Archives for December2016

NBA: Does the NBA have a PED problem?

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George Karl insists on being the lightning rod to controversy these days. George Karl is suggesting that several NBA players are using PED’s, or performance enhancing drugs. Karl’s latest claim is a bombshell that could damage the NBA, or at least how some people view the league.

George Karl was a former NBA head coach who most recently coached the Sacramento Kings.… Continue Reading...

UFC: Josh Barnett flagged for potential doping violation

 

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has been notified by USADA of a potential doping violation after failing an out-of-competition drug test.

UFC officials announced the news on Tuesday.

“The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Josh Barnett of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 9, 2016,” UFC officials wrote in a statement.… Continue Reading...

NFL: Another players was suspended for PED violation

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A bizarre situation in Tampa keeps getting even more bizarre.

The statement from Buccaneers running back Doug Martin creates the impression that he is starting a four-game suspension under the substance-abuse policy, and that he has developed a chemical dependency on one or more of the NFL’s recognized substances of abuse.… Continue Reading...

The Science Behind Why You Should Stop Chugging So Many Energy Drinks

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We’ve all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day. At first glance, it seems like a great idea: chug it down and get reinvigorated. But, if you go beyond wanting simply to stay alert and you begin to overindulge, you could wind up doing some serious harm to your body.… Continue Reading...

Selling unsafe dietary supplements leads to 11 yr. prison sentence

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Chensin Chan of New York involved with selling unsafe dietary supplements online, was sentenced to eleven years and three months in prison on December 16.

Over $4.5 million supplements were sold and some customers were in North Georgia.

“Today’s sentence reflects the serious implications of distributing substances like ephedrine on the internet.… Continue Reading...

The Russian Doping Scandal Keeps on Growing

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With Russia standing accused of meddling in American politics and in Syria and Ukraine, new revelations about Russian doping in sports might seem anti-climactic. Yet the mountain of new evidence laid out by Richard McLaren, the Canadian lawyer appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate Russia’s doping program, is astounding.… Continue Reading...

Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones each suspended one year for failed drug tests

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After failing two U.S. Anti-Doping Association drug tests surrounding his return to mixed martial arts at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar has been handed a one-year suspension and a fine of $250,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Jon Jones, who was pulled from the UFC 200 card due to a failed test, will also serve a one-year suspension after his settlement agreement was approved Thursday by the NSAC.… Continue Reading...

YSU confirms some football players failed NCAA testing

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The NCAA said it tests players for performance-enhancing and street drugs, but those results aren’t released to the public

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University confirmed that some of its football players failed the NCAA’s testing requirements. The university did not specify which tests and how many players were affected.… Continue Reading...

Unexpected Gifts Part 1

Supplement Surprises

bottle pouring pills on a male's handThe dietary supplement industry is an ever evolving and growing industry that currently offers over 55,000 supplements for consumers to choose from. A Gallup poll conducted in 2013 showed that half of Americans report taking vitamins or other mineral supplements, which equates to approximately 160 million people. Furthermore, according to the “Herbal Supplements and Remedies: A Global Strategic Business Report” by Global Industry Analysts, the global herbal supplements and remedies market generated $93.15 billion in revenue.… Continue Reading...

San Diego Chargers: Tenny Palepoi Suspended for PED Policy Violation

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San Diego Chargers defensive end Tenny Palepoi has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the team announced Monday.

“While disappointed to hear the news today about Tenny, we respect and support the League’s decision,” the Chargers noted in a statement. “We are confident that he will learn from this and understand what is expected of him in the future.”

Palepoi has appeared in every game for the Chargers this season, totaling 13 tackles and a fumble recovery.… Continue Reading...