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OLYMPICSRussian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova is appealing her ban from the Olympics, saying it was based on incorrect information and dubious legal grounds.Stepanova sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee contending she never said she wouldnt compete for the Russian team, as the IOC stated. The IOC would not make any exception for her to compete under a neutral flag.She says the IOCs ban of any Russian athlete who has previously served a doping ban is not permitted -- a ruling the Court of Arbitration for Sport made in 2011.Stepanova was an 800-meter runner who got caught for doping, but later came forward to expose the Russian doping system.Both the World Anti-Doping Agency and tracks governing body, the IAAF, recommended she be allowed in the Olympics.MOSCOW -- Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimmings governing body FINA said.Reigning world 100-meter breaststroke champion Yulia Efimova is among four Russian swimmers withdrawn by the Russian swimming federation because they previously served doping bans, FINA said. The others are Natalya Lovtsova, Anastasia Krapivina and Mikhail Dovgalyuk.The International Olympic Committee on Sunday said Russian athletes with previous doping bans would be banned from the Rio Games. That followed the IOCs decision not to ban the entire Russian team over allegations of state-sponsored doping.BASEBALLCHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.The Cubs paid a steep price, parting with top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and versatile pitcher Adam Warren in the four-player package going to the Yankees. Chapman also faced a domestic violence allegation in the offseason that cost him a 29-game suspension, and the left-hander is eligible for free agency after this year.But there is no doubting the talent of the 28-year-old Chapman, who went 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 20 saves in 31 games with New York. He threw a 105.1 mph fastball to Baltimores J.J. Hardy last Monday night, matching the fastest since Major League Baseball began tracking speeds in 2008.He is expected to join the team in time for Tuesdays game against the White Sox.In addition to Torres, the Yankees also receive pitcher Adam Warren and minor league outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.PRO FOOTBALLNEW YORK -- The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure.Under the new policy, the NFL and NFLPA will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline, including club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks.The league and the players union will each designate a representative to monitor the implementation of the protocol and investigate potential violations. The probe wont reach medical conclusions; it will only determine if the protocol was followed. An arbitrator will handle cases where the league and union disagree and report to the commissioner.Commissioner Roger Goodell retains sole discretion in determining penalties for violations of the game-day concussion protocol.UNDATED -- The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.The league said the quarterback and his wife, Ashley, fully cooperated in the seven-month investigation, providing interviews and access to all records sought by investigators.The NFL is continuing its investigation into allegations made against other NFL players in the documentary, which the league said involves different lines of inquiry and witnesses. Those other players -- all of them linebackers -- provided the league with sworn affidavits, but the NFL wants to interview them in person.CLEVELAND -- Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Gordon in a letter that he can rejoin the team during training camp and will be allowed to participate in meetings and conditioning work. The league said once Gordon meets clinical requirements, he will be allowed to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games.Gordon, who was suspended in 2015 for a year for multiple violations of the leagues drug policies, will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016-17 season. He is eligible to return to the team on Oct. 3. During his suspension, Gordon may participate in team meetings and other activities but cant practice.Gordon met with Goodell in New York last week, clearing the way for his partial return.In his letter to Gordon, Goodell made it clear the onus is on the 25-year-old former Pro Bowler to stay clean.PRO BASKETBALLCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Jordan finally spoke out about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country.Jordans father was killed in 1993 in a botched carjacking in North Carolina. Daniel Green and his friend Larry Demery were convicted of killing 56-year-old James Jordan along U.S. 74 and dumping his body in South Carolina. Both were sentenced to life in prison.The high-profile Jordan has been notoriously silent over the years when it comes to his opinions on politics or social justice issues, which has drawn some criticism.But he said Monday he can no longer stay silent on the issue. Adidas Swift Run Noir . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Nmd Xr1 Femme .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. http://www.swiftrunpascher.fr/chaussure-swift-run/adidas-swift-run-femme.html . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Acheter En Ligne . Barcelona also left injured defenders Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba out of its squad for the trip to Glasgow. That means that Marc Bartra will probably start again in the centre of the defence alongside Gerard Pique. Homme Adidas Energy Boost Noir/Night Metallic/Vivid Jaune . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. He ate grass, for heavens sake. He ate grass, and we laughed.We came to love his idiosyncrasies, from that toddler clap to his play-calling guts to -- thanks, George and Ira Gershwin -- the way he wore his hat.No, they cant take that away from us. We loved it all because Les Miles could wink at us and keep winning. He came into LSU and produced a level of success never achieved by any of his 29 predecessors in Baton Rouge, and somehow, thats not enough.It is not something that Walter Camp decreed when he came up with the line of scrimmage and the center snap. It is not written in the 216 pages of the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations. Only in the state of Louisiana is it carved into stone tablets and handed down from on high that LSU must win 10 games a season.No, check that. Miles won 114 games in 11? seasons and hes down at the Baton Rouge U-Haul buying boxes.On the very weekend that Miami, under new head coach Mark Richt, rose to No. 14 as Georgia, which fired Richt after he averaged a 10-3 record for 15 seasons, got humiliated at Ole Miss and fell out of the polls, LSU fired Miles so that it could hire someone more successful.Miles had a record of 114-34 (.770) with the Tigers. If youre looking for context of how good that is, consider that a career record of .600 makes a coach eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame. Consider that its better than the record of his predecessor, Nick Saban (48-16, .750). Or just consider this: Miles began this season as one of five active head coaches who had won a national championship.And then there were four, which include Saban, Urban Meyer of Ohio State and Jimbo Fisher of Florida State. Bob Stoops of 1-2 Oklahoma? Youre on the clock.On the very weekend that Tennessee extracted itself from the eight-year sinkhole it fell into after firing Phillip Fulmer, LSU decided that five losses in nine games is untenable. Think about that for just a minute, Tigers fans.Fulmer went 5-7 in 2008, one year after his ninth 10-win season in Knoxville, and Tennessee fired him. In 91 games since Tennessee fired Fulmer, the Vols are 48-43. That includes being 4-0 as we speak, after those 38 consecutive points against Florida that exorcised every ghost of the Derek Dooley era and the Lane Kiffin year.There is no guarantee that firing someone as successful as Miles will result in a better program. Its just as possible that LSU wont be able to hire a coach as successful as Miles. Theres a long list of schools that got rid of someone who was winning and got worse.Nebraska has gone 19 years since its national championship. More to this point, it has gone 17 years without a conference championship.Michigan, whichh has won more football games than any program anywhere, hasnt won the Big Ten championship in 12 years.ddddddddddddSyracuse fired Paul Pasqualoni in 2004 after he had one losing record in 14 seasons. The Orange have had nine losing seasons since.That could neevvvvver happen at LSU. Ask head coaches about the best jobs in America, and the head-coaching job at LSU is second only to the guy who signs the Powerball checks. LSU is the only Power 5 school in a talent-rich state. Miles built upon Sabans strategy of laying a foundation at home. For more than a decade, it has taken a court order and a crowbar to convince a five-star Louisiana recruit to cross state lines. The state has served Miles well. Its the vice versa that LSU doesnt remember.When did the state of Louisiana fall in love with Saban? Not when he won the national championship in 2003. No, it was two years earlier, when Saban brought home the SEC title, the Tigers first since 1988. Trust me, no one is making documentaries about LSU football in the 1990s.If you dig at the root of this issue, thats who you will find: Saban, the man who broke Tiger hearts when he landed at Alabama only two years after leaving LSU. Miles has matched the one national championship and two SEC championships that Saban won in Baton Rouge. But since Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, he has won four national championships and four SEC championships.No matter how much Miles won in Death Valley, LSU fans still looked over their shoulder at Saban. Wherever Miles took the Tigers, he would have to go through Saban once a year to get there. And through the 2011 regular season, Miles gave as good as he got. When LSU won that 9-6 overtime fistfight that season, Miles held a 3-2 edge on Saban.But Alabama embarrassed LSU 21-0 in the BCS National Championship rematch two months later, and something seemed to shift. Sabans teams beat Miles teams the next four seasons, twice by double figures, twice by late-game scores. You decide which hurt the most.The LSU offense is stuck these days, and Miles has been too slow to fix it. Anyone who can read game scores can understand that. Miles had the chance to kick offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to the curb after last season and he didnt do it. When the offense continued to sputter this season, Cameron got kicked to the curb, all right. Where he landed on Miles.My guess is Miles would have fixed it by the end of this season, if not before. No one at LSU wanted to wait. Instead, dont be surprised if Tigers fans wait a long time to return to where Miles had taken them. Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China ' ' '