| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
At a time of amped-up competitions like cage matches and extreme obstacle-course races, there's something downright retro about a good old-fashioned arm-wrestle.
A couple of combatants, usually at a bar, usually egged on by onlookers, plant their elbows,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on human growth hormone testing this season, according to a players' union memo.
The memo, which was sent to all NFL players and their representatives and obtained by The...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The NBA and its leaders are once again strangely and suspiciously silent — just as they've been throughout the entire scandal-scarred steroid era of professional sports.
Then again, it's difficult to talk when you have your head buried neck-deep...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:51 PM
NEW YORK — The bats, balls and just about every piece of baseball memorabilia imaginable were lined up neatly, precisely on a long table inside the American League clubhouse.
Most were for All-Stars to be signed by All-Stars. All of them begged to...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:08 PM
After nearly 15 years of defiant denials and denunciations of those who said he had doped his way to success, Lance Armstrong put the lie to all that by telling Oprah Winfrey he had used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Ten observations on the Lance Armstrong saga, which took on a new dimension once the Big O got involved and apparently got the defrocked 7-time Tour de France winner to tell the truth, or some of it, about his doping:
1. It would be a lot easier to...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 10:51 AM
It's not likely to be about the truth.
Or about cleansing a guilty conscience.
Or about clearing the air to help cycling's Sisyphean efforts to rid itself of the anything-goes attitude that prevailed for at least a decade and has yet to disappear,...
| Apr 21, 2013
After discovering that a promising new drug caused multiple types of cancer in lab animals, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline stopped developing the compound.
But the failed experimental drug, called GW501516, is making a comeback in another...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
This is undoubtedly the right thing. Major League Baseball took steps Thursday and finalized some changes to their drug testing policy, which will now include blood tests to detect HGH during the regular season (and not just during spring training)......
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Leaders of the ice-fishing community, aiming for official Olympics recognition as a sport, have begun the process by asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to randomly test its “athletes” for performance-enhancing drugs, according to a February...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The poor, poor Orlando Magic.
They can't even get their steroids right.
Hedo Turkoglu, a veteran player who is a shell of his former self and having the worst year of his career, was suspended for 20 games by the NBA on Wednesday for testing...