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Report: Criminal probe into Powell, Simpson dropped in Italy

UDINE, Italy (AP) A criminal doping investigation into Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson plus their trainer has reportedly been dropped in Italy. The ANSA news agency says a preliminary trial judge made the decision Wednesday at the request of prosecutors in Udine. Powell, Simpson and Canadian trainer Christopher Xuereb were placed under criminal investigation...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt's struggles "just a phase," says teammate Powell

PARIS (AP) Usain Bolt's Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world record holder's struggle with injury and poor form is ''just a phase'' and not the beginning of the end for the sprinter. However, Powell also suggests it might be wiser for Bolt not to try to defend his 100-meter crown at the world championships next month. Powell says on Thursday ''if he's not 100 percent...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sprinter Asafa Powell dominates 100m heats in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell dominated heats in the men's 100 meters at Jamaica's trials by recording a time of 9.98 on Thursday. Sprinters Kemar Bailey-Cole and Andrew Fisher both clocked 10.05. Yohan Blake finished with 10.24 after a poor start. The semi-finals and the final will take place on Friday. The coach of world record-holder...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Powell wins 100-meter race in Brazil

BELEM, Brazil (AP) Former world-record holder Asafa Powell won a 100-meter race in Brazil in 10.02 seconds on Sunday, his fastest mark of the year. The Jamaican sprinter beat Americans Marvin Bracy (10.14) and Dentarius Locke (10.17) at the Brazilian Grand Prix in the northern city of Belem. The 31-year-old Powell said he wants to try to ''keep improving his time to start serious...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Doping ban for Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has been banned for 18 months.
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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