CAS postpones appeals hearing in Contador case

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport has postponed its hearing in Alberto Contador's doping case.

Sport's highest court had been scheduled to hear the case June 6-8.

CAS said Thursday that it has agreed to postpone the case "to give all parties concerned reasonable time to prepare" and guarantee the participation in person of witnesses and experts.

The court says new dates will be fixed as soon as possible.

Cycling's governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency are challenging Contador's acquittal on doping charges. The three-time Tour de France champion was cleared by the Spanish federation after blaming a positive test for clenbuterol on contaminated beef.

CAS had previously said it aimed to issue a verdict by the end of June, which would allow Contador to defend his Tour title if exonerated.