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MONACO -- Russia will stay stuck in track and fields doghouse, its athletes banned from competing under their own flag, until February at the earliest. Nike Free Run Womens Sale .In his latest update on Russian anti-doping efforts, Rune Andersen said on Thursday there has been progress but that his taskforce which is monitoring the situation for the IAAF is not yet ready to give Russia a clean bill of health.The taskforce wants to return to Moscow in January, and also is waiting for a report next week that is expected to detail how Russian authorities subverted drug testing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the Norwegian anti-doping expert said.RUSAF, the Russian Athletics Federation, has been suspended by the IAAF since November 2015, after a damning World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned report detailed the deep-rooted culture of doping and deception in Russian sports. To lift the ban, Russia must satisfy a list of IAAF requirements.Andersen said he told an IAAF council meeting in Monaco this week that RUSAF has made further progress toward satisfying the reinstatement conditions.But he added he would be reporting back to the IAAF at its next council meeting in February -- effectively delaying until then, at the earliest, a recommendation on whether Russia has done enough for the IAAF to consider allowing Russian athletes to compete again.After a tumultuous year dominated by the Russian doping crisis and revelations of suspected corruption and doping cover-ups under his predecessor Lamine Diack, IAAF President Sebastian Coe wants to turn a corner this weekend with the hoped-for adoption of broad changes to the way the athletics body handles doping cases and governs itself.He proposes giving athletes and women a greater say in IAAF affairs, and says the punishment of doping cases should be speeded up by his plan to hand them over to a new integrity unit that will be largely independent of the governing body.I do not want this sport to ever return to the grotesque stories that, even over the last few days, we have been waking up to, Coe said.A special IAAF Congress will vote on Saturday on the reforms that Coe has championed.This is a moment to be bold, he said. Clean athletes have to know that we are in their corner.One new IAAF initiative, the opening this week of an online page for people to anonymously blow the whistle on doping, made an immediate impact, according to Coe. He said it received 14 leads in the first 12 hours, and 43 leads in the first two days.A remaining obstacle to Russias reinstatement is convincing Andersens taskforce that anti-doping officers will be allowed to do their work there. Andersen said they want drug testing that is not being tainted and is independent, autonomous and without interference from anybody inside Russia.The taskforce hopes by February to be able to identify a clear roadmap and timetable for RUSAFs reinstatement, Andersen said.Coe maintained that Russian attitudes are changing toward the countrys long-standing doping problem. He said such progress would almost certainly not have occurred had the IAAF not banned Russia, which pressured its leaders to act.The only Russian who competed in athletics at the Rio Olympics was long jumper Darya Klishina. She was accepted under IAAF rules because she was based in the U.S. for several years, away from the Russian drug-testing system and its officials and lab staff accused of covering up hundreds of failed tests.There is a shift of view, Coe said. This would not have taken place had we not taken the tough decision we did last year. Cheap Nike Free Run . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Cheap Nike Free Run Shoes . The 15th-ranked Canadian men lost the opening two games of their European tour: 19-15 to No. 17 Georgia and 21-20 to No. . The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. SAN ANTONIO -- Before retiring Tim Duncans No. 21, the San Antonio Spurs paid tribute to their longtime teammate by playing the game as he did for 19 seasons.LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and the Spurs turned in a fundamentally strong performance in a 113-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.It was a game that we had to win, that we wanted to win badly, San Antonio veteran Manu Ginobili said prior to the ceremony that followed the game. Even if we would have lost, this is way beyond it.Todays celebration is very, very important for his teammates, coaches and the whole franchise, the city. That guy is special. Even if we would have lost, it would have been an emotional night. Im emotional now and it hasnt even started.Duncan retired in the offseason after winning five championships and two MVPs in 19 seasons, all with San Antonio.For us, its harder for us to stay focused for this game, Spurs guard Danny Green said. Coming in, we knew it was going to be a lot of fun, but we wanted to be focused and respect New Orleans.Duncans style of play earned him the nickname The Big Fundamental, and the Spurs honored him with their own rather seamless performance against the Pelicans.San Antonio had six players score in double figures, got 31 assists on 42 baskets, committed just 13 turnovers and shot 49 percent from the field.Our physical effort was pretty good, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Our mental effort was better than it has been. A lot of people participated and got involved, so that was good.Ginobili and Tony Parker, who combined to form The Big Three with Duncan, combined for 29 points, seven assists and five rebounds.San Antonio won its fourth straight overall and fourth consecutive at home after a slow start at the AT&T Center.Aldridge got the Spurs first points on a 20-foot jumper. San Antonio signed Aldridge to play alongside Duncan last season and eventually replace him at power forward.He was very aggressive tonight, PPopovich said. Nike Free Run Shoes Cheap. He wanted the ball. He demanded the ball, and he got the ball. He was very aggressive going to the hole. Taking shots that were open.Aldridge shot 6 for 15 from the field in 26 minutes.Alexis Ajinca led New Orleans with 16 points. Anthony Davis was limited to 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting.The Pelicans lost for the eighth time in 10 games.Were very inconsistent, Davis said. One game we play well offensively, defensively were talking, and another game were not. Weve got to figure out what team we want to be identified as. We cant keep going game from game with a different identity. Weve got to come out the same way.TIP-INSPelicans: F Solomon Hill missed the game to be with his wife after the birth of their first child. ... Quincy Pondexter has not played this season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in March 2016. ... The Pelicans are 13-41 against the Spurs in franchise history, including just four wins in 28 games in San Antonio.Spurs: San Antonio retired Duncans jersey following the game. Among his former teammates in attendance to honor Duncan were David Robinson, Bruce Bowen, Sean Elliott, Malik Rose, Antonio Daniels and Will Perdue. ... The Spurs are 10-0 this season when Tony Parker scores in double figures. Parker had 12 on 6-for-12 shooting against the Pelicans. ... San Antonio has 30 alley-oop dunks in 26 games this season. They had 18 all of last season.IS THERE A PATENT?Popovich was asked if the Spurs played harder to ensure they didnt put a damper on Duncans retirement ceremony. Popovich responded in typical Popovich fashion.I brought my `I want to play for Timmy Duncan tonight gauge, Popovich said, but I left it in the locker room so Im not exactly sure how fired up they were.UP NEXTPelicans: At New Orleans on Tuesday night.Spurs: At Houston on Tuesday night. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '