Dawn Harper-Nelson of the United States ran a year-leading 12.44 seconds to win the 100-meter hurdles at the Paris Diamond League meeting on Saturday while Hansle Parchment of Jamaica set the fastest time in the 110 hurdles this season.
PHILADELPHIA -- Olympic medalists Walter Dix and Justin Gatlin helped Team USA overcame a controversial opening leg to edge Jamaica by a hundredth of a second in the 400-meter relay in the Penn Relays on Saturday, and the Americans won four of six events
A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.
Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has told a Jamaican panel that he did not inform anti-doping officials about most of the supplements he was taking because the products were new and he couldn't remember their names.
After attempts by Jamaica's anti-doping commission to delay an inquiry, a team from the World Anti-Doping Agency is scheduled to visit the island next week to begin a special audit of the sprinting powerhouse's drug testing regime.