Schilling: Make '03 list of failed drug tests public
A day after Alex Rodriguez was linked to steroids, another All-Star offered this suggestion: Make public the entire list of players who failed drug tests. "I'd be all for the 104 positives being named, and the game moving on if that is at all possible," former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling wrote on his blog yesterday. Rodriguez joined Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on an ever-growing list of stars tainted by the Steroid Era scandal. Sports Illustrated reported Saturday that the New York Yankees slugger, already dubbed "A-Roid" in the tabloids, tested positive for two steroids in 2003. Rodriguez, the players union and Major League Baseball were mum yesterday. "Alex has been out of the country. I expect him back later today and want to confer with my client before saying anything," agent Scott Boras said. The list was compiled from 2003 tests, conducted by baseball to see whether the sport had a problem with drugs. No penalties were to be imposed for a positive test, and the results were supposed to be remain anonymous. Many players seemed to believe the samples would be destroyed. Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, said the purported disclosure shouldn't cause a loss of confidence in the program's confidentiality. "2003 tests were supposed to be confidential. For whatever reason, test results were not destroyed as they were supposed to have," he said in an e-mail to the Associated Press. "Since then, positives have been identified. I am comfortable [the] program is operated currently as it should be." Rodriguez has always denied using performance-enhancing drugs. When he was approached by SI last week about the allegations, he said, "You'll have to talk to the union."
Rollins' breakdown allows Watney to win Buick
Nick Watney appeared to be along for the ride yesterday until he made two birdies over the final three holes to take advantage of a late collapse by John Rollins and win the Buick Invitational in San Diego. Watney made a 40-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-3 16th, then completed his five-shot rally with a two-putt birdie on the 18th hole to close with a 4-under-par 68 for his second career victory, earning a trip to the Masters. Rollins had a three-shot lead with five holes to play until making a bogey with a poor chip on the 14th, another bogey from a plugged lie in the bunker on the 16th, and failing to hit the green on the par-5 18th, leading to a par. He closed with a 74.
Obituary: : Betty Jameson, one of the 13 founding members of the LPGA Tour in 1950, died Saturday in Boynton Beach, Fla., the tour said. She was 89. The tour did not give the cause of death.
Ex-Falcon Anderson hit with felony drug charge
Former Falcons running back Jamal Anderson has been charged with felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession after being arrested at an Atlanta nightclub, authorities said. Anderson, 36, has a court hearing on the charge this morning, authorities said. Anderson, a fan favorite who sparked the Falcons' 1998 run to the NFC title by rushing for 1,846 yards on an NFL-record 410 carries, played eight seasons with Atlanta before leaving the team with a knee injury in 2001. Atlanta police spokesman Officer Otis Redmond said Anderson was arrested early yesterday in the Buckhead district. Redmond said a second man, whose name was not available, also was arrested.
Et cetera: : Colts defensive tackle Darrell Reid was arrested on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges early yesterday in Indianapolis after refusing to leave a nightclub's parking lot.
Pavel Datsyuk scored twice, Marian Hossa got the pivotal second goal midway through the third period and Ty Conklin shut out his former Penguins teammates, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 victory in their first visit to Pittsburgh since winning the Stanley Cup there in June. Datsyuk scored on a power play midway through the second period after the Penguins squandered three opportunities with the man advantage in the first. The Red Wings won their fourth in a row.
More NHL: : Jeff Carter scored twice and the visiting Flyers beat the Thrashers for the 14th straight time, 3-2. ... Sabres All-Star Thomas Vanek will be sidelined three to four weeks after having surgery to repair a fractured jaw.
U.S. rallies to earn Fed Cup semis berth
Julie Ditty and transplanted South African Liezel Huber defeated Gisela Dulko and Betina Jozami, 6-2, 6-3, in the deciding match to give the United States a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Argentina in the Fed Cup quarterfinals in Surprise, Ariz. The triumph sends the U.S. into the semifinals against the Czech Republic. Melanie Oudin, 17, rallied to beat Jozami in the day's second singles match, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, to send the event to the deciding doubles. Argentina took a 2-1 lead in day's first match when Dulko defeated Jill Craybas, 6-1, 6-3.
Auto racing: : A formal announcement of a two-car American Formula One team to be based in the Charlotte, N.C., area is planned for this month, a team principal confirmed to The Charlotte Observer and ThatsRacin.com.
Field hockey: : Relying on first-half goals by Keli Smith (Maryland) and Carrie Lingo, the U.S. struggled to a 2-0 win over Chile at the Pan American Cup, a qualifier for the 2010 World Cup, in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Horse racing: : Magnum beat Well Armed by a length in the $200,000 San Antonio Handicap at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., covering 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute, 49.14 seconds.
Soccer: : Manchester United won, 1-0, at West Ham in Premier League action, extending its record-breaking run to 13 matches without allowing a goal.