Leaders of the world anti-doping movement on Monday called for Russian track and field athletes to be banned from next year's Olympics, saying the nine-month window between now and the Games isn't enough to ensure the program and its athletes are clean.
The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations (iNADO) will send its declaration to the World Anti-Doping Agency, which holds its annual meetings later this week in Colorado Springs.
Track and field's world governing body banned Russia from international competition last week, but International Olympic Committee officials said that they expect Russia to clean up its program in time for the Rio Games.
"If they can achieve that by 2016, great," iNADO Chairman David Kenworthy said. "But we just feel they can't, because of the damage that's been done to both their systems and to their credibility. If you've got to start from scratch, it takes years."
Murray tops Ferrer in ATP finals
Second-seeded Andy Murray won his opening match at the season-ending ATP finals in London, beating David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4.
Ferrer, seeded seventh, had eight double-faults and landed only 49 percent of his first serves.
In the other match, Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 6-2.
McDowell wins PGA Tour event
Graeme McDowell made an 8-foot par putt on the 18th hole to stay in the game, and then he hit a 5-iron shot that grazed the edge of the cup and set up a 3-foot birdie to win a three-man playoff in the PGA Tour's OHL Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
That par putt on the final hole gave McDowell a 5-under 66 and a total of 18-under 266. Russell Knox bogeyed No. 18 for a 66 and a tie with McDowell, and Jason Bohn shot a 68 to make the playoff.
McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open champion, won for the first time since the 2013 French Open.
Seattle just keeps trading
The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from Texas as part of a four-player trade that sent righthanded reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to the Texas Rangers.
Texas also obtained outfielder James Jones in the deal, and Seattle received righthanded reliever Anthony Bass. It was the third significant trade by new Seattle General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
Martin likely will become Seattle's starting center fielder. Wilhelmsen was 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA and had 13 saves after becoming Seattle's closer late in the season.
NASCAR leader calls in Kenseth
NASCAR Chairman Brian France met Monday with Matt Kenseth three days after the suspended driver defiantly promised to remain aggressive when he returns for the season finale this weekend.
France's spokesman said France "was pleased with the dialogue."
Kenseth was suspended two races for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano as payback for an earlier incident in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Drug charge pondered for Odom
Prosecutors are considering a felony drug charge against Lamar Odom after the former NBA star was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.
The Nye County (Nev.) sheriff's office submitted the potential charge last week, and a prosecutor is considering filing a count of unlawful use of cocaine.
Authorities investigating a possible cocaine overdose by Odom got a warrant on Oct. 13 to take a blood sample while he was hospitalized in critical condition.