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Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court

In this March 31, 2014, file photo, former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds listens to a question during a news conference before the opening day baseball game between the Pirates and the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh. Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball’s career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) watches the action from the sideline in the second half of a NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week. Under the new rules announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. Instead, they will be referred to the substance abuse program. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.

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