Athletics

See results of doping tests from swimming world championships

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See results of doping tests from swimming world championships

From Comcast SportsNet Monday, August 22, 2011
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)Swimmings governing body FINA announced Mondaythat all 362 doping tests from last months world championships in Shanghai havecome back negative.There were 311 urine samples taken, including 43 screenings for the bloodbooster EPO, and 51 blood tests. FINA announced in Shanghai that the blood tests taken there will go towardthe implementation of a biological passport program, much like the one the UCIinstalled in cycling.FINA took special measures to ensure that meat at the athletes hotels inShanghai was not contaminated with clenbuterol, which is common in Chinese meatand on WADAs list of banned substances as an anabolic agent that builds muscleand burns fat.Standout Brazilian sprinter Cesar Cielo won two gold medals at the worldsafter being cleared of doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.FINA had challenged a Brazilian federation decision to give Cielo only awarning after he tested positive for furosemide, a banned diuretic and maskingagent, at a meet in Rio de Janeiro in May.Cielo said he consumed the drug in a contaminated batch of a food supplementhe regularly used.

A's hire Matt Williams as third base coach

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A's hire Matt Williams as third base coach

OAKLANDThe Oakland A’s named Matt Williams as third base coach on Bob Melvin’s coaching staff for the 2018 season, the club announced today.

Williams spent five seasons on the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff as first base coach (2010) and third base coach (2011-13, 16) and also managed the Washington Nationals for two seasons.  He was named National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA in his first season as manager in 2014, guiding the Nationals to a 96-66 record and an NL East title.  He went 83-79 in 2015 for a 179-145 (.552) record in two seasons as manager.

Williams played 17 seasons in the majors with San Francisco (1987-96), Cleveland (1997) and Arizona (1998-2003).  He was a .268 career hitter with 378 home runs and 1218 RBI in 1866 games.  Williams was a five-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves as a third baseman.

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Report: Giants make trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

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Report: Giants make trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

The hot stove is heating up. 

Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name swirling in trade rumors and the Giants are reportedly pushing forward in their attempt to acquire the slugger. San Francisco's front office has proposed a trade to Miami for Stanton, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic

Details of what the Giants offered have not been reported yet. 

Stanton, who recently turned 28, is guaranteed $295 million over the next 10 seasons. His contract includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out after 2020. 

On Thursday, Stanton was named the National League MVP after hitting .281 with a league-leading 59 home runs and 132 RBI. The last MVP to be traded in the offseason after winning the award was Alex Rodriguez from the Rangers to the Yankees before the 2004 season.