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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

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

    ... 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 free, and then allow a horse ... 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 performance-enhancing substances with far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1593245/jockey-club-stance-controversial-drug-lasix-only-choice
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Floyd Mayweather should fight Manny Pacquiao in Macau, says promoter Bob Arum

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:03am

    ... that they have talked to the Mayweather side. "The drug testing, all of that stuff, those obstacles are gone away. Manny has had the biggest drug testing for his last three or four fights so he is now used to it and he has no problem with it. It is not an issue," said Arum of the disputes over drug testing and revenue sharing that scuppered attempts to stage the fight a few years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1594441/manny-pacquiao-and-floyd-mayweather-could-fight-macau-only-if
  8. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Yet another domestic violence case for NFL

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:27pm by AP

    ... lift. Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges. On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers suspended defensive end Greg Hardy from all games until his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1595504/yet-another-domestic-violence-case-nfl
  9. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Ravens axe Rice after video shows him punching fiancée

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... before today. I also have a bridge I'd like to sell you." Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, whose mother suffered domestic abuse, said he still wants to help his former Super Bowl ... there are ways he can find his way out of it. "How do you get out of this? You seek counselling. You seek help." Hours after the video showed Rice and Palmer as abuser and victim, Harbaugh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1588882/ravens-axe-rice-after-video-shows-him-punching-fiancee
  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Goodell under pressure for seeming to trivialise the Ray Rice domestic violence case

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 11:40pm by APSPT

    ... on allegations of abuse. Goodell has taken plenty of the credit for the quality of the product the NFL puts on the field any given Sunday. Now he has got to answer a few tough questions about how some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1591754/goodell-under-pressure-seeming-trivialise-ray-rice-domestic

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