DOPING | British man gets life ban for supplying steroids


Philip Tinklin

Philip Tinklin

A British man has received a lifetime ban from sports for supplying steroids and his daughter, an amateur boxer, has been suspended for four years. The UK Anti-Doping agency, which announced the sanctions yesterday, says Philip Tinklin  (pictured above) is the first person to be banned by the agency for life. Tinklin was charged with three anti-doping rule violations following a police investigation in Wales, which led to a conviction for conspiring to supply anabolic steroids. UKAD says his daughter, Sophie, is banned until February 2018. The agency says all five of Tinklin’s children are involved in boxing and he falls within the definition of “athlete support personnel” in anti-doping.

Dynamo Moscow tops Russian league table

Dynamo Moscow started its Russian Premier League campaign in impressive form over the weekend, routing FC Rostov 7-3 at home to go to the top of the table. Dynamo striker Alexander Kokorin scored a hat trick and former Germany international Kevin Kuranyi added two more goals in the highest-scoring, top-flight Russian game in 15 years. Former Queens Park Rangers defender Christopher Samba and Hungary international Balazs Dzsudzsak also scored for Dynamo, which has spent heavily over the last two years in pursuit of a first league title since 1976. Poloz scored twice and Gatcan once for Rostov. Dynamo was joined at the top of the table by Spartak and Zenit St. Petersburg, both of which won their opening games 4-0.

German state to reduce policing at low-risk games

Germany’s most populous state says it plans to reduce police deployments at low-risk football matches as part of a four-week trial to cut costs. North Rhine-Westphalia is home to six of the Bundesliga’s 18 teams, including Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen. The state has two more than last year. The state’s interior minister, Ralf Jaeger, said that authorities plan to scale down police deployments at games that haven’t seen trouble for three years, but won’t change policing for high-risk matches. He didn’t specify which teams would be part of the trial.

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