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  1. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    NFL under fire from all directions over mishandling of domestic abuse cases

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 09:29pm by AFP

    ... Rebecca Ryan in Los Angeles The NFL is facing unprecedented criticism over its inaction in the wake of domestic abuse cases, with fans and sponsors showing concern SHAME League of The NFL, ... Health concerns facing players, wrangles over drug testing and charges of racism have failed to dent the league's popularity. But charges of violence by players against women and children- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1596880/nfl-under-fire-all-directions-over-mishandling-domestic-abuse
  2. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Former players file lawsuit against NFL over painkiller abuse

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:25pm by APSPT

    ... abuse Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game, but led to serious complications later in life. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages on behalf of more than 500 former athletes, charges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1517350/former-players-file-lawsuit-against-nfl-over-painkiller-abuse
  3. Sport - Soccer - HOME AND AWAY PETER SIMPSON

    Home And Away: Football fans should take a stand for abused workers in Qatar

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:21pm by Peter Simpson

    ... should be worrying about the workers who are being exploited, abused and killed in Qatar now," said Steve Murphy, general secretary of Ucatt. Deaths for World Cup 2022 are off the scale. ... a worker obtain permission (and pay money for a visa) from their employer to change jobs or leave the country. Amnesty International says this is "a blatant human rights abuse". Some call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1601235/home-and-away-football-fans-should-take-stand-abused-workers-qatar
  4. Sport - Other Sport - INSIDE INCHEON WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    Inside Incheon: When the 'innocent' drug cheat didn't really cheat at all

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 01:08am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com A gold medallist tested positive for a banned substance after drinking a common sports drink When the 'innocent' drug cheat didn't really cheat at all How would you feel if you were a young athlete and were sent back home in disgrace and labelled a drug cheat for having unknowingly ingested a banned substance from a drink picked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1602757/inside-incheon-when-innocent-drug-cheat-didnt-really-cheat-all
  5. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    'I’m not a child abuser,' says reinstated running back Adrian Peterson

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:25am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Minneapolis Minnesota Vikings star facing charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated by the NFL team on Monday, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a wooden switch. Peterson, who was deactivated from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1593695/im-not-child-abuser-says-reinstated-running-back-adrian-peterson
  6. Sport - Rugby

    NZRU chief denies cover-up of players abusing sleeping pills

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... of the 2011 World Cup quarter-final against Argentina. The abuse of prescription drugs has been a hot issue in New Zealand since the country's rugby league governing body said it was probing ... Reuters in Wellington Steve Tew insists it did not try to hide misuse at 2011 World Cup by Cory Jane and Israel Dagg Cover-up on abuse of sleeping pills denied New Zealand Rugby Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1453458/nzru-chief-denies-cover-players-abusing-sleeping-pills
  7. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... competitive disadvantage. The decision was a no-brainer, really. It would have seemed sanctimonious to, on one hand, stand on a soapbox proclaiming that racing’s equine competitors should be drug ... and Lasix stops EIPH. Critics say it is used primarily as a performance-enhancing drug, dropping a horse’s body weight dramatically on raceday, and perhaps acts as a masking agent for other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1593245/jockey-club-stance-controversial-drug-lasix-only-choice
  8. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club bans trainer Michael Chang from using drug in US campaign

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:39pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Race-day medication is allowed in America, but it can't be administered to Rich Tapestry Jockey Club bans Chang from using drug in US stint The Jockey Club has taken a hardline stance against the use of a controversial drug by not allowing trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai to administer it to his sprinter Rich Tapestry when he competes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1586180/jockey-club-bans-trainer-michael-chang-using-drug-us-campaign
  9. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says sleeping pills abuse is on the rise

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington All Blacks coach is alarmed over players mixing of medication with alcohol and energy drinks Sleeping pill abuse on rise, says Hansen Sleeping pill abuse ... not the way the All Blacks want to live." Australia's National Rugby League said last week that it was introducing tests for sleeping pills amid rising concerns about their abuse. The move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1456375/all-blacks-coach-steve-hansen-says-sleeping-pills-abuse-rise
  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: Angry analyst has NFL in his sights

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 09:15pm by Tim Noonan

    ... minute seems to uncover another sordid tale of domestic abuse and the league's tepid response to it. ESPN commentator Keith Olbermann is an unabashed protégé of Cosell. He, too, ... The public outcry overwhelmed the NFL, forcing them to change their lax stance on penalties for domestic abuse. And when another video surfaced showing the act of Rice punching her, he was suspended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1596847/right-field-angry-analyst-has-nfl-his-sights

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