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Cabrera Hatched Fake Site to Dodge Doping Penalty

MLB figured it out really quickly, report says

(Newser) - It looks like Melky Cabrera didn't just meekly go along with his 50-game suspension for banned substances. A source tells the New York Daily News that Cabrera launched a bizarre scheme to create a fake website for a fake topical cream, which he then claimed inadvertently boosted his testosterone... More »

Landis Admits Doping, Says Lance Did It, Too

Authorities told of elaborate regimen used by entire US team

(Newser) - Floyd Landis might just be the Jose Canseco of cycling. The disgraced cyclist has sent letters to the US Anti-Doping Agency and the FDA agent who broke the BALCO case outlining an elaborate doping regimen used by the entire US Postal Service Cycling Team from 2002 to 2005, the New ... More »

WNBA Next on Marion Jones' To-Do List

Disgraced track star helped North Carolina to '94 title

(Newser) - Marion Jones is taking another shot at professional sports—but this time it’s basketball, a sport she played well enough to earn a scholarship to the University of North Carolina. “I missed competitiveness,” Jones, 34, tells Kevin Blackistone at the Texas gym where she’s been training... More »

Witness Says She Saw Bonds Being Injected

Family friend, ex-Giant catcher to testify at slugger's perjury trial

(Newser) - Prosecutors say they have a witness who saw Barry Bonds being injected by his trainer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kathy Hoskins, a personal assistant and friend of Bonds' since childhood, is expected to be a key witness at the slugger's perjury trial along with former Giants teammate Bobby Estalella,... More »

In Pursuit of Bonds, Feds Put Screws on Trainer's Family

Anderson long mum in baseball steroids case

(Newser) - Federal authorities are still trying to get Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds’ former personal trainer, to testify about the baseball star’s steroid use, the New York Times reports, and may prosecute his wife and mother-in-law on tax charges to coerce him. “I have never heard anything like this,”... More »

BALCO Jury Convicts Track's Graham of Lying

Coach of Marion Jones found to deceive feds on ties to steroid dealer

(Newser) - A San Francisco jury convicted track coach Trevor Graham today of lying to federal investigators when he told them he had ended his contacts with a steroids dealer, the Chronicle reports. Jurors deadlocked on two other counts against the former coach of Olympians Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery; he faces... More »

Steroid Dealer: I Taught Olympic Track Coach About Drugs

Graham 'called in orders' 4 times a week

(Newser) - An admitted steroid dealer told a San Francisco jury that he showed track coach Trevor Graham—who trained Olympic medalists Tim Montgomery and Antonio Pettigrew, among others—the ins-and-outs of the performance-enhancing drug trade. Angel "Memo" Heredia said he crossed the Mexican border to buy steroids, human growth hormone,... More »

Feds Have 104 Positive MLB Drug Tests

And may release names, despite vow of anonymity

(Newser) - US Attorneys have a list of 104 baseball players who failed a 2003 drug test, even though the players' union vowed to keep those names secret. The union has contested the Feds' search, but the list could become public in a matter of weeks, reports the New York Times. More »

Bonds Hit With New Indictment

Revised charges are essentially the same: He lied about steroids

(Newser) - The feds filed a new indictment against Barry Bonds today, charging him with 14 counts of perjury for allegedly lying when he told a grand jury that he never used performance-enhancing drugs and one count of obstructing the government's investigation, ESPN reports. The charges are essentially the same ones lodged... More »

Track Doping Witness Will Give 2 Dozen Names

Olympians to be mentioned in trial include Greene

(Newser) - Angel Guillermo Heredia, the main witness for the federal case against elite track coach Trevor Graham, is prepared to give the names of about two dozen athletes to whom he supplied performance-enhancing drugs. Among the 12 Olympians on the list is Maurice Greene, a two-time gold medalist who has never... More »

Mosley Knew He Was Doping: BALCO Chief

Says boxing champ took steroids for de la Hoya bout

(Newser) - Shane Mosley was perfectly aware he had taken steroids before defeating Oscar de la Hoya in 2003, claims convicted steroid dealer Victor Conte. "He knew what he was taking and I told him that before he took it," BALCO founder Conte said. The prizefighter says he never knowingly... More »

Feds Claim To Have Second Positive Bonds Drug Test

As files reopened in wake of court order

(Newser) - In the wake of Judge Susan Illston's order that Bonds' 2003 grand jury testimony be unsealed, following her critical deconstruction of the government's case, the Feds will be forced to rebuild their indictment against him. One thing they may reveal when they do is their claim of a second positive... More »

Judge Balks at Bonds Indictment

Feds told to revise charges after trying to jam multiple offenses into perjury counts

(Newser) - The government’s case against Barry Bonds hit a snag today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, with a judge ruling that it included multiple offenses in four of the counts of perjury in the indictment of baseball's home-run king. The feds must rewrite or re-file the indictment, Judge Susan Illston... More »

Bonds Wants Perjury Charges Dismissed

Slugger's lawyers say that grand jury questions were vague

(Newser) - Barry Bonds' attorneys have filed a motion in federal court to have the perjury charges against him dismissed. The charges stem from Bonds allegedly lying to a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing drugs in December 2003. Bonds claims that the indictment was “scattershot” and that questions poised... More »

Ex-NFL Player Pleads Guilty to Lying About Steroids

Three-time Pro Bowler Stubblefield was first football player charged in BALCO case

(Newser) - The steroids probe that brought down Marion Jones has claimed it first NFL player: Three-time Pro Bowler Dana Stubblefield pleaded guilty today in federal court to making false statements to a federal agent about performance-enhancing drugs. Prosecutors alleged the former defensive lineman lied in 2003 about taking a previously undetectable... More »

Judge Sends Jones to Slammer

Disgraced runner draws maximum sentence recommended in plea deal

(Newser) - A federal judge threw the book at Marion Jones today, sentencing the disgraced Olympian to 6 months in prison for lying about steroid use and participating in a check-fraud scam. Jones begged the judge not to separate her from her family, and prosecutors said they were okay with a zero-month... More »

Charges Against Bonds 'Absurd'

New York Sun columnist calls the case a 'public relations ploy'

(Newser) - Barry Bonds undoubtedly lied through his teeth when he denied all things steroid in front of a grand jury, writes New York Sun columnist Tim Marchman, but the charges against him are nevertheless "absurd." The case hinges on proving that Bonds knowingly took the drugs and talked about... More »

IOC Will Move Quickly to Strip Jones of Medals

100-meter gold may go to runner in another drug scandal

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee announced today that it is ready to make a speedy move to strip Marion Jones of the three gold and two bronze medals she took home from the 2000 Sydney Games. Now that Jones has pled guilty, IOC vice-president Thomas Bach intends to "accelerate and... More »

Marion Jones Used Roids in 2000

Track star admits unwittingly using 'the clear' under coach's deception

(Newser) - Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones has admitted using steroids in preparation for the 2000 Sydney games. The track star will plead guilty on Friday to lying to federal agents regarding her drug use, the Washington Post reports. It is not clear if Jones could be stripped of the three gold... More »

Steroids Case Leaker Draws 2½ Years

Judge rejects loose-lipped attorney's Scooter Libby defense

(Newser) - A lawyer who allowed reporters access to transcripts of confidential testimony about steroid use in baseball was sentenced to 30 months in prison yesterday. The penalty is the most serious yet to stem from the government's intensive performance-enhancing drug investigation. More »

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