July 25, 2008 |
Laboratory documents revealed that swimmer Jessica Hardy's level of the banned substance clenbuterol was, in fact, a "low positive," her lawyer said Thursday. Howard Jacobs, in a telephone interview with The Times, said he received the documentation Wednesday but declined to provide test specifics beyond the low positive and how it might have resulted for the 21-year-old Long Beach swimmer, who qualified for the Olympics in multiple events. After the A and B samples -- taken at the U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha this month -- came back positive, Hardy left the team's training camp at Stanford University and could face a ban of two years.
July 17, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Convicted steroid dealer Kirk Radomski looked under his television last weekend and found overnight mail slips from packages he claims were used to send human growth hormone to Roger Clemens' house, according to the lawyer for Brian McNamee. Clemens sued McNamee, his former trainer, for defamation this year after McNamee claimed the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used steroids and human growth hormone. "Radomski sent a package to Clemens.
June 12, 2008 |
Where insanity happens. Trying to judge the impact of last summer's Tim Donaghy scandal, I recently called around to assess the reaction of the congenitally suspicious core audience . . . the gamblers. It turned out there was no impact. The Donaghy blockbuster, the latest story that seemed to presage The Death of the NBA, quickly faded away in what turned out to be a great season for the league.
May 11, 2008 |
David Stern, here's a suggestion for the $25,000 soon to flow your way from the bank account of Paul Pierce, the Boston Celtic accused by your league of making a "menacing gesture" -- interpretation: gang sign -- at an opponent in a recent playoff game. Take that cash and earmark it for the L.A. park Pierce has helped rescue from gangs. Or for the construction of a Boys and Girls Club in Inglewood that he's helping build.
April 16, 2008 |
Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though one officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot. "I'm here to man up to my mistake, just to let you know that I'm truly sorry for what happened and everything that's going on," Anthony, 23, said in Denver with teammate Allen Iverson by his side.
April 11, 2008 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- The admission by a former second-tier NASCAR driver that he raced after taking heroin last year sparked renewed scrutiny of NASCAR's drug-testing policy Thursday. Hours before qualifying for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway, Cup driver Kevin Harvick complained at length that NASCAR's policy is too lax.