Players OK More Drug Tests

Tougher doping rules kick in immediately
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2008 9:44 AM CDT
Former Sen. George Mitchell testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington.    (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – Baseball players agreed to more frequent drug tests yesterday and gave more clout to the drug program's independent administrator, the AP reports. The tougher guidelines follow recommendations made in the Mitchell Report and mark the third time the league has toughened its doping policy since 2002—each time under the threat of congressional action, the Calgary Herald notes. Owners approved the changes last week.