Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping

MOSCOW (AP) -- Three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests, the country's track federation said. Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified. None of them were medalists. The disqualifications of Bespalova and Khanafeeva mean all three Russian women who competed in the hammer throw in 2012 have tested positive for doping.

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BRADY JERSEY HEIST MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan.

Paris Olympic bid team tells IOC it doesn't want 2028 Games

LONDON (AP) -- The Paris bid team issued an ultimatum to the IOC on Tuesday: It's the 2024 Olympics or nothing. With only Paris and Los Angeles left as 2024 bidders after rivals dropped out, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city being awarded 2024 and the other taking 2028 to avoid there being a loser.

US marathon legend Meb Keflezighi nears the end of the road

BOSTON (AP) -- Meb Keflezighi helped the running world reclaim the Boston Marathon with a sensational American victory the year after the deadly 2013 bombings. Now he's nearing the end of the road, and he couldn't be happier. Keflezighi says he'll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month's Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. By then, he'll have racked up 26 marathons and he'll be 42.

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NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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BASEBALL-SPRING TRAINING-WBC As regular season beckons, competition for jobs intensifies in Major League Baseball UNDATED (AP) --New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT-MEN No games today UNDATED (AP) -- They're still talking about the big upset in the NCAA -- no Duke. Duke lost yesterday, 88-81 to South Carolina. After the game, coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) said, "at the end of the season I want my guys to either be crying because we've lost or crying because we've just won." Krzyzewski said, "This is one of the most proud teams for me.

2020 Olympic golf course votes to amend membership policy

TOKYO (AP) -- The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women. The Kasumigaseki Country Club said Monday its executive board decided on the change after discussions among its members. The membership policy came under scrutiny when Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike urged it to admit women as full members.

Gold medalist Roche to challenge IOC VP Coates in elections

SYDNEY (AP) -- International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates will have his leadership of Australia's Olympic movement challenged for the first time in decades after 1996 field hockey gold medalist Danni Roche got backing to run against him in May elections. Nobody has run against Coates, the head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Games, since he was elected as president of the Australian Olympic Committee in 1990.

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa, American Molly Huddle win NYC Half

NEW YORK (AP) -- Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia ran the fastest time in five years in winning the NYC Half, and Molly Huddle of the United States won her third straight women's title in the 13.1-mile race Lilesa, the silver medalist in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics, was timed in 1 hour, 4 seconds Sunday and finished ahead of Britain's Callum Hawkins (1:00:08) and fellow Ethiopian Teshome Mekonen (1:00:28).

Column: IOC must consider serious reforms to save Olympics

And the winner is ... Paris! Oh, and also ... Los Angeles! The International Olympic Committee, no stranger to embarrassing predicaments, has devised an unprecedented strategy to avoid -- or, at least, put off -- the indignity of having an empty queue of cities willing to fork over billions of dollars for the right to host 2 1-2 weeks of badminton, taekwondo and a bunch of other sports no one would pay attention to otherwise.

IOC sets up group to look at double 2024-2028 Olympic picks

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year. IOC President Thomas Bach has repeatedly hinted at awarding the hosting rights for both the 2024 and 2028 Games at the IOC Session on Sept. 13 in Lima, Peru. Only the 2024 Games is currently scheduled to be voted on in Lima.

Fukushima confirmed as venue for Tokyo 2020 baseball

TOKYO (AP) -- Organizers on Friday confirmed that baseball and softball games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster. The International Olympic Committee approved the use of Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium as an additional venue for baseball and softball.

USA gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal

Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. The resignation came a week after the United States Olympic Committee's board recommended to USA Gymnastics chairman Paul Parilla that Penny should step down. Penny offered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on Thursday.

AP PHOTOS: Memorable winning streaks in sports history

LONDON (AP) -- England's national rugby team has a chance to post a winning streak that merits comparison with some of the most memorable in sports. If the team beats Ireland on Saturday in Dublin in the Six Nations, it will set a record of 19 straight wins for a top-ranked side. That will be one better than New Zealand, which won the most recent World Cup in 2015 during a record-breaking 18-match winning run.

Penn State seeking 6th national title in 7 years

Conventional wisdom held that Penn State would peak in March, just in time to win their sixth wrestling title in seven years. Ohio State and Oklahoma State will look to prove otherwise this weekend in St. Louis. The Nittany Lions, Buckeyes and Cowboys are among the teams to watch during the NCAA Championships, which start on Thursday and run through Saturday.

Staley introduced as coach of US national women's hoops team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- For all that Dawn Staley has accomplished in her Hall-of-Fame career, she believes her latest achievement may have topped them all. "It is basketball utopia for me," Staley said Friday after being introduced as coach of the U.S. women's national basketball team. "For me to sit here as coach of USA Basketball is surreal." And a long time coming. She first began playing for USA Basketball in 1989.

AP source: USOC recommends USA Gymnastics president resign

U.S. Olympic Committee leadership has recommended USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resign amid fallout from the federation's handling of a string of sex-abuse cases, a person familiar with the communications told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the sensitivity of the discussion. The USOC board discussed Penny's future at its quarterly meeting and delivered the recommendation to Paul Parilla, chairman of USA Gymnastics.