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Sports briefs: PGA clears Singh on deer antler spray

Published April 30, 2013 5:07 pm
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GOLF • The PGA Tour dropped its doping case against Vijay Singh on Tuesday based on new information from the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said using deer antler spray is no longer prohibited because it contains such small amounts of a growth hormone factor.

Singh, who counts three major championships among his 34 Tour victories, admitted in January in an interview with Sports Illustrated to using deer-antler spray but said he was unaware that it could contain a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone.

Tour de France champ challenged

cycling • Chris Froome told VeloNews that he will lead Team Sky at the Tour de France, despite teammate and 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins saying a decision has yet to be made by management.

Wiggins, who won the Tour last year, said Monday that team principal Dave Brailsford will decide on the leader in the week leading up to the Tour and "at this stage, it may be that we end up joint leaders for that first week."

Froome finished second in the 2012 Tour and is widely considered a better climber.

Frazier's gym gains historic status

boxing • The Philadelphia gym where former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier lived and trained has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation officials say they were notified Tuesday of the designation by the National Park Service. They say it will help protect the building and commemorate Frazier's legacy.

Frazier converted the three-story north Philadelphia building into a gym in 1968. He lived upstairs and trained downstairs. For decades after his retirement, the space served as a neighborhood anchor. But Frazier sold the building in 2008, and it's now partially occupied by a furniture store. The gym sign is still visible. Frazier died of liver cancer in 2011.

From wire reports




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