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Leverkusen goes to CAS over UEFA anti-doping fine

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -Bayer Leverkusen is challenging UEFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being fined for breaking anti-doping rules.

The court says it will hear the appeal on Nov. 30. A verdict is expected several weeks later.

UEFA says it fined Leverkusen ?25,000 ($32,350) in January for repeated failures to say where players were available to provide doping control samples. UEFA's appeal panel upheld the sanction in March.

Champions League and Europa League clubs must file accurate and updated details of players' whereabouts.

UEFA rules state that "club violations are recorded and cumulated over five years, with each violation being treated more seriously than the last."

Leverkusen played in the Champions League last season, and was eliminated by Barcelona in last-16. It is in the Europa League this season.

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