Wada to aid Russia in anti-doping revamp
TORONTO • The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has appointed former war crimes investigator Peter Nicholson to help troubled Russian Anti-Doping Agency overhaul its anti-doping programme.
Nicholson, an Australian who was part of the 2015 Cycling Independent Reform Commission, will lead the project to rebuild Russia's anti-doping programme, and has already started his two-year mandate, Wada said on Monday.
Milan may miss out on Europe after loss
MILAN • Fledgling AC Milan coach Cristian Brocchi faced the wrath of fans after a shock 2-1 defeat by basement side Verona left the seven-time European champions in danger of missing out on European football next season.
Brocchi's men remain sixth in Serie A but are six points behind fifth-placed Fiorentina and a confirmed Europa League place, with three games remaining.
Brady's ban restored after court ruling
LONDON • New England Patriots quarterback star Tom Brady will have to serve his four-game "Deflategate" suspension after all, following an appeals court ruling that has reinstated his original ban.
He is suspended for his role in the ball-tampering controversy surrounding the Patriots' 45-7 victory over the Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship game.