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Sports briefs: Cycling anti-doping agency cautious about amnesty

Published September 13, 2012 5:19 pm

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Cycling • The World Anti-Doping Agency says that cycling's proposal to offer amnesty to riders and officials who confess to drug offenses is taking sport into "unchartered territory."

WADA director general David Howman tells The Associated Press that such pardons aren't included in WADA's rules.

However, he says he'll wait to see more details of the suggestion put forward by UCI President Pat McQuaid and has no "qualms" about looking into the idea.

MVP De Rosario to likely miss season

Soccer • D.C. United captain and reigning MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario will likely miss the rest of the season with a sprained left knee.

The club announced Thursday that the midfielder-forward will be sidelined 10 to 12 weeks.

'Melo unveils courts in Puerto Rico

NBA • Carmelo Anthony is in Puerto Rico to unveil remodeled basketball courts at a public housing complex and play softball with celebrity friends.

It is the third time the New York Knicks star has visited the U.S. territory in as many years to rebuild basketball courts through his charitable foundation.

• Derrick Rose says his surgically repaired left knee is getting better and he is even jumping on it.

The Chicago Bulls' superstar started doing that "a couple of days ago," another step in his recovery from a torn ACL.

From wire reports