August 26, 1992 |
Catcher Greg Myers played Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 9 and started for the first time since Aug. 5, when he suffered an injured right hand while applying a tag in Kansas City. His recovery was well-timed, because a sore left shin kept Ron Tingley from playing. Tingley was hit on the leg by a pitch during the fourth inning Monday but stayed in the game, which lasted a painful 3 hours and 45 minutes. X-rays Tuesday found no broken bones, but his leg was heavily taped.
October 18, 1988 |
Angel Myers, dropped from the U.S. Olympic swim team after testing positive for steroid use, was ordered suspended from competition through 1989, according to a decision announced by the U.S. Swimming board of review. The three-member board, meeting to decide a penalty against the swimmer after her failure to have the test findings overturned in appeal, also invalidated Myers' records and recalled the medals she won during the U.S.
September 17, 1988
The courts and sports governing bodies (e.g. the NCAA and the U.S. Olympic Committee) are beginning to take a major role in determining who will participate in athletic events. Of recent vintage, there is the Stars & Stripes-New Zealand sailing controversy, Richard Dent of the Chicago Bears contesting his 30-day suspension, swimmer Angel Myers being denied a chance to compete in the Olympics and Texas A&M (and others) being placed on probation. We are fast approaching the point when having a "good" judge is more important than having a good team.
September 11, 1988 |
Baaron Pittenger, secretary general of the United States Olympic Committee, said Saturday the urine samples that apparently revealed the use of a banned substance by swimmer Angel Myers may be sent to another laboratory for confirmation. But Pittenger said he believes the initial test, conducted by Dr. Don Catlin at the UCLA analytical laboratory, was accurate. Myers qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in five events during the U.S. trials last month at Austin, Tex.