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Padres host active-lifestyle event for children

San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Nearly 100 children gathered at Petco Park on Wednesday morning to participate in the national PLAY (Promoting a Lifestyle of Activity for Youth) campaign, which spreads awareness about youth health issues by actively engaging young baseball fans in events that encourage exercise and nutrition.

The PLAY program, in its 11th year of existence, was created by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS), and partnered with the Taylor Hooton Foundation to put on Wednesday’s event.… Continue Reading…

Hurler on steroids viciously attacked girlfriend

Shane Green: 'I was not in a right frame of mind. I was caught up in addiction. I just want to get on with my life.'

Bodybuilding steroids mixed with alcohol triggered a formerly successful young hurler to launch a violent attack on his girlfriend when he kidnapped and terrified her at his home.

Shane Green, aged 22, of the Bungalow, Kilcully, Co Cork, was jailed for five years, with the last two years suspended, for kidnapping Amy Deedy on January 24 and assault causing harm to her in the course of an ordeal that lasted hours.… Continue Reading…

What Are We Supposed To Do About More Teenagers Taking HGH?

by:  Bob Cook

Bob Cook

When the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids released a report in July noting a spike in the percentage of teens reporting use of human growth hormone — even as drug use in many other categories (particularly alcohol) was going down — the organization made clear that the issue was not merely about sports performance alone.… Continue Reading…

Cutting time on Hall of Fame ballot will make it tougher for cheaters


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It came and went without much commotion Saturday, maybe because it looked more like bureaucratic bookkeeping than anything else.

But when the Hall of Fame announced the time former players can spend on its ballot was being reduced from 15 years to 10, it meant the drug cheaters had lost again.… Continue Reading…

If You Need a Laugh, Here’s Ralek Gracie Arguing That Steroids Don’t Enhance Performance in Jiu-Jitsu

In light of his high-profile career-ending PED bust, you might be surprised to learn that Chael Sonnen is still headlining the Metamoris 4 grappling tournament against Andre Galvao, August 9th in Los Angeles. I mean, doesn’t Metamoris test for steroids and EPO and all that other crap that Sonnen had floating around in his system?… Continue Reading…

‘Steroids made my sperm count zero’

Lee Little has been using steroids for 25 years and has now been told his sperm count is zero.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast he says “It just isn’t worth it for your health risks. People are taking insulin now to gain weight but you can go into a diabetic coma”.

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New Hall of Fame rules hurt steroid users’ odds

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday.

The Hall of Fame’s board cut a player’s eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers ballot.… Continue Reading…


Ralek Gracie

Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen is set to compete in a submission-only grappling match against decorated Brazilian -jiu-jitsu practitioner Andre Galvao next month at Metamoris 4.

There has been some criticism of the match-up in the build-up after Sonnen was released from his contract with the UFC recently following two failed drug tests.… Continue Reading…

Tony La Russa says that steroid cheats should be let in Baseball Hall of Fame — with asterisks

Is this the best message to be sending to our kids?  Really, is this the best we can do?

Tony La Russa, on verge of entering the Hall of Fame himself on Sunday, believes  baseball’s steroid ‘poster boys,’ including Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, should join him in Cooperstown — with an asterisk — a stance that might earn the former Cardinals manager some needling.

Maybe the juicers can have their very own wing in Cooperstown.

On the eve of Tony La Russa’s induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame, the legendary manager says he hopes to someday be joined there by the “poster boys” of the Steroid Era — including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire.… Continue Reading…

Frank Thomas had the ‘biggest voice against steroids’

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – We used to have these talks, Frank and I, inside the Chicago White Sox clubhouse.

The subject was taboo back in the days, but Frank Thomas was never one to keep his peace.

He was among the first players to speak publicly about baseball’s darkest, deepest secret: Steroids.… Continue Reading…