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  • 22 March 2019
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Russia was stripped of another track-and-field medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Friday after three athletes were retroactively caught in drug tests, the latest blow to a country reeling from scandals over widespread doping.Russia lost its silver medal in the womens 4x400 relay after Anastasia Kapachinskaya tested positive for the steroids stanozol and turinabol in a reanalysis of her doping samples, the International Olympic Committee said.Its the second 2008 relay medal stripped this week from Russia because of doping. On Tuesday, the IOC took away Russias gold in the 4x100 after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for the same two steroids.Under international rules, an entire relay team loses its medals if one of the runners tests positive.With Kapachinskayas positive, Jamaica is in line to move up from third to silver and Belarus from fourth to bronze in the 4x400 relay.Kapachinskaya was also disqualified from her fifth-place finish in the individual 400 meters.In the two other cases announced Friday, Alexander Pogorelov tested positive for turinabol and was stripped of his fourth-place finish in the decathlon, and Ivan Yushkov had his 10th place result in the shot put annulled after he tested positive for stanozolol, turinabol and oxandrolone.The three drugs are all traditional steroids that go back decades. Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for stanozolol at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, where he was stripped of the gold medal in the 100 meters.The IOC stores doping samples for 10 years so they can retested when improved methods become available. Using enhanced techniques, the IOC has retested more than 1,000 doping samples from the Beijing Games and 2012 London Olympics to catch cheats who evaded detection at the time. A total of 98 athletes were caught.For the Beijing and London retests, the IOC used a method that can detect use of steroids going back weeks and months, rather than days.Fridays decision was another black eye for Russia, whose track-and-field team was banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping. Investigations are continuing into wider systematic doping in Russia involving dozens of other summer and winter Olympic sports. Saucony Shoes Uk Online . 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NEW YORK -- While Doc Rivers demonstrative ejection will draw plenty of attention, DeAndre Jordan believes the Los Angeles Clippers sudden swoon has more to do with them feeling their early season success a tad too much.Rivers had to be held back by players and assistant coaches after he was ejected in the first of two overtimes during the teams 127-122 loss to the Brooklyn Nets?on Tuesday.With 18.6 seconds left in the first overtime and the Clippers trailing 117-115, Rivers walked past midcourt, almost to the Nets bench, to argue a foul called by official Lauren Holtkamp.Rivers was whistled for a technical foul and then handed a second technical and an automatic ejection by lead official Ken Mauer, which set Rivers off.I thought it was an awful tech, Rivers said after the Clippers lost for a third straight time on the road.Honestly, I think you guys know why the tech was called, Rivers continued. The official who had nothing to do with the play thought I was yelling at Lauren, and I wasnt. Actually, she said, Doc, youre right, or whatever, Lets walk back. We were walking. We werent even arguing. So it was the damnedest tech to give at that time.What the league is going to do, theyre going to fall back on, He crossed half court. Youll see tomorrow, thats what theyre going to say. And were going to all know thats not the real reason. I dont think an official that has nothing to do with the play should be giving someone a tech. Thats my thing. Thats why I got upset. He didnt even know what we were talking about. It wasnt even an argument. But listen, that had nothing to do with the game, and thats not why we lost the game.Mauer explained to a pool reporter that Rivers earned the first technical foul for crossing over midcourt. Thats automatic. Mauer then said the second technical came because of Rivers behavior.Do I need to explaiin it to you? Mauer said.dddddddddddd. Watch the tape. Behavior, language warrants a second technical foul. Warranted an ejection after getting a first technical foul.The Clippers and Holtkamp have some history. In February 2015, Holtkamp hit Chris Paul with a technical foul following an exchange on an inbounds pass, and Paul ripped the call postgame, calling it terrible and saying that officiating might not be for her. The NBA fined Paul $25,000 for his comments.Holtkamp also assessed Paul a technical foul this past February for an overt clap in her direction.Although the Clippers (14-5) still managed to force a second overtime without Blake Griffin, who sat out the game to rest, L.A.s third straight road loss led Jordan to bluntly assess the team.I think we are smelling ourselves a little bit, said Jordan, who had 21 points and 23 rebounds. We havent done s---. Nothing. We were No. 1 in the West for a couple of weeks? That dont mean nothing. At all.I feel like we took that for granted. We thought we were a lot better than we really are. We got to continue to get better and have respect for the game.Rivers felt that Tuesday was the first time this season the Clippers went into a game with the wrong attitude and mentality.We just hadnt played well the other two [losses] but we came in the game with the right attitude, Rivers said. Tonight, we got good all of the sudden. We were walking around like we done something. And that bothers me. Because weve done crap. We havent done crap.And for us to walk around against a team -- to me, that is playing their hearts out every night to just win one game -- for us to walk around like we have done something, it bothers me on a basketball level. I didnt like it. ' ' '