Olympic champion McNeal loses appeal against 5-year ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Brianna McNeal has lost her appeal against a five-year ban for breaking anti-doping rules. The ban prevents her defending her 100-meter hurdles title at the Tokyo Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it dismissed McNeal’s challenge to the ban imposed by track and field authorities for “tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control.” McNeal was allowed to run at the U.S. Olympic trials last month pending the CAS appeal verdict. She finished second to provisionally qualify for the team.