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Russia four-year ban from Olympics, world championships reduced to two years

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It looks like Russia will be getting off lighter than expected for their various doping violations.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s officially ruled on Thursday that the country of Russia will not be able to use their name, flag and national anthem at any Olympic or World championship events through the year 2022.

Russian athletes that were not indicted will still be aloud to compete, but will represent themselves and not their country of origin.

World Anti-Doping Agency had initially proposed a four-year ban, so the punishment isn’t nearly as severe as expected.

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Joe Thornton out at least a month with rib fracture

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The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without one of their top six forwards for a while.

The team announced that veteran Joe Thornton will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks after sustaining a rib fracture while getting hit into the boards early in the third period of their 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

The 41-year old has recorded one goal, one assist and a minus-1 rating in five games this season.

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The Reynolds Report!

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A priest gets caught getting a little closer to god, Chris Jericho gets body-shamed on #NBA tonight

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Philip Rivers announces retirement after 17 NFL seasons

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One of the better quarterback in NFL history is calling it quits after an illustrious career.

Philip Rivers released a statement on Wednesday that he is retiring from football after 17 seasons in the NFL.

The 39-year old, who was selected 4th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, amassed 5277 pass completions for 63,400 passing yards, 421 touchdowns and a 95.2 quarterback rating over a span of 244 combined games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

During his career, he was selected to eight Pro Bowls and has been an NFL passing yards (2008) and touchdowns leader (2010), completion percentage leader (2013) to go along with winning the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2013.

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