Posts Tagged Doping

Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Frank Trumbetti, owner of Rock Bottom Nutrition, poses for a photo at his store in Cherry Hill, N.J. A new, large-scale national survey released Wednesday by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids revealed that experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year. (AP Photo)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.

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5 Things to know about the Tour de France Stage 17

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — Four massive Pyrenean mountains featured in Wednesday’s Stage 17 of the Tour de France, won by Poland’s Rafal Majka.

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Eagles OT Lane Johnson suspended 4 games

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

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Racehorse owned by Britain’s queen fails dope test

In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, with her daughter Princess Anne greet her horse Estimate, who won the Gold Cup horse race on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England. A racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II that won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine. Buckingham Palace says that early indications suggest that the five-year-old filly, Estimate, consumed the substance as a result of contaminated feed. John Warren, the queen's bloodstock and racing advisor, said Tuesday that Estimate’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute “is working closely with the feed company involved to discover how the product may have become contaminated prior to delivery to his stables.” Estimate finished second in this year’s Gold Cup. Warren said: “Her Majesty has been informed of the situation." (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

LONDON (AP) — A racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine.

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Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

Overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to leave for a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

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