Ryan Braun's positive test for testosterone showed a level that was extremely elevated, and likely the highest that has been recorded in Major League Baseball, according to sources with knowledge of the NL MVP's test.
For those of you depressed that two of our grandest leagues -- the NFL and the NBA -- are both temporarily out of business via lockout, cheer up, because there's other major news to divert you. Drugs are back, front and center; in fact, it's currently a veritable pharmaceutical hullabaloo.
The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) have confirmed they are to investigate the circumstances surrounding cyclist Riccardo Ricco's admission to hospital over the weekend, amid reports the 27-year-old told doctors he had given himself a blood transfusion.
Tour of Spain runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera and his Xacobeo team-mate David Garcia Da Pena have tested positive for banned substances during the race, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) revealed on Thursday.
Richard Gasquet has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) failed in their appeal against the decision to overturn a ban he had received after testing positive for cocaine.
FIFA and UEFA did something this week that not only was right and just but also took a fair amount of guts. They stood up to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and rejected its out-of-competition drug-testing rules.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has acknowledged he engaged in "regrettable" behavior and "demonstrated bad judgment," after a British newspaper published a photograph of the swimmer smoking from a bong.
BEIJING -- Over the course of the 2008 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee carried out the most extensive testing program for human-growth hormone to date. In the final days of competition, the IOC was on pace for more than 500 blood tests for HGH.
Testosterone: Like other hormones, testosterone is produced by both men (primarily in the testes) and women (in the ovaries) -- though the average man produces 10 times more than the average woman. Testosterone is classified as an androgen, or male sex hormone, because it promotes the development of masculine characteristics, such as body hair and a deep voice. It also has anabolic, or building, effects that can increase bone density and muscle mass.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has made "monumental steps" toward fair play in sports, according to former Australian finance minister John Fahey, who is expected to become the new WADA president next month.
Floyd Landis lost his expensive and explosive doping case Thursday when the arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback victory
EVER since I took my meds this morning, I've felt strangely qualified to serve up some expert opinion on drugs in sports. Of course, that might just be the drugs talking, but it seems to me that for centuries, some of our greatest minds (and apparently bodies) have been influenced by the kinds of herbs and vices that make human growth hormone look like a vitamin supplement. Thou dost take issue with that view? Perhaps thou hast forgotten that Shakespeare, Byron and Shelley were opium fiends, Charlie Parker chased more dragons than St. George, and Elvis went tits-up on the growler because narcotics make you feel like there's a 50-pound pineapple stuck in your doggie-door.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision by a Pakistan cricket tribunal to clear pace bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif of doping bans.
The director of the French national laboratory that performed urine testing for the 1999 Tour de France said Friday all details on the testing had been forwarded as of Monday to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The World Anti-Doping Agency will consider restoring caffeine to its list of banned substances after Australian Rugby Union captain George Gregan claimed it enhanced his performance by up to seven percent.
American professional sports will have to introduce far stricter penalties for doping offenses to gain credibility in the fight against drugs, Olympic president Jacques Rogge said in Berlin on Wednesday.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Dick Pound said there was nowhere left for drugs cheats to hide after confirming that athletes at the Athens Olympics will be tested for human growth hormone (HGH).