Yanworth trainer Alan King fined over failed drugs test

Trainer Alan King has been fined £2,000 after Champion Hurdle favourite Yanworth failed a drugs test following a seventh-place finish in the race at Cheltenham in March. The horse, owned by JP McManus, showed traces of medication which had not cleared his system on race day. Yanworth tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide (TCA). The anti-inflammatory…

London 2017 drugs cheats 'will be found out'

Drugs cheats at this summer’s World Athletics Championships “will be found out”, says the head of a new unit set up to protect integrity in the sport. David Howman, who chairs the Athletics Integrity Unit, said he could not guarantee August’s event in London would be completely clean. But he told BBC Radio 5 live…

Michelle Payne: Jockey gets four-week ban for failed drugs test

Media playback is unsupported on your device Michelle Payne, the only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, has been banned for a month for taking a banned substance. The 31-year-old took the weight suppressant Phentermine after returning from a life-threatening fall in which she split her pancreas. Payne, who rode at Royal Ascot last…

Evans loses sportswear sponsorship after failed drugs test

Sportswear firm Ellesse have withdrawn their sponsorship of British number three Dan Evans after he tested positive for cocaine in April. The 27-year-old learned of the failed test earlier this week and said he had “let a lot of people down”. Ellesse said they “cannot condone the lifestyle choices he has made”. The Briton signed…

Andre Cardoso suspended for failed drugs test and misses Tour de France

Portuguese cyclist Andre Cardoso has been suspended by his team for a failed drugs test, four days before the start of the Tour de France. The 32-year-old, one of nine men in the Trek-Segafredo team that includes 2009 Tour winner Alberto Contador, tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO). Cardoso’s sample was taken at an out-of-competition test…