Archives for March2017

Joakim Noah: 20-Game PED Suspension

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Now that Joakim Noah has been cleared by doctors to play, he can officially begin not playing.

The Knicks center’s 20-game suspension for taking a banned substance starts Wednesday, the NBA said.

Noah, 32, has not played since Feb. 4 due to a knee injury. The NBA said when it announced the ban that it would begin with the “first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and physically able to play.”

The suspension will include the first 12 games of next season.… Continue Reading...

Energy drinks: cause many sudden cardiac deaths in young people

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To many adolescents and young adults, energy drinks have become essential for getting through the day. But they carry a serious risk of sudden death, a new study finds.

An international research team, led by Dr. Fabian Sanchis-Gomar of Madrid, Spain, has concluded that energy drinks are the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young, healthy individuals.… Continue Reading...

Supplement Manufacturer Spiking Product with Steroids: Found Guilty of Conspiracy

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SK Laboratories Inc., a manufacturer of dietary supplements in California under criminal indictment in Texas, received more bad news in March after a jury in Virginia found one of its executives guilty of conspiracy and mail fraud.

In the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 33-year-old Sitesh Bansi Patel was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud FDA, one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and three counts of mail fraud, the U.S.… Continue Reading...

A record number of fake steroids were seized by authorities last year

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The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has put a number on the amount of illegal steroids seized in 2016.

Astoundingly, 673,906 doses of various drugs were confiscated by various authorities last year, a number that was down significantly on the 1.1 million seized in 2015.

But fears have been raised about the number of illegal anabolic steroids which were taken in.… Continue Reading...

NFL: JALIN MARSHALL SUSPENDED 4 GAMES FOR POSITIVE PED TEST

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New York Jets wide receiver Jalin Marshall is suspended four games to begin the 2017 NFL regular season after violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs, the Jets announced Tuesday.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News first reported the news, noting that Marshall tested positive for Adderall. Rich Cimini of ESPN confirmed the report.

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NFL: LETROY GUION SUSPENDED 4 GAMES FOR PED VIOLATION

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The NFL suspended Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion for the first four games of the 2017 regular season Tuesday following a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky shared a statement from the NFL:

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Tom Silverstein speculated Guion’s suspension puts his future with the Packers in jeopardy:

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Chess players on performance-enhancing drugs?

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Cognitive-enhancing drugs help chess players to win more games. Researchers found that modafinil and methylphenidate –also known as Ritalin – significantly enhanced players’ performances, while caffeine was also have to have a modest effect.

The team of scientists, led by Klaus Lieb, from the University of Mainz, Germany, were looking at how certain drugs would alter and/or improve the way the brain processes complex information.… Continue Reading...

NFL: Trent Murphy faces 4-Game PED Suspension

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Washington pass rusher Trent Murphy took a step forward in 2016, but his 2017 is off to a bad start.

Murphy is in the process of appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the Washington Post reports.

A second-round draft pick out of Stanford in 2014, Murphy went from a starter to a backup but thrived as a situational pass rusher in 2016, recording nine sacks and three forced fumbles.… Continue Reading...

Nike accused of hindering Usada’s Alberto Salazar doping investigation

 

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The sportswear giant Nike was accused of hindering a doping investigation into the elite training group run by Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar according to fresh revelations from a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency interim report, it has been claimed.

According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, two of the Nike Oregon Project’s elite athletes and Farah’s training partners, the Olympic marathon bronze medallist Galen Rupp and the Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz, also submitted “samples that arose suspicion in the doping investigators”.… Continue Reading...