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Patriots' Ninkovich suspended 4 games for PED positive test

BOSTON (AP) — The NFL suspended New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich on Friday for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

It is the latest blow to the Patriots, who will moreover be without quarterback Tom Brady the first four games as he serves a league-imposed suspension for his role in the ''Deflategate'' case.

Like Brady, Ninkovich will not be eligible to return to the Patriots' active roster until Oct. 3 following the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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NFL threatens to suspend 4 players, over PED probe spat

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Cowboys lineman RJ Dill gets 4-game ban over PED policy

Cowboys lineman RJ Dill gets 4-game ban over PED policy

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas offensive lineman R.J. Dill, a third-year player who hasn't appeared in an NFL game, has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Dill said Friday that he failed a drug test in May, approximately six months after he said he underwent testosterone replacement therapy when he was not under contract with a team. He said the NFL denied his request for a therapeutic use exception.

The Cowboys signed Dill in January. He is eligible for the rest of preseason practice & the two remaining exhibition games.

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A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes approximately his season-long drug suspension.

But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of performance-enhancing drugs, never explained what he did & avoided getting into any specifics.

''I cringe when I look at some of things I did,'' Rodriguez said, surrounded by approximately 40 reporters on the sidewalk outside the Yankees minor league complex. ''No mistake that I made has any satisfactory answer, no justification. It's unexplainable, & that's on me. I've dug a huge hole for myself. Paid a price.''

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A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes approximately his season-long drug suspension.

But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of performance-enhancing drugs, never explained what he did & avoided getting into any specifics.

''I cringe when I look at some of things I did,'' Rodriguez said, surrounded by approximately 40 reporters on the sidewalk outside the Yankees minor league complex. ''No mistake that I made has any satisfactory answer, no justification. It's unexplainable, & that's on me. I've dug a huge hole for myself. Paid a price.''

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A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes approximately his season-long drug suspension.

But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of performance-enhancing drugs, never explained what he did & avoided getting into any specifics.

''I cringe when I look at some of things I did,'' Rodriguez said, surrounded by approximately 40 reporters on the sidewalk outside the Yankees minor league complex. ''No mistake that I made has any satisfactory answer, no justification. It's unexplainable, & that's on me. I've dug a huge hole for myself. Paid a price.''

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Finchem says Olympic drug testing to start in May 2016

Finchem says Olympic drug testing to start in May 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The more stringent process of Olympic drug testing will start May 6, 2016, for players who might be eligible for the U.S. team.

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said any player who would be eligible on May 6 will have to make themselves available for testing at any time. That process was developed by the International Golf Federation & the World Anti-Doping Agency.

A country can have as many as four players at the 2016 games – the first time golf is in the Olympics since 1904 – provided they are within the top 15 in the world ranking. Otherwise, countries can have no more than two players.

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Finchem says Olympic drug testing to start in May 2016

Finchem says Olympic drug testing to start in May 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The more stringent process of Olympic drug testing will start May 6, 2016, for players who might be eligible for the U.S. team.

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said any player who would be eligible on May 6 will have to make themselves available for testing at any time. That process was developed by the International Golf Federation & the World Anti-Doping Agency.

A country can have as many as four players at the 2016 games – the first time golf is in the Olympics since 1904 – provided they are within the top 15 in the world ranking. Otherwise, countries can have no more than two players.

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Finchem says Olympic drug testing to start in May 2016

Finchem says Olympic drug testing to start in May 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The more stringent process of Olympic drug testing will start May 6, 2016, for players who might be eligible for the U.S. team.

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said any player who would be eligible on May 6 will have to make themselves available for testing at any time. That process was developed by the International Golf Federation & the World Anti-Doping Agency.

A country can have as many as four players at the 2016 games – the first time golf is in the Olympics since 1904 – provided they are within the top 15 in the world ranking. Otherwise, countries can have no more than two players.

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Vikings' Nealy suspended for PED use

Vikings' Nealy suspended for PED use

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Spencer Nealy for the first four games of next season for violating rules against performance-enhancing drugs.

The league announced the suspension on Friday. Nealy will not be paid during his suspension, yet he is eligible to participate in all practices, offseason programs & preseason games.

Nealy was a member of the Vikings practice squad for six weeks last season. If he makes the team, he will be eligible for the Vikings' active roster on Sept. 29.

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