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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Norwegian cross-country skier Martin Johnsrud Sundby is losing his 2015 overall World Cup and Tour de Ski titles over a doping infringement. Swell Water Bottle Sale .The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday it has suspended Johnsrud Sundby for two months as it upheld an appeal by WADA against the FIS Doping Panel, which had initially cleared the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist of wrongdoing.According to the International Ski Federation, Dario Cologna of Switzerland takes over the 2014-15 overall championship title, and Petter Northug of Norway has been awarded the 2015 Tour de Ski title. Johnsrud Sundby still holds the overall titles for 2013-14 and 2015-16.In a statement released by the Norwegian ski federation, Johnsrud Sundby said his situation is an athletes worst nightmare.I have always competed on clean and honest terms, he said. I hope and believe that this case will not have major consequences for my further career, nor for the preparations of the upcoming season.Johnsrud Sundby failed two tests for salbutamol, a medication he used to treat asthma. The tests took place during World Cup events in Davos, Switzerland, in December 2014 and in Toblach, Italy, the following month.While the medication is normally applied by a handheld metric dose inhaler, Johnsrud Sundby used a nebulizer and exceeded the allowed maximum dose of salbutamol. The doping panel of FIS ruled the athlete didnt breach anti-doping rules and refrained from further action.Following the appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency, CAS overturned the decision as Johnsrud Sundby had not obtained an exemption to use a higher dose. As a consequence, Johnsrud Sundbys results in the Davos and Toblach events have been disqualified.However, CAS handed him a suspension shorter than usual as there was medical justification for the athletes use of salbutamol and that his degree of fault was light. The ban started on July 11.The CAS award is difficult to understand, Johnsrud Sundby said. CAS finds the rule to be unclear and the degree of fault is light. Still I am severely punished. I have always been careful with my medication and followed the (Norwegian ski federations) regulations and the doctors recommendations exactly ... I had no reason to doubt their understanding of the regulations.The Norwegian federation said it assumed full responsibility for the matter, adding it would compensate Johnsrud Sundby for the prize money of around $130,000 which he loses.In a statement, FIS said it fully shares the view of the CAS that Martin Johnsrud Sundby is not to be considered as an intentional doping offender and that the sanctions result from his reliance on questionable medical advice to administer salbutamol outside a hospital.A winner of 24 World Cup races, Johnsrud Sundby finished third in the 30-kilometer skiathlon at the Sochi Games and won silver with the Norwegian team in the 4x10K relay at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Swell Water Bottle Clearance . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. Cheap Swell Traveler . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. http://www.swellbottlesale.com/swell-bottles-sale.html . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. NEW YORK -- The calls dont come to Sherrie Deans more frequently, though they come with different questions.NBA players who may have asked about their charities have shifted their concern to their communities.Now theyre being faced with a really serious, aggressive social issue that for some of them is deeply personal, said Deans, the executive director of the NBPA Foundation.Under normal circumstances theyre coming to us saying, `Hey, Ive got my basketball camps that I run, or the kids that I work with are battling cancer, and were engaging them with those kinds of things, but they really know the role that they want to play. Now theyre coming saying, `What should I be doing? How can I be helpful? How could I get past just making a comment or just protesting to really doing something thats meaningful and that matters?That was the goal of upset NBA players and officials following the killing of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and later Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina. All-Star Chris Paul, the union president, wanted players to be action-oriented, said Kathy Behrens, the NBAs president of social responsibility and player programs.I think they are mad, sure. Theyre frustrated, that some of these issues have not gotten better and I get that. Were frustrated, too. We care about whats happening in every community, she said. Weve tried to address it but theres no question theres a frustration, but also I think a real commitment on their part to be engaged and to not ignore it. And so I think our players really understand and theyve seen in it these conversations that weve having in the community that they can make a difference here.And the work hasnt stopped just because the games have started.The Pistons, Lakers and Pacers have events in the coming days and weeks that will bring together members of their organizations, law enforcement and local youth. The Pelicans and Bulls did last week, similar to the discussion Carmelo Anthonny organized in Los Angeles when the U. Swell Bottles Wholesale. S. Olympic basketball team trained there in July.Nothing is going to change unless theres dialogue, and the only way you can have dialogue is to be face to face, and to have us be able to say, `When I was growing up, this happened, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. I thought it was a great thing. I really did. I thought it was something that was really beneficial.And it will continue.I dont think everyone does different things for the notoriety and for it to be publicized, Paul said. But I think guys are a lot more conscious of the effect the we have on people and the change we can make in the world.---REUNION WEEKAmong the players and teams seeing familiar faces this week:- Kevin Durant faces Russell Westbrook and his old Oklahoma City teammates Thursday when the Thunder visit Golden State.- Chicago native and former Bulls star Derrick Rose makes his first trip back to the United Center with the New York Knicks on Friday.- Steve Kerr meets his former assistant -- and replacement early last season -- when Golden State takes on Luke Waltons Lakers on Friday.- Dwight Howard welcomes his former Rockets teammates as Houston travels to Atlanta on Saturday.---TOP 10LeBron James could move into 10th place on the NBAs career scoring list this week. With 26,896 points, he is 50 behind Hakeem Olajuwon with three games this week. Olajuwon is 12th and James 13th on the combined ABA/NBA list.---SAGER STRONGThe colorful sneakers members of TNTs crew wore in Golden State in a tribute to Craig Sager are available for auction through Friday. Sager, battling leukemia, designed the sneakers with Nike and 100 pairs up for bid , with all proceeds benefiting the SagerStrong Foundation.---AP Sports Writers Brett Martel in New Orleans and Anne Peterson in Portland, Oregon, contributed to this report. ' ' '
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