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Performance Enhancing Drugs

Voting For Steroid Abusers And Gamblers For Baseball's Hall Of Fame Is Giving Them A 'Participation Trophy'

John A. Tures | Posted 01.12.2017 | Sports
John A. Tures

These players and their fans demand a plaque in Cooperstown, NY (a museum that they are already a part of) which says "Hall-of-Fame" next to the words integrity, character and sportsmanship.

Fitness Expert Shares Sobriety Journey and Opens Gym Focused on Recovery Community

Alicia Cook | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

Marv is 30 years old and lives in Southern California. A believer in exercise, he owns and manages a gym focused exclusively on people in recovery. Re...

The Moment Jose Canseco Decided To Turn To Steroids To Enhance His Game

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.08.2016 | OWN

In the early 1980s, Jose Canseco was like any other minor league ball player working hard to improve his game in hopes of someday making it to the maj...

Sports As Opera: Red Speedo at NYTW

John Branch | Posted 03.16.2017 | Arts
John Branch

Lucas Hnath's Red Speedo, which runs for 80 minutes with no intermission, is as lithe and lean as the swimmer who begins it with a literal splash -- clad only in a red racing suit, he plunges into a narrow, glass-fronted pool that makes up part of the set.

What Is Meldonium, And Why Do Athletes Like Sharapova Take It?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted Monday to having failed a drug test, which came back positive for meldonium, at the Australian Open. As a...

Undercover Video Raises Questions: Did Seattle Seahawks Chiropractor Have Business Link With Individuals in Al Jazeera Doping Documentary?

Kevin Hirten | Posted 02.07.2017 | Sports
Kevin Hirten

In a recent interview with the New York Times, world-renowned chiropractor Gerry Ramogida claimed that he was shocked by an Al Jazeera investigation into performance enhancing drugs. In the program, several of Ramogida's alleged business partners were exposed, appearing to offer banned drugs to a British athlete. That athlete, Liam Collins, was working undercover for Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit.

Alabama Looks Unstoppable Heading Into The College Football Playoff

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.31.2015 | Sports

New Year's Eve brings us the second edition of the College Football Playoff, when the University of Oklahoma and Clemson will battle in one semifinal ...

3 Big Stories From Al Jazeera's Doping Documentary That Don't Involve Peyton Manning

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.30.2015 | Sports

The fallout of "The Dark Side," Al Jazeera's new documentary about drug use in sports, has thus far focused on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manni...

Here's A Transcript Of Al Jazeera's Call To Confirm Manning Accuser's Employment

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.28.2015 | Sports

In an Al Jazeera documentary aired over the weekend, a Texas-based man, who the network identified as a pharmacist, alleges that an Indianapolis-based...

Peyton Manning Calls Doping Allegations 'Complete Trash'

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.27.2015 | Sports

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is "sickened" and "disgusted" by the recent claims that he and other athletes used performance-enhancing dru...

Explosive Documentary Links Peyton Manning To Doping Ring

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.29.2015 | Sports

An Indianapolis anti-aging clinic supplied quarterback Peyton Manning with human growth hormone, a performance-enhancing drug banned by the NFL, a pha...

High School Steroid Testing's Biggest Backer Now Has Regrets

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.06.2015 | Sports

“You ever heard of the Whizzinator?” Don Hooton leans forward to grab his black-framed reading glasses and scoots his chair toward one of the thre...

Former Quarterback Brady Quinn Hints At HGH Issue In NFL

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

Former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn believes the the league has a substantial unaddressed HGH problem. In a "Roughing the Passer" podcast with CBS Spor...

Operation Cyber Juice Targets Underground Steroid Labs with Anti-Doping Assistance - But Who Are the Real Users?

Rick Collins | Posted 09.23.2016 | Crime
Rick Collins

It's clear that effective policies and interventions are necessary to deal with the current problems associated with underground steroid labs. But the involvement of WADA and USADA may divert the discussion to tangential issues.

There Is Nothing That Can Make You Smarter, But There Should Be

Abilash Gopal, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Abilash Gopal, M.D.

Americans want to be smarter, and there's nothing wrong with that. It is human nature to seek self improvement, and the United States is the most comp...

A Season Revised for Alex Rodriguez

Julian McWilliams | Posted 07.31.2016 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

For A-Rod, the focus isn't just on being a great player anymore, which had been a fatal flaw that drove his ego to the point of public deception It seems as if he has moved past his "A-rod antics." And that -- along with a revived season -- might lead the Yankees back into October.

The PED Predicament In Professional Gaming

Steven Petite | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

Competitive video game tournaments have grown exponentially in both prevalence and commercial popularity over the past decade. Previously, game franchises such as Madden and Halo received the most attention from the gaming community, but in recent years, that has shifted dramatically.

Is It Time to Say Yes to Steroids in Professional Sports?

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports
Raymmar Tirado

In a world where genetic modification is on its way to becoming the norm, are we really going to sit and scream at the TV because a guy gave into the temptation to do everything possible to become the god that we all propped him up to be?

NCAA May Stop Bogarting Snacks, Reduce Punishment For Positive Weed Tests

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports

On Tuesday, the NCAA's legislative council advanced a policy granting student athletes access to an unlimited number of snacks. The same day, it also ...

Performance-Enhancing Drugs in the Media Again

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

While it is true that your body produces testosterone and that doctors sometimes prescribe testosterone to treat certain illnesses, the use of testosterone and other anabolic steroids to promote athletic performance has not been proven to be safe and is likely harmful.

How to Make A-Rod Sympathetic

Ron Kaplan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports
Ron Kaplan

Say what you will about Alex Rodriguez -- hate him for his arrogance, disdain him for his ego, be jealous of his salary, etc. -- shouldn't he nevertheless be accorded the same due process as anyone else?

Mark Cuban: Changing the Game on HGH?

Rick Collins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Sports
Rick Collins

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he intends to fund research on human growth hormone to see if it might help NBA athletes to recover more quickly. He's not advocating a rules change to permit HGH use in pro basketball -- at least, not yet.

When Winning Is a Crime

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lois Alter Mark

As team mom for both my kids' teams, I was constantly spouting lessons about success only being achieved by hard work and practice. But, as we watched big-name player after big-name player face accusations of PED use -- with few consequences -- I could see I was losing my audience.

Movie Review: The Armstrong Lie

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gibney signed on to film Armstrong's comeback attempt in 2009, in which he supposedly was going to prove that he had won his previous championships cleanly, despite a blizzard of accusations saying otherwise.

Baseball and Steroids: What's the Big Deal?

Deni Carise | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Deni Carise

While steroid use may improve a player's chance of hitting that next home run or breaking the sprint record, even the brief examination of unacceptable costs to athletes, to future hopeful athletes who look up to them, and to sports itself leaves me wondering what's so good about being "enhanced"?