MLB tests expanded

Posted: January 11, 2013

MAJOR LEAGUE Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone. Baseball players were subject to blood testing for HGH during spring training last year, and Thursday's agreement between management and the Major League Baseball Players Association expands that throughout the season. Those are in addition to urine tests for other performance-enhancing drugs.

In other baseball news:

* Owners approved the transfer of control of the Cleveland Indians to Paul Dolan, son of owner Larry Dolan.

Tennis * 

Britain's Ross Hutchins, 27, has been diagnosed with cancer and says he hopes to return to the circuit before the end of the year after 6 months of chemotherapy. Hutchins has Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells.

* Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska advanced to the Sydney International final with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former French Open champion Li Na. She will face Dominika Cibulkova in Friday's final. Cibulkova beat second-seeded Angelique Kerber, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

Golf * 

Scott Piercy shot a 6-under 64 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Sony Open in Honolulu.

Rory McIlroy announced he has started The Rory Foundation, designed to help charities large and small around the world.

Sport Stops * 

Major League Soccer announced that its All-Star Game will be played July 31 at the home of Sporting Kansas City. It will pit MLS stars against an international team to be named.

Danica Patrick says she does not plan to race in the Indianapolis 500 because she wants to concentrate on her first full season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series.

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