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ZURICH - FIFA has no indications that football is implicated in alleged widespread doping and corruption in Russian sports.German broadcaster ARD and French sports daily LEquipe reported there was extensive doping, coverups and extortion in various sports in the 2018 World Cup host nation, some of it linked to the WADA-accredited laboratory in Moscow and Russian Anti-Doping Agency.An IAAF ethics panel is investigating the claims.FIFA monitors carefully the reports concerning doping in Russia and is in close contact with (the World Anti-Doping Agency), FIFA said Friday. Up to now, there are no indications that football would be involved.FIFA intends to use the Moscow lab to test samples from players at the World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup warm-up tournament.FIFA noted that it would take charge of anti-doping programs at its tournaments, and not Russian authorities.Russian national team players were tested by FIFA before and during this years World Cup in Brazil. No positive tests were given.In the 2009-10 season, three Russian players from current champion CSKA Moscow were suspended by UEFA for doping violations.Defenders Sergei Ignashevich — who played in all three Russia games in Brazil — and Alexei Berezutsky served one-match bans for using stimulants in a cold remedy without permission. They tested positive after a Champions League match at Manchester United.Two months later, youth international goalkeeper Artur Nigmatullin tested positive for a banned diuretic at a training camp in Spain. UEFA banned him for one year.UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said football does not have a doping problem.When somebody tries to cheat, maybe it works in other sports (but) it will not work with us, Infantino said Thursday when asked about the Russian scandal.UEFA tests players from clubs and national teams involved in its competitions.Neither FIFA nor UEFA has responsibility for testing players at Russian league clubs. Ryan Hartman Jersey . Rajne Soderberg, the director of the Stockholm Diamond League event, said in an email Friday that the ban still holds. Euromeetings, the organization representing Europes top track events, "will continue to recommend that members do not invite athletes who we believe cause disrepute to our meetings and our sport. Keith Magnuson Jersey . -- Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool. http://www.officialblackhawksauthority. ... rsey-c-48/. It was just time for him to make a big play. Nicolas Batum had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 18 points, and the Trail Blazers overcame poor-shooting nights by two of their best players in a 94-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Cody Franson Jersey . Its a blessing and a burden for nine sons of former NHL players who are all expected to be taken in the first four rounds of the draft this weekend. Michal Kempny Jersey . -- The Washington Redskins coaching staff distanced itself from other coaches Thursday by siding with ownership -- and not the players -- in the NFLs labour dispute.GLASGOW, Scotland - Celtic was held to a 0-0 draw by last-place Ross County on Saturday but still provisionally extended its lead atop the Scottish Premiership to five points as Dundee United lost 2-1 at St. Johnstone.Celtic has now dropped five points in the last two rounds after wasting a number of chances in an uninspiring performance. County nearly snatched an unlikely win when a loww drive from Filip Kiss hit the post in the 84th.ddddddddddddChris Millar gave St. Johnstone the win with a goal in the 86th minute to complete the hosts comeback. Calum Butcher had put Dundee ahead in the 42nd, before Michael OHalloran levelled in the 75th.Celtic leads on 39 points from 18 games, with Dundee United and Aberdeen on 34. Aberdeen plays Inverness on Sunday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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