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performance enhancing drugs

Jan 14, 2014 — Newly released court documents tell a narrative that sheds light on the secret world of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. They detail surprising actions taken by both Rodriguez and Major League Baseball to hide or uncover a major doping scheme.
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Jan 13, 2014 — Rodriguez also made public a decision by an independent arbitrator who ordered a 162-game suspension. The Yankees third baseman is accused of using performance-enhancing drugs.
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Sep 16, 2013 — Conjecture over Chris Horner, the 41-year-old American who won Spain's Vuelta bike race on Sunday, grew after drug testers couldn't find him at a team hotel Monday morning.
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Aug 12, 2013 — From human growth hormone to EPO, many sports doping products these days come from big drug companies, not rogue chemists. Scientists and body builders warn that new drugs being developed to treat muscle wasting disease will also likely be abused by athletes — with little chance of detection.
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Aug 5, 2013 — The league also announced 50-game suspensions against 12 other players because their names allegedly show up on customer lists at Biogenesis, a South Florida clinic that distributed performance-enhancing drugs.
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Jul 26, 2013 — Doping in sports is back in the news. And once again we are reminded that our attitudes on the topic are complicated and not entirely transparent even to ourselves. Commentator Alva No wonders where we draw the line when it comes to altering our physical and chemical selves.
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Jun 5, 2013 — There are more reports about players using performance-enhancing drugs. In the past, polls have shown that many fans do care and don't like to hear that the stars might be juicing.
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Jun 5, 2013 — According to multiple news outlets, the man whose Miami clinic has been at the center of allegations about players using performance-enhancing drugs has agreed to testify. His evidence is likely to lead to suspensions of some stars, ESPN and others say.
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Jan 14, 2013 — On the day he's being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, the cycling superstar has apologized to staff of the cancer foundation he spearheaded. But it's unclear what he said he's sorry for. Armstrong has been snarled in scandal over his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.
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Jan 10, 2013 — Major League Baseball will expand its effort to fight performance enhancing drugs to include tests for human growth hormone during the regular season, under an agreement with the players union. The testing program also calls for establishing "baseline testosterone readings" for all players.
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