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Sun Yang: Eight-year ban for Chinese Olympic champion

Sun Yang: Eight-year ban for Chinese Olympic champion

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China's three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang has been banned for eight years for missing a doping test in September 2018.The 28-year-old was initially cleared of wrongdoing by Fina, the swimming federation, in January 2019.Following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas), the decision has been overturned. An eight-year ban was imposed on Sun because this was his second offence.He had served a three-month suspension in 2014 for taking prohibited stimulant Trimetazidine.Sun won 200m freestyle gold at Rio 2016 having triumphed in the 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle at London 2012.He had told an appeal hearing in November that he missed a t...
Washington Capitals sign T.J. Oshie to eight-year contract

Washington Capitals sign T.J. Oshie to eight-year contract

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie signed an eight-year, $ 46 million contract, the team announced on Friday. Oshie recorded career highs in goals (33) and plus/minus rating (plus-28) to go along with 23 assists in 68 games last season for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals. The former U.S. Olympic hero also contributed in the playoffs, scoring four goals and setting up eight others in 13 postseason games as Washington advanced to the second round before succumbing to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. "Couldn't be happier to resign with the @Capitals!!" the 30-year-old Oshie wrote on Twitter. "Great city, great organization and even more important great people." Oshie has collected 107 points (59 goals, 48 assists) in 148 career contests in Washington. "T.J...