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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2011
Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is appealing a 45-day suspension for failing a drug test after Saturday's victory in Thackerville, Okla. Seeking an "expedited" decision, Zbikowski sent a negative result from "a more in-depth test" to the Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission on Tuesday, his attorney said. Zbikowski, who turned to boxing during the NFL lockout, was one of five fighters who tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main substance in marijuana. "Tom was in shock," said Mike Joyce, Zbikowski's lawyer.
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Peter Schmuck | September 12, 2014
The same simple question comes up every time another major league baseball player tests positive for a controlled substance during this era of universal testing, and it's fair to apply it to Orioles slugger Chris Davis. How could anyone be this stupid? The testing protocols are known to every player. The rules are posted in every clubhouse. There are a couple of decades of steroid scandal in the rear-view mirror and the performance-enhancing drug era is littered with players who have endangered their team's playoff chances by either failing to clear a substance with the team's medical staff or taking the chance that they won't be caught.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn't make the 25-man roster. That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this season proved beneficial, as Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported that Aceves was suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Aceves was pitching for the Yankees in Triple-A at the time of his suspension, after being sent down with a 6.52 ERA in 10 appearances for the Yankees.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn't make the 25-man roster. That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this season proved beneficial, as Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported that Aceves was suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Aceves was pitching for the Yankees in Triple-A at the time of his suspension, after being sent down with a 6.52 ERA in 10 appearances for the Yankees.
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September 29, 1994
It will be up to a federal court jury to decide whether Eric Carroll, formerly a police officer in the city of Westminster, is entitled to collect damages for his dismissal from the police force in the Carroll County seat. But the events leading up to his firing, which are alleged in the lawsuit, suggest that Westminster needs to tighten its drug testing procedures.The police department has a right to test its employees for drug BTC use, even those like Mr. Carroll who had a sterling record.
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Peter Schmuck | September 12, 2014
The same simple question comes up every time another major league baseball player tests positive for a controlled substance during this era of universal testing, and it's fair to apply it to Orioles slugger Chris Davis. How could anyone be this stupid? The testing protocols are known to every player. The rules are posted in every clubhouse. There are a couple of decades of steroid scandal in the rear-view mirror and the performance-enhancing drug era is littered with players who have endangered their team's playoff chances by either failing to clear a substance with the team's medical staff or taking the chance that they won't be caught.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2002
Dontee D. Stokes, the man charged with shooting a Catholic priest he had accused of sexual assault, tested positive for marijuana last week while under home confinement at his aunt's residence, law enforcement sources said yesterday. Public safety officials gave Stokes the routine drug test Monday, three days after a judge placed him under house arrest while awaiting trial for the shooting two weeks ago of the Rev. Maurice J. Blackwell. Marijuana can stay in the body for as long as 30 days, and it is unclear when Stokes had last used the drug, law enforcement officials said.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 1, 1991
Heavyweight boxer Tony Tucker, who scored a first-round victory at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Monday night, tested positive for marijuana in his postfight drug test, the State Athletic Commission said yesterday.Tucker, the IBF champion until Mike Tyson defeated him in 1987, stopped Lionel Washington in 1 minute, 11 seconds. Tucker, 32, had a series of cocaine abuse problems in recent years and was making a comeback under new management."He tested positive for a small amount of marijuana, which means he's temporarily suspended pending the result of the backup test of the urine sample," said Steve English, the commission's assistant executive officer.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | June 9, 1994
Carroll school bus drivers say they shouldn't have to take a drug test every time a student on the bus gets in a fight or throws something out the window.A school official said yesterday that the drivers don't have to take a test on those occasions, but he wants to retain a policy that calls for a drug test after any incident or accident for which the cause isn't known.Current guidelines in the schools' policy for what constitutes an "incident" are too vague, said several bus drivers who brought their complaints to a school board meeting yesterday.
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September 17, 1990
The Annapolis City Council's Rules Committee has scheduled a public hearing tonight on a bill that would require taxicab drivers to take drug tests.The plan, proposed by Alderman Wayne C. Turner, R-Ward 6, and Transportation Director James Chase, would require anyone applying for a taxicab driver's permit or getting one renewed to take a drug test. Cab drivers who fail the test would have their permits suspended.The proposal would also suspend permits for cab drivers and company owners charged or convicted of drug offenses.
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By Childs Walker and Philip Hersh and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Michael Phelps' comeback inched closer to reality Tuesday when his longtime coach said the record-setting Olympian could swim in a meet “sometime soon.” “He looks like he is definitely in shape,” Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, said. Though Phelps has been non-committal about a return to swimming, he stirred speculation last year when he rejoined the drug-testing pool for international competition. He has also worked out regularly at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club in recent months.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
The national buzz surrounding Wednesday's 2 p.m. Hall of Fame announcement centers on whether the Baseball Writers' Association of America will elect someone - or several players - this year after swinging and missing in 2013. The best sense is yes, considering the influx of impressive first-year candidates, such as pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas, as well as solid holdovers Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jack Morris, among others. For Orioles fans, though, the intrigue surrounds two players who almost assuredly won't be named on the required 75 percent of submitted ballots: starting pitcher Mike Mussina and first baseman Rafael Palmeiro.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
After months of hints and half-denials, Michael Phelps has re-entered the drug testing pool for international competition, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a return to swimming. Phelps, already widely regarded as the greatest competitive swimmer in history, has not announced that he's ending his retirement or that he plans to swim at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. And his longtime coach Bob Bowman said Thursday that “there are no definite plans to return to competition at this time.” But United States Anti-Doping Agency records posted Thursday indicate that Phelps would be eligible to compete again in 2014.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Maryland racetracks will share uniform drug testing rules with seven other states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast after the state's racing commission gave final approval Tuesday to the new regional plan for thoroughbreds and standardbreds. Under the new rules, which take effect Jan. 1, the states will share a list of 24 permitted substances, will allow only the anti-bleeding drug Lasix to be administered within 24 hours of a race and will guarantee that their testing labs are accredited.
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By Andrea K. Walker | May 7, 2013
What if you're doctor smoked marijuana and then performed surgery on you? Not a comforting thought, but it could happen. That is why two Johns Hopkins doctors and patient safety experts say hospitals should make alcohol and drug tests mandatory for physicians. The doctors shared their views in a commentary published online April 29 in The Journal of the American Medical Association. They say doctors should also be tested if a patient dies suddenly or is unexpectedly injured during surgery.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
This spring, baseball is reeling from yet another ugly performance-enhancing drugs scandal. As fresh as the cut grass on the back fields of spring training complexes in Florida and Arizona are the reports that several major leaguers obtained PEDs from a Miami-area clinic named Biogenesis. The now-defunct anti-aging clinic is under investigation by Major League Baseball, but two separate reports have already linked a dozen names to the clinic. Among those linked is Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 12, 1998
Q. I have been told at various times by friends and co-workers that eating poppy seeds can cause one to test false positive for either marijuana or heroin on a drug test. Is this true, and if so, XTC which drug is it that one tests positive for? How many poppy seeds does one need to eat to test positive (e.g., would one bagel with poppy seeds have this effect)?A. Opiates (morphine and codeine, not marijuana) can be detected in urine for at least 48 hours after eating food with poppy seeds.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | September 14, 1990
The Billy Boniface stable will drug test all of its stable employees in the wake of a cocaine-related suspension handed down to Boniface this week.Boniface, 48, was suspended for 15 days (Sept. 10-24) after on of the horses he trains, Lacy Underalls, tested positive for cocaine during a routine urinalysis. The filly was tested after she finished third in the fifth race at Pimlico on Aug. 17.Even though such incidents can be attributed as accidental under the rules the racing, the trainer is held absolutely responsible when such a positive test is returned.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2013
In case you missed it last night, Orioles utility man Danny Valencia was linked to a now-defunct South Florida clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, among others. In a report that came out Tuesday night, Yahoo Sports had documents from the clinic that include Valencia's name, though the list doesn't connect Valencia to any specific performance-enhancing drug. On a national scope, Valencia, who is with his third organization since the beginning of the 2012 season, is a footnote.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2013
Orioles utility player Danny Valencia has been linked to a South Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several major league baseball players, according to a report from Yahoo Sports published online Tuesday evening . Valencia's name is listed on records obtained by Yahoo from a now-defunct clinic named Biogenesis, which the Miami New Times reported last week had provided PEDs to several major leaguers,...
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