Latest Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport Stories

2009-07-23 13:13:52

Former Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jim Parque has admitted to using human growth hormone during his major league career. Parque, 33, said the use began after a start against Seattle in Game 1 of the 2000 American League Championship Series when he suffered a shoulder injury and spent the offseason in pain. Pain was the reason for a slow beginning in the 2001 season, he wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. A wife, a new baby, and a demotion to the minors by General Manager Kenny Williams in...

2009-06-17 13:10:00

The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick four games for violating its substance abuse policy.

2009-06-16 18:43:26

The United States Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday American cyclist Tyler Hamilton has accepted an eight-year suspension. The anti-doping agency said in a release that Hamilton, 38, had tested positive for testosterone or its precursors in a sample taken Feb. 9.

2009-05-29 10:10:02

Italian cyclist Marta Bastianelli has been suspended from competition for two years following drug tests that came up positive for a banned stimulant. The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, in a release Friday, partially upheld an appeal by the International Cycling Union regarding Bastianelli and said she was banned from races for two years, retroactive to last July 5. Urine samples from Bastianelli twice tested positive for the stimulant norfenfluramine, the Court of Arbitration...

2009-05-28 09:09:14

Athletes could be putting their lives at risk by doping themselves with powerful prescription drugs, a leading academic has warned.

2009-05-28 07:00:00

Helius' distance learning solutions with JCPenney and Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES) garner recognition LINDON, Utah, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Helius, a Hughes company, today announced it has been named as a recipient of two Best in Class Awards at the 2009 IMS Learning Impact Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

2009-05-12 14:16:00

nsfsport.com Can Help You Make More Informed Decisions When Choosing Nutritional Products ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news stories on steroid use in sports continue to emphasize the importance of screening dietary supplements and sports nutrition products for banned substances.

2009-05-11 11:32:29

Richard Gasquet, ranked 21st in the world, was suspended Monday by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for cocaine. Gasquet admitted last weekend two urine samples he gave in March in Miami tested positive for cocaine.

2009-04-28 18:30:17

The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that six athletes tested positive for a new drug during tests after the 2008 Beijing Games.

2009-04-24 19:55:00

AFLD, the French anti-doping agency, has decided not to take disciplinary action against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.

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  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.