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2009-02-13 16:25:57

Lance Armstrong's longtime coach said he expects the cyclist to win at least one stage of the upcoming Amgen Tour of California. Coach Chris Carmichael said that while Armstrong's top goals are to bring attention to his anti-cancer campaign and help Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer win his third consecutive Tour of California, the 37-year-old cyclist may win at least one stage of the race and could even finish in the top 10, USA Today reported Friday. Carmichael said Armstrong's return to...

2009-02-12 07:03:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PureSport, the patent-pending performance drink that is revolutionizing the sports drink category, is continuing its rapid rise from Olympian's secret weapon to mainstream sports drink with a number of major distribution, athlete, product and personnel announcements. Launched in July 2008, Pure Sport took center stage at the Beijing Olympics thanks to Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, Brendan Hansen, Ian Crocker, Aaron Peirsol and Nastia Liukin,...

2009-02-11 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miguel O. Tejada, a Major League Baseball (MLB) player, has pled guilty to misrepresentations to a Congressional committee investigating the wrongful use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor and Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office, announced today. Tejada, 34, of the Dominican Republic, entered his misdemeanor plea earlier today at a...

2009-02-06 14:17:46

England tennis star Andy Murray has joined the list of athletes critical of the sport's new anti-doping systems, the BBC reported Friday. In England, an agency called Nado (national anti-doping agency) was formed this week to assume the responsibility for drug testing in the sport throughout the country. Murray called the system draconian. The BBC report said drugs testers arrive unannounced and, if any individual fails to meet with them on three separate occasions over an 18-month period, a...

2009-01-26 17:42:32

Italian authorities said cyclist Leonardo Piepoli has been banned from the sport for two years after using drugs during last year's Tour de France. The country's anti-doping tribunal said blood samples taken July 4 and 15 established that Piepoli, 37, had been using Mircera, a banned drug that boosts production of red blood cells, during the July 5-27 race, ANSA reported Monday. Piepoli was fired by his cycling team, Saunier Duval, on July 18, and his former team leader, Riccardo Ricco, 25,...

2009-01-19 12:19:40

U.S. professional cyclist Lance Armstrong says he understands why he faces opposition from German critics in his attempt to return from retirement. The seven-time Tour de France winner, who is taking part in the Tour Down Under in Australia, said he recognizes how doping scandals in the cycling world may have dampened the spirits of some German fans, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. People have invested emotions into the athlete and into events and they feel betrayed, he said of...

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2009-01-11 12:58:06

Baseball sanctioned about 8 percent of its players to take medication for ADHD last season, which permits them to procure otherwise prohibited stimulants. 106 exemptions for prohibited drugs were written for major leaguers claiming that they suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. These numbers are from a report announced on Friday from the sport's independent drug-testing administrator. "This is incredible. This is quite spectacular. There seems to be an epidemic of ADD in...

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2009-01-09 07:25:00

Scientists in Germany have developed a test that can identify a new type of drug that could be misused by athletes looking to gain an advantage over their competition.The test can detect benzothiazepines, a new drug with promising potential for the treatment of heart conditions.  However, the drug also improves muscle endurance, and experts believe athletes seeking to improve their performance could abuse it.  And researchers caution that athletes could begin using benzothiazepines...

2008-12-29 06:20:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501c3 nonprofit research organization, created a new website, http://sports.procon.org, to explore the question "Should performance enhancing drugs (such as steroids) be accepted in sports?" The online project contains nearly 30 questions about drugs in sports with over 250 sourced responses from more than 200 sports experts. Those experts include professional athletes (from Lance Armstrong to Gene Upshaw),...

2008-12-24 14:14:21

Vikings defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams used a diuretic to make their earmarked weight, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. In Wednesday's editions, the newspaper reported both players had $400,000 in incentive bonuses in their contracts if they met, or were below, a specific weight during several weigh-ins throughout the season. It added that the letter states both players are subject to receive bonuses if they met or were below a specific weight 11 times during the year -- eight...


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