UNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball could start in-season testing for human growth hormone next year.
Each player was given a blood test for HGH during spring training as part of the labor contract that was agreed to in November, which allows blood testing during the offseason and spring training, and if there is reasonable cause.
Union head Michael Weiner, told the Baseball Writers Association of American today players will be discussing whether to expand testing to the regular season in 2013.
In other baseball news:
— New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee (jee) has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from an artery in his throwing shoulder. The Mets say no timetable has been set for the right-hander's return, but he will miss his next start and probably will be put on the disabled list.
Report on Sandusky cover-up due out Thursday
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State internal investigation into whether there was a cover-up of reports that Jerry Sandusky was molesting children is due for release Thursday.
Former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free) will issue the report. The probe looked into whether football coach Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials knew about Sandusky's crimes.
The report is expected to reveal how the university treated Sandusky after fielding complaints about the assistant football coach's encounters with young boys in 1998 and 2001.
Bucks, Pistons and Hawks sign first round picks...AP source: Warriors to send Wright to Sixers
UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks say they have signed first-round draft pick John Henson to a multi-year contract, but terms weren't disclosed.
The 6-foot-11 Henson was the 14th overall selection in the draft. In three years at North Carolina, he averaged 10.3 points and 8.1 rebounds in 109 career games. He is the Tar Heels' all-time leader in blocks per game (2.56) and ranks second in total blocks (279).
In other NBA news:
__ John Jenkins and his jump shot made a good first impression with the Atlanta Hawks. Jenkins signed his rookie contract with the Hawks minutes before joining Tuesday's opening of the team's rookie camp. The Vanderbilt product led the SEC in scoring two straight years.
The Detroit Pistons have signed first-round draft pick Andre Drummond to a multiyear deal. Drummond, a 6-foot-10, 270-pounder from Connecticut, averaged 10 points and 7.6 rebounds last season as an 18-year-old freshman.
— A person familiar with the decision says the Golden State Warriors have agreed to trade starting small forward Dorell Wright to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to a player currently in Europe. The deal would free up about $4 million in salary cap space for Golden State. Wright averaged 16.4 points in the 2010-11 season but slipped to 10.3 points under rookie coach Mark Jackson last season.
— The New York Knicks are keeping another key member of their rotation with JR Smith deciding to re-sign. Smith's agent confirms the deal. Smith joined the team in February after playing in China during the lockout and averaged 12.5 points, right at his career average.
— Rashard Lewis has decided to join the Miami Heat, becoming yet another shooting option for the reigning NBA champions. Lewis' decision comes just four days after Ray Allen agreed to accept an offer from Miami.
Ex-Armstrong team members get lifetime doping ban
UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued lifetime sports bans to three former staff members and consultants on Lance Armstrong's winning Tour de France teams for doping violations.
Luis Garcia del Moral was a team doctor; Michele Ferrari was a consulting doctor; and Jose "Pepe" Marti (team trainer) worked for Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel squads. All had been accused by USADA (yoo-SAH'-duh) of participating in a vast doping conspiracy on those teams during part or all of Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories from 1999-2005.
Several hours after USADA announced its sanctions against the others, Armstrong's attorneys refiled a lawsuit asking a federal judge in Austin to prevent the case against from going forward.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks had thrown out Armstrong's initial 80-page complaint Monday, but invited him to submit a new one that was shorter, more to the point and less about his career and personal battles with anti-doping officials.
TOUR DE FRANCE-DOPING
Tour de France rider arrested in doping investigation
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Tour de France rider Remy DiGregorio has been arrested in connection with a doping investigation.
The Cofidis rider was picked up at his team hotel during the Tour's first rest day. Sources say two other people were also arrested in connection with the probe, which began last June. DiGregorio has been provisionally suspended by the team.
This was an off day for the Tour de France.
WADA head urges Olympic cheaters to quit now...Women run on US team
MONTREAL (AP) — The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency urged drug cheats Tuesday to withdraw from their Olympic teams and stay away from the London Games.
WADA (WAH'-duh) President John Fahey said athletes will face the strictest ant-doping program in Olympic history and stand only a small chance of escaping detection.
In other Olympics news:
— For the first time, the U.S. Olympic team will have more women than men, with female athletes accounting for 269 of the 530 spots American will take at the upcoming London Games.
— Roger Bannister says he still feels at home on the track where he became the first runner to break a four-minute mile 58 years ago. Bannister was back on the Oxford track today, carrying the Olympic torch across the finish line.
— His agent says Usain (yoo-SAYN') Bolt is back in full training and "feeling good," after concerns over an injury following successive defeats at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Ricky Simms told The Associated Press in an email that Bolt is fit ahead of the defense of his titles in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay at the London Games, which open July 27.
Blues ink Langenbrunner...Johnson finds his way to San Jose
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have signed Jamie Langenbrunner to a one-year contract.
The 36-year-old Langenbrunner had six goals and 18 assists in 70 games last season. The 17-year veteran played in his 1,000th career game last season and has added leadership to a team that posted 109 points.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have hired Jim Johnson as an assistant coach in the latest move to reshape Todd McLellan's staff. The announcement comes a day after the Sharks hired Hall of Fame defenseman and former Stanley Cup winning coach Larry Robinson as associate coach.
Allmendinger request test of second sample
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —AJ Allmendinger says he has formally asked NASCAR to test his second urine sample and insisted that he would never "knowingly" take a prohibited substance.
Allmendinger was informed hours before Saturday night's race at Daytona he had failed a random June 29 drug test and was then suspended by NASCAR.
In his first statement since the suspension, Allmendinger confirmed Tuesday that he has requested his "B'' sample.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has penalized Tony Stewart's team for problems found during qualifying at Daytona.
The three-time champion was docked six points, and crew chief Steve Addington was fined $25,000 because of a cooling hose found inside Stewart's car during qualifying. He forfeited his second-place qualifying spot, but still won Saturday night's race.
Illegal fuel cell costs Foyt $15,000
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar has penalized A.J. Foyt Racing for an illegal fuel cell in Mike Conway's car at Toronto after his third-place finish in the race. Foyt was fined $15,000 and the team was docked 10 points on Tuesday.
Army to drop out of NASCAR sponsorship after season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman's 39 car won't have a U.S. Army logo on it next year.
The Army is ending its longtime NASCAR sponsorship after this season, citing a reallocated marketing budget. It has sponsored Newman's car at Stewart-Haas Racing since the team was formed three years ago.
The move comes as a pair of congressmen push an amendment that would ban the military from sponsoring sports teams.
O'Meara to miss British Open
LYTHAM, England (AP) — If Mark O'Meara's going to add another British Open trophy to his collection, it'll have to wait at least another year.
O'Meara has pulled out of next week's tournament at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's because of an undisclosed injury.
O'Meara won the Open at Royal Birkdale in 1998.
Marathon rematch coming up for Isner
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top seed and defending champion John Isner (IHZ'-nur) beat qualifier Sergei Bubka (SUR'-gay BUB'-kuh) of the Ukraine 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 in an opening round-match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships today.
Isner is slated to face Nicolas Mahut (mah-HYOO') in the second round match in a rematch of the longest match in tennis history — 11 hours, 5 minutes before Isner's 70-68 fifth-set victory in 2010 at Wimbledon.
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