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Three NBA players have each been given 25 game suspensions this year for PEDs

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Three weeks into the 2019-20 NBA season, three players have tested positive for banned substances, resulting in 25-game suspensions. In late August, Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin. In late October, Hawks center Deandre Ayton tested positive for a diuretic. On Nov. 5, Hawks big man John Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.… Continue Reading...

Falcons host interactive camp to educate moms about football safety

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Brian Parker of the Taylor Hooton Foundation addresses Moms

ATLANTA – Mothers used to cheering from the sidelines are learning important lessons about football in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons are in the fifth year of a special mother’s education. 

Once a year, moms come together and learn football.

Statistics suggests a decline in football participation. 

Falcons Vice President of Community Relations Chris Millman is hoping to change that.… Continue Reading...

Michael Phelps On Doping: One Failed Test And You Should Never Be Allowed To Compete Again

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(CNN) — Swimming legend and Baltimore native Michael Phelps is more likely to jump in a ball pool than a swimming pool these days.

The 28-time Olympic medalist, who retired from competition after the 2016 Rio Games, became a father for a third time in September when his wife Nicole gave birth to baby boy Maverick.… Continue Reading...

AdvoCare fined $150 million as FTC calls it a pyramid scheme

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AdvoCare International, a multi-level marketing company known for endorsements by professional athletes and other celebrities, will pay $150 million to settle government claims it’s an illegal pyramid scheme where most of those selling its products earned nothing or lost money. 

The Plano, Texas-based provider of diet supplements and energy drinks offered consumers the chance to “earn unlimited income, attain financial freedom, and quit their regular job,” according to the Federal Trade Commission.… Continue Reading...

Impact of Anabolic Steroid Use on Heart Structure and Function in Weightlifters

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A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019 is shedding light on the risks of anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use on heart function.

The study, which examined use of AAS in 100 male weightlifters, is providing further evidence found that AAS-using weight lifters had a thicker heart muscle and left ventricular posterior wall while also reducing its ability to function.… Continue Reading...

STATEMENT BY DON HOOTON re: Digital Citizens Alliance Report on Digital Platforms Enabling the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 16, 2019

 

STATEMENT BY DON HOOTON

Founder and Executive Chairman, Taylor Hooton Foundation

RE: Digital Citizens Alliance Report on Digital Platforms Enabling

the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

 

“This is a bone-chilling report and should serve as a call to action for these popular digital platforms that the advertising and sale of these extremely dangerous and illegal substances on their sites must stop.… Continue Reading...

Rhonda Balsamello

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My wife had bulked up for a Shidokan fight bccause she thought she was going to be matched with a girl that was 6” taller and about 40lbs heavier than her.

After the fight, she began to cut weight for her next match.… Continue Reading...

BRINGING CLARITY TO THE MURKY WORLD OF SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

LEBRON JAMES HAS a cramp. It’s the final minutes of a 2014 playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. With his team down by four points, James takes a quick step, beats his defender, and jumps, sending the ball in a high arc toward the basket.… Continue Reading...

BRINGING CLARITY TO THE MURKY WORLD OF SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

LEBRON JAMES HAS a cramp. It’s the final minutes of a 2014 playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. With his team down by four points, James takes a quick step, beats his defender, and jumps, sending the ball in a high arc toward the basket.… Continue Reading...

Alise Willoughby wins second BMX world title

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Alise Willoughby earned her second BMX world title in three years, boosting her hopes to improve on her Rio Olympic silver medal in Tokyo next year.

“Coming into this I was down in the dumps at the start of the day, I started my day on the ground,” Willoughby said, referring to a crash in an earlier round Saturday, according to USA Cycling.… Continue Reading...