Russia's Tatyana Lysenko, the world recordholder in the women's hammer throw, was banned for 2 years by track and field's governing body for a doping violation.

Another Russian hammer thrower, Ekaterina Khoroshikh, received the same ban. Both tested positive for a prohibited hormone blocker during an out-of-competition test in Moscow last May.

Lysenko also was stripped of her record throw of 257 feet, 11 inches made a few weeks after the test samples were taken. She still holds the world record at 255-3, set in August 2006.

In other track news:

* Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius declined an invitation to run the 400-meter race at Berlin's ISTAF Golden League meet, saying he wasn't ready to face the world's elite. The South African wants to qualify for the Beijing Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Monday that his prosthetic racing blades do not give him an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners.


* England's Football Association Cup final will move from pay per view to the Fox Soccer Channel under a 4-year agreement that runs through the 2011-12 season.

* A London arbitrator ruled that a group of soccer players from Trinidad and Tobago is entitled to profits from the team's 2006 World Cup appearance.

Auto Racing

* Lloyd Moore, a NASCAR winner in 1950 and the oldest former driver, died at his home in Frewsburg, N.Y. He was 95.

* Juan Pablo Montoya will have his third crew chief in a month when Brian Pattie takes over the No. 42 Dodge for this week's race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.


* Dave Paulsen, who won the 2003 Division III national championship at Williams, was hired as the basketball coach at Division I Bucknell. He will replace Pat Flannery, who is stepping down after 14 seasons. Bucknell went 12-19 last season.

* UCLA's women's tennis team finally got to contribute to the school's record haul of NCAA titles. The Bruins beat California for championship No. 102 in Tulsa, Okla.

Philly File

* The Soul signed defensive lineman Mondre Dickerson from the practice squad.

* Central's Robert Troyer and James Ayer beat teammates Sam Weinstock and Lucas Isakowitz, 6-1, 6-1, to win the District 12 Class AAA doubles title at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center.

Sport Stops

* Shipping giant UPS, which has ridden a wave of enthusiasm amid Big Brown's success as the horse seeks to become the first Triple Crown winner in 30 years, has pledged $10,000 to a charity that aids thoroughbreds.

* World Wrestling Entertainment suspended Darren Matthews for 60 days for his second drug violation. He wrestles under the name William Regal.

* Canadians Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon retired from competitive ice dancing after a career in which their romantic routines carried them to silver medals at the world championships in 2006 and 2007. Dubreuil and Lauzon plan to marry and join the pro circuit. *