May 2, 2013
The PGA Tour dropped its doping case against Vijay Singh based on new information from the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said using deer-antler spray is no longer prohibited because it contains such small amounts of a growth hormone factor. Tour commissioner Tim Finchem declined to say Tuesday what kind of suspension Singh had faced. The television viewer who reported the illegal drop Tiger Woods took during the second round of the Masters was more than just a golf fan. Sports Illustrated reported it was David Eger , a rules expert who has worked for the USGA and the PGA Tour.
September 9, 2007 |
It was an apt metaphor for Floyd Landis' life these last 14 months. Early in yesterday's Univest Cyclosportif 100K through rural Montgomery County, the 2006 Tour de France winner, who served as a celebrity starter, suddenly veered away from the pack and headed down a remote country road. Alone. Organizers of the recreational ride, held in conjunction with the 107.3-mile Univest Grand Prix for pro cyclers, had promised he'd be available for interviews and handshakes. Now they'd lost their star attraction.
February 10, 1998 |
A promising bobsledder hoping to compete in the next Winter Olympics was killed during the weekend when he was struck by a pickup truck while walking along a highway in Marlboro, N.J. Clark "C.J. " Ferry had gone out with friends and was hit by the truck on Route 9 in Marlboro, about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, his uncle, Bill Ferry, said yesterday. "He was a normal 21-year-old out on a Friday night," said Bill Ferry, adding he did not know why his nephew was walking along the road.
November 23, 2007 |
The IAAF will meet today in Paris to discuss Marion Jones' doping case, including whether to officially erase her Olympic and world championship results. Jones' relay teammates could also lose their medals. Jones retired in October after admitting that she took the designer steroid "the clear" from September 2000 to July 2001. She won gold medals in the 100, 200 and 1,600-meter relay in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, as well as bronzes in the 400 relay and long jump. Jones has returned her five Olympic medals and agreed to forfeit all results dating to Sept.
March 14, 2012 |
MICHELLE OBAMA will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the White House said yesterday. It has become a tradition for first ladies to lead the U.S. delegation. Laura Bush headed the delegation to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, and Hillary Rodham Clinton led the delegation at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. In other Olympic news: * The International Olympic Committee said U.S. anti-doping officials have agreed to turn over files on American cyclist Tyler Hamilton's doping case so the Olympic body can decide whether to readjust the medals from the 2004 Athens Games.
February 24, 2007 |
Tour de France champion Floyd Landis claims more mistakes were made in his doping case, this time involving technicians who handled his two positive urine samples. Landis' attorneys say the cyclist's positive doping tests could be invalidated because the same technicians were allowed to work on both samples. Lab rules prohibit technicians from participating in both tests to prevent them from validating their own findings. Landis, a Lancaster County native, and his attorneys are focusing on this possible violation because a similar error at the Chatenay-Malabry lab outside Paris in 2005 resulted in the dismissal of doping charges against Spanish cyclist Inigo Landaluce.
July 13, 2004 |
The arbitration hearing in Regina Jacobs' doping case is scheduled for Sunday, the same day she might be trying to win her 13th national title in the 1,500 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials. Her lawyer, Edward Williams, said in a telephone interview yesterday that the hearing before three arbitrators will begin in the morning and, if necessary, break for the women's 1,500 final at 8 p.m. EDT. If the American Arbitration Association hearing has not been completed by that time, Williams said, it will resume after the race.
August 1, 2006 |
Tests performed on Floyd Landis' initial urine sample showed that some of the testosterone in his body came from an external source and was not naturally produced by his own system, the New York Times reported on its Web site last night, citing a person at the International Cycling Union with knowledge of the results. The finding contradicts Landis' defense last week after the disclosure that he tested positive for an elevated ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone after his decisive performance in Stage 17 of the Tour de France.
November 25, 2011 |
TALKS AIMED at ending the NBA lockout have resumed, two people with knowledge of the situation said, with a quick settlement necessary to start the season by Christmas. The discussions began quietly Tuesday and are expected to continue through the Thanksgiving holiday, the people told the Associated Press . The talks between representatives of the owners and players are now centered on settling their lawsuits: The players filed an antitrust lawsuit against the league in Minnesota and the league filed a pre-emptive suit in New York, seeking to prove the lockout was legal.
November 11, 2004 |
Sprinter Jerome Young, a central figure in a doping case that could cost the U.S. relay team its gold medal from the 2000 Olympics, was banned for life by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency yesterday following his second positive test for drugs. Young tested positive for the banned drug EPO at a Paris meet in July, USADA said. He is thought to be the first sprinter to test positive for EPO, which is popular with endurance runners and cyclists. Young tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in 1999, but was exonerated by a U.S. appeals panel in July 2000, avoiding a 2-year ban. He ran in the opening and semifinal rounds of the Sydney Olympics, but not in the 1,600-meter final anchored by Michael Johnson.