By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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There's always a danger when a former athlete sets himself down, pen in hand, and bares his soul.
Drug scandals have become even more prevalent in recent years and it is enough to make a cynic wonder about any significant athletic feat: clean or not clean?
By admitting that he used PEDs to dominate cycling and become one of the world's most marketable athletes, Lance Armstrong has weakened his defense in a series of lawsuits that could cost him more than $100 million — and may have provided an inadvertent blueprint for how to better deter high-profile athletes from doping. Forget public shame. Never mind competitive bans. Instead, get a lawyer. Then go after the money. .
With steroids easy to buy, testing weak and punishments inconsistent, college football players are packing on significant weight — 30 pounds or more in a single year, sometimes — without drawing much attention from their schools or the NCAA in a sport that earns tens of billions of dollars for teams.
Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds _ the probe's highest-profile catch _ is sentenced for obstruction of justice.
Former track star Marion Jones is making a series of diplomatic visits to Serbia and Croatia this week on behalf of the U.S. State Department, an international opportunity for her to continue rehabilitating her tarnished image.
Federal prosecutors dropped all the remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the slugger's conviction on an obstruction of justice count.
Performance-enhancing drugs: They're not just for jocks anymore. "It's more than just sports," said Victor Conte, former head of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO), who supplied Marion Jones and other athletes with steroids. "Rappers are doing this. They're all ripping their shirts off with six-pack [abdominal muscles]. In mainstream movies and action hero type stuff, it's rampant."
The Mystics' 3-11 start prompted Washington to shake up its roster Monday, adding veteran forward DeMya Walker and letting go of rookies Ta'Shia Phillips and Karima Christmas.
Former Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Marion Jones has been cut by the WNBA's Tulsa Shock, bringing her future in basketball into question.
I'm not sure how many folks can watch Tyler Hamilton's interview on "60 Minutes" and still think that Lance Armstrong was clean in becoming the world's top cyclist. If holdouts were uncertain beforehand, Hamilton's apparent pain and reluctance in outlining Armstrong's supposed doping history should remove doubt.
As her first season in the WNBA comes to a close, Marion Jones is pleased with her progress and committed to continuing her development.
Tiffany Jackson scored 17 points, former Olympic sprinter Marion Jones finished her rookie season with a career-high 14 points and the Tulsa Shock snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday night by beating the Chicago Sky 84-71.
Either Roger Clemens or Brian McNamee is lying, one of the charges against Marion Jones that resulted in a six-month prison sentence.
Marion Jones told us all about winning five golds in Sydney, but neglected to add the part about being juiced while she ran past everyone.
Jones said a big jump in muscle year-over-year — say 40 pounds — would be a "red light that something is not right."