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June 27, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Sports officials are bracing for the results after law enforcement officials in Georgia said Tuesday that they will investigate whether steroids played a role in a grisly murders-suicide involving pro wrestling star Chris Benoit over the weekend. Prescription anabolic steroids were found inside the Fayetteville , Ga., home where Benoit, 40, strangled his former wrestler wife and 7-year-old son before apparently hanging himself with the cord of a weightlifting machine, police said.
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July 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit had steroids and other drugs in his system when he killed his wife and young son last month and hanged himself in the family's home, investigators said Tuesday. Benoit's body contained 10 times the normal level of testosterone, which appeared to have been injected shortly before he died, as well as the anti-anxiety medication Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Benoit tested negative for alcohol.
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July 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit had steroids and other drugs in his system when he killed his wife and young son last month and hanged himself in the family's home, investigators said Tuesday. Benoit's body contained 10 times the normal level of testosterone, which appeared to have been injected shortly before he died, as well as the anti-anxiety medication Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Benoit tested negative for alcohol.
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July 3, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Lisa Dillman, Ken Fowler, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The California Supreme Court on Monday ended the Oakland Raiders' long-standing lawsuit that claimed the NFL sabotaged the team's effort to build a stadium at Hollywood Park. The case dates back more than 20 years, when Raiders managing partner Al Davis accused the league of purposely not doing enough to help the team move from the antiquated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to a new stadium complete with luxury suites.
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July 3, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Lisa Dillman, Ken Fowler, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The California Supreme Court on Monday ended the Oakland Raiders' long-standing lawsuit that claimed the NFL sabotaged the team's effort to build a stadium at Hollywood Park. The case dates back more than 20 years, when Raiders managing partner Al Davis accused the league of purposely not doing enough to help the team move from the antiquated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to a new stadium complete with luxury suites.
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July 1, 2007 | Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun
This might be hard for non-wrestling fans to understand, but to those who loved Chris Benoit's work, the killings at his home and his suicide were as shocking as if Peyton Manning or Tim Duncan or Derek Jeter committed the same acts. He was that good at what he did and that respected by fans and peers for doing everything the right way. As such, the story of how he strangled his wife, smothered his child and hanged himself is as disturbing as any I've encountered.
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June 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife, and 7-year-old son were found dead in his Atlanta-area home and police said they were investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide. Benoit, 40, was a former world heavyweight and intercontinental champion. The WWE canceled its live "Monday Night RAW" card and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.
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November 14, 2013 | By Robert Anasi
In the rococo mid-'70s, my father and his three sons would gather around our black-and-white TV and watch World Wide Wrestling matches on Saturday afternoons. We were entranced by the long-running tag-team feud between "baby faces" - good guys - Chief Jay Strongbow (born Joseph Scarpa) and his partner Billy White Wolf, a.k.a Adnan Bin Abdulkareem Ahmed Alkaissy El Farthie (a high school chum of one Saddam Hussein), and "heels" - bad guys - Mr. Fuji and Professor Toru Tanaka, wizards of malice from the inscrutable Orient (both actually Hawaiians)
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December 30, 2007
Some notable sports deaths in 2007: AUTO RACING Bill France Jr., 74; Bobby Hamilton, 49; Benny Parsons, 65. BASEBALL Steve Barber, 67; Hank Bauer, 84; Rod Beck, 38; Clete Boyer, 70; Lew Burdette, 80; Mike Coolbaugh, 35; Shag Crawford, 90; Bing Devine, 90; Art Fowler, 84; Josh Hancock, 29; Joe Kennedy, 28; Bowie Kuhn, 80; Clem Labine, 80; Joe Nuxhall, 79; Phil Rizzuto, 89; Bill Robinson, 64; Vern Ruhle, 55; John Vukovich, 59.
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February 13, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) are to meet today to discuss the Spygate case involving the New England Patriots. The NFL said Tuesday the afternoon meeting will take place in Specter's office in Washington. Specter has asked Goodell to explain his decision to destroy the tapes and notes from the case, which date to 2002. Patriots Coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was fined $250,000. The Patriots also forfeited a first-round draft pick.
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July 1, 2007 | Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun
This might be hard for non-wrestling fans to understand, but to those who loved Chris Benoit's work, the killings at his home and his suicide were as shocking as if Peyton Manning or Tim Duncan or Derek Jeter committed the same acts. He was that good at what he did and that respected by fans and peers for doing everything the right way. As such, the story of how he strangled his wife, smothered his child and hanged himself is as disturbing as any I've encountered.
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June 27, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Sports officials are bracing for the results after law enforcement officials in Georgia said Tuesday that they will investigate whether steroids played a role in a grisly murders-suicide involving pro wrestling star Chris Benoit over the weekend. Prescription anabolic steroids were found inside the Fayetteville , Ga., home where Benoit, 40, strangled his former wrestler wife and 7-year-old son before apparently hanging himself with the cord of a weightlifting machine, police said.
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February 1, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brock Lesnar is taking his act to another pay-per-view organization Saturday, and his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut has attracted plenty of credibility questions. Is this a novelty? Can a first-time fighter beat former UFC champion Frank Mir? If Lesnar wins, what does that say about the level of UFC competition?
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June 29, 2007 | Lance Pugmire; Pete Thomas; Diane Pucin, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal drug enforcement investigators raided the office of pro wrestler Chris Benoit's doctor Thursday, and the findings could result in criminal charges by federal prosecutors as soon as today, a law enforcement official said. Benoit, 40, strangled his wife, Nancy, 43, last Friday and later asphyxiated his 7-year-old son, Daniel, then hanged himself using a weightlifting machine cord over last weekend at their Fayette County, Ga. home. Benoit's Carrollton, Ga.
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