August 1, 2009 |
Cincinnati pitcher Bronson Arroyo admits he took amphetamines. Whether that put him on the 2003 list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, he says he's not sure. "What I said was anybody could be on the list," Arroyo said before the Reds played Colorado last night. "I said I wouldn't be surprised if I was. " Arroyo, who played for the Boston Red Sox from 2003 to '05, was quoted in yesterday's Boston Herald as saying he took androstenedione and amphetamines, which could have produced positive tests.
March 19, 2010 |
A day after acknowledging he failed a drug test for cocaine last year, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington admits he used marijuana and amphetamines while he was a player. "When you're young you make mistakes," Washington said yesterday. "I wish I could take back some of the mistakes I may have made, but I can't. " Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Washington would keep his job. He said the team was aware Washington used drugs as a player. On Wednesday, Washington said he tested positive for cocaine in a Major League Baseball test last July.
March 8, 2006 |
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig estimated yesterday that "quite a few" of the league's players have used illegal amphetamines. "I've been around clubhouses for 46 years, and there's no question amphetamine use was going on in the big leagues," Selig said. The commissioner was responding to a Sunday Inquirer report in which a current Phillies player, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he took amphetamines every day last season. The player estimated that half the position players in baseball took them almost every day. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said yesterday that he never saw so-called "greenies" in his team's clubhouse and that he believes tales of usage are exaggerated.
January 13, 2007 |
Mark Sweeney insists he never had any amphetamines in his locker for San Francisco teammate Barry Bonds to take. Sweeney said yesterday he was shocked to learn that Bonds apparently mentioned his name in connection with the slugger's failed amphetamines test last summer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday that Bonds failed the test and initially attributed it to a substance he took from Sweeney's locker. "There was nothing I had for him to take or for me to give to him," Sweeney told the Associated Press in a phone interview.
August 25, 1986 |
The state boards of medicine and osteopathy are considering new regulations to make it more difficult for Pennsylvania doctors to prescribe amphetamines, except when a clear medical benefit is indicated, state officials said. A new study proposing possible changes was expected to be released today and could provide the basis for a new state policy sharply restricting use of the drugs. Kathy Liebler, a spokeswoman for the Department of State, said new regulations were being considered "in recognition of the fact that the state of Pennsylvania has the unenviable position of being first in the nation in the per capita consumption of amphetamines, second in methamphetamines and very high in a number of other sympathomimetic amines which have historically been used in the treatment of obesity.
August 30, 1991 |
A stringent new drug policy may have claimed a career. Last night, Delisa Walton Floyd, a United States national champion in the 800 meters from Houston, was handed a four-year suspension after testing positive for amphetamines. Floyd, 30, who was tested after the semifinals of the women's 800 at the World Track and Field Championships here on Sunday, was the first athlete to fail International Amateur Athletic Federation drug tests at the meet. At her age, the ban may end her career.
November 29, 2012
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Wednesday, but he said he didn't kick Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on purpose. That's why Suh insisted he doesn't need to apologize to Schaub. Suh spoke to reporters for the first time since his left cleat connected with Schaub's groin area in Detroit's loss to Houston last Thursday. Adderall use in NFL More NFL players are testing positive for amphetamines, a class of substances that includes the ADHD drug Adderall.
April 22, 1992 |
THE EARTH ACROSS THE NATION, CITIZENS SPEND DAY HONORING PLANET Balloon rides and tree-planting ceremonies were on the list of Earth Day activities in Massachusetts today, while in Florida, thousands of schoolchildren were to pledge allegiance to nature as "Enviro Cops. " The Boston Globe came off the presses on recycled newsprint. And in Dade County, Fla., up to 150,000 elementary school students were to be sworn in as "Enviro Cops. " It was all part of the 22nd annual observance of Earth Day. Meanwhile, President Bush said he was torn about attending June's "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro because of the economic price that meeting could exact from the United States.
July 20, 1996 |
NEW TRAFFIC WARDENS KEEP THINGS 'SHEEPSHAPE' Something revolutionary in environmental protection is afoot - literally - in Culemborg, a prosperous city in central Holland. Six sheep have been recruited as unofficial traffic wardens to slow the rush-hour commuter traffic that speeds through town to and from the nearby city of Utrecht. The idea of using sheep as speed bumps is the brainchild of Henk-Jan Kievit, 33, the city's head of maintenance. Kievit admits that he dreamed up the project as a lark.
January 13, 2007 |
Mark Sweeney insists he never had any amphetamines in his locker for San Francisco teammate Barry Bonds to take. Sweeney said yesterday that he was shocked to learn that Bonds apparently mentioned his name in connection with the slugger's failed amphetamines test last summer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday that Bonds failed the test and initially attributed it to a substance he took from Sweeney's locker. "There was nothing I had for him to take or for me to give to him," Sweeney told the Associated Press in a phone interview.