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Sources: NBA nears agreement to test for HGH


The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are close to an agreement to test players' blood for human growth hormone (HGH), according to sources with direct knowledge of the talks. Testing could begin as soon as the 2013-14 season.


US government joins lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong faces a powerful new adversary -- the United States government. The Justice Department notified a federal court Friday that it has joined one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance enhancing drugs during the Tour de France.


Posnanski: The rise and fall of A-Rod

How did the most extraordinary young player of his generation, a handsome young man who three times (three times!) was named one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People, a phenom who was the best shortstop in the game more or less the day he showed up — how did that guy become this A-Rod?


Lance Armstrong sued over $12 million in Tour de France prize money

Lance Armstrong

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Thursday was sued by a company that paid him about $12 million in prize money in connection with three of the seven Tour de France titles that have since been stripped from him for his use of banned drugs.


Report: Alex Rodriguez, others linked to doping, Florida clinic

Alex Rodriguez

Major League Baseball, which has been investigating the link of performance-enhancing drugs to players with South Florida ties for much of the last year, may be faced with its most significant doping case since the BALCO scandal rocked the sport one decade ago. All-Stars Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, pitcher Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals, Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers and Melky Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays, along with other MLB players and athletes in other sports, were strongly connected to performance-enhancing drug use in an investigative report by the Miami New Times.


World Anti-Doping Agency irate with cycling federation

The World Anti-Doping Agency has called cycling's international governing body (UCI) "deceitful" and "arrogant" after it shut down its own independent commission into doping.


Reader sues Lance Armstrong over drug-use denial in books

Lance Armstrong

An aide to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he was so taken by Lance Armstrong's first memoir of battling back from cancer to win the Tour de France multiple times that he immediately read it "cover to cover" and recommended it to several friends. Now he wants his money back — and then some. Rob Stutzman and several others who bought Armstrong's "It's Not About The Bike" and "Every Second Counts" have filed a lawsuit in Sacramento federal court. It alleges Armstrong duped them into believing the books were inspirational true accounts of the cyclist's accomplishments done without performance-enhancing drugs.


US firm to file Armstrong lawsuit

Lance Armstrong

Texas company SCA Promotions plans to file a lawsuit next week to recoup $12m from disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.


Anti-doping officials say Armstrong must say more

For anti-doping officials, Lance Armstrong's admission of cheating was only a start. Now they want him to give details - lots of them - to clean up his sport....


Lance Armstrong Admits Doping, and Says He Will Testify Against Cycling Officials

Lance Armstrong said in a TV interview set to air Thursday that he was planning to testify against several powerful people in cycling who knew about his doping and possibly facilitated it.


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