The United States Anti-Doping Agency unveiled details of the voluntary pilot programme it hopes will improve the accuracy of doping tests. The programme will profile the body chemistry of 12 participating athletes using a series of blood and urine tests, and those measurements will be used as a baseline for subsequent tests.
For every overcooked approach shot, every tee ball that landed in the pine straw, every drop in the drink at Rae's Creek, Tiger Woods would come up with another shot to remind everyone why he can never be counted out. Woods may not win this year's Masters, but he will certainly be in the mix after Friday.
Yang Wei rallied China to the men's team title at the Gymnastics World Championships on Tuesday, its fourth major crown in seven years and avenging a fifth-place finish at the Athens Olympics. In seventh place out of eight teams after an atrocious opening two rotations, China was nearly perfect down the stretch, save for a meaningless fall on the last high bar routine.
Justin Gatlin said on Friday he has ''no idea how any banned substance got into my body,'' and restated his plan to appeal the eight-year ban from track he received earlier this week after acknowledging he tested positive for doping. The Olympic and world champion in the 100m reiterated his disdain for cheating in a sport that has been wracked with doping issues.