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MLB, union stopped blood testing for HGH due to pandemic

Nov. 29, 2021 18:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association stopped blood testing for Human Growth Hormone because of the coronavirus pandemic. Blood testing for HGH began in 2012, and 412 samples with no positive results were collected in the year ending with...

Cowboys' McCarthy out vs. Saints after positive COVID test

Nov. 29, 2021 16:43 PM EST

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy checked into the team hotel the day after the Thanksgiving game as a precaution with COVID-19 infections spreading on his staff. McCarthy ended up testing positive anyway, and isn't the only one in his family dealing with the virus. ...

WADA approves reforms; athlete groups say they're not enough

Nov. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EST

The World Anti-Doping Agency approved a series of reforms designed to give athletes a bigger voice in decision-making, though the changes were roundly criticized by activist groups that said they didn't go far enough. At its board meeting Thursday, WADA announced it was...

Outfielder Nick Plummer agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

Nov. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Nick Plummer agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract with the New York Mets. The 25-year-old spent last season in the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system, hitting .280 with 20 doubles, six triples, 15 homers, 54 RBIs and 13 steals for...

Joseph is 4th Chargers player to test positive for COVID-19

Nov. 22, 2021 19:09 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Linval Joseph entered the league's COVID-19 protocol on Monday following a positive test. He is the fifth Chargers defensive player over the past two weeks that has either tested positive or had to go on...

Ortiz, Howard, Lincecum, A-Rod new to Hall of Fame ballot

Nov. 22, 2021 14:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz, Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum and Alex Rodriguez are among 13 first-time candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joining 17 holdovers. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens make...

Garbers returns from COVID to lead Cal past Stanford 41-11

Nov. 20, 2021 23:55 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Now that California had nearly its entire team back, the Golden Bears delivered a record-breaking Big Game performance. Chase Garbers returned from a bout with COVID-19 to throw the longest pass in the history of the rivalry against Stanford,...

Pelicans' Louzada suspended for 25 games for drug violation

Nov. 19, 2021 20:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans reserve small forward Didi Louzada has been suspended 25 games for violating the the NBA's performance-enhancing drug rules. Louzada’s suspension, announced by NBA spokesman Mark Broussard, began Friday when the Pelicans hosted...

Injuries, COVID-19 leave Chargers defense short-handed

Nov. 17, 2021 20:46 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineup is in flux as preparations begin for Sunday night's key AFC matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Brandon Staley said on Wednesday that defensive end Jerry Tillery has tested positive for...

Russian track doping suspension extended into 7th year

Nov. 17, 2021 10:28 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — Russia's doping suspension from track and field was extended into a seventh year on Wednesday, with cautious praise for reformers and a warning that not everyone supports their changes. World Athletics voted to maintain the suspension, which was first...