of injuring a child, the prosecutor’s office said. of the Tarrant County Criminal District in social media posts. State District Judge Michael Thomas sentenced Hamilton to one year of deferred probation, fined him $500, and ordered him to pay court costs, do community service, and take classes on parenting and family management anger. Thomas ordered her to abstain from alcohol, submit to random urine drug tests, and have no contact with the girl he held. If he meets the requirements for probation, the charge will be dismissed. Hamilton’s attorneys had said the Texas Rangers Hall of Famer was innocent of the injuries sustained by a child.


UK wants Gazprom-backed Champions League final to be held outside Russia

UEFA has faced calls from the British government to deny Russia the chance to host the Champions League final, fearing it will legitimize what it called an ‘illegal invasion’ of Ukraine, prompting European football’s governing body to say it would reconsider St Petersburg hosting the showpiece game. Europe’s biggest match of the season is scheduled for May 28 at the Gazprom Arena, named after the state-run energy giant that has sponsored the men’s competition for a decade. Gazprom is also integrated into UEFA’s decision-making process, with Alexander Diukov, managing director of an oil subsidiary, sitting on the governing executive committee of UEFA. UEFA has for the first time acknowledged a risk for Russia to stage the final following talks among senior officials over the crisis. “UEFA is constantly and closely monitoring the situation,” the Champions League hosts said in a statement, “and any decision would be taken in due course if necessary.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson highlighted concerns over Russia’s use of sport to enhance its status while urging the President Vladimir Poutine not to proceed with a full invasion of Ukraine after massing around 150,000 troops on three sides of neighboring Ukraine.

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