MARATHON: Rita Jeptoo’s “B” sample tested positive, Kenya’s athletics federation said, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer.

Jeptoo is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time winner in Chicago. She is one of the highest profile Kenyan athletes to fail a doping test.

The federation said it will hold a hearing of Jeptoo’s case early January.


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: Former U.S. national team star Brek Shea has signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club.

Shea previously played with Stoke City of the English Premier League. He also played five seasons with FC Dallas.


2016 SUMMER GAMES: Promising complete transparency, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said that local organizers were “completely open” to financial audits of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

His statements come as Brazil is immersed in a sweeping kick-back scandal involving state-run oil company Petrobras. Some of the country’s biggest construction companies have been implicated.

There is no indication of wrongdoing in connection to the Olympic projects.


ASIAN TOUR: India’s Shiv Kapur holed out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 first hole and finished with a 6-under 66 for a share of Dubai Open lead.

The Dubai-based Kapur also had five birdies and a bogey to match Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert at 7-under 137 in the Asian Tour’s season-ending event. Pavit had a 70 at The Els Club Dubai.


WORLD CUP: American racer Steven Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course in Val Gardena, Italy, by winning a downhill at the classic venue on Friday for the third time.

 Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a downhill training run at Val D’Iere, France, with Austrian teammate Regina Sterz in second and Lindsey Vonn third.

OLYMPICS: Nick Goepper, who won a bronze in slope-style skiing at Sochi, was charged with criminal mischief in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, after police say he threw rocks at vehicles and caused more than $8,000 in damage.

Goepper’s attorneys say the skier was suffering from an anxiety attack and depression.


WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION: Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died of Alzheimer’s, according to his family. He was 75.

– From news services