Archives for March2014

MLB Strengthens Drug Penalties

NEW YORK — Baseball players suspended during the season for a performance-enhancing drug violation will not be eligible for that year’s postseason under changes to the sport’s drug agreement announced Friday.

In the most significant toughening to the drug rules in eight years, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association said the penalty will increase from 50 games to 80 for a first testing violation and from 100 games to a season-long 162 for a second.… Continue Reading...

‘Teen Mom’ star Nathan Griffith using steroids when working out?

Jenelle Evans

“Teen Mom” star Nathan Griffith has been working out and living a healthy lifestyle since he met Jenelle Evans. Before Jenelle met him, she wasn’t doing much but it didn’t take her long to start working out and getting herself in the gym to work on her abs. If that wasn’t enough, he is now revealing what he uses before he works out.… Continue Reading...

Fighter blames supplement, new trainer for his UFC drug test failure

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

UFC Featherweight Dennis Siver failed a post-fight drug test following his UFC 168 decision win over Manny Gamburyan. Siver’s urine samples both popped up with some human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) a female fertility drug often used at the end of a steroid cycle to restart natural testosterone production.… Continue Reading...

Cash-only clinics pushing steroids, HGH and more

Cash-only medical clinics are allowed to skirt the licensing and regulation most other clinics are subject to, a loophole that a Florida lawmaker contends allows some of them to dispense drugs illicitly.

State Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, addresses the secrecy in these clinics, which don’t accept Medicare or insurance payments, in a measure that sailed through the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice this week.… Continue Reading...

MLB hopes for new drug deal this week

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2013, file photo, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in Cooperstown, N.Y. People familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and decrease suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use. Photo: Mike Groll, AP / AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

For future suspensions, the deal also would eliminate the loophole allowing Alex Rodriguez to earn almost $3 million during his season-long ban, the people said.… Continue Reading...

Simon Hall: Murder/suicide

Hall started to obsessively try and win Gabrielle back and even threatened suicide to get her round to his house, the inquest heard

Steroid-using bodybuilder stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a frenzied attack so ‘no-one else’ could have her

The bodybuilding ex-boyfriend of a woman stabbed to death told friends and a mistress he would kill his former partner so ‘no one else’ could have her, an inquest heard.

Tragic Gabrielle Stanley, 28, was brutally knifed at the Doncaster, South Yorkshire, home she had shared with steroid user Simon Hall, 36, on October 26 last year.Continue Reading...

Horse trainer back in court on steroid charges

The court case against leading trainer Philip Fenton for alleged possession of steroids is listed for tomorrow.

Trainer Philip Fenton

The 49-year-old is facing eight charges over treatments and medicines allegedly found by state inspectors at his County Tipperary yard in January 2012.

At a hearing last month, Fenton’s legal team were given four weeks to file submissions on issues they claim to have found on summonses detailing the prosecution.… Continue Reading...

Chocolate milk for recovery?

Nancy, I can’t believe you recommend chocolate milk as a good recovery food for athletes after a hard workout. It’s filled with refined sugar!!!!

 My response: Yes, chocolate milk (or any flavored milk, for that matter) contains added sugar. For hard-working athletes, sugar is a form of carbohydrate that refuels depleted muscles and feeds the brain.

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Could We Have Kept A-Rod Off Drugs? Maybe Not, But We Can Certainly Keep the Next Generation of Baseball Stars Clean

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For decades, major league baseball players have been doing drugs of various sorts to improve their performance: amphetamines that got players amped up for games and through the long season in the 1970s and 1980s, anabolic steroids that bulked up home-run sluggers to set new records in the 1990s and early 2000s, and today’s performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)—which come in cream, pill, and lozenge form, and promise to keep athletes a step ahead of the competition (and the drug testers).… Continue Reading...

New sports doping test ‘1,000 times more sensitive’

US researchers have developed a new way to detect performance-enhancing drugs that they say is 1,000 times more sensitive than current tests.

In the laboratory, the new screen detected stimulants and steroids in minute concentrations.

The method is inexpensive and works with existing equipment, the scientists claim.

If validated, the test would significantly extend the time in which cheating athletes could be caught.… Continue Reading...