‘Fresh look’ at Rus­sian dop­ing

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The leader of the IOC pledged that he sup­ports re­open­ing the Rus­sian dop­ing case, promis­ing “a fresh look” at the new ev­i­dence af­ter al­le­ga­tions that crit­i­cal lab data was ma­nip­u­lated be­fore it was sent to the World Anti-Dop­ing Agency.

IOC pres­i­dent Thomas Bach said Fri­day at the world track and field cham­pi­onships in Doha, Qatar. Track’s in­ter­na­tional fed­er­a­tion (IAAF) ear­lier this week ex­tended the sus­pen­sion of the or­ga­ni­za­tion that over­sees Rus­sia’s track pro­gram.

Rus­sians are at the worlds as neu­tral ath­letes with­out their flag.

WADA gave Rus­sia three weeks to ex­plain the ma­nip­u­la­tion of data from the Moscow lab, which was be­ing used to pur­sue cases against cheaters at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and other events. Rus­sia’s anti-dop­ing agency could face sus­pen­sion again if tam­per­ing is con­firmed.

Rus­sia’s track fed­er­a­tion has been banned by the IAAF since 2015.

Auto rac­ing: Wil­liam By­ron and Alex Bow­man led Hen­drick Mo­tor­sports to a sweep of the front row in qual­i­fy­ing for Sun­day’s NASCAR Cup Se­ries elim­i­na­tion play­off race at Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way.

Col­lege foot­ball: Stan­ford se­nior QB K.J. Costello will miss Satur­day’s road game against Ore­gon State with a hand in­jury. Costello has been ham­pered by in­juries this sea­son. Ju­nior Davis Mills likely will start.

Golf: North­ern Cal­i­for­nia na­tive Bryson DeCham­beau shot an 8-un­der 64 to take a two-stroke lead mid­way through the Safe­way Open in Napa, Calif . ... Matthew Jor­dan of Eng­land shot an 8-un­der 64 to take a one-stroke lead mid­way through the Dun­hill Links Cham­pi­onship in St. An­drews, Scot­land . ... Mi Jung Hur of South Korea shot a 2-un­der 70 to take a two-stroke lead mid­way through the the Indy Women in Tech Cham­pi­onship in Indianapol­is . ... In his PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons de­but, Rod Pam­pling, 50, shared a one-stroke lead with Joey Sin­de­lar af­ter the first round of the Pure In­sur­ance Cham­pi­onship in Peb­ble Beach, Calif.

NHL: The Jets and RW Pa­trik Laine, 21, agreed to a two-year, $13.5 mil­lion con­tract. ... Fly­ers F Nolan Pa­trick will miss the start of the sea­son as he con­tin­ues to deal with mi­graines. He’s week to week.

Ten­nis: No. 1 Ash­leigh Barty of Aus­tralia fell to Aryna Sa­balenka of Be­larus 7-5, 6-4 in the semis of the Wuhan Open in China. Sa­balenka faces Ali­son Riske in Satur­day’s fi­nal.

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