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Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

In this Aug. 25, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rodriguez's drug suspension has been cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision sidelining the New York Yankees third baseman the entire 2014 season. AP

Alex Rodriguez’s doping suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz on Saturday, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Former Australian Olympic star on drug charges

Australian Nathan Baggaley. AFP FILE PHOTO

Former world champion kayaker Nathan Baggaley, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, appeared in court Monday accused of being part of a syndicate manufacturing and supplying amphetamines.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Boxing: Indian star took heroin 12 times – police

Vijender Singh. AFP FILE PHOTO

Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh took heroin 12 times, according to police who are investigating his links to an alleged dealer and a $24-million drug haul last month.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lance Armstrong story too good to be true, is just that

Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

The formerly defiant Lance Armstrong once said, “As long as I live, I will deny ever doping,” but sitting face to face with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that was broadcast on Thursday, he reversed course.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympics: St. Kitts sprinter sent home in drugs case

In this Monday, June 11, 2012 file photo, St. Kitts and Nevis' Tameka Williams crosses the finish line to win the women's 100 meter during Moscow Challenge IAAF track and field competitions at Lyzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Williams has been sent home from the London Olympics by her team for a potential drug violation. Williams had been using a substance which was "clearly outside the medical code," St. Kitts Olympic committee vice president Dennis Knight told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

St. Kitts and Nevis record sprinter Tameka Williams has been sent home from the Olympics after admitting taking a banned substance, officials said Sunday.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympics: Top Australian boxing hope banned for doping

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Australian national women’s boxing champion Bianca Elmir, a top Olympic medal prospect, has been banned from competition after failing a doping test, reports said Wednesday.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Philippine Dragon Boat team denies doping allegations

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Members of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) denied that their members were taking performance enhancing drugs like steroids amid reported allegations by an official of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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