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FILE - In this Sunday, July 2, 2006 file photo, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) drives to the hoop against Washington Mystics forward Tamara James (2) during the second half of their WNBA game in Phoenix. The lawyer for WNBA standout Diana Taurasi tells The Associated Press that the former UConn star has tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro basketball league overseas.  (AP Photo/Tom Hood, File)
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 2, 2006 file photo, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) drives to the hoop against Washington Mystics forward Tamara James (2) during the second half of their WNBA game in Phoenix. The lawyer for WNBA standout Diana Taurasi tells The Associated Press that the former UConn star has tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro basketball league overseas. (AP Photo/Tom Hood, File)

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