January 29, 2013 |
As spring training dawned in 2009, Alex Rodriguez faced the cameras and confessed to his use of performance-enhancing substances from 2001 to 2003. "My mistake … I was immature and I was stupid," he said. Yet, that very same year, the New York Yankees star was supplied with performance-enhancing drugs, according to a report published Tuesday by Miami New Times. The newspaper cited 16 records from a now-closed Florida clinic that indicated Rodriguez was provided with human growth hormone and other substances as recently as last year.
January 10, 2013 |
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - In April, a randomly selected player in Major League Baseball will roll up his sleeves and become the first athlete in the four major North American sports to take a test for human growth hormone during a season. "This is a very proud day for baseball," Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday, in announcing MLB's revised drug-testing policy at the owners' meetings here. The in-season tests, approved by the players' union, left some players waiting to hear how the tests would be administered.
September 6, 2012 |
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard in the BMW Championship at Carmel, Ind. The biggest star in golf and his heir apparent put on a dazzling show Thursday at Crooked Stick, where the gallery caught a glimpse of the best players in the world for the first time since the 1991 PGA Championship. McIlroy, flawless with his irons, birdied his last two holes for an eight-under-par 64 and was part of a four-way tie for the lead with Indiana native Bo Van Pelt , U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and Graham DeLaet , the Canadian who is quietly becoming the Cinderella of these FedEx Cup playoffs.
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August 12, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - If there is a more profound and costly failure than the war on drugs, it hasn't come to my attention. In Mexico, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since 2006, as drug cartels wage bloody battles in the lucrative business of feeding demand north of the border. In the United States, billions of dollars are spent annually to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate people for drug crimes, with little or no effect on either supply or demand.
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June 17, 2012 |
Stephen Downing speaks fondly of his 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, saying he misses the camaraderie and the integrity of the people he worked with in a career that took him from street cop to deputy chief. Along the way, as commander of the Bureau of Investigations, he oversaw the Administrative Narcotics Division. And so when we had lunch at a sidewalk cafe in Long Beach the other day, it was more than a little strange to hear this life-long Republican insist that for the sake of cops, and in the interest of logic and public safety, the United States ought to legalize drugs.
May 29, 2012 |
Don't break out the dreadlock wig just yet - it looks as if Manny Ramirez's debut with the Oakland Athletics will be delayed. The former Dodgers slugger probably will not make his debut with the Athletics this week even though his 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy a second time officially ends following Oakland's game against Minnesota on Wednesday. Oakland assistant general manager David Frost says Ramirez will remain at the team's Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento until the club is confident he is major-league ready.