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Sprint great Michael Johnson launching 'Grand Slam Track' league

Sprinting great Michael Johnson is launching a track league that looks to assemble nearly 100 of the sport's top performers four times a year to compete for $12.6 US million in prize money over its first season.

Chinese donations in lead-up to cleared doping tests reflects growing influence on WADA

In the two years before the World Anti-Doping Agency signed off on clearing 23 Chinese swimmers of intentionally taking performance enhancers, that country's government contributed nearly $2 million US above its yearly requirements to WADA programs.
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UConn topples Canada's Edey, Purdue to win 2nd straight NCAA men's basketball title

UConn delivered the latest of its suffocating basketball beatdowns Monday night, smothering Purdue for a 75-60 victory to become the first team since 2007 to capture back-to-back national championships.
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Toronto's Zach Edey powers Purdue past NC State, into national championship game

Purdue kept its March Madness dream alive while snuffing out North Carolina State's, getting 20 points and 12 rebounds from Zach Edey in a 63-50 victory Saturday in Glendale, Ariz., that placed the Boilermakers a win from their first NCAA title.

U.S. Center for SafeSport announces changes designed to address widespread complaints

The U.S. Center for SafeSport announced 10 changes to the way it operates Monday in a move it says is designed to increase efficiency and "trauma sensitivity," while addressing complaints that have come from both victims and the accused involved in cases at the centre.
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Toronto's Zach Edey leads Purdue to 1st Final 4 since 1980 with career-high 40 points vs. Tennessee

Canadian big man Zach Edey went for a career-high 40 points along with 16 rebounds and one big block to muscle the Purdue Boilermakers into the program's first Final Four since 1980 with a 72-66 victory over Tennessee on Sunday in Detroit.

Many top Russian athletes faced minimal drug testing in 2023 ahead of Paris Olympics

Two of Russia's top swimmers have been drug tested by their country's anti-doping agency only twice apiece in 2023, part of a larger trend in the country that adds an extra layer of uncertainty to the IOC's decision to allow some Russian athletes to compete next year at the Paris Olympics.

Joe Biden and White House support Haudenosaunee Nationals for 2028 Olympics

Canada's sport minister is supporting the Haudenosaunee Nationals' bid to compete as a separate nation in lacrosse at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Carla Qualtrough issued a statement supporting the Indigenous lacrosse teams on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a similar stance.

IOC board approves new sports, including cricket & flag football, for L.A. 2028 Games

Five sports, including cricket and flag football, proposed for inclusion at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics were approved by the International Olympic Committee executive board on Friday in Mumbai, India, leaving them with one last hurdle to seal their Olympic spots.

Flag football set to be included at Los Angeles Olympics in 2028; breakdancing out

Flag football took a key step toward becoming an Olympic sport in 2028, a victory for the NFL and organizers in Los Angeles who will bring a distinctly American sport to the Summer Games as they return to the United States for the first time in 32 years.