IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that athletes and federations face tough sanctions up to a lifetime ban as he warned that doping has hit "an unprecedented level of criminality."
Oklahoma City did what no other team had managed in this postseason by beating the Golden State Warriors on their own court on Monday, giving the Thunder a surprise 1-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.
LeBron James is fond of saying that today's NBA is driven by point guards. Looks like he's right.
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby scored just 40 seconds into overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 win against Tampa Bay on Monday, squaring the NHL Eastern Conference finals series at 1-1.
Miami pitcher Adam Conley set up the road victory with six stingy innings as the Marlins beat Philadelphia 5-3 on Monday, cutting the gap between the National League East rivals to half a game.
The Russian Premier League title race will go to the last day after wins for CSKA Moscow and surprise challenger FC Rostov, who qualified for the Champions League for the first time on Monday.
In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports were caught in retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and other positive cases could emerge from the 2012 London Games, the IOC said Tuesday.
For those fans who don't have Olympic tickets, or are around downtown Rio de Janeiro and don't want to trudge out to the Olympic Park in suburban Rio, the NBA is providing an alternative.
Toronto moved into the NBA conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating Miami 116-89 on Sunday in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series, led by Kyle Lowry, who scored 35 points, and DeMar DeRozan, who had 28.
Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez starred on the mound and at the plate, striking out 11 batters over seven innings and driving in two runs to lead the Marlins to a 5-1 win at Washington, further tightening the closely fought National League East division.