The Spotlight on Steroids and Sports
February 8, 2008 This off-season in baseball has been consumed by rumors of steroid use set off by the Mitchell Report, which outlined the potential extent of drug use in Major League Baseball. Roger Clemens on Thursday once again refuted doping allegations by his former trainer.
January 23, 2008 A panel of experts debates whether performance-enhancing drugs should be allowed in competitive sports. One group says efforts to ban drugs from sports is bound to fail. Another group contends drugs harm athletes and encourages abuse. It's the latest in the series Intelligence Squared U.S.
January 15, 2008 The Mitchell report on doping in baseball proposed a number of ways for baseball to clean up its act. Congress pressed Commissioner Bud Selig and union chief Donald Fehr about what they're actually doing to remove the taint from the game. Former Sen. George Mitchell also testified about his findings.
January 15, 2008 The apparent widespread use of steroids — in baseball and elsewhere — calls to mind the rich history of cheating in sports. Read about some of the most notorious instances of sports cheaters.
January 7, 2008 Roger Clemens had a dramatic news conference Monday in Houston where he answered reporters' questions about allegations in last month's Mitchell report on doping in baseball. He says he never took banned drugs, and he's fighting to save his reputation — with a tape of a phone call with the trainer who accused him.
December 17, 2007 Human growth hormone has been in the news recently because of the Mitchell Report on doping in Major League Baseball. HGH is one of the illegal substances used by baseball players, but it sometimes gets lumped together with steroids. Pediatric endocrinologist Alan Rogol explains how the drug can help and or harm athletes.
December 17, 2007 New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte admits using human growth hormone in 2002 — not banned by baseball until 2005. The Baltimore Orioles became the first team to publicly criticize the report. How will the league and players' union deal with issues detailed in the report?