See results of doping tests from swimming world championships

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See results of doping tests from swimming world championships

From Comcast SportsNet Monday, August 22, 2011
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)Swimmings governing body FINA announced Mondaythat all 362 doping tests from last months world championships in Shanghai havecome back negative.There were 311 urine samples taken, including 43 screenings for the bloodbooster EPO, and 51 blood tests. FINA announced in Shanghai that the blood tests taken there will go towardthe implementation of a biological passport program, much like the one the UCIinstalled in cycling.FINA took special measures to ensure that meat at the athletes hotels inShanghai was not contaminated with clenbuterol, which is common in Chinese meatand on WADAs list of banned substances as an anabolic agent that builds muscleand burns fat.Standout Brazilian sprinter Cesar Cielo won two gold medals at the worldsafter being cleared of doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.FINA had challenged a Brazilian federation decision to give Cielo only awarning after he tested positive for furosemide, a banned diuretic and maskingagent, at a meet in Rio de Janeiro in May.Cielo said he consumed the drug in a contaminated batch of a food supplementhe regularly used.

Friday, Sept. 30: It's all Bruins in World Cup final

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Friday, Sept. 30: It's all Bruins in World Cup final

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while taking a nap this afternoon so I can watch the 1:30 am replay of tonight’s Bruins/Red Wings game on the NHL Network.

*Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara scored the goals at the World Cup’s decisive game on Thursday night, and No. 63 got the clutch game-winner late in the third period for Team Canada. Then he watched as linemate Sidney Crosby won the MVP for the tournament in what could be perceived, from a Boston point of view, as a largely Canadian-based hockey media fawning over Sid the Kid once again. Look, he was the tournament’s leading scorer, but last night’s heroics probably should have tipped the scales toward the B’s agitator getting the World Cup hardware.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Halford has Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm seeking an eight year deal from his team. That could be another contract negotiation to watch closely if you’re a Bruins fan.

*Zach Werenski, one of the D-men the Bruins were trying to trade up to get two years ago in the first round of the draft, is looking like he might be NHL-ready for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

*Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov is holding out with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and just wants to get paid like the rest of his teammates.

*Marian Hossa says he still wants to play hockey when he’s 42 years old, or close to the age that countrymen Zdeno Chara is right now.

*Here are some preseason college hockey storylines with the world of NCAA hockey about to start up in force.

*A judge has ruled that the family of the late Derek Boogaard may pursue a lawsuit against the NHL over the death of their son.

*For something completely different: “Tex Ryan” takes his jokes to open mic night and I’m fairly this is Toucher and Rich skewering the Buffalo Bills head coach. And rightfully so.

 

 

Patriots won’t have to deal with Bills WR Sammy Watkins on Sunday.

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Patriots won’t have to deal with Bills WR Sammy Watkins on Sunday.

FOXBORO - Scratch the estimable Sammy Watkins from the Bills roster for Sunday. 

Buffalo shared via Twitter that their long, tall wideout is out for Sunday with a foot injury. Also down are wideout Greg Salas and left tackle Cyrus Kouandijo.

The Bills' starting left tackle Cordy Glenn has been dealing with an ankle injury that caused him to miss last week's game. 

Robert Woods will be the Bills best outside threat with Watkins taking Sunday off. The Bills' talented corner Ronald Darby is also trying to get back this week from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss last week's game with Arizona.