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REPORT: JAMAICA FAILED TO TEST

Olympics

A former director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission alleged the island didn't drug-test its athletes for months before the London Summer Games.

Statistics compiled by former JADCO executive director Renee Anne Shirley indicated a near-complete breakdown in the agency's out-of-competition testing from January 2012 to the July opening of the Olympics.

JADCO chairman Herbert Elliott dismissed Shirley and described her as "a Judas." But the World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed to AP that there was, as Shirley asserted, "a significant gap of no testing" by JADCO as athletes trained.

Jamaica won 12 medals, four gold, including three by sprint star Usain Bolt.

Soccer

Big World Cup day

The United States has made the 2014 World Cup, but coach Jurgen Klinsmann says tonight's final qualifying match at Panama (9:30 on beIN Sport) is important. "We want to finish off the year on a high note," Klinsmann said. Landon Donovan (ankle) and Jermaine Jones (knee) were sent home injured. Panama needs a win and at Mexico loss at Costa Rica, plus a favorable goal differential against Mexico, to finish fourth and enter a playoff against New Zealand. Honduras can finish third and qualify automatically with a tie at Jamaica or a Mexico tie or loss. In Europe, defending World Cup champion Spain, England and Russia can make the 2014 field in Brazil with victories.

Pro basketball

Bryant getting closer

Kobe Bryant, coming off of Achilles tendon surgery in April, told the media in Beijing that, "If today was a playoff (game) or NBA Finals, could I play? Probably." But he added he'd need at least three weeks of conditioning before returning to practice. The Lakers are in China for a preseason tour.

Kings: Power forward Carl Landry is scheduled for hip surgery today and will probably miss much of the season.

Obituary:Joe C. Meriweather, who played 10 years in the league and coached Park University in Missouri to the 20016 NAIA title, died Sunday in Columbus, Ga. He was 59. The cause of death was unknown.

Et cetera

Golf:Rory McIlroy launched legal action against his former management company, Horizon Sports Management and its leading agent, Conor Ridge. A trial is set for October 2014.

Horses:Discreet Marq rallied to win the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park. ... Double classic winner Camelot was retired after getting injured in training for next month's Breeders' Cup Turf.

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