August 21, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Announced No riders tested positive for doping at the Tour de France, the International Cycling Union said Tuesday. The testing program included 113 urine samples tested for EPO and 15 for steroids among the 622 samples. In blood analysis, 22 samples were tested for EPO-like substances, 18 for human growth hormone and two for transfusions. The total samples rose from 566 for the 2012 Tour, when only Frank Schleck of Luxembourg tested positive for a banned diuretic.

Robin van Persie held off last year’s winner Lionel Messi to earn player of the week honors in the first round of The Associated Press global soccer poll. Both players scored twice, but Van Persie’s acrobatic volley and long-range goal in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Swansea in the Premier League gave the Dutchman the edge over Messi by five points. Monaco forward Emmanuel Riviere, who scored his first career hat trick in the 4-1 win over Montpellier in the French league, finished third.

• The Milwaukee Bucks have rewarded center Larry Sanders for his breakout season with a multiyear contract extension. Terms were not announced. The 6-foot-11 Sanders had career-highs of 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds last season. His 2.8 blocks per game ranked second in the NBA, and he had a stretch of 40 straight games with a block. Sanders, the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, is considered part of the core for the retooling Bucks.

Charged Oklahoma prosecutors have charged two teenage boys with first-degree murder in the random killing of an Australian baseball player as he jogged on a tree-lined road. A third teenager was charged with being an accessory. Officers in Duncan, Okla., say 22-year-old Christopher Lane was shot dead in what Police Chief Dan Ford described as a thrill killing. Ford said a 17-year-old defendant told police the three teenagers were bored and shot Lane for “the fun of it.”

Out Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray will be out four to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist. The 37-year-old defenseman was hurt while working out off the ice on July 17, the team said.


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