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Racers charged in drug scam

NEW YORK — More than two dozen horse trainers, veterinarians and others have been charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to race faster.

The charges were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday in Manhattan federal court. Charges against 27 individuals include drug adulteration and misbranding conspiracy.

China forfeits Davis Cup tie in Romania due to virus

LONDON — China forfeited a Davis Cup tie on Tuesday because its men's tennis team cannot travel to Romania next month.

The International Tennis Federation cited increased restrictions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak‚ for the decision.

China was to play in Piatra Neamt, Romania, on March 6-7 in a World Group I playoff.

Government troops, rebels exchange fire in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists blamed each other for an outbreak of fighting in the country's rebel-held east on Tuesday.

Ukraine's military said in a statement that the separatists attempted to advance into the Ukraine-controlled territory but were repelled.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy denounced the attack as a “cynical provocation.”